Clacton Radio Club Closes

We’re sad to report that another of the Essex-based amateur radio clubs, the Clacton Radio Club, has decided to close.

An announcement appeared on the club’s website posted on the club’s website on the 25th of July 2022, stating:

“I would like to thank the members that have been to the club over the last few times. Your support was appreciated and it was nice to meet you all. However because of the lack of enthusiasm and low attendance we have decided to close down the club, therefore there will be no more meetings.

Clacton Radio Club Closes
Clacton Radio Club Website – Closure Announcement July 2022

The club is believed to date back to at least the 1940s, and we found a mention in the RSGB Callsign book 1992. The group restarted briefly in 2018, and had to close during the Covid pandemic. We gather that the final meeting took place in July 2022 at the Plough Corner Village Hall in Clacton.

It’s been a challenging time for amateur radio clubs, and in 2021, we saw the closure of two other local clubs, the Laindin Radio Club and the Coalhouse Fort Radio Society, plus the end of local training at a couple of other local clubs. We’ve recently published the resuls of our club survey – see Amateur Radio Clubs in 2022

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