Essex Ham have produced a useful page giving brief details and links for online training courses for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full exams in the UK.

See the Online Amateur Radio Courses page at

Happy New year from CARA!

Join us now on 2m to share your good wishes for 2021.

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!

Meeting currently taking place on GB3CG should anyone wish to join us!

This month's meeting will be on the air

Thursday 19th 20:00hrs onwards

Try one of:

GB3CG Repeater
145.400MHz  FM

Or for those who don't have access to 2m:

28.450MHz USB
3675MHZ (or thereabouts) LSB

Appoint a net controller who will ensure that everyone gets a turn. 

As there may well be newcomers, please introduce yourself by first name.

Also these nets may be a good opportunity to offer help to members who are self-isolating or to ask to help.

Good luck and have fun.

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