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 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 do contact us via the training enquiries form.
Essex Wildlife Trust Event August 2019
Go – No Go: Eddie made the right decision
The bad weather made national news on 10th August. In Essex there were gusts of up to 48mph – making it touch and go whether to risk going ahead with “GB1EWT” – a special event station held at the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Thameside Nature Park situated on high ground overlooking the River Thames. The difficult decision fell to the event organiser, Eddie GØBKL who assessed it was safe to erect three antennas – albeit at a slightly lower than ideal height.
Considering most people were taking down their antennas around the country we had a remarkably successful event. Twenty-one contacts on 2m temporary colinear antenna on the roof, 17 contacts on FT8 from a vertical antenna tied to a fence post; and a G5RV antenna hanging from the 3rd story.
The ferocious weather deterred some visitors but for those who made it they were presented with a live radio and an intriguing display promoting the hobby including a scale model in size and weight of a cube-stat (amateur radio satellite).
Nick G4HCK (Chair), Photo by: MØICH