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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!

Flemming Christensen G4MJC S/K

It is with regret that the society has learnt that Flemming who was an early member of SARS become a silent key some weeks ago.. Flemming G4MJC had great enthusiasm for VHF and particularly 6m where he was often heard during contests. He will be sadly missed by his fellow amateurs. Our condolences go out …

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Ian G7HFS…….PA3IKH in Zeeland SATURDAY 15th August

Several SARS members made contact with Ian whilst he was in Holland at West Kapelle on Top band (160m) using 1976kHz USB. Contact was also established from Beachy Head on (60m) 5363kHz USB by G8DXU and G1KAR/P with Andy 2E0GNE operating. Anthony G4UPY was also on net, together with Chris G3XFE in Heathfield. Thanks go …

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Some Sad News G8CVV SK

Previously a long standing member of SARS, Barry Chuter G8CVV became a Silent Key on Sunday 26th of July. Barry had moved from Eastbourne to Minehead about two years ago to be closer to his family. He had a special interest in VHF and was renown for his knowledge and expertise in High Voltage generation …

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Members Contests / Competition

Results have been posted in the updated September 2020 AirTime.

Future meetings postponed due to COVID-19

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 …

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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.

CONTEST NEWS 50MHz

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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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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