Welcome to CRA

Colchester Radio Amateurs has a long history of supporting radio amateurs in North East Essex since 1963.   Since then the range of activities has changed and expanded.  In addition to our 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 available to view or download from this website and is also free to non members . Please see our Newsletter page for more info.
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AGM 2019.
At the AGM Barry M0LWM stepped down after his 3 years as chair and Liz G0MDL was elected as Chair.
Nic M0SRI was elected as ordinary member and Mark M0LTG was appointed as secretary. The other committee positions remain unchanged.
Full report in newsletter.

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CQ WW WPX 2019
RESULTS
Well done to all involved with the contest, another good result for us.

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Top Band Net News
TIME CHANGE
NOW 20:00 LOCAL
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CLUB CONTESTS


Autumn series 
AUTUN SERIES NOW OVER

NEXT IS AFS 80-40 JAN 18TH 13:00--17:00 UTC PHONE

Please contact Garry, Mark or Herbie if you need any help setting up logging or would just like to have a go but not sure how.

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 2019 MORE Training Success.
CONGRATULATIONS
To all six intermediate candidates who sat their exam last night and passed. One with 100% and the other 5 with high pass marks.
Another success for the CRA Intermediate Fast Track training and boot camp.

Well done everyone concerned.






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FUTURE


DEC 19THXMAS PARTY
 


MORE CONGRATULATIONS

Becki has just passed her Intermediate and is now 2E0NOM
Paul and Nic have both passed their advanced test and are now M0RXA
and M0SRI  respectively.

Well done to all concerned and to those who are moving to the next level remember that you dont fail you just keep learning until you reach your goal.





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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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 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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CRA Meeting & Event Programme:

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

DateEvent

January 2020 
February  2020 
March  2020 
April  2020
Inter Club Quiz at CRA
May  2020

 June  2020

July 2020
 August 2020
  September 2020
 October  2020Annual General Meeting
November   2020

 December 19th 2019:-) Christmas Party :-)

CW FACE TO FACE SESSIONS.


Current CRA Training Course Dates:

Foundation

Next Course:

TO BE ADVISED

Contact: Treasurer
Intermediate*
Next Course: 

TO BE ADVISED

Contact: Treasurer
Advanced/ Full *Next  Course

TO BE ADVISED


Contact: Treasurer

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 Treasurer



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 VIC M0VLL


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 Station GB6WLB 

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GB6WLB  2018 Update
Over the Walton Lifeboat weekend we managed to collect the sum of £64-39.
Thanks to all who donated.
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COLCHESTER RADIO AMATEURS
AWARD LAUNCH 

Herbie G6XOU receives 7500 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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