Category: Vintage Radio

Post Lock-down Freedom Camp at Beachy Head 10-11th July

Freedom Camp at Beachy Head
IARU HF Contest Breaking the lock-down!

Clansman IBMU / IBMS Unit Repair.

Part 7 in the series “From Larkspur to Clansman” by G8DXU            Having acquired a large quantity of non working IBMUs the following outlines the author’s experiences in carrying out basic repairs on these units. The excellent article in VMARS signal by Collin Guy describes the general operation and physical construction of this equipment. For those …

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Clansman PSU50A Repair Guide

6th Instalment in the “From Larkspur to Clansman” series This instalment continues this series with an examination of the Power Supply Unit 50 Amp, NSN 5820-99-620-8183. This unit was designed to provide nominal 28V DC from the mains or generator for powering the VRC 322 HF installation or VRC353 VHF Transceiver. The VRC322 consisting of …

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West Dean English Heritage Open Days 7-8th September

SARS members again exhibited items of WW II radio equipment in the courtyard of the Old Coach House in the historic village of West Dean. BN25 4AL We also operated a special event station with the callsign GB2WD from this location. There were the usual displays of local arts and crafts in the Nags Barn plus some excellent catering in the …

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Capel Military Vehicle Show 2019

Held over the weekend of 6-7th July at Aldhurst Farm, Temple Lane in Capel near Dorking. This excellent and well organised event was attended by several SARS members and members of VMARS. In conjunction with Jason G4KNE, SARS helped run the shows special event station GB1CMS (Capel Military Show). We called into the VMARS Saturday morning …

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D-Day 75th Anniversary

SARS  commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy landings at our Beachy Head radio site operating under the special call sign GB2SF. Following the important events that occurred in June 1944. SARS will be operating vintage equipment such as the Wireless Sets No.19 and WS62 as used during those times. We hope to contact stations in Normandy operated …

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Festival of Transport 24-26th August 2019.

Broad Farm near Hellingly. SARS members attended this event, exhibiting in the commercial and military vehicle sections. We also operated special event station GB3FOT.. Reports and photographs of our activities will be included in the September edition of the societies magazine AirTime which will be published shortly.

Clansman PRC320 RT320 Repair and Servicing

From Larkspur to Clansman     Part 5b in a series of articles by G8DXU This instalment has now been updated from issue 5a to 5b and continues the series with some general notes on the PRC320 (UK/RT320). Information is provided on servicing and some of the most common problems encountered. RT320 Transceivers cover 1.9-29.999MHz with CW, …

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West Dean English Heritage Open Days. 15th-16 Sept.

This event enjoyed some great sunny weather and a record attendance! With many thanks to those SARS members, their friends and family who visited us during the weekend. There was a lot of interest in our working displays of WWII radio equipment and special event station GB1WD.   English Heritage Open days allow the public …

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SARS at West Dean Open Days

Members of SARS will be setting up special event station GB2WD at West Dean on the 9th & 10th of September to mark the English Heritage Open Days of this historic site. This special occasion also marks the Canadian Occupation of West Dean during WWII. Tributes will be paid during special ceremonies on both Saturday …

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