THURROCK ACORNS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
A small, welcoming amateur radio club based in Grays (Essex, England) close to the town centre. Primarily created for the local Amateur Radio community the Club welcomes anyone interested in any of the many aspects of Amateur Radio.
THURROCK TRAINING TEAM
The Thurrock Training Team consists of a small group of enthusiastic licensed Radio Amateurs dedicated to encouraging more people of all ages into The Hobby.
If you are interested in being trained for, or require more information about, any of the three licence levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Full) please contact us via the training enquiries form. Read more about training here…
Acorns Meeting August 2019
Ex-lorry driver and CB operator, Peter GØFDS explained how Citizen Band was his route into obtaining a Full Amateur Radio Licence. His entertaining talk started with practical advice; don’t put your hand into the back of old electrical equipment even if it has been off for several years as the capacitors can still discharge a sizable electric shock! Peter described how CB radios work on FM, AM and even SSB but etiquette is unregulated and they have a very limited range. In addition to his collection of CB radios he brought a selection of CB antennas and explained the reason for their different designs. A very helpful summary of the evolution of CB in the UK. More photos…
Article: Nick G4HCK (Chair), Photo: MØICH