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 !


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...

"So sorry to hear this! Rob was a good guy, who could talk your ear off! I felt so badly that these last few years seemed to be such a challenge for him"
-- Steve K6WW

"Devastating news to me, Rob and I spent so much time together and I learned so much from him. Rob was a very talented individual who worked tirelessly for our club, both as Field Day Safety Officer and a VE for our test sessions. Stay safe, healthy and well!"
-- Charles KK6IPR

While studying Solar Physics in the UK about a decade ago, Rob was an active member of the Guildford & District Radio Association (GDRS; http://gdrs.org.uk).

"When Rob was living here in the UK, a few years back, he joined our club 'Guildford and District Radio Society' and was fully involved in all aspects of our activities. He was not frightened to roll his sleeves up and get stuck into the more physical sides of the hobby, such as helping pour concrete for the club mast, as well as being involved with sharing his technical and other world knowledge with us. He was missed when he left our country and this latest news has heightened that loss. Many of us regarded him as a friend and are very grateful for your contact and tribute to him on your club's website."
-- 73 de Clive M0IAM, GDRS President

"We at the Guildford Radio Society were very sad to learn from you of Rob's death. He was a larger than life character who was a great asset to the club and we will miss him very much. Please would you give our deepest condolences to his family upon their sad loss."
-- Regards, Timothy Dabbs, G7JYQ, Honorary Secretary, Guildford & District Radio Society

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 at discounted rates. RENEW NOW !!!

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