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............Next Club meeting Tuesday 13th June    Talk by Tim Wander - Curator of Sandford Mill ................Next field event June 18th   Museums on the Air - Bay Museum, Canvey Island, SS8 0AY..................

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For Sale or Wanted

For Sale or Wanted

33rd Canvey Radio &

Electronics Rally

Will be  on the 4th February 2018 at the Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island , Essex SS8 0JA

Amateur Radio and Electronic component exhibitors Selling New and S/Hand equipment.

Freshly made refreshments and the  famous Canvey Radio Rally Bacon Rolls.

Free car parking .

This years Pictures >>


Trader List>>

Special Event

Field Stations


Our next  Field event will be at the Bay Museum, Canvey Island, SS8 0AY on Sunday June 18th.. This is part of the ‘Museums on the Air’ weekend which sees amateur stations set up at museums throughout the world.

The museum will be open to the public between 1.00pm and 4.00 pm. And admission is free.













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The South Essex Amateur Radio Society

(The Canvey Radio Club). The club was Founded in 1982 and meets at 19:00hrs on the second Tuesday of the month at our new venue at  The White House, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1BU. For over 30 years we have run the successful Canvey Rally, complete with the famous Canvey Bacon Baguettes.

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SEARS Mission Statement

1. To promote and further the practice of Amateur Radio in South East Essex.

2. To provide education and training as required in the community and amongst our members in radio communication, telegraphy, and electronics.

3. To participate in community events where our aims are mutually compatible, such as are organised for Museums, Scouting, Windmills, etc.

4. To conduct Amateur Radio associated social events for our own members and interested members of the public.

5. To ensure a continuous supply of licensed and experienced operators available to help front line services in the event of a major emergency.



Bay Museum " Museums on Air"

Goodbye, Dave, and God Bless

At noon today (8th May) in a simple, but moving, ceremony held at Woodside Cemetery, South Benfleet, we said our final goodbyes to Dave Speechley (G4UVJ) life President of SEARS.

Dave was a founder member of the club back in 1982 and, over the intervening 35 years has cherished, nourished and, on occasion, bullied the club along. He has been its inspiration and guiding hand. It is probably fair to say that without Dave’s dedication SEARS could quite easily have gone the way of several other South Essex clubs and disappeared completely from the Amateur Radio scene.

It was only recently that the committee, in

recognition of his efforts over the years voted to make him life President.

We will miss him immensely - and will not forget him.


On a happier note,all those who were worried about Erica will be relieved to hear that she has been adopted by relatives and is settled in her new home.