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

Happy Christmas & New Year

The Committee of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Have you considered joining us for 2015? Just look at what we have to offer...

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.

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 one of our youth activities that takes place twice a year and introduces young folk to technology.


Next Event

Lancashire Day - 29th November.

Celebrate Lancashire Day and toast the Duke of Lancaster, HM the Queen on air with the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club.

More details...

Next Training Course / Exam

Advanced course - Starts 1st January 2015.

This distance learning course will run until the exam date; 7th March. Join at any time. You can register on-line or by post.

Contact us for more details.

Next Meeting

Monday, 8th December @ 20:00.

This is our annual junk/clear-out sale. Bring your items to sell and some money to buy your early Christmas presents.

Where we meet...


GB3OA back on the air

We are pleased to announce that, after a protracted period off-air for essential maintenance, the Southport Repeater is now back on the air and operational. To start off with, the repeater will be working at reduced power and without its usual IRLP and Echolink features; however, this will be restored…

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Southport RAYNET AGM

The Southport & District RAYNET Group held their annual general meeting recently when the following officers were voted in: Group Controller – Chris Dennis (2E0XJP) Deputy Group Controller – Graham Lawton (G7EVY) Technical Organiser – David Norris (G4TUP) Administration Officer – Harold Taylor (G3LWK) Treasurer – Gerrard Kelly (G4FQN) Southport,…

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Ofcom to update licence terms and conditions

Following on from Ofcom’s consultation published in September 2014, Ofcom has decided to update the Amateur Radio licence terms and conditions. Summary of changes: Full licence holders to gain access to frequencies in the 470KHz and 5MHz only previously available through the issuance of a Notice of Variation (NoV) to…

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M6BUB joins RSGB Committee

At just 15 years old, Rebecca Hughes (M6BUB) must be one of the youngest people ever to be appointed to a committee of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). However, that’s what she has achieved as she was recently successful in her application to join the RSGB’s newly formed Youth…