The Dengie Hundred Amateur Radio Society (DHARS), which is based in Essex, is an enthusiastic group who all have an interest in amateur radio - sometimes called ham radio. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at our shack, which is located on the Lower Burnahm Road (B1010), Latchingdon. (Despite being in Latchingdon, we are not that far from the The Three Horseshoes pub in Althorne, which is actually the closest pub.) The next few meetings of the club, which has the callsign G0UTT, are:
The club primarily serves the Dengie peninsula part of Essex, which is formed by the River Crouch, the River Blackwater and the North Sea. So the club is particularly close to those living in the following Essex villages, not all of which are in the Dengie.
Different members of the club have very different interests, with members being active on frequencies from 1.8 MHz (160 m) to 10 GHz (3 cm), and most bands between. We don't currently have members operating below the 160 m band, but we might well do this one day.
Unlike almost every other amateur club in England, we are very fortunate in being able to erect permanent antennas at our club station. This is something no other club local to us can do. With the antennas more than 50 m ASL, the site has good takeoff.
The twice monthly meetings consist of either
There are other club meetings, typically once per week, where retired members bring along their radio equipment to connect to the clubs antennas, and generally chat about radio. These are arranged on an ad-hoc basis, but occur on almost every Thursday.
Prospective members are asked to contact the club's Chairman, whose details can be found on our contact page