86 Colinmander Gardens, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4TF
01695 573 870 info@sadarc.org.uk
  • VHF National Field Day
  • SADARC meetings
  • Ofcom Consultation: Updating the Amateur Radio licence
  • SADARC courses

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

Scouts JOTA - 18th & 19th October.

Each year the Scouts run JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) when Scouts around the world contact each other using Amateur Radio.

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Next Training Course / Exam

Intermediate course - 1st & 8th November, 2014.

We will be running an Intermediate course at the beginning of November. If you would like to attend, you can now register on-line or by post.

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Next Meeting

Monday, 20th October @ 20:00.

This month we will be selling some surplus equipment and looking back at this year's RSGB Convention.

Where we meet...

SADARC courses

Register for next Intermediate Course

Our next Amateur Radio Intermediate Course is now open for registrations.

VHF National Field Day

Latest RSGB Club contest scores uploaded

The latest scores have been uploaded to the RSGB Affiliated Clubs Contest page.

SADARC - Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

Is low power a handicap?

Operating QRP (low power) is often thought to be a challenge, QRP being generally accepted as transmitting less than 5w of power from the transceiver. However, I was recently looking at calibration of S-meters on transceivers and made an interesting discovery that I hadn’t realised before. Given that there are two…


SADARC Equipment Sale (20/10/2014)

At our next monthly meeting we will be having a sale of equipment that has been donated to the club to raise funds. If there are several people interested in an item then we will auction the items off during thee meeting. The prices below are the minimum price we’ll…

SADARC - Southport & District Amateur Radio Club

Committee Meeting Update (18/09/2014)

Last night, 18th September, the Committee of the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club met and below is a quick summary of the matters discussed: Special Events JOTA – Scouts’ Jamboree on the Air The club will be operating a special event station from the 48th Southport Air Scouts this…