Welcome to SBARA!

South Bay Amateur Radio Association (SBARA), was formed in 1976 to cater to the amateur radio communities in the Fremont, Newark and Union City in the East Bay. 

The club welcomes people of all ages interested in Amateur Radio and helps them become licenced operators to enjoy the hobby first hand.

The club conducts regular monthly meetings, and invites a guest speaker to give a talk and discuss interesting projects. 

The club enjoys helping children get to know all about radio sport. The club can work with local schools to setup after school activities relating to this hobby.  Every year SBARA participates in the ARRL Field Day, inviting everyone young and old to join in the fun.

Club members also help local public events like the Primavera Bicycle Ride, The Hayward Zucchini Festival, and other city events, county fairs etc., by providing strategic communication to event organisers, at no cost. This has in turn helped our members develop expertise in event communication that would be invaluable for communication during emergencies. Club members work in coordination with the Fire and Police departments in the tri-cities area and are proud to be able to respond when necessary.

Please check out the detailed information provided at various sections of this website.

ARRL: Elementary School’s STMSat-1 CubeSat Now in Orbit

[UPDATED 2016-05-17@ 1307 UTC]

Students at St Thomas More (STM) Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia, erupted into cheers and celebration on May 16 as their STMSat-1 CubeSat finally was deployed from the International Space Station at 1440 UTC. Equipped with a slow-scan TV (SSTV) payload, STMSat-1 will transmit on the 70 centimeter Amateur Radio band (437.800 MHz FM).

The kit built satellite is the first to be designed and built by grade schoolers, who were supported by NASA technical advisors and by local radio amateurs. Transported to the ISS in December by an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft. The satellite project is part of the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education initiatives. Link to ARRL article