Hastings Electronics and Radio Club

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JANUARY 25 marks the clubs annual Repeater Auction for which local amateur radio and electronics enthusiasts will attend the Holy Redeemer Church hall to peruse and purchase from a selection of varied electronic components, radios and assorted items of interest.

The proceeds from the auction are to fund the local radio repeaters in Hastings which helps to keep local and passing amateur radio enthusiasts in touch with each other while also providing an additional communication system in the event of an emergency. The Hastings repeaters form a vital backbone and are managed by fully licensed operators who are approved by the Radio Society of Great Britain and Ofcom.

On Wednesday, February 26, the club is to hold its yearly AGM at the Taplin Centre where the clubs members will attend to cast their vote on various topics including the induction of new committee members.

Currently the committee is actively seeking new members to take up new positions and hopes to see newly nominated members bring their years of experience to the table for the benefit of all.

The Hastings and Rother RAYNET group, which is a voluntary organisation of trained licensed radio amateurs and non-licensed members of the public, has a busy year ahead providing emergency communication support for local events.

The H&RRG is now seeking new members to join its ranks. For more information about RAYNET and joining the group, please contact the Group Controller, Steve Stewart at m0ssr@aol.com or via mobile on 07581 305310.

For more details about joining the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club, visit www.herc-hastings.org.uk/ or contact Gordon Sweet, the club secretary on 01424 431909 or gordon@gsweet.fsnet.co.uk.