Welcome to Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG)

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

  • Fri 13th Aug 8pm. Net – GB3DA (Slow CW Net on 144.250 from 7.30pm)
  • Sat/Sun 14/15th: GB2MFM at Wat Tyler

Training dates: Foundation 26/27 Oct (new syllabus)

Photo of ROC postNuclear War at TARG

This is the entrance to a Royal Observer Corps underground bunker where Nigel M0ICH was stationed in 1975. The are hundreds of military monuments dotted around the highly fortified counties of Essex and Kent all within VHF range of the TARG special event station, GB2MFM, being run from Wat Tyler Country Park on 14/15 Sept: Click this link GB2MFM at Wat Tyler for more info.

Photo of campingAug Bank Holiday Weekend

Crowsheath was the place to be for TARG radio and camping – Part Deux (as we had already had a successful visit there earlier in the year). The weather was a bit on the warm side – hottest Bank Holiday on record, but didn’t deter those who made it from a fun filled few days. Read the full account of Andrew, M0ONH, visit: https://onenewham.uk/weekend-camping-and-radio/

Photo of Andrew Simpkins16th Aug: On TARGet with 2 Andrews

Every 3rd Friday of the month we hold TARGet Nite (hands on radio) – but August was special. Two candidates, both called Andrew, passed their Foundation Licences.

Photo shows Andrew Simkins, 13yrs, with his proud parents so now there are four radio amateurs in the family. Andrew achieved a remarkable score of over 90%. Congratulations.

Raffle Prizes2nd August: Club Presentation

New Foundation Licence recipients, Aubery M7SDA and Steve M7AHT, holding two of the raffle prizes –  kits to eliminate interference. These, and other relevant prizes were generously donated by the evening’s speaker, John M0LFX, where the topic was “Identifying and eliminating RF interference”. Of particular interest was the live demo of how an HF antenna can induce RF noise into a VHF antenna and visa-versa.


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