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More articles added to VS archive

More articles have been added from early editions of the clubs newsletter, Vital Spark. Here is a list of the newly added articles from various authors in no particular order.

Getting out on HF by Jakey G3JKY

My twenty years with computers – Part 1 by Jakey G3JKY

My twenty years with computers – Part 2 by Jakey G3JKY

My twenty years with computers – Part 3 by Jakey G3JKY

My twenty years with computers – Part 4 by Jakey G3JKY

The languages of BASIC by Gordon M3YXH

BBC Basic for Windows by Gordon M3YXH

Liberty BASIC and Just BASIC by Gordon M3YXH

Enjoy the read!

New articles added to the Vital Spark archive

For those of you who enjoy a good read, a new selection of re-published Vital Spark articles have been added to the archive and are as follows.

Ramblings from a G4 by (G4CUS).

Band Conditions by (G4CUS).

John Logie-Baird by (M0EDU).

Notes from John Heys (G3BDQ) – Radiation.

Radar and the Air War – Part 1 by John Heys (G3BDQ).

Snippets from here and there by Tony Selmes – (G4KLF).

The Quintessential HRO by John Ridd (G8BQX).

Here or There by Peter Firmin (G0FUU).

dsPIC Audio Filter (Part 1) by Leon Heller (G1HSM).

dsPIC Audio Filter (Part 2) by Leon Heller (G1HSM).

More to follow soon. Don’t forget to bookmark the archive page and pop back for a read another time.

Vital Spark articles archive

current-vital-spark-cover-june2013Over the many years that the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club has been in existence, the Vital Spark monthly magazine for members has been a focal point for the club to showcase its members experiences and knowledge of amateur radio and electronics over several decades.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we are now re-producing articles from the Vital Spark and painstakingly converting them from paper to web format for your enjoyment.

Within the archive you will find a large and growing selection of interesting and educational articles written by members past and present, many of whom have contributed many wonderful items on subjects including antennas, circuit design, WW2 experiences, perspectives on various technologies, QSO stories, humourous pieces and many other topics of interest.

With around 100+ articles curently in the Vital Spark archive at the time of writing, please be patient while we add the many more over the coming months and don’t forget to bookmark the archive so you can return easily later on for an interesting, education or humour-filled read.

Authors include, John Heys (G3BDQ), Eric Vast (M1CYF), Stan Simpson (G4ITM), Jakey (G3JKY), Tony Selmes (G4KLF) and many others. Why not take a look!?

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