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, 4th & 5th July

VHF National Field Day


Next Training Course / Exam

12th to 19th September 2015

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Intermediate Course


Held on 1st & 3rd Monday of month.

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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,…

RSGB Train the Trainers

Derek & Alison Train the Trainers

Members of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club, Derek (G7LFC, Membership Secretary) and Alison (M6COV, Secretary), recently travelled south to Merthyr Tydfil to run sessions for the most recent Train the Trainers Course. Train the Trainers, of which Derek is one of the founders, is a scheme run by…

Southport & District Amateur Radio Club exhibit at Big Bang North West 2015

Big Bang for SADARC!

Big Bang North West is a huge event organised by MerseySTEM to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with young people aged 7 – 19. Southport & District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC) were thereat Aintree Racecourse last Wednesday (8th July); it’s largest public event to-date. Schools from all over the North…

2015 VHF National Field Day

2015 VHF National Field Day

Following a week of interesting weather in the North West of England, the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC) ventured out on to the ‘wild’ hills of Aughton, overlooking the West Lancashire Plain, for another memorable VHF National Field Day over the weekend of the 4/5th July. 

SADARC - Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

Meetings for Q3 & Q4 announced

The Committee are pleased to announce that they have released a full calendar of meetings for July through to December. We have a number of presentations on amateur radio related topics, a couple of ‘project’ nights when you can build yourself a really inexpensive antenna analysis, a contesting evening where you can…