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

Attention ALL MEMBERS GDPR (22nd May) by G8DXU

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th of May 2018.

Southdown A.R.S. (SARS) regards our members as important and equally the security of their personal information.

We would be nothing without the trust of our members and equally endeavour to continue to act in accordance with the society’s constitution and applicable English Law. Making sure your personal details are kept secure and private is very important to the society.

This is a quick note to tell you how SARS keeps your personal details secure and private, and to explain your right to control the information you share with us. The laws about how any organisation or company can use your data are being strengthened. These legal changes have an impact on the policy of this society.

Here’s a short summary of the most important parts of our privacy policy:

Your personal information is always held securely. SARS never has, and never will, rent or sell your information to third parties.
You can unsubscribe from being contacted about society events, matters and business at any time, by contacting the secretary.
You have the right to view and request SARS to change or remove your personal information.
The Secretary’s contact details are available for members to view from the MEMBERS Tab, under the Committee Members pull-down link.

CAPEL Military Vehicle Show GB1CMS 7th-8th JULY (27th Apr) by G8DXU

SARS members G8DXU, M6GND and 2E0EOX will be attending the Capel Show and exhibiting a display of working Clansman Radio Equipment. This is now a large and well attended event in the Military show calendar.  In co-operation with the show organisers we will be operating Special Event Call-sign GB1CMS on HF plus the 6m and 4m bands. This weekend is also VHF National Field Day where G1KAR/P will be operating on 4m & 6m FM and USB.