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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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50 MHz Trophy Contest 19-20th June at BHRS

Several members got together to make a socially distanced entry in the above contest. Fortunately there were some considerable Sporadic Es right from the start of the event which lasted until Sunday afternoon. We were treated to some extreemly strong signals from many European countries. Spain, France, Romania, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, …

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Physical meetings to resume soon

The club Committee has recently been in communication with Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club, our host for our regular meetings on the first Monday of every month. They are keen to have us return as soon as legally allowed, which means that if the current limits on indoor gatherings are indeed lifted on 19th July (the …

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D-Day 77th Anniversary, Sunday 6th June…… GB2SF

SARS members commemorated the 77th anniversary of D-Day over the weekend of 5-6th June at our Beachy Head radio site.. Special event call GB2SF (Sword Force) was aired on HF and VHF over the weekend. Sword Force was the code name given to the military forces destined for Normandy which departed from this region of …

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Festival of Transport (FOT) Hellingly

An announcement from the EHVS indicates that this years show will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 28th to 30th of August. The show is now officially ON and application forms are already being sent out to previous attendees. We have already secured GB2FOT for use at the event with a respectable number …

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Ofcom & Implementation of ICNIRP

Radio Amateurs, Boat owners, professional and other users of Radio Communications equipment running over 10W RF Power are to be affected by licence changes proposed to come into effect on the 18th of May. Ofcom are proposing to implement the ICNIRP recommendations on the levels of Radio Frequency (Non-Ionizing) radiation. Strict limits may be introduced …

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Contests and re-opening of our Beachy Head Radio Site

Now that our government has published a road map out of the current lock-down your society is actively planning future activities. We hope that, once again we can establish entries in forthcoming HF and VHF contests. This obviously depends upon the restrictions in place at the time and social distancing etc will be required for …

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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 7th SSB net is planned for Saturday 24th of April. Details have now been posted on our Calendar and emails will be sent to a selection of interested members. Frequency 144.325 MHz from 1400 then 28.325 MHz and 1976kHz all USB. Thanks go out to all who have participated in previous nets, including the …

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