Morse Classes Start 7th September 2017

posted 9 Aug 2017, 02:25 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club

Morse classes will be starting again at Danbury Village Hall, 7pm, on Thursday, 7th September, 2017.These classes are designed for the complete beginner or, if you have a little experience, we can help to build up your speed and confidence on the key. Instruction is also given on the use of the twin paddle key. Within 8 weeks - if you do your homework - we can get you on the key. Your instructors will be Andy, G0IBN, Oliver, M0WAG and Dean, G4WQI. Just bring yourself, a pen and an A5 size note-book. It's a fun night and you'll be made very welcome. Contact Andy, G0IBN on 01621 868347 or email

ECWARC Newsletter 18

posted 7 Jun 2017, 01:35 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club

ECWARC Newsletter 18 is now available to view.

CW Boot Camp 21st October 2017

posted 22 May 2017, 02:42 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club   [ updated 25 May 2017, 03:44 ]

The Essex CW Club (ECWARC) is pleased to announce that the results of our Boot Camp survey make it clear such an event will be very welcome.  It has been decided therefore to go ahead.  The date will be Saturday 21st October 2017.

Some of the areas of strongest interest recorded were Morse progression, contest techniques, twin paddle operation, and RSGB testing.  Many respondents also listed supervised on-air operating for the novice.  We will cover all these areas and others as well.

The response indicates that we will have to limit the number of places.  If you wish to be included, please register as early as possible your intention to attend and list your areas of interest in order of importance.  We are requesting a minimum donation of £7.50 on the day to cover the cost of hall hire, refreshments, etc.  Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  Our email is

This promises to be an exciting and informative event.  We have some excellent speakers and operators who will answer all your questions, give demonstrations and tuition, and help you to achieve your goals in CW operating.  You will also have the opportunity to meet many other like-minded enthusiasts in what promises to be a first-class seminar. We look forward to seeing you!


3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ

Powers Hall End




National Field Day 2017

posted 9 May 2017, 02:33 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club   [ updated 11 May 2017, 08:06 ]

ECWARC are pleased to announce that we have once again formed a team for NFD (the RSGB National Field Day event), which takes place on June 3rd/4th this year.  It starts at 1500 GMT (4 pm local time) Saturday June 3rd and concludes 24 hours later on the Sunday afternoon.

The QTH is the same as for the last few years:

Back Road,


CM9 8TP.

Grid:  94081107.

Entrance is through the gate opposite Old Hall Lane.

The site will be continuously manned by the ECWARC Committee. 

All ECWARC and other CW operators are invited to participate.  You can stop by to operate for a spell, or just to say hello and share a coffee.

For those stopping longer, we will have a BBQ available. Please bring your own food.

NFD is always a fun event whether operating or not.  And it provides a great opportunity to see CW contesting in action and even try your hand.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

CW 'Boot Camp' 2017

posted 19 Apr 2017, 05:31 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club

Essex CW Club is considering hosting a CW ‘Boot Camp’ later this year.  Features would include

  • Morse for the complete beginner
  • Morse progression
  • Morse for the faster operator
  • Contest techniques and programs
  • Twin Paddle operating
  • Taking the RSGB morse test
  • Supervised on-air operation for the novice.

The event would take place on a weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) during the last quarter inWitham, Essex.

We would like to assess the interest before making any final decisions.  To this end, we have enlisted the help of Essex Ham, who are a good friend to ECWARC.  A survey is available on their website to assess interest and gauge your particular areas of interest.  Please assist us by completing the survey.  It’s free, confidential, and only takes a few minutes.  You can find it at:


ECWARC Newsletter 17

posted 13 Feb 2017, 01:10 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club

ECWARC Newsletter 17 is now available to view.

Class 1 ECWARC Award issued to Ron DL5CL

posted 22 Dec 2016, 05:02 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club

Congratulations to Ron DL5CL, member #77, for being issued with an ECWARC Class 1 operating certificate.

New TAARC 2m net

posted 20 Dec 2016, 01:57 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club   [ updated 20 Dec 2016, 09:11 ]

Thurrock Acorns ARC have a new 2m net on Monday evenings at 19:30hrs (144.180MHz)

ECWARC Newsletter 16

posted 21 Nov 2016, 06:33 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club   [ updated 14 Dec 2016, 02:01 ]

ECWARC Newsletter 16 is now available to view.

ECWARC Activity Week 14th - 20th November 2016

posted 27 Oct 2016, 05:31 by G4ZUL Essex CW Club   [ updated 9 Nov 2016, 02:19 ]

The next ECWARC activity week will take place between Monday 14th and Sunday 20th November 2016. We will also be using the club call GX1FCW.  

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