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Last Update

17 October, 2016

The Radio Club was Founded in 1975 by Dave Penny, Nick Shepard, Peter West, and  Roy White

Club Callsigns

 G3XG          G6BRH         GX3XG

G6BRH DMR ID 2342500

Club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain

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Club News

BARSCOM Editorial Vacancy

The current editor is standing down, at the latest after the February edition

of Barscom, when the current advertising contracts run out.

Anyone with an interest in taking over should contact the committee as

soon as possible. The new editor can take over immediately, or any time

before the March edition’s due compilation.

Assistance will be given during the hand-over period but the current editor

will not continue after this time.

JOTA Weekend

15th to 16th Oct 2016

JOTA weekend was held at Castle Hedingham Scout Hut.

We used the call sign GB1HCV for this event  and was operating

from Saturday morning until the  Sunday morning.

This event had about 30 scouts and cubs camping over the Saturday night.

The bands were not great on the Saturday however we did manage to get 9 other JOTA stations on HF and 8 JOTA stations on 2m over the weekend.

Surprising contact made was Bob VP8LP from Stanley in the Falkland Islands who was happy to take traffic from the scouts and scout leaders.

Also made contact with Rocco VE3YJ from Guelph Canada.

DF Hunt 20th June

DF Hunt was won by Howard G6LXK and Mike G8DJO,

runners up were Colin M6NCU and Joe M6YEL

The fox was Melvin G0EMK and was found Hall Road Panfield.

construction trophy

Derek G3MMA receiving construction trophy for innovative 20/40m scratch built loop antenna.

Effective tested range 3000 miles

Mills on the Air Weekend 14th - 15th May

Mills on the Air was held at Alderford Mill Alderford Street Sible Hedingham.

Alderford Mill is a medium sized white painted timber watermill set on the River Colne. The original mill was built in 18C and had two stones driven by the river.

Come along and visit this well preserved mill in North Essex where the club will operating from over the weekend


Icom Evening

To round off its 40th Anniversary Year,  on April 18th, the Braintree Club held an Icom evening. This was supported by ICOM UK, who also have just celebrated their 40th anniversary. Club members were invited to bring along their Icom radio equipment from the last 40 years. The members responded magnificently, with over 50 radios on display, all but one in working condition.

Models on display ranged from IC215 portable to IC400 hf base station and IC2e to IC E90 in the hand held range.. With a host of mobile and base VHF and UHF rigs including, IC 22, IC290, IC211, IC251, IC271 and IC471, the display was a joy to behold. The members spoke briefly about the history of their radios and there were even a couple of of original "new" original purchase receipts.  ICOM UK sponsored the raffle with a selection of prizes,our grateful thanks to them for thier help and support. With a really good turnout of members and guests, it was a great way to draw this anniversary year to a close.

Club Net

Don’t forget club net is held on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays).

Over the last few nets we have been having an increase in the amount of members taken part.

Club Magazine

The committee decided that it would benefit members if old copies of the club magazine were available from the web site. Each month a PDF file of the previous months magazine will be available for download. To read the file directly it will be necessary for the viewer to have Adode Reader or a similar PDF reader installed on their PC

Back issues of the BARSCOM club magazine can be found here.

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Next Club Meeting

November 7th:

Surplus Equipment Sale