Welcome, Plug In and Relax!!
Welcome to SARC’s club website for members and non members alike where we hope you will come along and get involved.
Here, you will find all the latest news about club activities. We are a modern active club involved in all aspects of the Amateur Radio Hobby.Recently we have completed a overhaul of the club structure and reorganised our club to meet the demands of the modern day enthusiast.
We are a family club and have a pleasant relaxed club venue which meets every Monday Night except for Bank Holidays.
Keep the site bookmarked and monitor our activity, if you wish to visit the club contact us via the enqury form we will be most pleased to talk to you.We have talks and events being planned throughout the year,
We look forward to seeing you, so, plug in and relax!
What is amateur radio?
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.
Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.
As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.
Radio amateurs make use of their frequencies in a number of ways:
- Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships
- Competing in international competitions to test how effective your equipment is, and how good you are as an operator
- Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs
- Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station)
- Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to ensure you keep the capability to do so.
There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.
What can I do with Amateur Radio ?
Whilst the Internet has brought us instant world-wide email, VOIP and video communication, it is tied to an infrastructure of enormous proportions.
With Amateur Radio, you are communicating directly, “point-to-point” with no intermediate infrastructure. You are also communicating with people in their cars, on ships, on remote islands, and in under-developed parts of the world. But perhaps more importantly, Amateur Radio is not just about communicating — it’s about exploring the technology that makes radio communication work — the electronics, the antennas, the propagation characteristics of the ionosphere, and even computers that are linked to radio equipment for all sorts of purposes including specialised modes of communication, station logging, propagation prediction, etc. And most of all is making friends World Wide , why not vist our club and take a look around , you are welcome any time !!
RSGB Club Regional Winnner Award
SARC are pleased to have received the RSGB 2014 Club Regional Winners award . The club has now been put forward together with other regional club winners to be considered for the National Club Of The Year Award. The membership is obviously delighted to have received this award and thank the RSGB sincerely for their support and recognition in our endeavours to positively promote amateur radio. thanks also to Lee at Lam Communications for supporting the Award,
The picture taken at the SYPTE clubnight shows Nigel Ferguson (centre) G0BPK , RSGB regional manager for area 4 presenting the RSGB club regional trophy to Steve Webster M1ERS (left_ vice chairman) and Trevor Wood M0TWS ( right_ Chairman).This trophy award is sponsored by Lee at Lam communications ltd, Barnsley.
Sponsors of the MX0RCU Demonstration Vehicle
THIS IS THE ONLY COMMUNICATIONS UNIT IN THE UK, BUILT FOR THAT PURPOSE OF PROMOTING AMATEUR RADIO!!
Help to support Your Hobby !! by supporting the GX3RCM Unit
it was Supported in 2014 by the RSGB & RCF !! we would like to thank them for there support in the Passed, RCF for 2014
we may be self funding the unit in 2015.
(Good news, the trailer get new lease of life with help for 2015, from some of our sponsors)
( Helping to Promote our Hobby of Amateur Radio in 2015 )
Our time as a team, is voluntary !! but its our running costs and insurance are our main cost
Please Click our donate Button !! if you would like to help !! every little help
RCF, RSGB, Icom UK, Waters&Stanton , Lee at The Ham Radio Shop 'LAMCO' Barnsley and Total Mast Solutions, SWFC, sponsor the GX3RCM Renamed the MX0RCU Amateur Radio Communications Unit
Icom UK have supplied the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club with a range of its latest (D-STAR) digital and HF Amateur Radio Equipment.Waters and Stanton have been generous enough to donate funds to help with the refit of the trailer.Total Mast Solutions have provided us with the use of one of their mast systems.Lee de The Ham Radio Shop 'LAMCO' Barnsley kindly donated a Diamond CP-8040 for use with the trailer. During 2014 we are able to continue our promotional efforts both locally and world wide due to the generous allocation of funding from the Radio Communications Foundation.
A lot of PR, work as been done to sponsor the MX0RCU trailer within south Yorkshire area for 2015 , and we have had a positive response from the local companies . this is great news for MX0RCU and Amateur radio in south Yorkshire , the trust would like to thank those companies for their support
THANK YOU !
The radios will be used on a demonstration Trailer which the club was awarded by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) back in 2013, then known as GB4FUN The goal is to promote Amateur Radio to a wider audience than just at rallies but to schools and community events. Importantly the unit can be taken to schools and used as a teaching tool to introduce young people to modern radio communication especially satellite .
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