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History of Windmills Evening:
It all began when Eric Letts G3RXJ, Darrell Emmerson G3SYS and Brian Epps G3SHQ, all members of the Crawley Amateur Radio Society, felt that it was too far to travel on winter nights, and that the possibility of a local Club was worth exploring.
Darrell and Brian were youngsters, both still studying, but full of enthusiasm. Between them they searched the Call Book for call signs in the Burgess Hill, Hasocks and Haywards Heath areas, and came up with quite a surprising number, including Griff Rockwood G3JGR and Arthur Cambell G3PEQ.
Eric Letts G3RXJ undertook to write to all those people to ascertain interest, and was amazed at the response. On the 15th June, 18 People met at Arthur Cambell's G3PEQ home is Hassocks for the Inaugural meeting. It was a unanimous decision to form a club, and they settled for the name of "Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society". A Committee was formed consisting of Chairman - Maurice Brown G3BZO, Secretary - Eric Letts G3RXJ and Treasurer - P Tory, together with 4 committee members.
Windmills Evening Friday 21st June 2019
Around twelve members and friends enjoyed the sunny evening up at the Windmills. Kim G7AIE and Phil G4UDU were operating from their vehicles.
Photos courtesy of Tony G3XQM.
History taken from publication;
40th Anniversary Special Edition 1966-2006
With kind permission of Mike Pollock G8KMP.