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,…

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…

2014 VHF National Field Day

VHF National Field Day – Register Now!

Registrations are now open to take part in the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club’s VHF National Field Day. This is a good opportunity to get together and experience a range of activities; from building stations and erecting antennas, through operating, to having a great weekend and getting to know…

technoJAM in the Shack

technoJAM in the Shack additional monthly meetings launched

What is technoJAM® in the Shack? Having listened to club members at our meeting in February, the Committee have arranged a series of additional practical monthly meetings to be called technoJAM® in the Shack. technoJAM® is the new brand name that the committee has adopted for all its practical events…

GB100MFA - Commemorating 100 years since sinking of Lusitania

SADARC assists with GB100MFA ‘Lusitania’ Special Event Station

I recently spent two very enjoyable afternoons (Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May 2015) on-board the Planet lightship, berthed in Liverpool’s Canning Dock, next to the Albert Dock complex. I was there following an invitation to the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club to come and help operate the GB100MFA…