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The aims and objectives of the club are to support and encourage amateur radio communications and the use of computers for communication purposes.


Full Membership runs from 1st July to 30th June inclusive. 


Our AGM is held in May of each year where fees are set and officers and members of the committee are elected. Additional posts of Barscom Editor and club WebMaster are also elected.


The Committee meets at least bi-monthly and updates are provided to members at club meetings and via the club magazine and website.


The full club constitution document can be viewed and downloaded here.




At the recent club AGM it was decided that the subscription rate would remain unchanged for the current year at £18.00 per ordinary member with a reduced rate of £12.00 for junior members under 18, students and over 65’s. 


To apply for membership just come along to one of our meetings and talk to any of the committee members who will take you through the joining process.  If you prefer, you can download a membership application form here and bring it along to the meeting or post it to the address on the form.


Payment by Bank Transfer can be made - please speak to Treasurer Colin M6NCU for bank details. If paying by transfer please quote call sign as the reference.  


Alternatively, cheques payable to ‘Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society’ or just good old fashioned cash can be given to the treasurer or secretary at a club meeting.




When we meet at St Peter’s Hall we ask members and visitors to contribute a Door Fee of £1.50 towards the cost of tea, coffee and biscuits which are normally available half way through the meeting.




We also hold a raffle at each club meeting at the church hall which costs £1 per ticket. As we normally have several prizes to choose from each night most people don’t have to wait too long to be a winner!




The Founders Trophy is awarded to a member that has made a major contribution to the club and this year was presented to Brian, G3TGB for his wake up calls for the Welfare Nets during Lockdown.


The Harold King Editors Award is made for contribution to the club magazine and this years awarded to Richard, G4FJC.


A Construction Contest is normally held each year with the Construction Shield awarded to the winning entrant, but this year was cancelled due to Covid restrictions.



If you have any membership questions please contact the Club Secretary via email using