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.

Pacificon 2016, October 14 to 16, 2016

Pacificon, the annual ARRL Pacific Division convention, held each year in October, is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16, at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA.

It is THE premier amateur radio conference in the western U.S. Go to www.pacificon.org for more information and to register. I plan to attend as well as help out at the Parachute Mobile booth where we will have live feeds from the drop zone at Byron Airport as well as making simplex contacts with the jumpers. It should be fun!

Steve KG6HJU
SBARA President