HERC Club Diary 2016

Provisional DIARY 2016 compiled 13 December 2015 *Not at Taplin Centre. Visitors are always very welcome.

January 27 On air operating and chat 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

February 24 AGM (Committee Nominations to Terry, G4FET) Followed by “Bring Your Mystery Thing“ at Taplin Centre.

March 23 Talk on ‘Spectrum utilisation efficiency –4G and beyond’, presented by Ian Clark.

* April 2 Spring Auction at the Holy Redeemer Church Hall 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall bidding due around 2.15 pm.

May 25 Talk on the principles of dead bug techniques by Bob, G3OOU 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

June 19 (9am-9pm) Annual Club BBQ & Field Day at Hastings Country Park.

June 22 Talk on COMPENDIUM OF ELECTRONIC TOPICS by Rodney 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

July 27 On air operating and chat 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

August 24 Construction Contest at 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

September 28 Talk “Learning the Code” by Phil G3MGQ at 7.30 pm at the Taplin Centre.

*October 29 Autumn Auction at the Holy Redeemer Church Hall 1.30pm at Holy Redeemer Church Hall bidding due around 2.15 pm.

November 23 Talk on ‘Digital 2m EME success – it COULD be you’ by Peter G4URT 7.30 pm 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