It's finally happening!
CARA's first fun field day since 2019 is happening this weekend!
Listen out for the club call operating as GX5BK/P and members operating their own kit and call from a real field!
Highlights of the weekend will likely include a family BBQ and Pizza night.
If you are in the area, why not pop up the hill and join us?
We start today and run until Monday 30th August.
Essex Ham have produced a useful page giving brief details and links for online #amateurRadio training courses for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full exams in the UK.
See the Online Amateur Radio Courses page at
Register now for Free Foundation Online Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on the 3rd of January.
The RSGB's introduction of online exams that can be taken at home has led to a surge in demand for free online amateur radio training courses such as that run by Essex Ham.
You can find out more about online training and register to join a course at
🎅 Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄
Don't forget to join our Christmas day net at 10:00 on 145.400Mhz (or thereabouts)
Don't worry if you can't make the nominated start time as the net usually goes on for about an hour with members calling in and out throughout.
Please keep your transmissions short so that others won't have to wait too long before they get a chance to say hello.
As we are not allowed to get out and about to activate Summits, or Parks, or Museums, or Churches & Chapels or whatever, it’s been suggest that we could activate our gardens, so “Gardens-on-the-Air” (GOTA) has been born.
Look out for CARA members on GB3CG or 145.400MHz or 50.220MHz, on HF 28.450MHz or may even on 1.930MHz
Activate your garden using portable, mobile, or handheld equipment from 10.30am onwards today.
Or just see how many gardens you can work!
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