Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

Amateur Radio, Electronics & Computing in Sefton, West Lancashire & North Merseyside

A technical hobby

Amateur Radio enthusiasts enjoy using and developing all sorts of technologies to communicate around the world and even out in to space.

A community hobby

Amateur Radio clubs celebrate local and national events by promoting them with special event stations - any excuse to get a radio out!

A social hobby

Amateur Radio is all about communicating and making friends with people in our local community and all around the world.

A serious hobby

When the going gets tough, Amateur Radio provides emergency radio cover in times of civil disaster and supports local community events.

Who are we, what do we do?

We're an active club with four main aims; to promote Amateur Radio and related technologies, support existing Amateur Radio enthusiasts, encourage new people in to the hobby and assist our local communities. Amongst other things we organise...

Monthly Meetings

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month to share, obtain new, and enhance existing skills, listen to visiting speakers and talks by members and hold business meetings and on-air nights.

HF and VHF/UHF Contests

Contesting can be great fun; several club members take part in various contests during the year to earn points for the club in various RSGB contests. Why not join in!

Special Event Stations

Special event stations promote Amateur Radio to the public and celebrate various local and national events; they're also a great opportunity to get to know fellow members better.

Training Courses & Support Programmes

We run one Intermediate and two Foundation courses each year together with an annual Advanced exam. We also run a new licencee support programme; the Brickworks Project.



Saturday, 26th November
GB5LD Lancashire Day
@ St Marks Church Hall, Scarisbrick

Training Courses / Exams

Foundation Course
Contact us about our 2017 courses

Intermediate Course
Contact us about our 2017 courses


Monthly Meetings
Held on the 3rd Monday of month

Where we meet...

MB6IOK WiRES-X Gateway, Ormskirk

MB6IOK – New WiRES-X Gateway in Ormskirk

If you have a new Yaesu transceiver that can operate on the VHF and UHF bands, chances are that it includes the new internet-linked digital voice system WiRES-X, part of their System Fusion technologies. If you have the Quantum Amateur Radio & Technology Society has established a new simplex gateway for…

Don Atkins (M1BUL)

Don Atkins (M1BUL) – Silent Key

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing away of Don Atkins (M1BUL). Don died on the 9th January 2017 having just celebrated his 85th birthday. A great supporter of the club Don has been a member of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC)…

GB8EMF @ EMF Camp 2016

EMF Camp 2016 – you should have been there!

EMF Camp – Wow!! That’s it really, there’s nothing more to be said – apart from, “EMF Camp 2016 – you should have been there”. What was EMF Camp? EMF Camp was a three-day festival in Guildford, but not of the music kind. This was fifteen-hundred folk of all levels…

SADARC - Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

GB5CLM – CHOTA special event station

Several members of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club are to run a special event station from Cottage Lane Mission, our training and examination centre in Ormskirk, on the 10th September. There will be lots of other stations on the air throughout the UK and around the world and we’ll…


CQ GB2WCR – OK Sparks! Radio Day at RMS Wray Castle

On the weekend of the 7th May, 2016 members of the Furness Amateur Radio Society and the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club (Stuart [G0MJG], Rebecca [M6BUB] and Derek [G7LFC]) joined forces to operate a rather special, special event station at Wray Castle. Wray Castle – a potted history Wray Castle…