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, 10th September
GB5CLM Churches on the Air
@ Cottage Lane Mission, Ormskirk
Training Courses / Exams
10th & 17th September 2016
5th & 12th November 2016
EMF Camp 2016 – you should have been there!
EMF Camp – Wow!! That’s it really, there’s nothing more to be said – apart from, “EMF Camp 2016 – you should have been there”. What was EMF Camp? EMF Camp was a three-day festival in Guildford, but not of the music kind. This was fifteen-hundred folk of all levels…
GB5CLM – CHOTA special event station
Several members of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club are to run a special event station from Cottage Lane Mission, our training and examination centre in Ormskirk, on the 10th September. There will be lots of other stations on the air throughout the UK and around the world and we’ll…
CQ GB2WCR – OK Sparks! Radio Day at RMS Wray Castle
On the weekend of the 7th May, 2016 members of the Furness Amateur Radio Society and the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club (Stuart [G0MJG], Rebecca [M6BUB] and Derek [G7LFC]) joined forces to operate a rather special, special event station at Wray Castle. Wray Castle – a potted history Wray Castle…
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…