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 via email. Please see our Newsletter page for more info.


STOP PRESS
SPECIAL EVENT STATION
MAY 12th & 13th
If you are available to help set up or knock down on the 11th or 13th, or wish to operate during 12th &13th, please contact Herbie or Garry.
Thank you.

 JUNE MEETING
Will start at the earlier time of 7pm for a trial period to give members more time to chat and have a cuppa before the evening topic starts.
SEE YOU THERE

  CURRENT, PAST & FORTHCOMING
CLUB ACTIVITIES


80M CC RESULTS NOW IN
Colchester RA holds on to 5th place.


Direct Link to our 

2018


CURRENT
N E W   C R A   N E T

There will be a new 6M net first Sunday of each month.

Please join in and make this as successful as our other regular nets which can be found in the left column.


   Contest News

Many thanks to those who are taking part this year, keep up the good work it looks like we could have a good year.


FUTURE


 May 2018 Meeting
Remote Operation
by John Regnault G4SWX.

MANY THANKS
to Paul Whiting G4YQC
for is fascinating talk on
New Horizon a journey to Pluto.


Fancy trying a contest?
Why not try taking part in one of the AFS  or Club Contests throughout the year and help score points for the club.
Next: 80m CC  is DATA 26th April
See the left hand column for details.


PAST

Wakes Colne Observatory Click here 
HARIG Quiz Click here
More Exam Success! Click here
RSGB 144MHz May contest results
GB8EPC Special Event Station  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
1 Sept 2017 Hamtests Saved! 
7th Sept: MORSE CLASSES STARTING AGAIN. Click here for details








CRA Meeting & Event Programme:

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

DateEvent




17 May
2018 
"Remote Operation"
John Regnault. G4SWX
21 June 2018 
"Digital and DMR"
Mark Champion M0LTG 
19 July 2018
"The Desert Rats"
Ian Paterson G4TZM 
 August 2018TBA 
 September 2018TBA 
 October 2018Annual General Meeting
 November 2018TBA 
 December 2018Christmas Party

CW FACE TO FACE SESSIONS.

start at 6-30 pm prior to our regular club meetings in MAY..... AUGUST...... NOVEMBER...... for one hour each session. All welcome.


Current CRA Training Course Dates:

Foundation

Next Course:
3rd June
Enrolment now open
4 places remaining.

Contact: Treasurer
Intermediate*
Next Course:

Next course will be advised shortly.

Contact: Treasurer
Advanced/ Full *Next Course:

For details concerning the next course please contact Vic M0VLL.

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

More Congratulations

2018 TRAINING SUCCESS

Sunday 22nd April saw 6 new Fast Track Intermediate passes and a Foundation pass.
Congratulations to all concerned.
Names and callsigns will appear on the training page as we get them.

2018 Foundation 'Fast Track' kicked off with a superb result with all 7 candidates passing their exam.
100% pass rate on the first course of the year, great news for all concerned.

Well done on passing your exams and now looking forward to getting your new call signs.