Monthly archives for October, 2013

Clifton ARS Notice

Whatho Gang!

With all the best intentions I already rescheduled the next Clifton Country Club on two occasions so far. Firstly from 13th to the 27th October, then finding this date clashed with the CQWW contest I shifted the net back a week to 3rd November.

I now find that Suzanne and I will be attending a concert at Holkham Hall on 3rd November at 3pm. This has been booked for several months I had overlooked this existing commitment, an obvious senior moment.

The next Sunday 10th November is Remembrance Sunday, where I am sure like us a number of our company will committed to ceremonies various.

I therefore propose we hold the next Clifton Country Club net on Sunday 17th November at 3pm on or near 7.090 Mhz allowing for QRM.

Please note the move to 40m as 80m seems decidedly un-reliable for inter-G at present during the afternoon.

Please accept my apologies for this change in schedule.

Catch you on the wireless!

73 es 88s de Tony es Suzanne.

(This will also be circulated via the G3GHN reflector)

Whatho Gang!

With all the best intentions I already rescheduled the next Clifton Country Club on two occasions so far. Firstly from 13th to the 27th October, then finding this date clashed with the CQWW contest I shifted the net back a week to 3rd November.

I now find that Suzanne and I will be attending a concert at Holkham Hall on 3rd November at 3pm. This has been booked for several months I had overlooked this existing commitment, an obvious senior moment.

The next Sunday 10th November is Remembrance Sunday, where I am sure like us a number of our company will committed to ceremonies various.

I therefore propose we hold the next Clifton Country Club net on Sunday 17th November at 3pm on or near 7.090 Mhz allowing for QRM.

Please note the move to 40m as 80m seems decidedly un-reliable for inter-G at present during the afternoon.

Please accept my apologies for this change in schedule.

Catch you on the wireless!

73 es 88s de Tony es Suzanne.

(This will also be circulated via the G3GHN reflector)

2014 Club Diary Updated

The committee have been working away organising the schedule for 2014 and have just released the latest update to the forthcoming years schedule. You can find the schedule from the 2014 club diary link button on the top navigation bar above, or alternatively simply click here.

If you have any questions about the schedule or would like to speak at one of the TBA meeting slots then please contact Wilf (M0GYE) or Gordon
(M3YXH – gordonsweet2000 @ yahoo.co.uk) who would be pleased to hear from you.

RSGB Convention 2013

The RSGB Convention takes place this weekend, 11 to 13 October, at Horwood House near Milton Keynes. Although accommodation is now fully booked for Saturday evening, day tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are available on the door. The lecture programme starts at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Places are still available at the technical dinner on Saturday evening, where those attending can look forward to an interesting after dinner talk from QRP expert George Dobbs, G3RJV.

Taplin meeting report – Optoelectronics by Wilf (M0GYE)

At the September Hastings Electronics and Radio Club meeting Wilf (M0GYE) gave a talk with slides on methods  to improve the range achievable on amateur voice communication over a light beam.

The techniques used currently by radio amateurs has major limitations due to using techniques better suited  to radio frequencies voice communications. Wilf believed that by using his improved modulation techniques the current world record of 84 Kilometres using a red LED by a British amateur could be easily exceeded!

As usual the meeting was well attended and enjoyed by all!

The Clifton Club – A new season of Nets

Tony from the Clifton Club sent through a notice to us regarding an update to their Net, as follows ..

The new season of Clifton Club Nets commences on Sunday 27th October at 1500hrs GMT (First day of winter!)

This is because the original date of 13th October unfortunately this clashes with the  Memsahib and I island-hopping round the Aegean Sea in our favourite coracle.

Also note the net will be on 40Metres on or around 7.090 Mhz +/- due current poor daytime conditions on 80M.

73 es catch you on the wireless

de Tony es Suzanne.

(This was also sent via the G3GHN reflector).

G3MGQ’s Month on the Air



Prepared by the clubs RSGB trainer, G3MGQ, you will find the latest DX contests including the ones to shoot for as well as ones to give a wide berth. Why not download the latest edition of Month on the Air and enjoy your DX just that little bit more.

Become a member of HERC

Join the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club.

Why not join one of the largest and most established Radio clubs in the South East of England? Very low joining cost, and free for a year to new licencees.

Vital Spark Archive

Vital Spark newsletter articles

Take a look through a large selection of articles written by club members over the years which have been published in the monthly Vital Spark newsletter .

Used Ham Radio Equipment

View HERC's Used Ham Radio Equipment for sale list..

Every four weeks, HERC's Used Ham Radio Equipment for sale list is updated on the site. Bookmark the gear for sale page to re-visit easily and take advantage of the used equipment on sale through the club.

Club Photographs

HERC Image Galleries.

Here is the official HERC photograph archive which contains multiple image galleries spanning several decades since the club was formed many years ago. Enjoy the images!

UK Amateur Radio Repeaters

UK repeaters

Click button above for full list, or a local repeater callsign below for info.

GB3EB 2m in Uckfield- Active
MB6EB 2m DStar Node in Eastbourne - Active
MB6RY Wires-X DigiGate in Broad Oak - Active
GB3HE 70cm in Hastings - Active
GB7HE 70cm DStar in Hastings - Coming soon
GB3ZX 70cm in Eastbourne - Low Power
GB3JT 23cm ATV in Hastings - NoV cleared
GB7RY 70cm X-Wires Repeater Rye - Active
GB7ES Eastbourne - DSTAR Rpt. - Active
GB3ES 2m in Hastings - Active

For a complete list of repeaters, head over to
the UK Amateur Radio repeaters list.

Popular pages

Get your amateur radio licence - Find out more about amateur radio licence training.
Month on the Air - G3MGQ's popular monthly DX contest/expedition list.
Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup - The clubs annual operating event in the memory of Wilf Gaye M0GYE.
St. Richard's College Buildathon/STEM/ARISS - HERC attends St. Richard's Catholic College for their various events surrounding the Tim Peake ARISS contact.
G3BDQ - John Hey's Rare QSL Cards.
Sussex Electronics Radio Fair - SERF Sussex Electronics Radio Fair 2016.
Vital Spark - A selection of articles re-published from the Vital Spark.
RSGB News - Find out how to get RSGB news on your mobile or PC.
Experimenters Corner - A selection of Proteus projects by Bob Gornal (G7DME)
BBADL - Bath Based Distance Learning Course.
Conquest Hospital Radio - Presented by HERC member Antony (G4CUS).
Radio Rallies 2016 - An up to date list of radio rallies scheduled for 2016.
Club QSL Cards - A selection of QSL cards the club has received over the years.
Other Newsletters - Excellent newsletters and magazines from other clubs.
TX Factor episodes - Take a look at the TX Factors YouTube videos.
John Taplin - A bio of the late John Taplin.

Amateur Radio Resources

Other Radio Clubs & RAYNET

BSARS - Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society

RAYNET - The Hastings and Rother RAYNET Group.

HERC members sites

Sigord - Gordon Sweet
Hastings Radio Comms - Andrew Haas-Campbell
Hoofbags - Liz Costa

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