Welcome to Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG)

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

  • Fri 24th May. 8pm Net Via GB3DA. Preceded by CW on 144.250USB at 7.15pm.

Training dates: Foundation: 20/21 July (current syllabus) + 26/27 Oct (new syllabus)


Summary of Events

TARGet Nite on 17th May had five activities: (1) DMR updating of Code Plug. (2) White board discussion on radio theory (3) Crystal radio circuits (4) RaspberryPi Hot Spot and (5) experiment to see if ground connection on an ATU will work as a ground radial (answer: only for QRP as QSO with Somerset).

The Next major event is A Week of Radio from Sat 25May to Sat 1st June at Crowsheath Fishery CM11 1JT, nr Billericay. TARG have secured a whole field giving ample space for operating yourself or learning from others. Book a pitch overnight or attend as a day visitor (but remember to bring your own equipment, chairs, food and drink).

PosterImmediately followed, on Sunday 2nd June, by the Astronomy Field Day at Hadleigh Country Park.

The Park has kindly agreed to display this poster on their notice boards, including in the toilets which probably get the most attention! Big screen shot so you can read the words.

This is to attract the curiosity of the public who will be attending an Family Day Astronomical event taking place on the same nearby. There will be a VHF station for contacts into France), and HF antenna operating from a World War Two Ammunition bunker.

There is a small charge for Car Parking. Access is easy with tarmac and gravel footpaths.

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M0ONH3rd May – Club Night

TARG were delighted to welcome IT expert Andrew, M0ONE, who demonstrated a table top of miniature radio related products.

Here’s a review from Dorothy M0MLR, a member of the audience, “A very well presented, informative and enjoyable talk for all you Computer, Raspberry Pi and Ardunio buffs”.

Andrew has added .pdf downloads from the presentation to his personal website wwww.onenewham.uk which is worth a visit in its own right. Check out the updated News Page for more information.

Photo of April Meeting05th April – Club Night

An evening of education and surprises. The talk was on DMR and we had over 40 attendees including visitors from Kent. The theory of DMR was presented by Huw M0LHT and John M0LFX with a practical night of “Bring your Radio to be Code-Plugged” arranged for 17th May.

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