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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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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Forthcoming Contests on VHF and HF

Members attention is drawn to our calendar and the members Forum regarding forthcoming contests. Please have a look at the various contests and dates. Members who have an interest in contesting are encouraged to help with or even organise participation in these events. SARS has an excellent, noise free, radio site at Beachy Head with …

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Beachy Head, Land Rovers 110, 90 & Series One.

There was an unexpected and interesting gathering of Land Rovers on Saturday 26th of October at the societies Beachy Head.Radio Site.    Pictured from left to right, Defender 110 FFR (Tithonus) 2.5 N/A owned by Barry G8DXU, Defender 90 2.5 N/A owned by Ferg M0SIP, visiting from Wales. Both of these vehicles being 34 years old. Defender 90 300 …

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ICOM IC-7300 Transceiver

SARS is pleased to announce that the society has purchased a new ICOM IC-7300 Transceiver. This will be available for use at either of our two shack locations or by groups of members for contests and special events. This advanced technology Software Defined Radio (SDR) covers all bands between 160 metres to 4 metres with …

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West Dean English Heritage Open Days 7-8th September

SARS members again exhibited items of WW II radio equipment in the courtyard of the Old Coach House in the historic village of West Dean. BN25 4AL We also operated a special event station with the callsign GB2WD from this location. There were the usual displays of local arts and crafts in the Nags Barn plus some excellent catering in the …

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Capel Military Vehicle Show 2019

Held over the weekend of 6-7th July at Aldhurst Farm, Temple Lane in Capel near Dorking. This excellent and well organised event was attended by several SARS members and members of VMARS. In conjunction with Jason G4KNE, SARS helped run the shows special event station GB1CMS (Capel Military Show). We called into the VMARS Saturday morning …

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More Examination Successes!

The society is very pleased to report that we held one of the last examination sessions under the old syllabus on 31st of August.  The members named here passed their Foundation examinations :-  Martyn. Soden.                                                                                       Stephen  Southgate           .M7RSR Passed with Merit                               Advanced Exam                    Andy Tyrell     M0TIZ Watch this space for details of Foundation callsigns……………….With congratulations …

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Festival of Transport 24-26th August 2019.

Broad Farm near Hellingly. SARS members attended this event, exhibiting in the commercial and military vehicle sections. We also operated special event station GB3FOT.. Reports and photographs of our activities will be included in the September edition of the societies magazine AirTime which will be published shortly.

Exercise Blue Ham 19

Several SARS members participated in this exercise over the weekend of 15-16th March. G8DXU/P assisted by M6ONX operated from Beachy Head. G0UOI and G7HFS operated independently fixed and mobile respectively. Whilst conditions were variable contacts were easily established with Air Cadet Forces located in England, Wales and Scotland. Stations in Norway and Germany also participated in the event. However we …

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