Tom Pitcher

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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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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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Icom IC-7300 Basic Operating

Over the course of two lectures in February 2020, club member Steve Sims G8NFZ presented a series on operating the IC-7300 HF transceiver for the benefit of club members. He has now compiled these slides into a video series, which can be found embedded below. Our thanks to Steve for his extensive work on this …

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Future meetings postponed due to COVID-19

After careful consideration and in light of the fact that a significant proportion of our membership is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, the Committee has taken the decision to indefinitely postpone all future monthly meetings as well as meetings at the Cafe Continental on Wednesdays, until further notice. Meetings at the club shacks will continue with …

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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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David G0FDV on Transistors in Practical Wireless 2

SARS member David Jardine G0FDV has kindly made his second article on Transistors from Practical Wireless available to us. Click here to download a PDF copy. His earlier article can be found here.

David G0FDV on Transistors in Practical Wireless

This month’s edition of Practical Wireless features a piece on Transistors by SARS member David Jardine G0FDV. David takes a look at the history of transistors and the fundamentals of silicon doping – click here to download a PDF copy.

Contact from Crystal Palace

Last Wednesday’s meeting involved a successful communication between myself on Crystal Palace Hill in South London, Dave G0FDV from Heathfield, and members operating under G1KAR/P at BHRS including Barry G8DXU and Tony G4UPY. Having erected a dipole for 40m I constructed at home this previous week, we attempted contact at the arranged time of 1500 …

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Selection of G8DXU articles added!

Some articles from our members’ monthly magazine written by G8DXU on vintage radio are now available here on Hover over “Articles” in the menu above, then “Vintage Radio” to read them!

Christmas Contesting up at Beachy Head

SARS fielded entries in the Christmas Cumulatives Contest this year up at our Beachy Head shack – a good turn out and a decent number of contacts on 2m. More info likely to come in the next Airtime, or on G8DXU’s blog!