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I was First Licensed in 1986 and I joined Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society in 1987.

In August 1988 I Joined the Radio Society of Great Britain and was a member of Essex Raynet from 1995 to 2014.

On 10th February 2000 I passed the morse test and in March 2005 I obtained the call sign M5AJB.

Was secretary of the BADARS club for 25 years and chairman for the next four years and in 2019 was made Honorary President of the club.



CHAIRMANDave Willicombe,  G0DEC


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First licenced in 1983 and active for several before taking a break from the hobby with the usual work & family things taking over.

Returned to the hobby in 2013 and have been a member at B.A.D.A.R.S since 2017.

Keen supporter of the clubs Contesting activities and special events.

Other interests are vintage equipment restoration and also Military radios.




Colin, M6NCUColin, M6NCUI became licensed back in 2013. 

I had been interested in radio since the early eighties when I received my first PMR and was able to talk to friends very locally. 

I progressed back in 1989 to CB for a couple of years. 

While having and using the CB I became interested in amateur radio when I watched my uncle G0PVT (silent key) operating and talking to contacts around the world. After enquiring about a course, I found it not possible to complete the course due to being a retained firefighter at the time and our drill night was the same night as the course.

After that I lost interest for twenty years until talking to Neil M0NAS and seeing him operate that the interest reappeared.

I managed to get on a course and gained my Foundation License back in 2013. 






I became interested in radio whilst still at school in the late 1950s. This was a period when ex WWII kit was available and cheap. I managed to get a R107 receiver and a R1155N receiver. I spent many hours listening to the world.

After leaving school I joined the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Ltd. I found myself surrounded by Radio systems of all types.

Still an avid SWL I moved to the Isle of Wight in 1974 and joined the Isle of Wight Radio Soc. With encouragement from the club members I took my RAE in 1984 and passed having G1UGT as my call.  Around 1987 I passed my Morse and got my present call G0LPO.

I moved back to Braintree in 2002 and joined Badars soon after.

Since joining Badars I have been Treasurer and then Secretary for a number of years. However at the last AGM I stood down and became a non officer committee member.





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