We are the Bittern DX Group – AKA the Bittern DXers, an amateur radio club, formed in 2004 and based in North Norfolk in the UK. The Club’s aim is to put the emphasis on operation, demonstration and bringing the hobby of amateur radio to the public.
Our priorities are to get out in the field, to get on the air and to spread the word about amateur radio without the restraints of lectures and evening meetings etc. There are a number of very good clubs in Norfolk offering that kind of club environment and we work with them wherever possible.
We don’t see ourselves as rivals but complementing the effort, after all we’re all promoting the same hobby aren’t we? However, we do support our members with one to one training and technical assistance and have several examination passes to our credit.
Despite the foregoing, because of our busy operating and events calendar, we do hold have monthly business planning meeting at the Aylsham & District Ex-Servicemens Social Club Address: 64 Hungate Street, Norwich NR11 6AA Phone: 01263 732182 7.30pm on the last Thursday of every month except, of course, in December. There is car parking on site as signposted, All welcome please enter and approach the bar to ask for directions to the Bittern DX Group meeting which is upstairs (don’t forget to get your self a drink if you would like one as there is no bar upstairs )
We also have a weekly Bittern VHF Net on 2 Metres on Thursday nights (except of course when there is a meeting) call in is on 145.500 MHZ and, subject to other users, change frequency (QSY) down to 145.400MHZ. We would be glad to hear from you.
We have 2 club callsigns our originally allocated “MØNBG” (Norfolk Bittern Group) and “G6IPU” donated in memory of BDXG member George Edwards who died in 2007. We also have the Special Contest Call of “G2B” (Golf 2 Bittern) which is used in several of the major contests, mostly out in the field.
As a group we have achieved success, with 4 National trophies already under our belts plus 5 VHF, 1 HF Contest certificates along with other several high placed finishes in National HF contests. We hope that BDXG continues to build upon this firm foundation!!
As mentioned, we do support our members with one to one training, so whether you are a newcomer to the hobby, have a Foundation or an Intermediate Licence, if you are in North Norfolk and thinking of improving your knowledge, get in touch with us totally free of any obligation. Contact details can be found on the Training and Committee pages…
If you’re elsewhere and thinking to yourself “What’s this got to do with me, I’m not in Norfolk..”, we do have members elsewhere in the county and around the UK. Aren’t you just a little bit interested in joining us…??
If you are, use link to “Join BDXG” button in the Menu on the left for full details of our requirements and policies.
(except if it coincides with a Meeting Date). Call in on 145.5MHZ (S20) and QSY (Change Frequency) usually down to 145.400MHZ. just drop in to say, “Hello…” you will be made most welcome! Why not call in and work us.
Or, if are you organising a community event here in Norfolk and you would like us to operate a Special Event Station for you email, us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you will not only join us, but support and assist us, to give something back into this wonderful hobby of ours?
Take a look around our site, and it is constantly changing as we find the time away form the radio to make changes, therefore you may occasionally find yourself at a dead end so please accept our apologies in advance.