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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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CONTEST NEWS 50MHz

The results for the Christmas Cumulative Contests have now been published by the RSGB. SARS have achieved 2nd place (Runner-Up) in the Open section of the 50MHz (6 metre) event. This is thanks to those members who gave up their time to participate on each of the three days after Boxing Day.   

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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40/80m AFS Phone Contest 18th January

There was a good attendance from members at the societies Beachy Head site for participation by G1KAR/P in this event. Weather was excellent, allowing deployment of two dedicated dipoles for 80m and 40m. These bands were very active giving plenty of stations to contact using the IC-7300 and Henry 1KD-5 linear amplifier on its trial run …

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