On November 24th, 1958, 21 local hams held the first SARC meeting at the home of K7ASK. In 1962 the club became incorporated as a 501 c3 non-profit organization specializing in amateur radio education and gaining knowledge of radio electronics.
The club currently meets at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef, just North of the McDowell, the first Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm.
A weekly net is held on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the club repeaters (147.180 + offset, Tone of 162.2. or 440.000 + offset, Tone of 100.) The net provides club information and allows you to test your gear and skill as an operator.
The club has three major annual events. They are the annual Christmas Party held the first Wednesday in December(in place of the monthly meeting) at the Scottsdale Community College Culinary Institute. Spring Fest (held the third Saturday in March) and Field Day.
We have many other HAM related events like:
- SOTA activations and chasing
- HIP (HAM Radio in the Park)
- DX HF operations
- Trail Runs and events with 4x4ham
- VHF/UHF or HF operations while Biking, Hiking or Camping.
- Satellite Operations and APRS
- Supporting events for MCECG.org