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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Social Meeting at ESCC on 5th December

Our regular society meeting on the 5th of December will be at our regular venue at the Eastbourne Sovereign Saling Club. As usual for this time of year, we are planning a social gathering with snacks and refreshments provided free to members. You are welcome and indeed encouraged to bring along any item of an …

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ANNUAL DINNER Friday 20th January 2023

Members may already be aware that our annual dinner is being planned for Friday 20th of January 2023. As previous events at the Langham Hotel have been well attended and very enjoyable, we intend to use their facilities again on this occasion also. The dinner will be from 1930. It is hoped that most of …

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Sale of Surplus & S/Key Items PHASE 2

The society has a quantity of radio and related items that are now surplus to requirements. All proceeds from these sales will go directly to SARS funds. The purpose of these sales are to provide additional capital which will be used to finance new materials and equipment for use at our Beachy Head Radio Site. …

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From Larkspur to Clansman: Part 4

This instalment continues the series with a look at vehicle harness systems and Rebroadcast operation in more detail. Clansman Fixed Harness System The harness has the following prime functions: – PTT control and Audio path to selected radios for access to radio nets. Intercommunications between vehicle crewmembers and remote operators. Control of rebroadcast facilities. Connection …

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From Larkspur to Clansman: Part 3

Following on from Larkspur to Clansman part 2, we continue with a look at some ofthe accessories used with manpack sets, and Rebroadcast operation. Accessories common to most Clansman sets The compatibility of audio accessories between the various Clansman radios is an important part of the system. The following items can be used with all …

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Festival Of Transport (Hellingly)

This excellent Steam, Agricultural, Commercial and Military Vehicle show will be running over the Bank Holiday Weekend from 27th-29th of August. It is located at Broad Farm near Hellingly and has many Trade stands, static exhibits plus on-site Catering, Refreshments and a Fun Fair. Whilst again, not an official entry from the society, several members …

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Rural Past Times (RPT) TN31 6JG

Whilst not an official SARS entry, several members will be exhibiting vehicles and equipment at this show. In previous years, RPT ran at the Pestalozzi village, until its closure. And after two years, has now moved to a new site at Monkings Farm, Horns Cross. This mainly agricultural show also features, Commercial and Military displays …

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Meeting at ESSC Monday 1st August

We are very pleased to announce that there will be a presentation at our meeting by Rael Paster M0RTP on Magnetic Loop Antennas. Real has much experience in the design and construction of these aerials which are physically small when compared to more conventional systems. When used for transmitting the voltages and circulating currents can …

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Meeting at ESSC on Monday 4th July

There will be a regular meeting at ESSC on Monday 4th July. Doors open 1930 for 2000 start. This meeting will include a presentation on 999 Emergency Systems by Steve Shorey G3ZPS.

DDRC Bootsale, Sunday 22nd May

Three SARS members attended this event, Barry G8DXU, Tim M0THM and David M7BDP looking after the sale of selected items and Transceivers from BHRS . Items that were not sold will probably be offered to members at very attractive prices. (Pending committee approval) It was also good to see other SARS members attending the show …

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