Barry G8DXU

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 51.60 MHz 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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Operating the ICOM IC-7300 SDR Transceiver

The final part of this presentation by Steve Sims G8NFZ was completed at the societies AGM on Monday 2nd March. . This excellent presentation is a must see for any serious user of the IC-7300. Steve intends to make a pdf available on our website. There is also the possibility of making a video presentation available. Steve …

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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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CONTEST NEWS 50MHz

SARS have achieved 2nd place (Runner-Up) in the Open section of the 50MHz (6 metre) Christmas Cumulative Contests. With many thanks to those members who gave up their time to participate.