Previous Events

Cubs and Scouts attending the JOTA weekend

JOTA Weekend - Harlow

GB5HDS - HADARS Clubhouse - 16th and 17th October

Over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October, G6UT (Harlow & District Amateur Radio Society ) operated from their club qth using the call of GB5HDS for JOTA weekend.

The event was attended by Cubs and scouts from the Harlow area.

A total of 139 contacts were made . The best dx was to VK. Operating on 2, 40 and 20 using digital modes and phone with all visitors exchanging messages over the air.

A couple even completed their communications badge.

All of the visitors had a go at the morse oscillator and key, some picked it up very quickly and was natural senders.

Thank you all who took the time to work us and took messages from the cubs/ scouts.

GB0EOR on the air from North Weald

Railways on the Air - North Weald

GB0EOR North Weald - 25th and 26th September

This event came from the Epping and Ongar Railway

We made a total of 276 contacts over the 2 days mostly on 40m to areas such as the United States, Russia and Australia.

Field Setup - Lower Sheering Field Day

Field Weekend - Lower Sheering

G6UT Lower Sheering - 7th and 8th August

Over a very wet weekend at New House Farm, HADARS held a field event and BBQ for members at a farm in Lower Sheering Essex. Although band conditions was not to good and wall to wall contesting, operating took place on all bands from 80 meters to 70cms.

Some members braved the elements and camped over night.

Harlow Museum
The Museums Award

Museums on the air - Harlow Museum

GB0HMG Harlow Museum - 19th - 20th & 26th - 27th June

The museum is located in the Mark Hall area of Harlow and its collections are housed within the stable block of the former Mark Hall Manor – visited on three occasions by Queen Elizabeth I.

Since its temporary closure during 2020, the museum has reopened with new exhibits. The ‘Movers and Shapers: the Harlow Makers’ gallery focuses on individuals who have made a difference in Harlow and beyond, while the ‘New Town’ gallery explores Harlow post WWII to more recent years.

The John Collins Cycle Collection includes everything from one of the first bicycles made in England to the iconic Raleigh Chopper – and everything in between!

The site is also home to the beautiful 17th century walled gardens, which earned a Green Flag Award in 2020 and make a perfect picnic spot in the spring and summer.

Field setup at ex RAF Hunsdon

Airfields on the Air - RAF Hunsdon

GB0HAF Hunsdon Airfield - 22nd and 23rd May 2021

Celebrating 80 years in May of Hunsdon becoming operational.

Operation was from 09.30 am on Saturday and 10.00 am on Sunday. HF and 2M

More details on the Airfield history here.

The airfield is located between Hunsdon and Hunsdonbury. Coming from the A414, take the Church Lane exit to Hunsdon. Follow this for just over a mile to Hunsdonbury. Keep following as the road becomes Acorn Street. The entrance will be a further 400 yards on the right-hand side.