• Essex Hams 2021 Wrap-up

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    Essex Hams 2021 Wrap-up

    Posted: 31 Dec 2021 10:59 AM PST https://feedpress.me/link/22841/14982680/review-of-2021.html

    As 2021 draws to a close, heres a quick look back at what the groups been
    up to over the last 12 months.

    Below, youll find a short video highlighting our key activities in 2021:

    For the second year in a row, Covid has taken its toll on amateur radio
    events, but Essex Ham still managed some activity with four field days in Galleywood: the June Summer Solstice, and other events in June, July and December.

    We were at the Earls Colne Airfield for the Air Ambulances on the Air event
    in September, as official supporters of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
    Essex & Herts Air Ambulance 2021

    We supported a very busy GB1BEL JOTA at Belchamps in October a big thanks
    to all who helped out.

    A new community workshop, the East Essex Hackspace launched in 2021, and we were invited to run a special event station for the opening. We activated
    the East Essex Hackspace later in the year for the Essex 2m Activity Day,
    and when the BBC Essex Quest paid the hackspace a visit.
    East Essex Hackspace Launch 2021

    We were promoting the hobby at the Belfairs Academy Careers and Community
    event in October, and we were alongside Hamtronics UK at the September
    Suffolk RED gathering, with our handouts for newbies.

    Oscar 2E1HWE ran an Essex Ham net as part of the GOTA (Gateways On The Air) activity week from Hadleigh Castle

    We launched a new podcast, as a trial the HamNews UK podcast

    Essex Ham was online for the RSGB convention, engaging with the Kent Steamettes, and in the early part of the year, we were asked to take part
    in the worldwide QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo by the ICQ podcast, discussing
    with we need to re-brand the hobby, with panel members from the UK, US and Australia.

    Training was a strong focus for 2021 we ran 24 courses, with a total of
    2,422 students. We produced a new suite of videos for students and newbies,
    and interest in the online course is still very high.

    Our nets continued through 2021 thanks to everyone who took part,
    especially to Dorothy M0MLR for running the YL Net, with the perfect winter
    net drink.

    So thats our look at 2021 thanks to everyone who supported the group
    during this challenging year.

    Heres hoping for a brighter 2022!

    Pete M0PSXThe post Essex Ham’s 2021 Wrap-up first appeared on Essex Ham.

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