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HERC annual BBQ Field Day today – 21st June 2015


Phil G3MGQ and Wilf (now sadly SK), operating at HERC’s BBQ Field Day in 2013. Sadly Wilf is no longer with us, and the Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup event is now being held annually in his memory.

Each year HERC attends the Fairlight Country Park in Fairlight, near Hastings, and members operate throughout the day from 9am to 9pm on the HF bands using their own portable stations.

This social event is often well-attended, as members using the clubs Golf Six Happy Hastings (G6HH) call-sign make contacts near and afar as best they can band conditions permitting.

New Event at the HERC BBQ Field Day

2015 however marks a new occasion within the field day event which has been developed with the help of HERC members Rob M0LYD, Antony G4CUS and others. While the event is members only, please listen on HF and call in. You will be very well received, and help members score according to the rule set which can be read on the Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup page.

Wishing everyone a great day on the air, good DX and good health.

HERC’s BBQ Field Day and Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup event


The Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup, awaiting to bear the name of the first winner of the event.j

The event is just around the corner now on Sunday 21st June, and members from the club are greatly looking forward to another day operating at the Fairlight Country Park.

The day will start at approximately 9am and finish around 9pm. Don’t forget to bring the suncream, hats, sunglasses and plenty of food and drink!

This year marks the first event being held, called the Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup, which will be held during the day for participatng club members who wish to enter the competition. More details can be found via the link above along with the rules for the Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup event.

There is plenty of car parking space at the event if you haven’t been before, and a decent sized gazebo to help keep the good and bad elements at bay while using your rigs.

Local Google Map of the area around Fairlight Country Park

Catch you there, or on air!

The first Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup event to take place in June

The Hastings Electronics and Radio Club is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in the first Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup event at Fairlight, East Sussex on June 19th.

The event is open to members only and a reminder to all that the WGMC’s cover sheet, entrant form and rules are available permanently from the new Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup page. If you are a member and going to take part in the event please bookmark it and download and print the forms if you wish to take part.


Taplin meeting report – Optoelectronics by Wilf (M0GYE)

At the September Hastings Electronics and Radio Club meeting Wilf (M0GYE) gave a talk with slides on methods  to improve the range achievable on amateur voice communication over a light beam.

The techniques used currently by radio amateurs has major limitations due to using techniques better suited  to radio frequencies voice communications. Wilf believed that by using his improved modulation techniques the current world record of 84 Kilometres using a red LED by a British amateur could be easily exceeded!

As usual the meeting was well attended and enjoyed by all!

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