The Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club came about almost by chance when the founders, Nick G4HCK and Gordon 2E0ELI (now MØWJL), meeting for the first time a day or two after their first ever radio contact, sat down over a coffee near the end of 2013 to discuss plans for doing some radio work with the young people of a local primary school. Gordon mentioned it was a shame that there was no local club since the original Thurrock Amatuer Radio Club closed many years before and Nick suggested Gordon start one. A challenge he couldn’t turn down and the new club had it’s first monthly meeting on the 21st of January 2014.


We meet on the third Thursday of every month at the 1st Grays Scout Hall:

Horace Norman Scout Centre
Cromwell Road
RM17 5HT

The Cromwell Road car park is free after 6pm. However, on occasions such as Thurrock Scouts’ Stride on (25 March 2020 to 28 March 2020) and the Christmas Pantomime season (29 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 – 1:00pm) it is likely to be full.
There is some street parking in the area but be sure to read the restriction signs which have seen recent changes.


Chair: Nick G4HCK
Vice-chair: Eddie GØBKL
Secretary and Data controller: Dave M5ABP
Treasurer: Simon M1GGY
Publicity officer: Nigel MØICH
Contests and Field events coordinator: Eddie GØBKL


Web editor: Gordon MØWJL
Club logo designer: Paul MØPFX
Seasonal graphics: christmas-graphics-plus.com
Arial view: © Google Earth