Category: News

John Vaughan G3DQY S/K

It is with great regret that the society hears that John (Jack) Vaughan G3DQY become a Silent Key on the 5th of February at the Conquest Hospital. John was a long standing and Honorary member of the society, having been our chairman in past years. He was manager of our Hailsham shack for several decades …

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Latest SSB Net 144.325 & 28.320MHz

Our 6th SSB net is being planned. When details are available they will be posted on the Calendar and emailed to interested members. Frequency 144.325 MHz from 1400 then 28.320 MHz and 1976kHz all USB. Thanks go out to all who have participated in previous nets, including the non-members / guests who have helped make …

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Some Sad News Iris Martin G6ZNO S/K

Iris Martin G6ZNO had been a long standing member of SARS serving as Secretary for many years. She had many interests being a keen electronic organ player and winemaker. Her pleasant and lively personality will be greatly missed at society meetings and by all of the membership that knew her. The committee extend their sincere …

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Portable Contest Operation, Currently NOT ALLOWED

Effective from 1st January 2021 the RSGB has amended the rules for HF and VHF contest operation. Portable stations in Tier 4 Areas are not permitted to participate in contests. Eastbourne and nearby towns are now all in a Tier 5 Area, placing further restrictions on our movements. Fortunately, individual members are still able to …

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SARS AirTime Magazine for 2021

SARS house magazine “AirTime” for 2021 is normally published on or before the last day of each month. This is available to members only and can be be viewed or downloaded from the Members area of this site. All members should have now receive an email link to the current issue. Please Log-On using your …

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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 appear in the October edition of AirTime