Welcome to CRA

The Colchester Radio Amateurs club was formed in 1963 by a group of tutors and students at the Colchester Technical College (now the Colchester Institute). Meetings were held in the Radio laboratory and concentrated on practical work and measurement, taking advantage of the wide range of equipment available and some expert help.

Since those early days, many changes have taken place.  The range of club activities has expanded. In addition to our regular monthly meetings we also

Participate in contests including HF & VHF with our VHF Contest Group participating in all the major RSGB contests from their Contest site at Walton On The Naze.
Offer training for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Licences
Produce a monthly newsletter CRA News which is also free to non members via email. Please see our Newsletter page for more info

Our program of talks on amateur radio topics utilises expertise available in the club and from other clubs in the area. 

We meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Wilson Marriage Centre. All our meetings start at 7:30

(Staff at reception will tell you which room we are in)

CRA Meeting Programme:

 June 16th  
‘Island Adventures’ by Kevan
 July 21st
‘Raspberry Pi Radio Applications’
by Peter G0DZB
August 18th
 Observatory Visit - Wakes Colne

CRA Training Course Date


Fast-Track Course:
 31st July
To Be Arranged (see below)
 AdvancedTo Be Arranged (see below)

For more information, or to register your interest in attending a future course please contact the Treasurer