Welcome to CRA

NEWS UPDATES.
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CLUB MEETINGS 2021


Following a meeting of the committee on the 9th August, the general consensus of those attending, was that it would be unwise to return to full meetings within the building at present. 

The online meetings have been successful and while we are all eager to meet with new members properly and return to normality we voted unanimously to refrain until the new year. It will be discussed again at committee prior to the end of 2021. please see updates on Right

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Observatory
Meeting Aug 19th
This meeting will go ahead as it is primarily an outdoor meeting.
An mail has been sent to each member with details.
PLEASE STAY SAFE.
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CONGRATULATIONS
Today we are advised that CRA has managed 5th place of the Club Section in the 80m CC series. WELL DONE and thanks to all who took part. Now looking forward to the 80m Autumn Series


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

for future DX nets we will also be using 145.350 + or - as a net information frequency.

The reasoning behind this is as follows below.

On 20 metres and possibly other frequencies that will be used, it will often be probable that participating stations will not be able to hear net control, but could well hear the DX station.
If this were to be the case then that particular station could be advised on 145.350 when it is his or her turn.
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The Thursday 80m net will now run every week until further notice.
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CRA HUB GROUP

Many people are either cautious or suspicious of social media and therefore avoid it at all costs. The disadvantage of that is the exclusion of information that should, and could be easily accessible to all.
To that end Garry & Mark have set up a groups.io, club members only, group where members can post topics and messages that can be seen by members only.

Please click on this link

to gain access to the group wher the CW message and link to the CW advice download is available.

73 
Garry M0MGP & Mark M0LTG

Good to see members signing up to the .io hub, welcome to you all.





CLUB CONTESTS

Next Club events 80m Autumn Series starts in September
see Left Hand Column Countdowns
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NEWSLETTER 
 Mark is looking for articles and news items so if you're a builder, techie or just have something of interest why not drop him a mail here.

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Fancy a go at a DF hunt?
Follow this link to get to the Forjac site for more info.
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PAST EVENTS

Wakes Colne Observatory Click here 
HARIG Quiz Click here
RSGB 144MHz May contest results
GB8EPC Special Event Station '18  Click here 
June meeting - "Bite Size Radio Topics"
Radio Direction Finding Click here for contact details and for RDF events near us.
19th/20th  AUGUST  2017 Naze Tower Activation weekend 
20 August  MULTI-DF SUNDAY.  Details here
7th Sept: MORSE CLASSES STARTING AGAIN. Click here for details
Special Event 


   Upcoming Event.
Some may be interested as in recent years members from CRA  joined them
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16TH, 2021.
ESSEX CW BOOT CAMP/CW CONVENTION
3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ Rear of Spring Lodge Community Centre Powers Hall End Witham Essex CM8 2HE
Doors open at 08:30 for registration.  Begin at 09:00 finish approx 16:30. Parking free.

Please Pre-register as places are limited to Andy, G0IBN:  
 g0ibn1@yahoo.com 0745 342 60 87




CRA Meeting & Event Programme:

Past meeeting
Programmes
Check our Newsletter section for details of past meetings

DateEvent

January 21st 2021. Kevan 2E0WMG
RSGB David De LaHaye
18th February  2021Mobile shack Build
  Garry  M0MGP
18 March  
2021
When Galaxies collide
Paul G4YQC
15 April 



22nd April
Inter Club Meeting
Dave M0TAZ
Practical SDR & its use

Extraordinary General Meeting
8pm
20 May   
Via Skype
Satellites - Theory & Practice” by Richard G0NAD and Jonathan G0DVJ
 17 June  2021
Via SKYPE
Secrets and Spies
by 
Graham Murchie G4FSG
July 15th
2021
Travels with CW - From Dark Hero to Stena" by Bruce G4EUW 
 AUGUST 19th 2021
19-30 on.
MEMBERS ONLY
Observatory Meeting

Contact Garry for Directions
  September 16th 2021Peter Waters of
Waters & Stanton fame.
 October  21st 202119-00 Annual General Meeting 19-30 Club Meeting TBC 

November 18th  2021
John Rogers M0JAV
will give the RSGB
E.M.F Presentation plus Q&A afterwards
 December 16th 2021 Online Christmas Party
 

CW FACE TO FACE SESSIONS.


Current CRA Training Course Dates:

Foundation

Next Course:

Postponed

Contact: 
Intermediate*
Next Course: 

TO BE ADVISED

Contact: 
Advanced/ Full *Next  Course

TO BE ADVISED

Contact: 

NB:
* Intermediate and Advanced courses are available to CRA members only

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

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J O I N   U S
During the year we hold regular club meets with various topics being covered on the third Thursday of each month. We have a Field Day in July (ask committee member for details) an evening at The Observatory in August, an Inter Club Quiz with HARIG & 2 Special Event Stations at The Naze, Walton.
Did I mention we do TRAINING too!
WANT MORE DETAILS
CONTACT 
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COLCHESTER RADIO AMATEURS
AWARD LAUNCH 

Herbie G6XOU receives 10,000 grid confirmed award.

Keith G6NHU receives 2 awards.

We are pleased to announce that CRA is now offering THREE awards, Postal Counties,
Grid & DXCC Countries awards.
Each award is available in worked, verified or heard (for swl's) and in various modes.

The awards will be managed by Herbie G6XOU and Garry M0MGP, an example below.
Criteria & Claim Form HERE.
THESE ARE OPEN TO ANYONE NOT JUST CRA CLUB MEMBERS


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