86 Colinmander Gardens, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4TF
07710 791 270 info@sadarc.org.uk
  • RSGB YOTA Weekend 2014
  • Electrify: A free electronics course from Liverpool University
  • SADARC meetings
  • 2014 VHF National Field Day

What we offer

The Southport & District Amateur Radio Club draws it's membership from the Sefton and West Lancashire area, though we do welcome members from further afield. The club offers the following...

Regular meetings

We normally hold our monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month, arrange additional meeting in between and run a club net on every other Monday.

Special events

We can be found on the air several times a year supporting local organisations and celebrating local events.

Training courses

We hold several Foundation and Intermediate courses throughout the year and an annual Advanced examination.

Youth work

We are committed to introducing young folk to radio communications and electronics as both a fun hobby and a potential career.


Next Event

VHF National Field Day - 5th & 6th July.

SADARC takes part in the RSGB VHF NFD each year and it is a great opportunity to operate radio, test your operating skills and work as a team for the benefit of the club.

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Next Training Course / Exam

Foundation course - Autumn.

We are planning to run a Foundation course in the autumn. If you are interested please contact us as soon as possible and we will send you out a joining pack and registration form.

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Next Meeting

Monday, 21st July @ 20:00.

We will be reviewing the club's activites over the previous month for a short while and then having an on-air evening looking particularly at using repeaters and Echolink nodes.

Where we meet...

SADARC - Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

Dangers of nearby lightning strikes

I recently read an interesting article in Electrical Review (July/Aug 2014, pp16-18) which detailed how we should protect electronic installations against lightning strikes, and it involved more than just using primary protection devices to protect against direct strikes.

SADARC - Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

Secretary resigns

It is with sadness that we have to report that Rob Harwood (G0HRT) has tendered his resignation from the Committee of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club on the grounds of ill-health.

RSGB YOTA Weekend 2014

Rebecca attends national YOTA event

Rebecca (M6BUB) attended the RSGB’s first Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) event this weekend with a national gathering held in the centre of the country.

Electrify: A free electronics course from Liverpool University

Electrify: Free electronics course

Electrify is a free electronics course from Liverpool University that starts in September that aims to introduce its candidates to six different, and essential, areas of electrical and electronic engineering that helps to make the modern world function.