86 Colinmander Gardens, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4TF
01695 573 870 info@sadarc.org.uk

Amateur Radio, Electronics & Computing in Southport and the surrounding districts

Special Event Stations

We run several special event stations to promote Amateur Radio and local events. This is an opportunity to get on the air and learn new skills with the support of experienced operators.

Licence Training Courses

Several Foundation and Intermediate courses are run each year, together with an annual Advanced Examination.

Regular Meetings

We hold regular monthly meetings when you can listen to visiting speakers, attend workshops to improve your skills, or just get on the air and communicate.


technoJAM is our new brand name for practical hands-on events where people can learn, build and experiment in a friendly and informal environment.


Next Event

Saturday, 16th May @ 13:30

technoJAM in Ormskirk


Next Training Course / Exam

30th May to 6th June 2015
Foundation Course

12th to 19th September 2015
Intermediate Course

Next Meeting

Monday, 18th May 2015 @ 20:00.

Stuart (G0MJG) will be giving a talk on working FunCube satellites.

Where we meet...

Bletchley Park - Home to the World War II Code Breakers

Bletchley Park Trip

The Southport & District Amateur Radio Club will be running a trip to the world famous Bletchley Park; home to the top secret World War II code breakers. Date: 31st October, 2015 Coach departs Ormskirk at 06:30, arriving at Bletchley Park at approximately 10:00. Coach departs Bletchley Park at 17:00,…

technoJAM in the Shack

technoJAM in the Shack additional monthly meetings launched

What is technoJAM® in the Shack? Having listened to club members at our meeting in February, the Committee have arranged a series of additional practical monthly meetings to be called technoJAM® in the Shack. technoJAM® is the new brand name that the committee has adopted for all its practical events…

GB100MFA - Commemorating 100 years since sinking of Lusitania

SADARC assists with GB100MFA ‘Lusitania’ Special Event Station

I recently spent two very enjoyable afternoons (Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May 2015) on-board the Planet lightship, berthed in Liverpool’s Canning Dock, next to the Albert Dock complex. I was there following an invitation to the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club to come and help operate the GB100MFA…

Marconi Key

International Marconi Day – 2015 Report

View Gallery >> International Marconi Day (IMD) is an annual 24-hour Amateur Radio event run by the Cornish Amateur Radio Club to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on 25th April 1874. Whilst many people of the time were tinkering with radio communications, Marconi put radio communication on a commercial…