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, 30th January
GB5RNLI - SOS Radio Week
@ Lytham Lifeboat Station
Next Training Course / Exam
25th January to 9th April 2016
8-week Foundation Course
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…
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…
High praise for Telford Rally appearance
We’ve received some great emails from the folk that attended the Telford Rally yesterday… “My father and I were in attendance today at the Telford Hamfest. We can’t thank you enough for your attendance, time and effort as we tried out a Raspberry Pi for the first time. Needless to…
SADARC “star guests” at Telford Rally
Five members of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club travelled south yesterday to attend the Telford Rally, They took with them the club stand together with the technoJAM demonstration workshops they laid on at the recent Blackpool Rally. The stand was packed with people wanting to have a go…
Bletchley Park trip postponed
We have decided to postpone the Bletchley Park trip that was scheduled to take place at the beginning of November until early 2016 due to insufficient members signing up. This is regrettable as it was an event that many people said they’d like the club to arrange when we discussed…