Club Diary – 2013

Here are the club events currently scheduled from 01 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013. Any updates to the events will be shown on this page and will be kept up to date. If you have any queries regarding a particular meet, please contact us.

Sun 20 January: Annual Club Lunch at the Black Horse, Telham. (Cancelled due to snow).

Wed 23 January: “Hospital Radio” by Wendy Butler.

Sat 9 February: Hastings Repeater Group Auction, Holy Redeemer Church Hall Start 1.30 pm with bidding due to start around 2.15 pm.

Wed 27 February: AGM (Committee Nominations to Terry, G4FET) + SDR demo by Wilf, M0GYE.

Wed 27 March: “Model Aircraft Radio Control Development” + Flight Simulator by the 1066MFC. 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

Sat 27 April: *NOT 20th* Spring Auction of Used & Surplus Equipment. 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall.

Sat 4 May: RSGB Centenary Special Event Station. Operating all day from Taplin Centre.

Wed 22 May: Construction Evening. 7pm at the Taplin Centre.

Sat 29 June: Field Day & BBQ 9am – 9pm at Hastings Country Park, Fairlight.

Wed 24 July: “Emergency Services Communications post-WW2” by Rodney King 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

Wed 28 Aug: “Natter Nite” & radio operation. 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

Sat 31 Aug: Away Day to HMS Belfast Radio Room (RNARS).

Wed 25 Sep: “Optical Communications” by Wilf, M0GYE. 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

Sat 19 Oct: Club Auction of Used & Surplus Equipment. 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall, bidding due around 2.15 pm.

Wed 27 Nov: “What’s my thing” – members’ items of interest. 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

December: No meeting.

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