HERC Image Galleries – Photographs past and present

Recent HERC Image Galleries

RSGB Centenary at the Taplin Center 4th May 2013 – The club operated at the Taplin Centre and celebrated the RSGB’s Centenary using the callĀ  G100RSGB. We also had a visit from the Mayor who seemed to be quite interested in Amateur Radio!

HERC BBQ Field Day June 2014 – Each year the club holds its annual outdoor event at Fairlight Country Park, Hastings where operators go /P and enjoy a full day of operating; mainly on the HF bands.

HERC BBQ Field Day June 2013 – A great selection of photographs taken at the 2013 Field Day event. Well attended and plenty of visitors during the day.

HERC BBQ Field Day June 2012 – HERC’s members enjoying a fine outing to the Fairlight Country Park at the annual field day event.

HERC BBQ Field Day June 2011 – The 2011 annual HERC BBQ Field Day was made special by a demonstration being given of a kite antenna.

Live Amateur Radio Demo at the Taplin Centre May 2015 – A very good evening at the club, with several members bringing along their 2m/70cm and HF rigs, operating during the evening. Jakey G3JKY was on form and made a number of CW contacts during the demo with Leon working 2m and 70cm locally using a random wire antenna through his Yaesu 817ND.

Clifton Amateur Radio Society – Some early pictures of the Clifton ARS.

Trip to Bletchley Park 2011 – Members from HERC visited the code-breaking centre of England at Bletchley Park. Here is a selection of photographs from this particularly enjoyable and educational day out.

John Elgar-Whinney’s Covert Spy Radios – John has been a member of HERC for many years and once in a while he gives a superb presentation detailing his collection of covert spy radios. His collection is one of the largest in the U.K. and whenever John is at the club with his rigs you can guarantee that the Taplin Centre is full. The collection is really quite superb.

John D. Heys G3BDQ – John is a long standing member of the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club and may be better known as the amateur who published the popular “Practical Wire Antennas” book. John’s interests in amateur radio have spanned his entire life and he continues today operating CW, and sharing his knowledge with others. Over the years he has written for and been featured in RSGB publications including RadCom, Practical Wireless Magazine, amongst many others. You may like to read some of G3BDQ‘s articles which are located in the Vital Spark archive.

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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