• Becoming a Ham Radio Operator

    What is Ham Radio? Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) is a popular hobby and service in which licensed Amateur Radio operators (hams) operate communications equipment.Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur Bands." These bands are radio frequencies reserved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use by ham radio operators. Read More
  • Be a SANDARC Member Club

    The San Diego Amateur Radio Council, Inc. (SANDARC) is a countywide organization comprised of Amateur Radio Clubs from all parts of San Diego County, working for the betterment of Amateur Radio.  SANDARC affiliated clubs present a unified front and have a means to exchange ideas and activities in the spirit of fraternity for which Amateur Radio is so famous. The objectives of the Council are to combine opinions, ideas, and strengths of the various clubs; to assist the affiliated clubs in promoting the welfare of the Amateur Radio fraternity; and to encourage activities that will benefit the art of Amateur Radio. Each affiliated club is represented by two delegates and/or alternates at each of the Council meetings (4 per year). These delegates nominate and elect the officers of the Council and exchange suggestions on SANDARC activities. Implementation begins after a majority vote of the representatives present. Read More
  • SANDARC Events

    In an effort to increase the level of awareness of amateur radio within the public, member clubs participate in community events such as (but not limited to): Santee Street Fair Carlsbad Street Fair Distribution of ARRL study material to San Diego County Libraries, San Diego City Libraries, Carlsbad Library, and Escondido Library Some member clubs assist in providing license training for local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) through the various area fire departments Read More
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Be a SANDARC Member Club

The San Diego Amateur Radio Council, Inc. (SANDARC) is a countywide organization comprised of Amateur Radio Clubs from all parts of San Diego County, working for the betterment of Amateur Radio.  SANDARC affiliated clubs present a unified front and have a means to exchange ideas and activities in the spirit of fraternity for which Amateur Radio is so famous. The objectives of the Council are to combine opinions, ideas, and strengths of the various clubs; to assist the affiliated clubs in promoting the welfare of the Amateur Radio fraternity; and to encourage activities that will benefit the art of Amateur Radio. Each affiliated club is represented by two delegates and/or alternates at each of the Council meetings (4 per year). These delegates nominate and elect the officers of the Council and exchange suggestions on SANDARC activities. Implementation begins after a majority vote of the representatives present.

 The officers of SANDARC invite all San Diego County amateur radio clubs to consider becoming a member. One club (even two or three) might not have the resources to undertake some of the projects which are important to them, but working together gets the job done. What better reason for your club participating? We know that SANDARC needs you, and hope that you will feel you need to be a part of SANDARC.

 San Diego County clubs seeking membership into SANDARC shall be required to submit the following at the time of their written request for admission:

  • A copy of their Constitution and ByLaws
  • A current membership roster showing those members with and without valid amateur radio call signs and a list of elected and appointed club officers
  • A schedule of their meeting dates and locations
  • Complete copies of the minutes for their last four (4) regular meetings

Membership shall require approval by a majority of current SANDARC member club delegates and officers present and voting at the second monthly meeting of  SANDARC after written submission of an application for membership in SANDARC.  If membership is approved, the applying club shall be known as a member club.