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7 October, 2017

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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01376 324031

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Club News

Railways on the Air.

23rd - 24th September

We will be at Colne Valley Railway Castle Hedingham over the weekend operating from a former car transporter carriage next to the main railway. We will be using the call sign GB0CVR.


Morse Classes

“Everybody can talk but CW is an art”

Morse classes will be starting again at Danbury Village Hall,

19.00 on Thursday 7th September.

These classes are designed for the complete beginners or, if you have a little experience.

We can help to build up your speed and confidence on a key.

Instruction is also given on the use of the twin paddle key.

Within 8 weeks - if you do your homework- we can get you on the key.

Your instructors will by Andy G0IBN, Oliver M0WAG and Dean G4WQI

Just bring yourself, a pen and an A% size note book.

It is fun night, you will be made welcome.

Contact Andy, G0IBN on 01621 868347 or email g0ibn1@yahoo.com

Mills on the Air Weekend 12th - 14th May

BADARS will be using the call sign GB2AWM

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

The club managed to get 55 contacts during the weekend

including making contact with 18 mills


Clubs new meeting day and venue

The committee has decided, due to circumstance beyond our control to find a new meeting place to hold our club meetings.

As from the start of April this year we will be meeting at:

St Peters Church Hall, St Peters Road, off The Causeway Braintree.

This is behind the Public Gardens in Braintree

(For Sat Nat users use the post code CM7 9AR)

This also means we will have to change the day of the meeting, we will now meet on the SECOND and FOURTH TUESDAY of each month

The new venue will give us better comfort, including inside toilets, a clean kitchen, a warmer room and enough car parking space for all.


 GB3BZ 70cm repeater based at Beazley End near Braintree

   Input 438.450   Output430.850

Tone 110.9Hz

GB7HA 70cm DMR repeater based in Halstead.

Tx 439.575  Rx 430.575

Colour Code 3

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

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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