Welcome to SARC’s club website for members and non members a like 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 at the Transport Club at Meadowhead Sheffield.

If you wish to visit the club or become a member contact us via the enqury form or contact the SARC Chairman David Littlewood on Mob: 07777668980. or on landline 01142430888. 

We look forward to seeing you.

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 visit our club and take a look around , you are welcome any time !!



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