South Essex Amateur Radio Society – Club Profile

South Essex Amateur Radio Society LogoOn this page, you’ll find information on the South Essex Amateur Radio Society (SEARS), one of the amateur radio clubs in Essex.

SEARS formed in 1982. After having their home on Canvey Island for many years, the club now meets in Thundersley on the second Tuesday of each month.

The club is perhaps best known for hosting the popular Canvey Radio Rally.

Club Profile

Launched: 1982
Location: Thundersley, near Benfleet
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday in the month:
Swans Green Hall, Hart Road, Thundersley, SS7 3PE
Club Net: Weekdays 4:30pm on 145.225MHz (simplex) – Details
Training: Foundation courses, weekday evenings
AGM: November
Membership Fee: £12 per year (£15 for families)
Website: www.southessex-ars.co.uk/
Information last updated: Dec 2015 – Out of date? Let us know
 

Meeting Place

The group meets at the Swans Green Hall, Hart Road, Thundersley, Essex SS7 3PE on the second Tuesday of the month

 

More About SEARS

Although SEARS is a relatively small club, it’s a busy one, with a growing membership. It also holds several field events, including stations at Rayleigh Windmill, Canvey’s Bay Museum, Bradwell Flypast, the Canvey Yacht Club and Castle Point Transport Museum.

SEARS is perhaps most well-known for hosting the very popular Canvey Rally –  2015’s busy rally was the 30th that the club has held.

After a break of many years, SEARS is once again training potential new amateurs, offering Foundation courses from its club venue of Swans Green Hall, Hart Road, Thundersley. Training material for Foundation is based on the Essex Ham Foundation training slides, and currently takes place on weekday evenings at selected times in the year.

SEARS is active with local scouts for the annual JOTA scouting event and facilitated schools contact with the International Space Station in 2009 and 2014.

Club Images

Some of the team operating at Bay Museum - 03 August 2014
Some of the team operating at Bay Museum – 03 August 2014
Swans Green Hall, Thundersley
Swans Green Hall, Thundersley
SEARS operating at Bay Museum June 2014
SEARS operating at Bay Museum June 2014
The SEARS team at Canvey Island Yacht Club - August 2014
The SEARS team at Canvey Island Yacht Club – August 2014

 

Some of the members and visitors at the SEARS 2015 Xmas Social in Thundersley
Some of the members and visitors at the SEARS 2015 Xmas Social in Thundersley

 

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