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Welcome to Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG)

Watch this 5 min PowerPoint / You Tube Introduction to TARG…..

  • Fri 27 Mar 8pm – TARG net via GB3DA (preceded by slow CW on 144.250)
  • Fri 03 Apr 8pm – TARG net via GB3DA (preceded by slow CW on 144.250) (New)
  • 03 April Club Talk – Power Supplies Postponed
  • Easter Week at Crowsheath Cancelled

Coronavirus: All TARG meetings for the immediate future are cancelled. We had some excellent presentations lined up so these are on hold. However, there are two additional Friday Nets in place of a club meeeting.

Postponed: Visit of President of the RSGB, Dave Wilson M0OBW. A new date will be published for later in the year. 

March PresentationThings Digital. Club Talk on 06 March

It always helps when the person giving the talk knows what they are talking about! This was certainly the case with Andrew M0IXY who gave an explanation of various Digital Modes. Pitched at just the right level to inspire those who are new to the mode and to answer questions from more experienced data practitioners. Photo shows Andrew (front) setting up practical demo with Club Chair, Kenny M0XKG. More…

Demo ofMeshUK

TARGet Nite: 21st Feb

Another well attended gathering. In one corner was preparation for the talk in April about Power Supplies. In another corner was an explanation of resister colour codes. In the middle was a homemade CW generator. And in by the window was Andrew M0ONH (photo) demonstrating the reality of having a conventional phone connected by digital nodes in an amateur radio equivalent of the internet (see UKmesh.org).

Protective ClothingFeb Presentation: Bee Keeping

Once a year we have a non-radio talk. This time it was “Our First Year in Bee Keeping” by Mark M0IEO and Belinda M6JNX. The interest was palpable with many questions when, on other occasions, we would have been queuing up for tea, or heading for the hills. A fascinating insight and goes to show that there is more to amateur radio enthusiasts than a rubber stamp QSO.

Picture of Canvey Rally

TARG at Canvey Rally

On Sunday 2nd Feb the Radio Hamming community descended to the famous “Canvey Rally”. TARG were there representing the club with our banner drawing attention to the table where there was an informative rolling Power Point of all we do and leaflets with the updated agenda for 2020. This was a good opportunity to meet with members from other clubs around the region and to catch up on tech old and new.

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