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A Beginners Licence - Proposal by John G4SWX (Audio)

Would UK Amateur Radio benefit from a new entry-level licence? We discuss the suggestion of a low power VHF/UHF Beginners Amateur Licence with John Regnault G4SWX


BBC Essex - JOTA Featured on Essex Quest Oct 2019 (Audio)

The BBC Essex Quest team spoke to scout leader Derek Hagan M0SCE about the Belchamps Scout Centre, and what’s in store for JOTA 2019.


Repeater Timeout Kit Review (Video)

A first-look at a new amateur radio project kit for users of repeaters. The Repeater Timeout Project Kit has been released by, and Essex Ham gets hands-on with constructing and testing the kit. We also speak to the creator of the kit, Andrew M0ONH. This low-cost kit uses an Arduino Nano and makes for a great construction project. More details here:


Langdon Hills Amateur Radio Club Focus (Video)

Essex Ham talks to Mike G1KOT from the recently-formed Langdon Hills Amateur Radio Club. Find out what the club is all about, and about their field days at Progression Nights


Essex Ham 2018 Review (Video)

2018 was another busy year for amateur radio group Essex Ham. Here’s a quick look at what we got up to! For more details of Essex Ham, go to


My Journey in Amateur Radio - Pete M0PSX (Video)

Pete M0PSX gave a talk on his journey into amateur radio at SEARS in 2017 and Thurrock Acorns in 2018. As requested by some Essex Ham members, here is an edited version of the talk.


GB1NHS Launches 08 May 2018 (Audio)

GB1NHS launches on the 8th of May 2018, with plans to link amateur radio with NHS initiatives such as EndPJParalysis. Essex Ham interviews Paul Devlin from the NHS to find out more about this exciting initiative. For details and links, go to


BRATS Rainham Radio Rally 2018 (Video)

The 2018 BRATS Rainham Radio Rally took place at The Victory Academy in Chatham on Sunday the 25th of February. A collection of images from the rally, plus a short interview between Essex Ham's Pete M0PSX and Paul G7BHE


Galleywood Gatherings 2018 (Video)

A collection of photos from three amateur radio Galleywood Gatherings that took place in Jan and Feb 2018. Galleywood Common is a great location for amateur radio, and this short video shows what we get up to in Winter


Canvey Rally 2018 Wrap-up (Video)

Sunday the 4th of February 2018 was the 33rd annual Canvey Rally, run by the South Essex Amateur Radio Society. Here is our short video montage of the 2018 rally at The Paddocks on Canvey Island, including an extract from the BBC Essex Quest.


BBC Essex - SEARS Canvey Rally Interview 2018 (Audio)

Extract from BBC Essex 01 Feb 2018, featuring Vic Rogers G6BHE from SEARS discussing the 2018 Canvey Rally. Recorded 01 Feb 2018, 1:19pm on the Tony Fisher Show


Essex CW Bootcamp 2017 (Video)

In 2017, the Essex CW Club ran a bootcamp in Witham to help people to improve their Morse speed and competency. This short video includes an interview with Dean G4WQI and Rob M0KCP on how the event ran. Vido footage provided by Adam Saxton M6WQI


Essex Ham Video Review of 2017 (Video)

Here's Essex Ham's Review of 2017 - Another busy year! Our thanks to everyone who has supported Essex Ham in 2016, as we continue our mission to promote amateur radio in Essex. For more on what we do, please go to


Suffolk RED skills development evening Nov 2017 (Video)

A video snapshot of the Suffolk RED (radio and electronics development) evening which took place in November 2017 near Ipswich. The Suffolk RED events, as well as the Essex Skills Nights, have recently been acknowledged by the RSGB of good examples of alternative events to support amateur radio. The video gives a flavour of what takes place.


Amazon Alexa - Amateur Radio Shack Companion (Video)

A look at whether the Amazon Echo with Alexa, can be a handy amateur radio shack accessory. A short video showing a few things that this gadget can do to help. More details at


BBC Essex Quest Meets Essex Ham 17-Sep-2017 (Audio)

On the 17th of September 2017, Essex Ham took part in the BBC Essex Quest from one of its field days. The team from the BBC Essex Radio Car collected their clue using amateur radio, which was solved by the local radio listeners. Here is a recording of what happened live on BBC Essex in September 2017


GB4EAA Air Ambulance 2017 Day 1 (Video)

Essex Ham was supporting the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance in the 2017 International Air Ambulance Amateur Radio event. Here is a short video summary of our first day at the Earls Colne Airfield, on the 9th of September 2017


Air Ambulance Week 2017 Promo (Audio)

International Air-Ambulance Week 2017 takes place between the 9th and 17th of September. Do your part - put on a station, promote the work of your nearest Air Ambulance, or better still, make a donation. Details at


Air Ambulance Week 2017 Promo (Video)

International Air-Ambulance Week 2017 takes place between the 9th and 17th of September. Do your part - put on a station, promote the work of your nearest Air Ambulance, or better still, make a donation. Details at


Essex Ham meets the ICQ Podcast Team (Audio)

Pete M0PSX caught up with Martin M1MRB and Martin M0SGL from the ICQ Podcast to find out a little more about their regular online look at the world of amateur radio, and to discover how their show is made. Photos and links can be found at