Category: Club Meets

Forthcoming meeting on 6th Dec cancelled

In view of the rising rate of COVID-19 cases and especially the Delta / Omicron variants, the SARS committee have now made the difficult decision to cancel the forthcoming physical meeting scheduled for 6th December. We will be reviewing this situation early in the New Year and hope that normal meetings can be resumed as …

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Festival of Transport (FOT) Hellingly

This event ran over the August Bank Holiday weekend 28-30th inclusive, the FOT is a large annual display of vintage vehicles and static exhibits. Six SARS members and the family of one member camped on site over the entire weekend. We displayed several Land Rovers from 1948-1985 and a Daimler Ferret Armoured Car in NATO …

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Club meetings to resume in August

We’re pleased to announce that monthly club meetings at the Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club will be resuming, with the first to be held on Monday 2nd August from 19:30 local. This meeting will be a “Natter Night” – come along for a chat and bring any lockdown projects you’d like to “show and tell”, or …

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Gradual Return to “Normal”

With the easing of social restrictions activities at the society’s Beachy Head Radio Site will gradually resume to normal. Members who have had both vaccinations against Covid 19 or can show a recent Negative Lateral Flow Test result will be most welcome. In order that we can properly plan contest and other events, members who …

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Post Lock-down Freedom Camp at Beachy Head 10-11th July

Freedom Camp at Beachy Head
IARU HF Contest Breaking the lock-down!

Members Contests / Competition

Results appear in the October edition of AirTime

Operating the ICOM IC-7300 SDR Transceiver

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

Beachy Head, Land Rovers 110, 90 & Series One.

There was an unexpected and interesting gathering of Land Rovers on Saturday 26th of October at the societies Beachy Head.Radio Site.    Pictured from left to right, Defender 110 FFR (Tithonus) 2.5 N/A owned by Barry G8DXU, Defender 90 2.5 N/A owned by Ferg M0SIP, visiting from Wales. Both of these vehicles being 34 years old. Defender 90 300 …

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D-Day 75th Anniversary

SARS  commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy landings at our Beachy Head radio site operating under the special call sign GB2SF. Following the important events that occurred in June 1944. SARS 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 …

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Exercise Blue Ham 100

Exercise Blue Ham was founded a few years ago to encourage communications between Military Cadets and radio amateurs. The most recent event “Exercise Blue Ham 100” being held over the weekend of 13-14th October from 0800-1600 UTC with operation on a number of spot frequencies in the 60m Band. G8DXU/P assisted by M6EYO and M6ONX entered the event from Drewsteignton in …

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