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

Members Only! Sale of radio equipment. (13th Apr) by Barry G8DXU

The first phase of this sale of equipment for members only has now ended. The second sale is now underway, ending on the 25th April. Please see the BLOG and submit your offer to a committee member soon. There could be some bargains to be had!.   

D-Day 75th Anniversary 6th June SPECIAL EVENT (1st Mar) by Barry G8DXU

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. 

Please see the dedicated page available under the Calendar pull-down-tab