Hastings Electronics and Radio Club - HERC

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About our club image
G2LL    G1HHH    G6HH

HERC brings you amateur radio and electronics in the seaside town of Hastings and surrounding villages.
Please feel free to send an email for more information.

CW - Mondays 8pm 144.575Mhz - this may change so check in regularly to confirm.
2m - Every day at 10am on 144.575Mhz. If nothing heard check in to repeater GB3ES as this is now reliably operational and makes it easier for members to join the sked.
Club meet - check the 'Notice Board' calendar below.

If you are interested in finding out more about our club just come along to a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon meet. It's all very informal. We do a bit of radio operating then it's in the cafe for tea and cake.

We also hold twice weekly zoom nights - Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm - members only. Zooms are for the free 40mins.

You are most welcome to join in on our on-air skeds, no membership required although members benefit from a monthly newsletter - Vital Spark, well worth the £10 a year membership.

If you'd like to join in on a zoom night to see what we get up to please send an email and we'll send you the login details.

Send an email to herc.hastings(at)gmail.com for more information. Note! Please put @ in the email address instead of (at).

Notice Board image
Weekly meetings are at the venues as shown.

Wed. 3rd - Bexhill Garden Centre. 13:00
Sat. 13th - Hastings Country Park at Fairlight. 13:00
Wed. 17th - Bexhill Garden Centre. 13:00
Wed. 24th -The Taplin Centre - 3 Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, TN38 0LQ.  Evening: 18:30
Sat. 27th - Hastings Country Park at Fairlight. 13:00

Venue addresses:
Bexhill Garden Centre (Blackbrooks). Head for Freshfields TN38 8FB then, immediately after turning into the road turn left into Lewis Avenue. It's a dead-end at the garden centre although Lewis Avenue continues as a footpath round to the big roundabout at Ravenside.  Don't get confused! If open we'll be in the overflow carpark to the right at the end.

Hastings Country Park  The carpark with the Bale House Cafe, Lower Coastguard Lane, at the top of Battery Hill. Postcode TN35 4AD.

The Taplin Centre  3 Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, TN38 0LQ

Look out for the little black Mini clubman - reg. ending TVJ

Will HERC members keep an eye out for any prospective new members please.

Remember to check this website before leaving your house as sometimes there is a last-minute problem and we have to change venue and or the day, or, if there is a catastrophe, cancel.

The Hastings Radio Club was originally formed back in the 1920s and, apart from a couple of short breaks, has been around ever since.

Month on the Air image
Phil G3MGQ prepares a monthly round-up of what's happening on the bands.  Click on the link below to open Phil's latest document.

MOTA January 2024.pdf
MOTA February 2024.pdf
MOTA March 2024.pdf
MOTA April 2024.pdf
Peter G0FUU will be keeping this page updated with lectures and special events at the Taplin Centre

For an up-to-date review on band conditions - courtesy Paul N0NBH

This section has information about training videos available on the internet.
Find a topic in which you are interested and click on the associated link.

SWR - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWmx1_-V1-o&ab_channel=DavidCasler
Logging - https://youtu.be/QAyfL9hIfiU