Welcome to Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG)

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

  • 26th Two Tree Island Field Operating
  • 1st and 2nd Sept: GB2MFM Wat Tyler Park + 7th Sept: Expert presentation on DMR 

20th August:

Appeal by club member Bejoy M0IKN who has just returned from India where he has experienced first hand the devastation caused by the flooding.

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Photo of antennas19th August: Antenna Masterclass. You can read all the books you want, be told 6 different ways by 6 different people, but it’s not until you do it yourself – and make your mistakes – that you fully understand a concept such as constructing your own antenna.

That is what the Antenna building day was about; sharing experience and helping people new to the practical side of things to have a go. 

Photo of Aug Meeting

3rd August: Presentation by Jon M0KGX and Huw M0LHT on the topic of Data Modes.

They covered the mechanical setup of what extra kit is needed if not already built into the (more up-to-date) rig. There followed a live demo of SSTV and PSK31 which received text from Canada using a portable dipole set up between the club house and metal fence. See news page for more details and a download. 

20th July: TARGet Nite. Outside: Bejoy M0IKN had recreated the first radio he had made in 1989; a miniature radio working without a battery, just using the energy from the electromagnetic waves. Built on a piece of softwood, soldered on drawing pins, the way he was  shown in the intermediate course.

Inside: Morse Code, Raspberry Pi, discussion on Baluns, table top sale and a special one-off Foundation Course Examination where the candidate’s indicative mark was 100%.

  • 12th August: Antenna Construction Workshop. Book via Mark M0IEO.
  • October: Extra Intermediate Course

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