Amateur radio - a 21st Century hobby

An introduction to amateur radio for young people. Produced by TX Factor for the RSGB.

Running time: 6 minutes

Mills on the Air 2017

Operating over the weekend of 13th and 14th of May from within the grounds of the Jill Windmill at Clayton, this was our first outside event of the year.

Using our callsign GB0JAJ, we managed to contact 124 stations including 13 or so other Mills. These were mainly from the British Isles, but also from Europe including Norway, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Channel Islands. Operation was on the 40m band.

The weather was generally kind to us, albeit windy at times, which was great for the spectators as the Jill Mill's sweeps were turning at a great deal of knots.

A big thank you to the Jack and Jill Windmills Society, who kindly gave their permission for us to operate from within the grounds of the Jill Mill.


Running time: 7 minutes

Bob N4XAT pays a visit to MSARS

During October 1998 Bob N4XAT paid a visit to The Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society, that at the time was based at Marle Place, Burgess Hill West Sussex. He met with old friends Louis Varney G5RV, Ken G3WYN, Ron G0WGP and many others. A big thank you to Bob for providing the DVD.

Running time: 15 minutes

Windmills Evening 1980's

Filmed by Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society member Griff Rockwood G3JGR. This endearing film reminds us how popular this event used to be.

Taking place every year during the month of June, we celebrate our Societies Anniversary. Our thanks to Mike G1TDL for discovering the VHS tape.

Running time: 7 minutes

Presentation by John Berry "Earth or not to Earth" March 2019

As I found recently, the guidance about Earthing from RSGB seems somewhat ambiguous. There are two central recommendations: 1. Don’t Earth your station, and use balanced antennas that negate the need for Earthing. 2. If you must Earth, break the Earth to the shack and use a local TT Earth, using a local Earthing rod. In this presentation, I give an overview of the issues.

Several members who have both experience and training also comment, particularly in the discussion at the end.

Running time: Approx 1hr 16mins