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

St Georges Day Military Vehicle Show 21st April (30th Mar) by G8DXU

The St Georges Day Military Vehicle Show is a relatively new event held near the Knoxbridge Arms, Frittenden, Goudhurst TN17 2BT.

On Saturday there will be a good collection of military vehicles on show, including the FV432 Armoured Personnel carrier owned by SARS member Richard 2E0EOX, this is fitted with working HF and VHF Clansman radio equipment.
Barry G8DXU will also be displaying his Land Rover 110 Tithonus FFR and associated array of Clansman equipment.

As an added bonus the Knoxbridge Arms are running a Beer Festival over the same weekend 21st-22nd with a wide selection of real Ales, live bands, Hog Roast and other good food.

Also on Saturday Barry will put out calls using callsign G8DXU/P on 28.308MHz (28.310MHz Clansman) USB at 1400 and 1600 local time. We welcome calls from any stations, whether SARS members or not. We should also be listening on 51.60MHz FM at the above times and throughout most of the event. Contact from elevated sites around Eastbourne area should be easily achievable! All calls will be much appreciated or alternatively visit us at The Knoxbridge Arms.

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.