Colchester Radio Amateurs was formed in 1963
by a group of Tutors and Students at the Colchester Technical College
(now the Colchester Institute). Meetings were held in
the Radio laboratory and concentrated on practical work
and measurement, taking advantage of the wide range
of equipment available and some expert help.
Membership increased steadily and the range of club
activities expanded as a result. In addition to our
regular monthly meetings we also
in contests including HF & VHF with our VHF Contest Group participating in all the
major RSGB contests from their Contest site at Walton On The Naze.
training for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced
a monthly newsletter CRA News which is also free to non members via
email. Please see our Newsletter page for more info.
Radio encompasses all methods of Radio Communication
from working through satellites, bouncing signals
off the moon, microwave links, television, to
simple radio contacts. You can take part in radio
contesting, radio orienteering, contact remote
islands and countries around the world. You can
even talk to the astronauts on the International
Society of Great Britain.