Barry Pollard-Wilkins

Collector of everything in the Clansman series of military radio equipment. PRC349, PRC350, PRC351/2, VRC320,VRC321,VRC322,VRC353. etc. Operating these and other vintage radios using AM, FM & SSB. Repairs to these transceivers using official field test sets & professionally equipped workshop. Regular operation on 51.70 MHz FM from SARS Beachy head radio site. Displaying and demonstrating Clansman radios in 1985 Defender 110 FFR Tithonus Land Rover at Military and Historic vehicle shows. I have been a professional radio and telecommunications engineer for over forty years. I am currently the managing director of SeaCall Limited, dealing in ICOM Marine, Business & Amateur Radio equipment.. I have a passion for all hard science and a special interest in metrology. My current position within SARS is committee member and manager of the societies Beachy Head Radio Site. I am also the SARS examination secretary and RSGB registered assessor to Advanced licence level.

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DDRC Bootsale, Sunday 22nd May

The Dunstable Downs Radio Club , Bootsale will be held at the usual venue of Stockwood Park near Luton. Open to the public from 0900. Several SARS members are planning to attend this event, Barry G8DXU and Tim M0THM intend to offer selected items of Transceivers from BHRS for sale. These include FT-707, FT290R, IC-271E …

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Club Meeting 9th May 2022

The society will have another regular meeting at Eastbourne Sovereign Saling Club on Monday. Doors open 1930 for the meeting at 2000-2200. Steve G8NFZ The RAYNET controller for this area, will be giving a presentation on The Radio Amateurs Emergancy Network. Afterwards there will be an auction of some surplus items from BHRS. This includes …

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VHF and HF Contests

Members have expressed interest for participating in the 432 MHz Trophy contest on the 7th May at our Beachy Head radio site. Please see the Forum for further details and to register your offers of assistance in Operating or Logging. Members are very welcome to visit the site during the competition. We will be entering …

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SARS AGM

The society is pleased to announce that Jane 2E1PJJ has been unamiously elected as our Chairwoman for another year. Committee positions were otherwise unopposed, with the addition of Tim M0THM coming forward to offer his expertise as Training Secretary. We are still looking for another editor to our magazine “AirTime” with Barry G8DXU agreeing to …

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Christmas Cumulative Contests 26th-29th December

Each year the RSGB runs a series of contests over the Christmas period. These are all short events which last for a maximum of two hours between 1400-1600 each day. The events are on the dates below, with the cumulative scores on each band contributing to an overall position. The results for single band entries …

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SARS 70cm Net on ZX. Every Wednesday 1400

This is just a gentle reminder that the Net on local UHF repeater GB3ZX is still running. Members and indeed all amateurs within range are invited to call in for a signal report and chat if they so desire. The Net starts at 1400 local time and runs for 30 minutes or so depending upon …

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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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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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