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.

Field Day, June 24 & 25, 2017

Field Day 2017 Press Release - click here

Hayward Zucchini Festival 2017, On-Line Signups

Hello SBARA Members,

The call is going out for SBARA members to once again volunteer at the Hayward Zucchini Festival on August 19th and 20th, 2017. There will be a drawing for a $250 gift certificate from HRO for the volunteers. For every shift you work will earn one drawing ticket. Also, every shift you work earns SBARA money to help pay for Field Day family dinner and all our other programs.

If you have never volunteered for this event I think you will be surprised with how much fun it is. You can get additional tickets for your family or a friend to come and enjoy the event while you work your shift. Last year we had the largest turn out ever and this year we hope to see our new members as volunteers.

It is not too early to sign up for shifts. The SBARA webpage on-line registration is now available for your use. So, view the on-line signup tutorial. Let me know if you have questions on signing up, via the Contacts page.