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  • Cancel / Cancel / Cancel : 2 Tree Island Visit on Sunday 14th cancelled due to bad WX

G4LTH05th October: TARG were pleased to welocome John G4LTH, Vice-Chair of Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Group, who gave a presentation on his experiences of operating /P from remote islands in Scotland.

The talk covered everything from the boat ride to the battery pack. The  photo shows just how remote his expedition was. Read More …

Photo of Calibration21st September: A classic TARGet nite with everything that is good about club networking. 25 members attended and we dealt with practical radio issues such as: How to check the calibration on an Antenna Analyser, 1-2-1 help with getting to grips with a new DMR, White board explanation of amplifier circuits, and demo on a ATU using the club’s permanently installed Long Wire. Advance notice of questions was a real benefit.

Photo of candidates8th and 9th September: Another successful weekend Foundation Course at TARG. Ken and Juan are now awaiting their foundation call-signs. 

Two candidates on this occasion and they both passed. They showed exceptional aptitude and are booked in for our Intermediate Course in October. Thank you to the instructors and support staff who gave up their weekend to make the event possible. 

Photo of September meeting

7th September: Special presentation by guest speaker, Denis G0OLXC, on the technical aspects of DMR Radio.

Denis brought with him an actual DMR base station repeater, internet Modem, a whole range of handhelds and got the system working – live – with the results appearing online as he called in on the channels. The real value of the visit was for members to tap in with questions to one of the key players in this aspect of the hobby.  

Photo GB2MFM1st and 2nd September: GB2MFM was the Special Event Call sign for TARGs Field Event in Wat Tyler Park south of Pitsea. This was the culmination of many months of planning, site visits, paperwork and advertising.

It all came together with glorious sunshine and a stream of members of the public eager to learn what we were doing; including, interestingly, some lapsed radio operators. 

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