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 licensed 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. Every year SBARA participates in the ARRL Field Day, inviting everyone to join in the fun. Let us help you discover and enjoy the Radio Sport !

SBARA Flea Market

There are a lot of images of items for sale at this link. The proceedings will go to the club.

Please let AE6YN know in case you're interested in any of the items. If you are, then:

  • Please look up the list price of the item you are interested in. For ham gear, a good source is eham.net.
  • If you're a SBARA member in good standing, please offer half that price.
  • If you aren't, please offer three quarters of that price.
  • If an item attracts more than one offer, then we will auction it off.

There are already several offers which will be fulfilled pretty soon. So, rush in your request!

Bernhard AE6YN, SBARA Flea Market Maintainer

click for AE6YN's email address

SBARA wins 7QP 2021

SBARA entered the 7th Area QSO Party for 2021, and we won First Place in the Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter Category! In this category, we were the only entry from California, and the only low-power (below 150 W) entry. With Field Day coming up, it shows what can happen when you try something different!

2021 Results
Non-7 Multi-Multi
                      CW   PH DIG
Call      Score Mlt  QSO  QSO QSO QTH   Operators,..
----      ----- ---  ---  --- --- ---   ------------
KU6S      55180  89  186   31   0 CA    KM6VHD,W2AFE,WT6K,KF6ZYD,AF6TF,AG6TT,
                                        WB9YVM (lp)
W9VW      23655  83    1  141   0 IN    +K9SG,K9LZJ,WB9YCZ,K7WE (hp)
NS1DX     15895  55   65   47   0 VT    W1VE (hp)
W4THI     15675  57   79   19   0 FL    +W4DJL (hp)

SBARA Members Meeting - Update

Due to COVID related restrictions, the SBARA Members Meetings will be conducted online at the scheduled date and time. Details of the on-line meeting will be sent to members by Ground Plane email. If you are not yet a member and wish to attend, please contact a board member via the Contacts link above.

P.S: If you are a member you should receive an email from GROUNDPLANE-MAILMAN-QTH-NET with the Zoom Meeting information, a few days before the meeting. However, if you did not receive such email, please contact us via the Contacts link above.

Please visit the SBARA Members Meetings page for meeting schedules.

Silent Keys

Silent Keys

Mike Fung, WA6AWI - SK

Mike Fung WA6AWI passed away recently. Mike was an enthusiastic supporter of amateur radio in the East Bay area, in many ways. He was the organizer of SBARA's team of radio volunteers at the Zucchini Festival, and many of us had fun with that activity. He was a member of the Fremont Communication Volunteers, a regular contributor to Tuesday's Tri-City Net, and he worked on the volunteer group's radio equipment and packet stations. He was also a long-time radio operator at Washington Hospital.

Mike was always fun to be around, and we will miss him enormously!

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