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WELCOME TO THE BRAINTREE AND DISTRICT AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY

 

Club members and visitors normally meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 8pm in St Peter's Church Hall, Braintree. Further information on getting there is on our About Us page and all are welcome to attend.

We also have a club net on 2m FM on V30/S15 (145.375MHz) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8pm and, if there is a 5th Tuesday in the month, via the local GB3BZ 70cm analogue repeater on RU68 (input 438.450MHz output 430.850MHz CTCSS 110.9). Again, all are welcome to join in.

We are on Facebook (Page Badars @CallMoXG Local Business) and also Twitter (badars @badars_M0XG)

Information on upcoming events can be found on our Programme page and on Facebook. We also have pictures of some of our meetings and other events on our Gallery page.

 

NEWS HEADLINES!!!

 

Our next meeting is our regular Antenna Clinic on 23rd August but with a twist! - see Stop Press below for details. We will be back to our usual meeting venue on 13th September for an overview and history of the Sudbury TV Transmitter site by Ian, G4ZJH.

 

STOP PRESS!!!

 

We will be holding our regular ANTENNA CLINIC on Tuesday 23rd August at Stisted instead of the normal Braintree meeting place.  This year it will include experimenting with an EMF probe that David, G8LHD kindly donated to the club at a recent meeting.

The location is Orchard Bungalow, Lordsland Lane, Priors Green, Stisted, Essex CM77 8BP, NGR TL803258 and What Three Words wacky.hired.couple

For more information contact our secretary Geoff, G1GNQ on 07715 272434 (secretary@badars.co.uk).

 


OTHER NEWS

  

Our annual Summer Camp over the weekend of 6th and 7th August was hosted by our President John, M5AJB and his wife Rosemary as usual and we had great weather and a great time playing with aerials and radios and socialising. There are some pictures on our Gallery page and some more pictures and videos on our Facebook site.

 

Our annual BBQ and Natter Night was held at Stisted on Tuesday 12th July and was a great success.  A good time was had by all, despite the rain shower and have a look at our Gallery page for some pictures.

 

The club AGM was held on the 24th May 2022 and having reduced our subscription rates through Covid, we have reverted to our normal arrangements and unfortunately had to make a small increase for 2022 - 2023. Details are on our Membership page together with a new membership form to be completed by all members. 

 

Following our AGM we are pleased to confirm that the existing committee will serve for another year, details can be found on our Committee page.

 

On 18th April the club used its special event callsign, M0XG to commemorate World Amateur Radio Day from Stisted in Essex. Many members visited the site during the day and enjoyed the sunshine, BBQ and of course radio.  A selection of photos is on our Gallery page.

 

In October last year the club supported the 1st Castle Headingham Scouts with the return of their Jamboree On The Air at their headquarters. A great time was had by all and more information on the event can be found on our Activity Reports page.

 

We ran a special event station GB5RD which commemorated Remembrance Day and was operated from members own stations and the Stisted contest site. Updates were posted on Twitter and we have a few pictures on our Gallery page.

 

 

 SO WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO ???

 

The easiest way to answer that question is to invite you to watch a video made by the Radio Society of Great Britain, which can be found here.  If you want to know more, or prefer to read rather than watch, the Radio Society of Great Britain also have a 'Getting Started' section on their website which can be found here.