The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to fostering camaraderie, advancing knowledge, and exploring the hobby of amateur radio.
Our mission is to promote fellowship by providing opportunities for members of the Scottsdale community to learn about and share their experiences in all aspects of amateur radio operations. We will strive to inspire interest in both the young and old through our activities, education initiatives, contests and other public events that showcase amateur radio’s important role in communications service.
Our first official club meeting was in 1957 when a bunch of ham radio operator friends got together and decided to form the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club. The Scottsdale ARC is one of the oldest Ham Radio clubs in Arizona.
SARC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Founded in 1957 and incorporated in 1962, it is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in Arizona and has been providing communication services to its members for more than 65 years. The club's primary purpose is to promote interest in amateur radio, provide education opportunities for people interested in the hobby as well as helping to facilitate emergency communications in times of disaster or emergency. SARC organizes monthly meetings,participates in special events, and public service activities such as Skywarn weather spotter operations. It also operates several amateur radio repeaters that allow members to communicate across the valley as well as around the world. The club offers a variety of educational classes for those wishing to obtain their amateur radio license or upgrade an existing license. In addition, the club provides an in person forum at the Scottsdale Senior Center (Granite Reef Facility) where local hams can share experiences and discuss topics related to amateur radio.
President - James Wasson - N7ELL
Join the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club today and start exploring the exciting world of amateur radio! Our members have access to the latest advances in technology, along with the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with others. With regular meetings, classes, and social events, the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club is the perfect place to get started in amateur radio. So don't wait - become a member of the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club today and start your journey into the exciting world of amateur radio!
Through their volunteer efforts, members help keep essential communication systems running during times of disaster or other emergencies. They also provide assistance and support to local organizations, such as schools, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies. SARC also hosts several public service events throughout the year, allowing members to practice their skills while giving back to the community.
The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club (SARC) serves the community by providing an array of services, including emergency communications, public service events, educational opportunities, and social activities. The club provides a great way for amateur radio operators to connect with one another and stay informed on current topics in the hobby. Additionally, the club offers a variety of educational classes and workshops that help new and experienced amateurs hone their radio-related skills. Finally, the club holds regular social gatherings where members can get together to chat, share ideas, and make new friends.
In person meetings are back!
When and Where: January 4th, 2023 at the Scottsdale Senior Center in meeting room #8 at 6pm sharp.
1700 N Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, Az 85257
Winter Field Day is just around the corner!
When: January 28-29
Official TIme - Noon to Noon. We will be there at sun up to start setting up!
Where?: Eldorado park in the Southwest picnic area behind the fire station, south of the ramada. McDowell and Miller in Scottsdale, Az 85257
Congratulations to Scott Gillins W2KP!
Scott received the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club for Ham of the Year for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the club.
Repeaters are up and linked!!
*South Mountain Repeater 443.575+ PL100.0
*Honor Health Shea VHF Repeater 147.180 PL 162.2
Standalone in analog but linked in C4FM Digital with the above 2 repeaters.
*Honor Health Shea UHF Repeater 440.000+ PL100.0
Q: Do I have to learn Morse Code to get my ham radio license?
A: No, The FCC dropped the code requirement Dec 24, 2006. All that is required is 80% passing of 35 questions.