South Essex Amateur Radio Society – Club Profile

SEARS 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, just off the A13 London Road, 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: Benfleet
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday in the month:
The White House, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1BU
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Information last updated: Oct 2017 – Out of date? Let us know
 

Meeting Place

The group meets at the Whitehouse, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1BU 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 –  2017’s busy rally was the 32th that the club has held.

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
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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