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The Braintree and District ARS was formed in 1975 by founder members Dave Penny, Nick Shepard, Peter West and Roy White and has since then been serving the interests of over 30 members from North Essex and West Suffolk. The club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain. More information on our club history can be found here.

Club meetings are held in St Peter's church hall Braintree on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month commencing at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm).

The club meeting room location is:-


The Church Hall

St. Peter's Parish Church

St Peter's Road




St Peter's Road is a small road off Bocking End/The Causeway, Braintree

Directions to St Peter's Church can be found at their website here

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The Church car park is next to the church hall and additional roadside parking is available on The Causeway, opposite the St Peter's Road turning




Club meetings provide a mixture of guest speakers, member's presentations, technical evenings and social events. The annual programme is designed to provide variety to attract and interest members of mixed ages and ability. The club's activities are published in the monthly club magazine "Barscom" which is free to members, and is distributed in electronic format.


The club actively supports external events including ROTA, MOTA, JOTA, and an annual summer camp. The club have also entered some of the RSGB contests with good results for a club of our size.


The new technologies have been embraced with a DMR repeater being added to the existing club repeater GB3BZ.


The clubs goal is to involve new and existing members in club activities, to broaden their knowledge and to get the maximum pleasure from the hobby.


Visitors and new members are always made welcome. For more details of club activities past, present and future and how to join our club please visit the other pages in the menu of our website, or contact our secretary at