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 51.70 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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Festival of Transport (FOT) Hellingly

An announcement from the EHVS indicates that this years show will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 28th to 30th of August. More details should be available in May following clarification of the rules for Step 3 from our government. SARS members who are interested in attending with displays or helping with our …

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Ofcom & Implementation of ICNIRP

Radio Amateurs, Boat owners, professional and other users of Radio Communications equipment running over 10W RF Power are to be affected by licence changes proposed to come into effect on the 18th of May. Ofcom are proposing to implement the ICNIRP recommendations on the levels of Radio Frequency (Non-Ionizing) radiation. Strict limits may be introduced …

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Contests and re-opening of our Beachy Head Radio Site

Now that our government has published a road map out of the current lock-down your society is actively planning future activities. We hope that, once again we can establish entries in forthcoming HF and VHF contests. This obviously depends upon the restrictions in place at the time and social distancing etc will be required for …

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John Vaughan G3DQY S/K

It is with great regret that the society hears that John (Jack) Vaughan G3DQY become a Silent Key on the 5th of February at the Conquest Hospital. John was a long standing and Honorary member of the society, having been our chairman in past years. He was manager of our Hailsham shack for several decades …

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Latest SSB Net 144.325 & 28.320MHz

Our 7th SSB net is planned for Saturday 24th of April. Details have now been posted on our Calendar and emails will be sent to a selection of interested members. Frequency 144.325 MHz from 1400 then 28.325 MHz and 1976kHz all USB. Thanks go out to all who have participated in previous nets, including the …

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Some Sad News Iris Martin G6ZNO S/K

Iris Martin G6ZNO had been a long standing member of SARS serving as Secretary for many years. She had many interests being a keen electronic organ player and winemaker. Her pleasant and lively personality will be greatly missed at society meetings and by all of the membership that knew her. The committee extend their sincere …

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Portable Contest Operation, Currently NOT ALLOWED

Effective from 1st January 2021 the RSGB has amended the rules for HF and VHF contest operation. Portable stations in Tier 4 Areas are not permitted to participate in contests. Eastbourne and nearby towns are now all in a Tier 5 Area, placing further restrictions on our movements. Fortunately, individual members are still able to …

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SARS AirTime Magazine for 2021

SARS house magazine “AirTime” for 2021 is normally published on or before the last day of each month. This is available to members only and can be be viewed or downloaded from the Members area of this site. Following a decision at our AGM in March, this magazine will now be edited by committee. Members …

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Clansman VRC353 RT353 How to remove NATO 150Hz Tone

Clansman VRC353, RT353 NATO 150Hz Tone (CTCSS) Adjustment or ELIMINATION.

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

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