Activities 21st and 22nd June 2014

This weekend promises to be a very busy weekend for amateur radio in and around the Essex area. If you have time to go out and play radio, here’s a reminder of what’s on:

Saturday 21st June

Summer Solstice, Galleywood, nr Chelmsford

CARS will be active for most of the daylight hours celebrating the Summer Solstice – the longest day. They will be active on multiple bands with multiple modes all day. Everyone’s welcome to attend, and the event organiser Charlie M0PZT aims to be onsite from 6am until late. A great opportunity to learn about portable ops, and to work using the special event callsign GB1JSS.

Directions from A12: – If you’re coming from town, take a right at the Eagle pub cross-roads. This is Margaretting Road and we are a left-turn 500yrds down, the road is marked with a brown “Car Park” sign.

More details:

All Saints Fete, Chelmsford

Jim 2E0RMI and Pete M0PSX from Essex Ham will be promoting the amateur radio hobby at the All Saints Church Fete in Springfield, from 2pm to 4pm

Details: All Saints Church Fete, Springfield

Thurrock Acorns at RSGB Rainham Marshes

Join the Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club (TAARC) for their Big Weekend Sleepover at the RSPB Nature Reserve at Rainham Marshes. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of June.

The club will be operating using the callsign GB6BWS (Big Weekend Sleepover), and plan to operate HF and 2m/70cms simultaneously both on data and phone.

All are welcome to visit, and enjoy the fantastic reserve. Note that a £3 admission fee applies to the wildlife centre (free to RSPB members)

More details: TAARC at RSPB Rainham Marshes or

Harlow Museum On The Air

The Harlow and District Amateur Radio Society will be active on June 21-22 using the callsign GB0HMG. Location: Muskham Road, Harlow CM20 2LF

Details of the event can be found at

TARG GB2HBT on Two Tree Island

The third day of their commemorative field station from Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea.

Details of the event can be found at

Sunday 22nd June 2014

SEARS at Bay Museum on Canvey

For International Museums on the Air, the callsign GB2BM will be active from the Bay Museum. The event is also to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the two B17s that crashed over Canvey Point in 1944.

Details at

Thurrock Acorns at RSGB Rainham Marshes

Day Two of this special event station – See above

Harlow Museum On The Air

Day Two of this special event station – See above

TARG GB2HBT on Two Tree Island

Day Four of this special event station – See above

Ipswich Rally

Slightly outside of Essex, but if you’re interested in a bargain, the rally starts at 9:30am.

Details at

Essex RAYNET Wilderness Foundation Sponsored Walk

For information – Essex RAYNET will be deployed to provide safety communications at the Wilderness Charity Walk on Sunday 22nd June. The event will start and finish at the Chatham Green, north of Chelmsford. Good luck to all taking part.


Hopefully you can make time to visit one of the many stations active this weekend. Hopefully, you’ll be able to get out, and have some fun on-air, which is what it’s all about. Keep an eye on the Essex Ham Twitter feed for updates.

For details of upcoming field days, club nights and other events, go to

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