The Southdown Amateur Radio Society is a club for anybody interested in, the many aspects of amateur radio. We have many members from the South Downs area and some members from abroad.

We meet up on a weekly basis, at one of our radio sites and at a cafe get together and rag chew. Club meetings are once a month in our ‘Eastbourne based. club rooms. Our our second radio site operates from Hailsham monthly.

We have members interested in everything from CW to modern data mode, who participate in many contests each year – you can read more about what we get up to in the News blog, below.

Latest News

50MHz AFS Contest 20th October by Barry G8DXU

This contest is on Sunday 20th of October running between 0900-1200 UTC. Members are invited to enter this event from the societies Beachy Head site.  

Exercise Blue Ham 19-3 also runs over the same weekend. Please see the calendar and Forum for more information.

West Dean English Heritage Open Days 7-8th September by Barry G8DXU

SARS members again exhibited items of WW II radio equipment in the courtyard of the Old Coach House in the historic village of West Dean. BN25 4AL

We also operated a special event station with the callsign GB2WD from this location. There were the usual displays of local arts and crafts in the Nags Barn plus some excellent catering in the Pop-Up Café.

Entry was free.  This included a guided tour of the award winning Elizabethan terrace and entry to the medieval Dovecote.

More Examination Successes! by Barry G8DXU

The society is very pleased to report that we held one of the last examination sessions under the old syllabus on 31st of August. 

The members named here passed their Foundation examinations :-  Martyn. Soden.

                                                                                      Stephen  Southgate           .M7RSR

Passed with Merit                               Advanced Exam                    Andy Tyrell     M0TIZ

Watch this space for details of Foundation callsigns……………….With congratulations to you all.