THURROCK ACORNS ARC
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.
Please feel free to come to a meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, or contact us via the general enquiries form.
THURROCK TRAINING TEAM
Thurrock Training Team is a small group of enthusiastic licensed Radio Amateurs dedicated to encouraging more people 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 do contact us via the training enquiries form.
|Essex 2 Metre Activity Afternoon Schedule|
|13:00 – 17:00 weather permitting||Essex CW Club GX1FCW/P|
|13:00 – 13.30||FM Voice||13:30 – 14:00||GB3DA (duplex)|
|14:00 – 14:30||SSB Voice||14:30 – 15:00||Data|
|15:00 – 15:30||FM Voice||15:30 – 16:00||SSTV|
|16:00 – 16:30||SSB Voice||16:30 – 17:00||FM Voice|
Acorns Meeting June 2019
Andrew MØONH, founder of HamTronics.uk was the guest speaker at the club meeting on 18th June. We were also pleased to welcome Pete MØPSX, founder of EssexHam.co.uk. The presentation was an introduction to Micro-Controllers with a helpful explanation of the difference between these and conventional computers.
There were many examples of practical applications from an Time-Out for a VHF Repeater to a remote control of a rotator for VHF antenna. He allayed fears of programming with a three step demo as applied to a light sensor to turn on or off a domestic light switch. Andrew’s easy style and obvious knowledge of the subject was inspiration for members to grasp this development in radio and electronics.
Nick G4HCK (Chair), photo by MØICH
What is Amateur Radio?
Amateur (Ham) Radio is arguably the most popular scientific hobby! The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) defines The Hobby this way…
“Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.
Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.
As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.”
In reality it is much, much more. Have a look at the RSGB videos page for an idea of some of the other aspects of the hobby.