Category: Contests

AFS Contests etc.

Members of SARS continue to play an active role in the AFS series of contests. Our most recent entry was in the 160 metre Club Calls (Phone) contest on Saturday 13th of November. We gained 48 contacts duiring this event using the club callsign GX1KAR/P. Equipment used for this event was the society’s IC-7300 and …

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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


SARS have achieved 2nd place (Runner-Up) in the Open section of the 50MHz (6 metre) Christmas Cumulative Contests. With many thanks to those members who gave up their time to participate.

Forthcoming Contests on VHF and HF

Members attention is drawn to our calendar and the members Forum regarding forthcoming contests. Please have a look at the various contests and dates. Members who have an interest in contesting are encouraged to help with or even organise participation in these events. SARS has an excellent, noise free, radio site at Beachy Head with …

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Exercise Blue Ham 19

Several SARS members participated in this exercise over the weekend of 15-16th March. G8DXU/P assisted by M6ONX operated from Beachy Head. G0UOI and G7HFS operated independently fixed and mobile respectively. Whilst conditions were variable contacts were easily established with Air Cadet Forces located in England, Wales and Scotland. Stations in Norway and Germany also participated in the event. However we …

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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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40-80m AFS Contest Saturday 13th January

This is an important contest in the series of Affiliated Societies (AFS) events. Taking place on Saturday 13th January between 1400-1800 this is a great opportunity for members to practice their operating skills during a busy competition. Results from this event count towards the combined scores for the Societies entries in the 2017-2018 series of …

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Christmas Cumulative Contests

These contests run each day from 26th to 29th of December between 1400-1600 Contestants may operate on any or all of the following bands:- 6m, 4m, 2m, & 70cm. Last year SARS was placed Runner Up in the overall competition and 2nd in the 50MHz (6m) section. The intention is enter again this year and …

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