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Contact Details

Twitter: @ThamesARG (click on link)

Facebook Page: Thames Amateur Radio Group (click on link)

Email: targradio@outlook.com


September 2nd – Club Night

The talk this month will be “Electromagnetic Compatibility” by Norman, M0FZW.
Norman M0FZW will be giving a talk about the effects of EMC and how to cure them.

Come along and enjoy the fun, catch up with friends and make new ones.

TARGet Nite

TARGet Nite has been postponed until after the summer break.

Whatever your aim is – we will try to make it our TARGet.

New for this year, Morse Classes and Mentoring for those wishing to take their Full Licences.

Construction has been suspended for the duration of the Holiday Period

All levels catered for in a friendly, helpful atmosphere with experienced constructors on hand to help.

Please come and support the evening, you will be made most welcome, after all you are only a stranger once.

TARG Net – held on GB3DA at 20:00 hrs

Every Friday Evening when there is no Club or TARGet Nite

Morse Tappers Appreciation Society

TARG now hold a CW Net on our local frequency on Friday night 144:250 at 7:30 ish. All are welcome. We will be going at a slow steady pace. Hopefully Dean will chair if available.
Catch you all on Friday
73 de 2E0HTL

Next Training Course

Our Foundation Courses will be the weekend 24th & 25th September 2016. Our Courses fill up quickly – so book your place early

Mentoring for Full Radio Licence

Andy G1GKN will be mentoring those who sign up to this course on Target Nites.


Crowsheath Camping

Just a quick reminder for everyone that TARG are at Crowsheath Fisheries camping from Saturday 20th August until Sunday 28th August. Everyone welcome

Crowsheath Farm,

Hawkswood Road,

Downham, Billericay CM11 1JT

GB2MFM at Damyns Hall – 6th and 7th August

For the second year running Thames Amateur Radio Group was invited to support Essex Military Vehicle Association’s annual “Military & Flying Machines” showcase event, at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley. This registered charity specialises in the preservation and restoration of all military vehicles, artillery and artefacts from many nations and periods.

for the full report please go to GB2MFM at Damyns Hall

Club Night 29th July 2016 – Over The Horizon Radar by Andy Tyler, G1GKN

Andy G1GKN gave a very interesting talk on Over the Horizon Radar explaining why we should care about OTHR? Like it or not we are forced to share our allocated HF bands with it. The transmitters can be very powerful, up to 40MW in some cases. OTHR operators have a total disregard for band plans, using any frequency that suits them. OTHR are often secret projects, which restricts what authorities can do to stop them. Indeed many countries deny that such systems exist.

For the full story go to Over the Horizon Radar


The link below leads to a For Your Information (FOI) request of all available call signs for all 3 classes of UK licence.

Warning – up to date on the 26 January.

Available Amateur Radio call-signs

Neil Hutton made this Freedom of Information request to Office of Communications

Sourced from Southgate


Live solar data information obtained from Ham QSL

Radio Receiver Comparison Table

Wire Antenna Construction 

Signal Identification Guide

3 Responses to Home

  1. Pete - M3ZCP says:

    I just wanted to say a very big Thank You to all the trainers and support team who were involved in the recent Intermediate Course. Your hard work that made it a very memorable and enjoyable event.

    I’m aware that some have commented on the extravagant catering arrangements of the TARG. Well it works for me, radio, good company and excellent food. The club should be listed on the Best of Essex website.

    Once again Thank You.

  2. belindas says:

    Pete – M3ZCP

    Really pleased that you enjoyed your course. To be honest we thoroughly enjoy running these courses and we always get a great result.

    Let us know what your new Call-Sign is when you get it.

  3. John Lamb says:

    I know its my club anyway but a big thank you for the incredible training and practical help on the recent foundation course not to mention our Michelin starred catering team.
    cant wait to work you on air- best club in East England no wonder everybody passed
    see you target night John L

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