Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club

Welcome, and thanks for visiting our website. The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC) was established in 1920 and has operated continuously ever since. If you are a licensed amateur radio operator, and not yet a member, we hope you will consider joining our club. If you are not yet licensed, but have an interest in amateur radio, contact us, and we’ll help you get started! Better yet come meet our friendly members at one of our monthly club meetings

Please Take Our Survey

The Board of Directors would really like to know what aspects of the club and amateur radio in general are most important to you. This will help us discover what club members (and even non-members) want and will help guide our efforts in a productive direction. You will find the survey on the right in the sidebar of this page.



January 2015 SBARC Club Meeting

Juilanne Walsh with an interesting presentation on 3D printing

Juilanne Walsh with an interesting presentation on 3D printing

The January Club Meeting featured an interesting presentation by Julianne Walsh on 3D printing. She brought along a working 3D printer to demonstrate and a couple of “home brew” printers to show. 3D printing is going to be the revolution of the decade and will soon be able to print almost everything from tools to human organs. Thanks Julianne for the great presentation!

Remember to Renew Your Club Membership!

This is a good time to renew your club membership. If you have not joined the club yet, or let your membership lapse, this is a good time to do that too! Your club dues help support the substantial infrastructure the club offers including the repeaters as well as the club station. Membership is ONLY $24 a year. That is only $2 per month and your dues are very much needed and appreciated and helps the club keep everything up and running.

Remember… the board changed the policy on when dues can be paid. You can now pay your dues any time of the year and your “anniversary” date will be on the same date each year. So joining any time during the year will cover a full 12 months.