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SERF – South East Radio Fair – Saturday 7th June

serf-logoThe first South East Radio Fair is almost here, and is just a couple of weeks away now. It will surely be a great day for amateur radio in general, with field operating, many stalls and things to do for everyone. It really will be a fantastic day out for amateurs and their family members.

Here is a list of exhibitors already booked for SERF.

54 (Eastbourne) Squadron Air Training Corps.
Bernard Welling.
British Amateur Television Club.
Bring & Buy.
Chris Ridley.
Crawley Amateur Radio Society.
Colin Richards (Rich Electronics).
David Frederick (G4XXM).
Eastbourne Radio and Electronics Club G4TPH.
Magloop Antennas.
GQRP Club.
GB3HV Home Counties ATV Group.
Graham Scarr (GS Electronics)
G3AAF Electronics.
Hastings Electronics and Radio Club.
Haotian Ren (HandyRadio).
Jo Tansley (NJT Components).
John Brook M0GOO (Mayfair).
Kevin Kelly .(Microwave/RF).
North Surrey Repeater Group.
Olimex UK.
Ray Basham (Prowhip Antennas).
Harvey Harrison (PooleLogic) RILGES Repeater Group.
Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society.
Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society RSGB.
GB6SRF Special Event Station Visitor Operating and Demo Stations.
TK Electronics.
Total Mast Solutions.
Worked All Britain Awards Group.
UK Six Metre Group (Operating 6M Station at Event G5KW).
Quality Catering by Hoggits Hog Roasters
Delux Ice Cream by Ellinor’s Event Caterers.

Not long to go now, hope to see you there on the day!

Update: SERF has just finished, you can read our Sussex Electronics Radio Fair report here.

For more information and the latest updates for the South East Radio Fair, please visit

Sussex Electronics and Radio Fair site launches

serf-logoDave (G8PUO) reports that a exciting new event is currently in the planning but details will be made available during the next couple of weeks. It will feature manufactures, distributors, dealers, clubs, groups and private stands, tables and stalls, complete with a bring and buy area. A talk-in will be operating, together with indoor and planned outdoor events, refreshments and is very much planned to be a wonderful family and friendly atmosphere!

The excellent spacious venue is a recently built hanger-style 1800 metres square sports hall, complete with easy access facilities and diffused roof panels, proving protection from the elements whilst providing good daylight lighting throughout the building.

Adjacent to the main hall is a refreshments area complete with a planned Internet Café. With direct road and easy access, plentiful space, full disabled facilities, close parking, indoor and outdoor events, hard and grassed area standing. It is close to main bus (Eastbourne Hospital), and train routes (walking distance from Hampden Park Railway Station).

Eastbourne Sports Park is just off the main A22 into Eastbourne, then Cross Levels Way A2280, and lies at the back of Eastbourne District General Hospital. The Sports Park is adjacent to Sussex Downs Vocational Sixth Form College. It is clearly marked on Cross Levels Way. A large number of local hotels and lodges are available should you wish to take advantage of the famous South Downs, town centre, seafront, promenade
and pier too.

*Should you wish for further information on stalls, stand and tables, or any other aspect, please visit or find SERF on their official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

West Kent Radio & Electronics Fair Update


John G3YOU, a member of WKARS operating at the HF SSB Field day, Sept. 2012.

Keith (G4JED) from the  has let us know that they, as you may already know hosting the West Kent Radio & Electronics Fair in Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XB, this Sunday 14th Sept. doors open at 10am.

This coming Sunday on the 14th of September sees the West Kent Amateur Radio Society holding their annual Electronics Fair which is being held in Tunbridge Wells with the doors due to open at 10am.

Keith (G4JED) said that ALL tables have now been sold out but of course there are plenty of visitor tickets on sale at just £2.50p, with the site having excellent car parking and catering facilities for visitors to enjoy along with a talk-in station on offer.

WKARS is looking forward to the event as no doubt are many amateurs and Keith is hoping for a good turnout this year. If you have a free Sunday and fancy a good nose around the fair why not head over there for an enjoyable afternoon.

The latest details are posted at

Thanks to M0SSR for passing WKARS event update along to us.

West Kent Radio and Electronics Fair 2014

Dear club colleagues, due to demand from traders and exhibitors, West Kent ARS has taken a second hall for its Radio and Electronics Fair being held on the 14th of September at the Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN49XB.

We have a large number of individual traders booked for the event that deal in;shack computers, new and used amateur radio equipment, RF components, Clansman + accessories, test equipment, coax, vintage electronics and tools, together with a Bring & Buy stall.

In addition to the many individual traders we have the following companies booked to attend; Rigfix, BHI, Alton antenna arrays, Prowhip antennas, Seacall, Rig Expert, RNARS, RSGB and RSARS.

We do hope that you and your members will be able to join us at what we are sure will be an excellent day out, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information. We are attaching an A4 poster in case you are able to print this out for display in your club shack.

Very many thanks in advance for any support that you are able to offer for our event, and please rest assured that we would be very happy to reciprocate by promoting any of your events to our club members.

For further information, please visit the West Kent Amateur Radio Society website.

Best regards

73 de Dave.

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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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