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TARG at Canvey Rally (4th Feb)

The Canevy Rally is an ideal opportunity to meet fellow Radio Amateurs. Many clubs had their own stall and it is encouraging to see so much enthusiam in the Essex area. TARG was proud to display a new pull up poster which will also be used (weather permitting) at field days to inform members of the public. To find out more about what we do – get in touch.

Feb. Meeting

Pagers – they never went away. At one time a status symbol for being important; in fact, pagers were very useful as a compact one-way communication device. The first ones just sent a beep; later models had words. Their miniature size has an advantage. They are still available on the Amateur Radio network and at the Club meeting (available online for members) there was a live demo of the system in action.

Jan. Meeting

By tradition, the January Meeting is on a non-radio subject, albeit this topic was also about wavelengths, but of a different kind. Andy M0IXY and Maggie M7LCF gave us an introduction to the Northumbrian Smallpipes. There was a technical explanation of how they work followed by a demonstration of the 17 Key Charlton Pattern pipeset in traditional G pitch, intended for indoor performances.

Dec. Meeting.

All about DMR. The 3rd Fi of each month is now a DMR net. So you can join in where ever you are. In November, we had a club member call in from Australia. No DMR radio, no problem – you can join via your mobile or listen via your computer. Check out our Diary Page for how to join in.



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