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.
Another great Field Day comes to a close!
SBARA Field Day 2016 has come to a close. Although the band conditions were NOT optimal, I think everyone had a great time!
I'd like to take a moment to thank those individuals who contributed to the success of this Field Day event:
WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ALL OF YOUR HELP!!! THANK YOU!
Highlights for the weekend include:
Many members of the public, including kids, stopped by to check out what we were up to and, in many cases, got on the air or learned some Morse code.
For the first time in club's history (at least since I've been with the club) successful sending of a radiogram via the National Traffic System (NTS) for extra points. Special thanks to Pink Foster (K7ILA) who is active in NTS and happened to be visiting (from Arizona) at the PAARA Field Day site.
I've been posting photos and videos on the Facebook page. The URL for the FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/sbara.org/ You DO NOT have to be a Facebook member to view them.
We'll be creating a photo gallery on the sbara.org website ASAP.
That's it for now. Sorry for the long message, but I had a lot to say! :-)
I will be going online to sign-up as it is always a fun event! SBARA provides communications (via FRS radio) for this event, and as if that and free access to the festival weren't enough incentive, you will also get one ticket for each shift worked for a drawing for a $250 gift certificate from HRO!!!
PLEASE go to the following URL to sign-up: http://www.sbara.org/zucchini.html