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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Members SSB nets on 144.325MHz

Following the success of our SSB net on Saturday the 3rd October. The next proposed date is on the 7th November. Please see our calendar and Forum thread on this website. All members and local amateurs are invited to call in for a chat or just to give us their reports.

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.

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.

Clansman PSU50A Repair Guide

6th Instalment in the “From Larkspur to Clansman” series This instalment continues this series with an examination of the Power Supply Unit 50 Amp, NSN 5820-99-620-8183. This unit was designed to provide nominal 28V DC from the mains or generator for powering the VRC 322 HF installation or VRC353 VHF Transceiver. The VRC322 consisting of …

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