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Sheffield Amateur Radio Club
Here is a shot of the GB4HAM at the Lam Fest this year we promote the Club on Events with GB4HAM
The Sheffield Amateur radio Club was founded in the 1920 and has a very long history of Amateur radio in Sheffield. The Sheffield SARC operates from the same site and premises at the Transport Sports Club Meadhead Sheffield. and holds its meeting every Monday night you can here our station on air monday nights from our Radio shack why not call M0RCU if you here us on air
We offer a warm welcome to all our members and visitors to the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club SARC Website, we hope you find our site interesting and consider joining our club.
The Sheffield Amateur Radio Club SARC is located in part of the Sheffield Transport Sports Club at Greenhill Main Road (Meadowhead ) Sheffield.
SARC would like to congratulate Yorkshire Amateur Radio Friends for their achievement of third place in the multi operator SSB Field Day on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2017, call sign was M0YRF/P. This is a wonderful achievement by a group of friends who all have a keen interest in amateur radio and decided to have a weekend of fun with barbeque beer and radio, they had no fancy expensive equipment just a long wire and one of the groups radios. Friends having fun with their hobby with great social interaction and plenty of food and drink …….isn’t this what amateur radio should be about no politics, no ego’s, no hidden agendas, just like minded friends having fun. Well done lads you are an example to us all. The group consisted of M0SZD M1EAC M0IUK M0HTH M0RTQ G7COU they have rightly won the praise and recognition with certificate from RSGB. They were based at an ex RAF nuclear bunker in Holmpton which is now run as a museum near Withinsea on the east coast.
“The Phoenix rises from the ashes”
An AGM was held recently to elect the new committee who will guide the club to its former glory, we are well on the way to rebuilding a proper radio club with a very experienced and knowledgeable committee consisting of Chairman; M1ERS Steve Webster. Vice Chairman; G6DCT Dave Littlewood. Secretary; M0OND Jim Isherwood. Treasurer; 2E0CJH. Carol Hinde
Plans are in an advanced stage already with a refurbished portacabin which now has mains electricity and a working kitchen along with a newly decorated exam and training room with some large heaters to keep us warm in the winter, the mobile mast has also been refurbished and painted so is all ready to use and it most certainly will be. We have negotiated the use of the land behind the portacabin which is approx 300 yards long and 200 yards wide for the sole use of SARC which means we can have an antenna farm and still leave plenty of room for experimenting etc.
We have recently been gifted some radio equipment which will come in very handy and as we have to maintain the fields for our antenna farm we have also been gifted a ride on mower which is brilliant, all the members are excited and busy helping build the antenna farm so we are well on our way to reaching our goal of a busy fully functional proper radio club where we will cater for HF, VHF, UHF, Data Modes, Fast Scan TV, Moon Bounce, and workshops for building antennas and learning about all the different types of modes and bands that the members have not yet had a chance to work with.
With regard to training we now have a room for academic learning and a separate room for practical learning so if you are wanting to pass your Foundation license or advance to the next level of license please ask for details of when the next course starts.
If you would like to join our club at this very exciting time please contact us or come along on a Monday evening after 7pm.
Despite being turned down for a grant from RSGB to help revamp the portacabin we have gone ahead on our own and it has been repaired and repainted inside and out, mains electricity has been installed which will ensure we can use it during the winter and with that in mind we are erecting masts with antennas for VHF/UHF. The 60ft mast on a trailer has been fitted with new cable and an electric winch this will be used for HF with the very large club beam on top and we intend to run two co-phased vertical delta loops one from each mast as we have plenty of room having negotiated the sole use of the field behind the portacabin.
We are entering a new and very exciting stage in the development of the club and its facilities all due to the hard work and vision of the members, we will be reporting on our progress on a regular basis with lots of photos to show you what we have achieved up to now and what we intend for the future. The facilities are designed to enable any member to operate antennas that they have only been able to dream about up to now because of space or financial restrictions at their QTH.
If you would like to be part of this exciting and forward thinking project you are more than welcome to come and join us and make use of all the facilities as a member of S.A.R.C. just send an E Mail to the Secretary for details, or come along on any Monday evening from 7pm we hope to see you soon.
Post code: S8 7RH
QRA Locator: IO93GH
ASL: 188metres (617ft)
Sheffield Amateur Radio Club comprises of the following building:-
SARC club logo
SARC Location Map
QSL card for Sheffield ARC (call GX3RCM X denotes club station)
Aerial View of Sheffield Transport Club
SARC Meeting Room within Transport Sports Club
COME AND JOIN THE SHEFFIELD AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
New Year Membership of the SARC starts on Monday 11th Jan 2018
New and previous members are welcome to apply, this also includes CB radio users or anyone else interested in radio communications and want to have a go at Amateur Radio ,working stations from all around the world..
Membership fees for SARC also include full membership of our club venue "Sheffield Transport and Sports Club" which will provide additional facilities such as bar,TV, snooker & pool tables and on some nights free food would be also provided. The new membership fee is £50.00 per year, less than £1 per week with nothing to pay on the door for a great night out. us the shack, or just chat,
If you have not got a amateur radio licence we can train you and get you through the foundation examination, which is held at the club. We provide three levels of training from Foundation,Intermediate and Full RCF examinations. all our members are there for you all to enjoy radio
If you live in a flat or other property where aerials (Antennas) are a problem then you can use the Club Radio Shack which has state of the art ICOM, Yaesu radio transceivers for HF,VHF and UHF which cover all the main amateur bands. our radio room is open to members any day of the week if they cannot get antennas up at there own location so they can still enjoy working HF and all the bands at the radio shack come along and have a chat or
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.
Please see the [Activities Page] which details the dates and activities for the current year.
If you are interested in SARC then visit the [club contact us] page and fill in 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!
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:
There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.
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 !!
GB4HAM Radio Communications Unit Promoting Amateur Radio to Schools, Scouts, Cadets,
SARC won the original GB4FUN unit from RSGB and renamed it with the new call sign - GB4HAM Radio Communications Unit which suited it quite well to its function.This was used to promote Amateur Radio and was well known around the UK and in the USA . The GB4HAM (RCU) has now been converted and mounted on to a Heavy Truck Chassis and re-named with a new call sign GB4HAM (Radio Communications Unit). Transportation of the unit is now more stream lined , takes up less space and easier to handle.
The new GB4HAM (RCU) is now owned by Steve Webster M1ERS and is used to promote Amatuer Radio in general and also to promote both the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club SARC and the Sheffield D Star repeater group for GB7SF.
Steve runs various repeaters within the Sheffield Area.
Steve will be visiting various events around the UK which normally including Hamfest and Lamfest and would be very pleased to talk to you about the GB4HAM (RCU) facilities and amateur radio in general. any one wishing to help with the communication unit when we are out on events your help would be welcomed to help promote your hobby,
GB4HAM Radio Communications Module Promotional Flyer.
Inside view of GB4HAM Radio Communications Unit
Inside the GB4HAM Unit
Our website shows only basic details about SARC.
For day by day members comments and latest news follow direct facebook link below , please note that this is a closed group for SARC members..
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