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Annual General Meeting

The Society’s AGM will be held this Friday, 1st March from 20:00 at the Old Town Community Centre in Eastbourne.

Talk by Callum McCormick M0MCX (YouTube DXCommander)

Our February’s meeting will be a talk from Callum M0MCX, aka @DXCommanderHQ on YouTube. The meeting will take place at 8pm on Friday 2nd February at the Old Town Community Centre as usual.

2024 renewals now due

Your subs are now due for 2024, as of 1st January! Please check this page for fees, and see the members forum if you need the club’s bank details.

Welcome to 2024.

S.A.R.s first friday of the month , club meeting is Friday 5th January 2024. The theme is : bring along any Christmas projects you have been doing or Christmas gifts that are radio related. Be interesting to see ..Tea ,coffee and biscuits will be available to purchase from the kiosk !

Merry Christmas 2023

On behalf of Southdown amateur Radio Society , Committee members and myself , I would like to thank everybody connected to the club for all the time, effort, support and dedication that’s been selflessly given to ensure we have a brilliant ,contest winning club ! I would also like to take this opportunity, to wish …

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Christmas Cumulative Contests

These short duration VHF contests are running as usual this year. Starting with 50 MHz then 70 MHz, 144 MHz and finally 432 MHz on successive days. Boxing Day sees the first event on 6m with all starting at 1400 and finishing at 1600. Whilst all modes are permitted, most activity is on the SSB …

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1.8 MHz Club Calls AFS (Phone) Contest 11.11.23

Members are reminded that the above event takes place tomorrow evening from 2000-2300 UTC. Individual members of SARS can and indeed, are encouraged to participate in these AFS events, mobile, portable or from their home QTH. Membership of the RSGB is not a requirement. SSB entries should use frequencies between 1892-1990 kHz. Exchange is Serial, …

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Annual Dinner

We’re pleased to announce the return of the club’s Annual Dinner, to be held on Saturday 20th January 2024 at the Langham Hotel in Eastbourne (19:00 for 19:30). We have again arranged this several months in advance to ensure a competitive rate of £32 per person (including tip). For further information and to confirm your …

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AMBERLEY MUSEUM Classic Land Rover Day

Three members will be exhibiting their vehicles at this event on the 8th of October. Ranging from early series One examples to Defender 110. There will be many exhibits that trace the history of these iconic vehicles. For those not necessarily interested in vehicles, the Amberley Museum has a very good display of classic radios …

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70 MHz AFS Contest, Sunday 17th

The first in the AFS series of contests starts this Sunday 17th September. Running between 0900-1200 UTC members will be participating from our Beachy Head site. Our callsign will be G1KAR/P using the LFA beam and IC-7300