Contact Details

Twitter: @ThamesARG

Facebook: targclub

Email: targradio@outlook.com


Membership is now due for 2015-2016. Please check your emails for payment details. Thank You.


May 24thh – Waters & Stantons Open Day – Doors Open at 10:00-16:00 (Post Code SS5 4QS)

June 1st – To be Announced

June 19th – TARGet Nite with Lez 2E0LEZ and Huw 2E0HTL

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


Sunday 17th May 2015

A very Happy Helena

A very Happy Helena

Proud Dad (Peter 2E0EPO) with Helena

Proud Dad (Peter 2E0EPO) with Helena

Congratulations to Helena M6HLM who at only 10 years old today passed her Intermediate Licence Exam with Thames Amateur Radio Group.

Well Done and Congratulations from the TARG Family.





Helena is probably one of the youngest Intermediate Licence Holders in Essex.









Well done to the eight new Intermediate Licence holders (subject to RSGB Confirmation) who passed their Intermediate Licence exam in just two weekends with Thames Amateur Radio Group. Well done all, I know you had to work hard but it was worth it in the end.

TARGet Nite

Well we all survived the TARGet Nite last month and those who made the evening were in agreement that the evening was a huge success. Well I am pleased to say that this coming Friday, 20th March, the Dangerous Brothers are treating us to another dose of madness and mayhem in the form of TARGet Nite.
All TARG members are welcome and if you have a project, either in the planning stage or in construction, bring it along and have some fun. We will have the usual group of helpers and advisors to assist with any problems you may be having with your projects. If your project needs some more professional testing equipment please let us know before Friday and if we have the kit we will bring it along!
Have you got an idea for a project you would like to build? If so, come along on Friday evening and we will see if it is viable in terms of cost and as a club project, you don’t even have to be an electronic genius, we can work the idea through with you and come up with a component list, we may even be able to get the circuit board printed for you, come along and have a chat.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday at Jubilee Hall, 19:30hrs or 7:30pm if you can’t make 19:30hrs.
73 de Mark M0IEO
TARG Secretary

Committee Member Andy G1GKN on TV

BADDOW TOWERSee more at Defenders of the SkyANDY STAR

We have a copy of Defenders of the Sky – starring Andy G1GKN. If you would like a copy please bring along a blank disc to either TARGet Nite or Club Night.

Copies of this programme are available on disc  – please ask for details.


Introducing our newest Foundation Licences and Club Members

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On Friday 20 March 2015 a partial solar eclipse will be visible from the UK. The path of totality will pass north of the UK, but we’ll experience up to 89% totality (depending on where you live).

As part of British Science Week, the Society has prepared a simple experiment using a portable medium wave radio and we’re encouraging schools to get involved. The results will be shared with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and will also be published in RadCom.
If you are a radio amateur, short wave listener or have more advanced equipment, we have also offered ways in which you could take the experiment further. You’ll find more information and a pdf outline of the experiment on our website: www.rsgb.org/eclipse-2015
You can also download the pdf  here ECLIPSE 2015

Course dates for 2015


Foundation Course

Saturday August 8th, Training Day.

Sunday August 9th, Training Day – Exam.


Foundation Course

Saturday November 14th, Training Day.

Sunday November 15th, Training Day – Exam.

See a List of all our upcoming events on our Events Page



Live solar data information obtained from Ham QSL

Radio Receiver Comparison Table

Wire Antenna Construction


6 Responses to Home

  1. Bri M6UHN says:

    After listening to the TARG net for a few months it was good to finally pop in to say Hi.
    Good net and keep on keepin’ on.

    Bri M6UHN

  2. belindas says:

    Nice to hear from you Bri and hope you become a regular user.

  3. 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.

  4. 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-Sigh is when you get it.

  5. John says:

    Hey guys. I’m trying to decide between the Baofeng UV5R and the Baofeng UVB6 from this eBay store:


    Which one would you recommend?

    I would appreciate your advice.

  6. belindas says:

    Hi John
    Really sorry that we haven’t replied earlier, but we have only just seen your comment.
    I hope you managed to acquire the radio of your choice. If we can be of assistance in the future please do not hesitate to get in touch via email at targradio@outlook.com

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