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

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 Contests / Competition by Barry G8DXU

This event has now started, with a worthwhile number of members taking part on 160m, 10m and 6m in the first phase of the competition. We have also run events on 70cm and 2m FM.

Please see the calendar entries in RED for details of the next events. These will probably cover several of the HF bands with ALL modes being acceptable.

Future meetings postponed due to COVID-19 by Tom 2E0ONX

After careful consideration and in light of the fact that a significant proportion of our membership is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, the Committee has taken the decision to indefinitely postpone all future monthly meetings as well as meetings at the Cafe Continental on Wednesdays, until further notice. Meetings at the club shacks will continue with attendance at the discretion of members.

We hope to be able to reinstate future meeting dates as soon as possible, but in the meantime a special club net is planned, with the following details:

Every Wednesday 14:00 hrs, 70cm GB3ZX (Butts Brow) repeater
Output: 430.825 Mhz
Input: 438.425 MHz (+7.6 MHz)
Input tone: 88.5 Hz

The RSGB have temporarily suspended contest entries from Multi-Operator, Portable / Mobile stations etc. Individual members can still enter contests from their home locations.

Operating the ICOM IC-7300 SDR Transceiver by Barry G8DXU

This excellent presentation from Steve Sims MSc G8NFZ is now available on YouTube as a seven part series. Click here to view them.