History of BSARS
The earliest records that we have suggest that the society was
formed around August 1967. It was known at that time as The Bishop’s
Stortford and District Amateur Radio Society. We do have a list of
the ten founder members. Unfortunately none of these are members now
but at least two still live locally.
Until 2007, the society always met at the Royal British
Legion in Windhill, Bishop's Stortford.
The president in those early days was Sir Roger P. Hawkey B.A.R.T.,
G5ZG. We do not have a record of the date that Sir Roger passed away
but one of the members, Bernard Salt, G4ITL, managed to acquire the
G5ZG callsign for the society. This was around 1983 and we have been
proud to use this distinctive two-
and special events ever since.
Several years ago the society was renamed The Bishop's Stortford
Amateur Radio Society.
From 2000 to 2008 the club used to operate, during the summer months,
from the Hop Poles pub in Great Hallingbury. From 2008 to 2012 this was
also our meeting place for the rest of the year.
Since 2012, the club has been meeting at Farnham Village Hall.
This information is based on the records that we have to hand. However
we apologise if any of the above is inaccurate. We would be pleased to
hear from anyone who can provide any further details regarding the history
of the society to enable us to expand on the above or correct any inaccuracies.
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