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 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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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 January 2021

The latest issue of SARS house magazine “AirTime” for January 2021 has now been published. This is available to members only and can be be viewed or downloaded for the Members area of this site. The distribution of AirTime was reviewed by the committee at our meeting on 14th December 2020. Members should have now …

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Clansman VRC353 RT353 How to remove NATO 150Hz Tone

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

SSB nets on 144.325MHz, 28.320MHz & 1976kHz

Once again the latest SARS SSB Net, took place on Saturday 9th of January. This, our fourth event, was well patronized by both members and friends. Information on future nets will be placed on the Calendar and Members Forum. Suggestions and comments are welcome on the Forum thread.

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

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

Flemming Christensen G4MJC S/K

It is with regret that the society has learnt that Flemming who was an early member of SARS become a silent key some weeks ago.. Flemming G4MJC had great enthusiasm for VHF and particularly 6m where he was often heard during contests. He will be sadly missed by his fellow amateurs. Our condolences go out …

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Ian G7HFS…….PA3IKH in Zeeland SATURDAY 15th August

Several SARS members made contact with Ian whilst he was in Holland at West Kapelle on Top band (160m) using 1976kHz USB. Contact was also established from Beachy Head on (60m) 5363kHz USB by G8DXU and G1KAR/P with Andy 2E0GNE operating. Anthony G4UPY was also on net, together with Chris G3XFE in Heathfield. Thanks go …

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Some Sad News G8CVV SK

Previously a long standing member of SARS, Barry Chuter G8CVV became a Silent Key on Sunday 26th of July. Barry had moved from Eastbourne to Minehead about two years ago to be closer to his family. He had a special interest in VHF and was renown for his knowledge and expertise in High Voltage generation …

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Members Contests / Competition

Results appear in the October edition of AirTime

Operating the ICOM IC-7300 SDR Transceiver

This excellent presentation from Steve Sims MSc G8NFZ is now available on YouTube as a seven part series. Click here to view them.