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.
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...
Meetings & Skills Nights
We meet twice a month; the 1st Monday enables you to share, obtain new, and enhance existing skills whilst on the 3rd Monday we have visiting speakers, talks, 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, 23rd April
GB6IMD - International Marconi Day
@ St Marks Church Hall
Training Courses / Exams
10th & 17th September 2016
4th & 11th June 2016
5th & 12th November 2016
Latest RSGB Club contest scores uploaded
The scores on the RSGB Affiliated Clubs Contest page were updated on the 26/04/2016.
SADARC Challenge Launched
At the March meeting of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC) the Contest Manager launched the SADARC Challenge; a series of activities for club members to part in throughout the year and compete for the title of ‘Challenging SADARC Member of the Year’. The first event, the QVXZ…
Walter Bevan (2E0BZF) Silent Key
It is with sadness that we have to report the passing of Walter Bevan, 2E0BZF. We were informed by his son, Andy (M0DGA) that he passed away in hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning (3rd March) having battled for some time with illness. Walter passed his Foundation course…
GB5OGG – OGG Camp Special Event Station
The Southport & District Amateur Radio Club have been asked to run an Amateur Radio special event station at this year’s OGG Camp, a free technology event to be held in Liverpool on the 31st October and 1st November. This is an excellent opportunity to promote our hobby to other people with an…
Next Meeting: Arduino Project Night # 1 (05/10/2015)
Following on from Barry’s recent introduction to the Arduino and its application in Amateur Radio, this will be a very practical hands-on night. We’ll have a few laptops and Arduinos available for people to use, but if you’ve got your own please do bring them along – but you will…