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.
In order to commemorate the important events that occurred on the 6th of June 1944. SARS will be operating a special event station from our Beachy Head Site. We will be operating vintage equipment such as the Wireless Sets No.19 and WS62 as used during those times. We hope to contact stations in Normandy operated by members of the Vintage and Military ARS and others. (Please see www.vmars.org)
Our callsign for the event will be GB2SF after Sword Force which was the designation for troops that departed from Shoreham and nearby ports in the South East of England.
GB2SF will also operate a variety of equipment including the Clansman VRC322 High Power HF station. Frequencies will be 3.615MHz using AM and 51.70MHz using FM. More information and operating schedules will be posted nearer the event.
We look forward to contacting as many stations as possible. QSL cards and certificates may be available to stations operating vintage equipment and contacting our station on several different bands.
GB2SF should also be operational during Exercise Blue Ham on the 8th and 9th of June.
On Friday the 14th at our RSGB registered examination centre in Polegate all five members sitting examinations passed.
New callsigns so far received are Foundation:- Samuel M7SPJ, Keith M7AZA, Chris M7SOE.
Intermediate :- Richard 2E0JXU, Andy 2E0TIZ.
The SARS instructors wish to congratulate all of the above students. We look forward to hearing them on-air or using the Societies station during contests etc.