Happy World Amateur Radio Day, Essex

Essex Ham LogoThanks to James 2E1GUA for giving Essex Ham a nudge that today is, in fact, World Amateur Radio Day. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t aware of this being a key date in the ham radio calendar, but I am now – Apparently, on this day back in 1925, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed – and the 18th of April each year is regarded as a day of celebration. We’ve now added this date to our annual ham radio events page.

As far as we’re aware, no Essex clubs have been holding any events today to celebrate WARD, although today coincides with one of Thames ARG’s camping trips and the Harlow & District ARS club night. The calendar for activities in Essex for the coming couple of weeks is looking pretty busy though, showing that amateur radio is alive and well in the county of Essex, the birthplace of radio:

Upcoming Essex Amateur Radio Events

Saturday & Sunday 19 & 20 April: The Kelvedon Nuclear Bunker station GB0SNB will be active (GB0SNB April 2014 Activation)

Monday 21st April: CARS will be holding their next Skills Night – The team in Danbury will open the doors for an informal night covering direction-finding, RAYNET, packet data, antenna modelling software, show-and-tell, plus a quiz – Admission’s free and all are welcome – April 2014 CARS Skills Night

Monday 21st April: Braintree & District ARS Bank Holiday Natter Night

Wednesday 23rd April: As a celebration of St George’s Day, a group of Essex Hams will be active at Galleywood Common as GB1STG – St George’s Day Essex Activation

Friday 25th April: Regular weekly meeting of the Harlow & District ARS

Saturday 26th April: International Marconi Day. Chelmsford ARS will be active from the historic Sandford Mill museum in Chelmsford, which contains some excellent Marconi artifacts. A fun day for all the family: CARS International Marconi Day 2014

Saturday 26 / Sunday 27 April: International Marconi Day – Two days of activity from Harlow & District ARS.

Sunday 27th April 2014: Direction Finding event in Danbury. Fancy a go at radio orienteering? Come and give it a go. Danbury DF Event April 2014

Monday 28th April: At 8pm, it;s our Monday Night Net on the GB3DA repeater – www.essexham.net

Wednesday 30th April: Havering & District ARC have a talk on “Remote Radio Operation” by John Regnault, G4SWX – The talk was held at a Chelmsford ARS club night recently and was very well received.

May is also looking busy with events including following:

  • Mills on the Air
  • A talk on the sinking of the Empress of Ireland
  • Balloon Tracking at the new home for South Essex ARS
  • LEFARS Quiz Night
  • Braintree & District ARS AGM
  • Essex RAYNET active for the Farleigh Hospice Walk for Life
  • A talk from the RSGB in Thurrock

Find out more about the upcoming busy months of amateur radio activity in Essex on our events calendar: www.essexham.co.uk/events-calendar

Please keep an eye on our events calendar for details of what’s coming up – Let’s help Essex to do its part and promote the amateur radio hobby.

73 to you on World Amateur Radio Day everyone!

 

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