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Forthcoming meeting on 6th Dec cancelled

In view of the rising rate of COVID-19 cases and especially the Delta / Omicron variants, the SARS committee have now made the difficult decision to cancel the forthcoming physical meeting scheduled for 6th December. We will be reviewing this situation early in the New Year and hope that normal meetings can be resumed as …

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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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Festival of Transport (FOT) Hellingly

This event ran over the August Bank Holiday weekend 28-30th inclusive, the FOT is a large annual display of vintage vehicles and static exhibits. Six SARS members and the family of one member camped on site over the entire weekend. We displayed several Land Rovers from 1948-1985 and a Daimler Ferret Armoured Car in NATO …

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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

The show is now officially ON and application forms have already been received by previous attendees. The society has already secured GB2FOT for use at the event with a respectable number of SARS members expressing an interest in exhibiting or helping. Members who are attending with displays or operating our Special Event Radio Station are …

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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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