ARRL East Bay Section

Your Invitation – South Bay Amateur Radio Association – Field Day 2008

Posted by wb9yvm on June 23rd, 2008

South Bay Amateur Radio Club
SBARA – Field Day 2008

Would you enjoy a hobby that will last a lifetime? A hobby that will expand your horizons and challenge your intellect, one that will help you build lasting friendships at home and even around the world? Are you looking for ways to become involved in worthwhile community service? Then we have something unique and exciting to offer.



Amateur Radio is a challenging high-tech hobby offering service to the community, life-long opportunities for learning and the excitement of communicating with other Amateur Radio operators around the world. Amateur radio operators today can explore many different communications modes, including all the more familiar methods of voice, computer and Morse communication as well as more exotic techniques involving Amateur Radio television, ISS, and earth-satellite communications.

The South Bay Amateur Radio Club, founded in 1974, is a general interest radio club within the greater Fremont area, the club’s members also come from many other areas in and around the Tri-City and throughout the Bay area. SBARA is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, the national association of Amateur Radio operators. Our Club meeting is held on the second Friday of every month at 7:30 PM at Hurricane Electric on 760 Mission Court in Fremont . Anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome to attend!

The National amateur radio event, Field Day where “ham radio” operators hone their emergency communication skills is on June 28th and June 29th. SBARA will be set-up at Fremont ’s Central Park at the corner of Paseo Padre and Sailway Drive .

For more information on the South Bay Amateur Radio Club – SBARA, or on Amateur Radio in general please contact:

Steve Wilson, KA6S, President
South Bay Amateur Radio Association – SBARA

Included with this document is SBARA’s Field Day Press Release in PDF format. Please feel free to stop by our Field Day site at Central Park and we will be happy to show you this exciting hobby in operation – you can even operate our stations!

California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger applauds Amateur Radio and 2008 Field day declaring Ham radio a reliable means of emergency communication in his letter. Details can be found by selecting this URL or Link:

William Artelt, WB9YVM,
ARRL East Bay Public Information Officer
South Bay Amateur Radio Association – SBARA

k3.jpgEditor’s note: SBARA is also raffling an Elecraft K-3 on Field Day! You need not be present to win. The drawing is Saturday evening at 6pm PDT (0100 UTC 29 June 2008). If someone in another club wins, I wonder if they can pick it up and use it for the remainder of Field Day? 🙂 (hi hi – K6JEB)