Posts tagged training

New licencees pass their exams

On 23 May, Dariusz became the first candidate from the Hastings Club to sit both the Foundation and Intermediate exams on the same day. He is now the proud holder of 2E0SPH, and is now studying to sit the Advanced exam on 19 August at the registered Exam Centre arranged by Hastings ERC in conjunction with Brede Steam ARS. There are still some places available for that Exam, but contact the Exam Secretary, Steve Stewart M0SSR, at m0ssr(@) or on 01424 720815/07581 305310 well before the list closes on 15 July.

73 de Phil, G3MGQ
HERC Training Officer

Hastings and Rother RAYNET training day Sat 10th May 2014

Group controller Steve (M0SSR) is overseeing the Hastings and Rother RAYNET operatives this weekend at the Church Hall in St. Leonards where they will be undertaking an invaluable training exercise.

The day-long event which is being run by Dick Jeffries and Pat will be providing an all day real-time scenario which will challenge the operatives in an emergency environment to raise awareness while assisting in realisation of structure, method and results.

The exercise will undoubtedly help the Hastings and Rother RAYNET group operate together even more efficiently and serve to provide local event organisers with the very best in emergency communication support.

Last year the H&RRG attended around a dozen events including the Hastings Carnival, the Pram Race and Pirate Day as well as public events in Bexhill and Battle all of which proved to be a success with their respective organisers. 2014 is already well underway with the local RAYNET group who recently operated at the Eastbourne and Hastings Half-Marathons.

For more information about Hastings and Rother RAYNET Group please visit their official website.

New RSGB training resources available for students and trainers

Good news for potential licensees and trainers alike.

The RSGB has recently announced a new section on their website which contains a selection of resources overseen by Steve Hartley (G0FUW) including training materials for the blind/partially sighted as well as those who have hearing problems.

Within the selection of links, the new RSGB training materials also contain handy web sites which provide online mock exams as well as pages which assist with distance learning for the Amateur Radio exams which can be undertaken from home at the candidates pace.

Steve Hartley invites suggestions for additional materials to be directed to him via email at: tec-chair @

Visit the RSGB Training Resources page for further information.

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