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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 St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LE. All our meetings start at 7:30

(We are usually in the Drama Studio, but sometimes the school gives us one of the science labs or classrooms instead. If you can't find us, the caretaker will let you know where we are.)

CRA Meetings Programme:
(Next meeting in bold)

 Mar 20 Remote Operation talk and demo by Joe G0JJG
 Apr 17 Satellites by Jonathan G0DVJ

CRA Training Course Dates 2013/14

Exam: 31st May 2014
Exam: 4th October 2014
Exam: 4th October 2014