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

1st 70MHz Contest on April 1st (7th Mar) by G8DXU

Members are invited to participate in the 1st 70MHz (4 Metre) Contest on Sunday the 1st of April (No fooling!)
This contest runs from 0900-1200 UTC. Mode will be USB
Our entry will be made from Beachy Head and calls from any stations will be welcome
Please see the members Forum for further information and to register interest in operating or logging. This is an RSGB event and membership is required of all participants.

144/432MHz VHF Championship Contest 3rd-4th March (13th Feb) by G8DXU

This important annual contest runs over the weekend from 1400-1400 on both 144MHz and 432MHz bands.
We will be operating for a substantial amount of the 24 hour event.
Please see the Forum entry for further details and to register your interest.
Update 15.02.18 There has been a good amount of interest expressed in this contest. It looks like we will be able to operate on both bands over the weekend.