Author Archives: belindas

Sept 2016 Foundation Training

The weekend of September 24th & 25th saw the latest Thames Amateur Radio Group Foundation Licence Training Courses. With four candidates attending, (it should have been five but unfortunately one candidate had to postpone for personal reasons) it was the … Continue reading

Military & Flying Machines 2016

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 … Continue reading

Over The Horizon Radar

Over The Horizon Radar by Andy Tyler, G1GKN Why should we 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 … Continue reading

John (Jack) Brazzill Silent Key

John (Jack) Brazzill G3WP Silent Key 19/02/1918 to 29/05/2016   It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of John Henry Brazzill, G3WP. John, who preferred to be called Jack, was born in Brightlingsea Essex on … Continue reading

A Milestone for Mankind

Did you know, that on Tuesday April 12th it will be the 55th anniversary of Russian Cosmonaught Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man to go into space? The only reason I was reminded of this fact is because this morning … Continue reading

Operating Mobile

Friday, March 4th saw the TARG Club Night hold another interesting and exciting amateur radio talk for. This month Norman M0FZW talked about Installing and Operating Mobile Amateur Radio. Norman will covered how best to install an antenna on your car, where to take … Continue reading

Gary Jarvis M6GJJ – Silent Key

Just a line to say that I had a call from Ricky M6DII this evening. He informed me that Gary Jarvis M6GJJ, one of our former Foundation Licence pupils and TARG Member, sadly passed away recently following a battle with … Continue reading


Andy started his talk by giving the meeting a brief history of satellites starting with Sputnik 1 which was launched 4th October 1957 by Russia. Sputnik 1’s launch was of great concern to the USA because it meant that Russia … Continue reading

Clive Ward, G1EUC – Silent Key

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Thames Amateur Radio Group member, Clive Ward, G1EUC became a silent key on the evening of Friday September 4th 2015. There can be few amateurs in South Essex who … Continue reading

How to be an Astronomer

At the TARG club meeting on Friday 3rd July, we welcomed Phil Bourke M0IMA who gave us a talk on one of the oldest questions ever asked of any astronomer, “How do I become an astronomer?” Phil has had an … Continue reading