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Twitter: @ThamesARG (click on link)

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Email: targradio@outlook.com

A Milestone for Mankind

Tuesday April 12th it will be the 55th anniversary of Russian Cosmonaught Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man to go into space?

Full Story in on out News Page

Morse Tappers Appreciation Society

Hello every one. And welcome from the Easter break. If any of you are up for it, I will be 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 your available.
Catch you all on Friday
73 de M6HTL


May 6th – Club Night – Accident Investigation – Nigel 2E0NBG

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

Club Membership

Club memberships are due, once again this year the membership fee has been frozen at £20 for the year. You can renew your membership at either the club meeting on April 1st or at the TARGet Nite on April 15th. Alternatively you can renew by bank credit transfer if you prefer the details are available on request.

April 15th – TARGet Nite

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

All attendees seem to be enjoying their new found skills learnt on these evenings and are looking to progressing onto to bigger projects. Bring along all those unfinished projects that you need to “get around to finishing”.

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.

Hi Everyone,

First of all, Happy Easter from all the TARG Committee, as I am writing this the weather is reminiscent of a decent spring day but having looked at the forecast for the rest of the Easter weekend, I would say watch those antennas as there are some strong winds forecast. We were planning to have a Two Tree day over the Easter holiday but sadly it looks as if the weather will put paid to that for the weekend, keep watching the club website as we are intending to have a day at Two Tree as soon as possible.
I have been asked to make members aware of some upcoming things to watch out for on Target Night starting in April. First of all, for those who have now sat and passed the Intermediate exam, Andy G1GKN is planning to run a mentoring course for the full licence. The full licence is a self teaching format but there are some elements where some explanation is most defiantly a help, like formulas and how to work them. This lecture set is designed to get you up to speed with the more intricate parts of the full licence leaving you to continue the self study of the easier sections of the syllabus. Of course, if you do get stuck then there is always someone in the club who will sit and go through the problem with you so that you are never truly alone.
The other thing I have been asked to mention is that we have a growing number of people showing an interest in the Fox Delta Antenna Analyser kits. Having built one of the Fox Delta kits myself complete with the dedicated display screen I can assure you that they are an interesting kit to build which is not beyond the abilities of all licence levels, but you will find that having built one, you will never want to be without it when working on your antennas. If you don’t want to build the dedicated screen you can run them with either a lap top computer or even a tablet which is running Windows without any problems at all. If you would like to join the growing group of people who would like to build one of the most useful pieces of kit you will ever make then please drop me a line and we will try and see if we can get a reduction in cost for ordering in bulk.
If you have a project you would like to see included in Target Night then please let us know, we are always looking for interesting and challenging projects that are both functional within the shack and either cost effective or easy to replicate for the members.

On that note, I will bid you all a Very Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all on Friday April 1st for Andy’s talk on Antenna’s for Small Back Gardens.


TARG Net – held on GB3DA at 20:00 hrs

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Intermediate Training Success

Meet our successful Intermediate Candidates

2016 Feb TARG Intermediate2


Full Story at TARG Intermediate Training Success – February 2016

Next Training Course – Foundation Training – 14th – 15th May 2016

Our first Foundation Course for 2016 and is filling up quickly – so book your place early



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.

FOI Request – What Do They Know

Sourced from Southgate







Live solar data information obtained from Ham QSL

Radio Receiver Comparison Table

Wire Antenna Construction


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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