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-letter callsign during contests

            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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