The Southdown Amateur Radio Society is a club for anybody interested in amateur radio, with members across the South Downs and even further afield.

We meet on a weekly basis at one of our two radio sites, as well as once a month in our Eastbourne-based club rooms.

We have members interested in everything from CW to modern data mode and participate in many contests each year – you can read more about what we get up to on the blog, or below.

Latest News

Congratulations to new Full Licence (14th Nov) by G8DXU

Ean Pestano has now passed his Advanced exam, obtaining Full Licence call M0LXI

1.8MHz Club Calls Contest (8th Nov) by G8DXU

This event took place on Saturday (10th October) between 2000-2300 UTC. With G8DXU, M0KIL, M6GND and 2E1PJJ all included in the SARS team.

Frequencies used were between 1890-1992kHz LSB with a limit of 32W pep. Entry in the competition was from our Beachy Head site using the club call GX1KAR/P with scores counting towards the AFS series of events. Despite having to lower the mast and replace a faulty feeder in the driving rain, we managed to contact 36 stations. The RSGB HQ station GB3HQ and stations in the Channel Isles being amongst these,