We look forward to seeing you at SERF 2018, Sunday the 6th of May, 2018. SERF Main Hall doors open 10:00 to 16:00
The Southern Electronics and Radio Fair is located at the Eastbourne Sports Park. The park is located on spacious land and easy to get to from all routes.
Admission to the event is only £3.00. Accompanied juniors under 14 are free. Parking is free.
Sports Park Reception and Emergency Number +44 1323 649214 or Dave Williams G8PUO +44 78 0707 4538
SERF – By Road
Located just off the main A22 into Eastbourne, with easy access from Cross Levels Way A2280, the sports park lies to the back of Eastbourne District General Hospital and is adjacent to Sussex Downs Vocational Sixth Form College. A large number of local hotels, B&B and lodges are available should you wish to take advantage of the famous South Downs, town centre, seafront, promenade and pier too
SatNav Postcode BN21 2UF.
GPS Lat 50.789874 – Lon 0.272037 | 50 47’23.55 N 0 16’19.33 E
Grid Reference TQ 60228 01383
Note: Older SatNav’s may incorrectly direct you to the Hospital side of the college park, see SERF sign posts or follow Sports Park Signs.
Motorhomes and Caravans Entance
Please use Sports Park Main Entrance Postcode BN21 2UF and then aim towards the running track on the right, where you will be directed.
Sunday Boot / Table Top Car Entrance
Please use Postcode BN22 9QR.
This will direct you to the northern entrance from Hampden Park and then across the large sports playing field to the SERF Field, as highlighted in orange.
Additional Overflow car park.
In the event of our main car parks becoming full, we have an overflow car park next to the hospital ( Heli-Pad). The postcode for this is BN21 2UL.
Should you be required to park in the overflow car park, you are able to take a short 5 minute walk through the campus directly to the sports park.
Will be provided to the main entrance and also boot/table top entrance.
Should you pass the entrance, then simply go around the roundabout at each end of the road and come in from the other side of road.
SERF – By Public Transport
The Eastbourne Sports Park is served by local bus and mainline train station.
BUS: Stagecoach Buses stop at Sussex Downs College on Cross Levels Way and also Kings Drive. Further information on local and coach connections maybe found on the Stagecoach Eastbourne website
TRAIN: Hampden Park Railway Station (HMD), is approximately a 10 mins walk to the Sports Park. The main Eastbourne Railway Station is a 7 minute car journey. Southern Rail website.
SERF – Overseas Visitors
We welcome overseas visitors to SERF, and of course to the Eastbourne area, which features a number of interesting places to visit while you are here.
Various transport options are available for easy access to SERF from Europe. Gatwick Airport has a direct mainline train into Eastbourne (60 minutes). Newhaven Ferry (30 minute drive). Channel Tunnel Folkestone (90 minute drive), or mainline train from Ashford International (90 minutes).
SERF – Parking
Plenty of free parking is available on site, complete with dedicated close disabled parking, trade parking area and public/visitor parking.
Marshall’s will be on hand to assist you upon arrival and direct as needed.
Should you be required to park in the overflow car park, you are able to take a short walk through the campus directly to the sports park.
SERF – Talk-In Stations and Monitoring
- S20 145.500 MHz
Local RILGES Repeaters (the main being GB3HE, on Echolink 71066):
Other Local Repeaters
SERF – Camping and Caravanning
Within the Eastbourne Sports Park, we are able to accommodate Camping, Caravanning and Motorhomes.
Caravanning and Motorhome access is via the Sports Park main entrance.
Hampden Park itself, has Children’s playground/park facilities, Dog walking, Bowls, BMX Track, Lake and Lakeside Cafe, should you wish to also use.
Camping will be contained in the main Sports Track Arena in order to provide a level of security and control. All campers to park in the main car park. Please, under NO circumstances are vehicles allowed onto the grass area as you will need to drive over the soft running track and this will damage it! Any track damage will be charged to us, and in turn you.. We want to return next year….
Caravanning and Motorhomes will be located in the grass field adjacent to the main hall. We are able to provide limited mains power facilities on a first come first served basis (This Eastbourne Sports Park is not a campsite, so electrics are being installed specifically for the event.)
Personal BBQ’s are allowed but NO hot trays on grass as sports grass area must not be marked/burnt. Please! We ask that you take consideration for your safety and others in the area, especially younger members.
Pets are allowed. Please remember this is a sports park and equally children will be in the area. All mess MUST be cleared up. All pets must be tied up or secured and not allowed to roam freely within the main park area. Their are plenty of large public fields immediately surrounding the park, which can be used for walks etc.
The toilets, shower and changing facilities are being made available, without charge, to all overnighters. Separate male and female, together with disabled facilities are available. Eastbourne Sports Park is not a campsite and we ask that you respect the facilities and remove all rubbish to the provided bins or take with you.
SERF – Eastbourne Hotels and Accommodation
Eastbourne is a popular destination for visitors from all over the World and so has a range of hotels, lodges and B&B available to choose from. Some only a few minutes from the park.
- Hotels and Accommodation
- Premier Inn
- Travel Lodge
- Bed and Breakfast
- David Lloyd Hotel
- Self Catering Guest House
SERF – Visit Eastbourne!
Eastbourne has many attractions, from the excellent seafront, south downs, promenade, bandstand, galleries and museums, to parks, gardens, sports and leisure.
Should you wish to make a weekend of the trip, further details for visitors can be found below
- Visit Eastbourne
- Things to do in Eastbourne
- Eastbourne Attractions
- Tourist Information
- Eastbourne Theatres
- South Downs
SERF – Eastbourne Taxis
If you come by train, then I would not recommend a taxi from outside the station as the cost may be higher, than ordering one from the above.