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 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.

New Members & Renewals

The SBARA board of directors (BOD) welcomes all current and would be amateur radio operators, and is especially thankful to all its members for their continued dedication, generosity and support.

SBARA members are entitled to discounted renewal fees through March 31. Starting on April 1, the regular member fees will be in effect. Renew your annual membership now!

In addition, the SBARA BOD would also like to express its appreciation to its members for their continued support of the WA6PWW repeater system on 144, 220, and 440 MHz, through the voluntary donations.

Accepting New Memberships and Renewals for 2021 (discounted rates until March 31). RENEW NOW !!!

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Silent Keys

Silent Keys

Peter Norman, N6YIF - SK

Peter Norman N6YIF

I just received this message about Peter Norman (N6YIF/SK). Our rector, Rev. Lori Walton, just sent an announcement about Peter Norman's passing. He had moved into an assisted living facility in Fremont, Ca. during the beginning of the year.-- Greg Miller, Elaine Vallecilio Miller...
I'm so sorry to hear of this death, he was at the fox hunts when Rob and I went to them. Very nice guy, indeed! - Charles Winegarden
I'll miss Pete. He was an avid fox hunter; he often went with Don Safer (I will forward the information to him). And he was a really nice guy - Bernhard Hailer

Robert O'Neil, N5VD - SK

We are sorry to announce the passing of Robert O'Neil, N5VD, a longtime club member and good friend to many of us. Robert was a dedicated member of the Volunteer Examiner group, and a regular contributor to Field Day as our safety officer. He passed away after suffering a stroke in Kunming, China, where he had been living recently, although he kept touch by joining our online club meetings. We will miss you Robert!
-- Steve AG6TT, Bernhard AE6YN, Al WT6K, J.J. W9ZZ, et al...