Club Diary – 2014

Here are the club events currently scheduled from 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014. 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 Gordon Sweet.

Note regarding Taplin monthly meets when we have an auction in the same month

Please note that during the month that the we hold a club auction, there will be NO monthly meeting at the Taplin Centre. Also note that the “no meet” month only applies to the clubs auction and not the repeater auction and “no meets” are marked with an asterisk.

In the month where the repeater auction is held, there IS a monthly meet at the Taplin as well.

Club diary updated 19th March.

Wed 22 January: “Natter Nite” and DVD’s display 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

*Sat 25 January: Repeater Group Auction of Used & Surplus Equipment. 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall, bidding due around 2.15pm.

Wed 26 February: AGM (Committee Nominations to Terry, G4FET). Taplin Centre.

Wed 26 March: Talk on Hastings in Wartime by Ken Brooks 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

*Sat 26 April: Spring Auction of Used & Surplus Equipment. 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall, bidding due around 2.15pm.

Wed 28 May: Construction Evening. 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

*Sun 22 June: Field Day & BBQ 9am – 9pm at Hastings Country Park, Fairlight.

Wed 25 June: Talk by Michael Hedges G0JHK on Wireless Operators in the R.A.F. 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

Wed 23 July: “Talk on Field Day Memories ″ by JKY G3JKY 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

*Sat 26 July: Summer Auction of Used & Surplus Equipment. 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall, , bidding due around 2.15pm.

Wed 27 Aug: “Talk in Electronic Components & Circuit Assessment” by Rodney King 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre.

*Sat 30 Aug: Away Day visit to the Conquest Hospital Radio Room arranged by Wendy Butler at 12.30. Full details to be published.

*Wed 24 Sep: Live Amateur Radio Demonstration at the Taplin Centre – Visitors welcome. Starting at 7pm. Advice for amateur radio licence training and hands-on demonstrations of amateur radio transmitting.

*Sat 25 Oct: Club Auction of Used & Surplus Equipment. 1.30pm at the Holy Redeemer Church Hall, bidding due around 2.15pm.

Wed 26 Nov:  Talk by John Elgar-Whinney on “Encryption Machines with their Subsidiary Radio Sets” 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!

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