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Welcome to the G7SRA Website

We welcome all Radio Amateurs, CB'ers and those interested in radio and/or electronics

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Introducing SAnDRA:

More than thirty years ago, Sudbury AnDistrict Radio Amateurs (SAnDRA) held their Inaugural General Meeting (IGM) and since then SAnDRA has met fairly regularly.

Currently, SAnDRA members live within 20 miles of Sudbury, Suffolk (CO10) and can be heard on various frequencies from Top Band (1.8MHz) to UHF and sometimes even higher frequencies.

The world of Amateur Radio is NOT as many imagine. Radio Amateurs communicate by many different frequencies and modes from short range using a hand-held radio to bouncing signals off the Moon . . but this requires more than a battery-powered hand-held transceiver and a small flexible aerial! Hi, Hi.

The hobby frequently incorporates, and develops, ground-breaking techniques and advances that may only be used by the Communications Industry in the years to come. One of these is Software Defined Radio (SDR) where perfectly readable reception is obtained - from what appears to only be noise - by using a USB computer-connected receiver and a home computer running very ‘clever’, but FREE, software. [ Some Radio Amateurs really 'love' FREE stuff. Hi, Hi. ]

To learn more please email Contact SAnDRA or Contact_SAnDRA@sudburyradioamateurs.co.uk.

As we all need to try and be 'COVID-19 Safe', please observe the current COVID-19 Requirements

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The next planned SAnDRA Meeting is:

Wed 10 July 2024 - At The Maldon Grey Public House. Sudbury. For further details, just click Club Activities.

Currently set to be a 'Noggin' & Natter', but 'watch this space' for any updates.

Summer is here & the 'great outdoors' beckons. Please come & enjoy a beer and friendly banter in good company. 

For further details, please click Club Activities.

If you wish to be included on the SAnDRA Email-Shot Listplease email Contact SAnDRA or Contact_SAnDRA@sudburyradioamateurs.co.uk

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Further Proposed Meetings for 2024:

Meetings at The Maldon Grey PH - 14 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 13 Nov & 11 Dec.

At a future meeting, Mike (G0IBZ) will be giving a talk on the safe raising & lowering of portable masts. The talk will include details of options and considerations when installing Home QTH (home location) or other 'permanent' aerials

As soon as the Meeting Details are available they will be emailed to those on the SAnDRA Meeting Circulation List. Send you Email Address to Contact_SAnDRA@sudburyradioamateurs.co.uk  if you wish to be included on this list. 

For further details, please click Club Activities.

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Other SAnDRA Priorities:

  •    Education focussing on Technical and/or 'Topic' Talks involving Amateur Radio.
  •    Promote and encourage the understanding of Amateur Radio Principles and Operating.
  •    Encourage potential Radio Amateurs to obtain a licence and then to progress further with the hobby.

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  Other activities - On non-physical meeting Wednesday evenings, some SAnDRA members may be heard from 7:30pm (local) on 144.700MHz or, very occasionally, on the GB3EA Repeater (Output - 145.6875MHz). However, if there is no SAnDRA activity on 2 metres then please give a CQ call on S20 (145.500MHz).

Very 73 - The SAnDRA Committee.

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