Hastings Hospital Radio – A New Look and Live Streaming

What is new at Hastings Hospital Radio?


Antony G4CUS, presenting a show at the Conquest Hospital Radio station.

The clubs very own Antony (G4CUS), has been a long standing member of the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club as well as a presenter for Hastings Hospital Radio. Both he and his lovely wife Linda often appear on the schedule which is listened to and enjoyed throughout the year by the many listeners who tune in.

Antony says, “I had been interested in radio Communications since the age of seven. There was no television in Sarawak in those days and entertainment mainly came from my parent’s radio-gram. I used to listen to the shortwave bands and became interested in Amateur Radio (Ham radio).


Antony’s wife Linda in the radio stations studio getting ready to go on-air.

I obtained my ‘ham’ licence in 1971 and have been broadcasting to the world ever since. Phyllis thought that my interest in radio would be a help to Hospital Radio.

I met my wife to be whilst volunteering as part of the Tuesday Team. We produce a programme each on Tuesday evenings, I broadcast the Tuesday Magazine programme at 7pm while Linda visits the wards collecting music requests for her programme at 8pm. I assist Linda with the technical side of things whilst she is presenting the Request Show. We also broadcast the Sunday Praise show once a month at 7pm.

Hastings Hospital Radio has nearly 40 presenters in total, offering a wide and diverse range of style and taste to suit everyone. The station is also looking for new volunteers to join the presenting team.

Why not take a look at the new Hospital Radio Hastings website, where you can view the listening schedule through the week, submit requests to the DJ’s who are live on-air as well as view the latest news from the station and even see the various presenters and their respective biographies.

Antony is also a very active HF band amateur radio enthusiast, volunteer RAYNET operative and member of BSARS; another local amateur radio club based in Brede, East Sussex. Good luck to Antony at the Conquest Hospital Radio station where he continues to provide entertainment to the many people who tune in and listen.

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