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The San Bruno Amateur Radio Club


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The SBARC is open to all licensed Amateur Radio Operators, and those with an interest in Amateur Radio. Part of our mission is to provide radio communications to the City of San Bruno in a time of need. We operate the radio room at City Hall, and other designated locations. We have monthly meetings, where we discuss Amateur Radio topics and other related items. We participate in training exercises and drills. Occasionally, we have social dinner meetings with other clubs.

We continually strive to expand our knowledge of Radio Science, and promote fellowship among Amateur Radio Operators.

Dave Dornlas, KN6KOO
SBARC President

Upcoming Events

The following are events that the club is involved with in San Bruno or our neighboring communities that we think you might be interested in.

Upcoming Events

The following are events that the club is involved with in San Bruno or our neighboring communities that we think you might be interested in.


Our October 17th Meeting

Monday, October 17th Carrie Krueger, K9FZ, is going to be our special guest speaker at our 6:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting all the way from Wisconsin to talk about the O.M. International Sideband Society or simply the OMISS Network.

Carrie is the President and will explain what this unique organization can do to help Hams who want to try their hand at HF but are a little reluctant about how to start out. They hold national nets throughout the week on the 10m band all the way up to 160m. It's a neat option for those who want to dip their toe into the world of HF.

Meeting Agenda

October 17th Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 7202 7559
Passcode: 964389

October 17th Meeting

img style="height: 100%; float:left; padding: 10px 40px 25px 25px;" src="images/omiss_500.jpg" />Monday, October 17th Carrie Krueger, K9FZ, is going to be our special guest speaker at our 6:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting all the way from Wisconsin to talk about the O.M. International Sideband Society or simply the OMISS Network.

Carrie is the President and will explain what this unique organization can do to help Hams who want to try their hand at HF but are a little reluctant about how to start out. They hold national nets throughout the week on the 10m band all the way up to 160m. It's a neat option for those who want to dip their toe into the world of HF.

Meeting Agenda

October 17th Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 7202 7559
Passcode: 964389

Find us on the air

Mondays* at 7:30 p.m. Pacific(1930 HRS) the club conducts nets on:

  1. K6PVJ 440.550 +5.0 MHZ 114.8 HZ
  2. 146.595 Simplex

The purpose of nets like this is to test equipment and locations around San Bruno as well as a chance to stay in touch with other club members. Visitors are always welcome to check in.

*except national holidays

Our Net

Find us on the air

Mondays* at 7:30 p.m. Pacific(1930 HRS) the club conducts nets on:

    1. K6PVJ 440.550 +5.0 MHZ 114.8 HZ
    2. 146.595 Simplex

The purpose of nets like this is to test equipment and locations around San Bruno as well as a chance to stay in touch with other club members. Visitors are always welcome to check in.

*except national holidays

Our Net

Amateur Radio Nets Today


DayTimeSponsorOuputInputToneTypeName
    Saturday   10:00  AM   Quarter Century Wireless Assn. 146.9250    146.3250    114.8    repeater      WA6TOW
    Saturday   11:30  AM   The Noontime Net 7.2840    7.2840        HF-LSB      
    Saturday   7:30  AM   Red Cross 3.8910    3.8910        HF-LSB      NVIS
    Saturday   7:45  AM   Red Cross 5.3715    5.3715        HF-USB      NVIS
    Saturday   8:00  AM   Red Cross 7.1810    7.1810        HF-LSB      NVIS
    Saturday   9.00  AM   Maritime Mobile Service Network 7.2840    7.2840        HF-LSB      




Field Day 2022

CERT refresher 2022

For the first time in over fourteen years members of the San Bruno Amateur Radio Club put on Field Day in the city. Field Day is the "open house" for Amateur Radio. It gives a chance for members to demonstrate their skills. One of the main reasons for the existance of Ham or Amateur Radio is operators ability to pitch in during emergencies to help their communities. For that reason in 2022 the club operated two portable stations with temporary antennas, radios that operated on batteries which in turn were charged by solar panels.

This year's event took place on Narita Plaza located in San Bruno's Civic Center between City Hall and the Library. This location sits outside of the City's Emergency Operations Center which members could use their skills in communicating to other citizens and other groups effected by the event. To show the importance of this cooperation the San Bruno Emergency Preparedness Committee also had a table offering information on how to be prepared for possible events in the community like an earthquake.

On hand to explain to explain to visitors what the day was all about were, Steve Paganelli - K6YUA, Tom Jones - KN6TEI, Ron Rugel - KK6AMZ, Tony Dowler - K6BV, Matthew Rappaport - KD6KVH, Malcolm Robinson - KM6LUM, Ron Nicholson - N6YWU, Dave Dornlas - KN6KOO and stopping by to check on us was Tristan Willy - KF6MUY.

Being the first time in years that the club put on their own Field Day event was a learning experience. We learned that "propagation" is not always working the way we want it to work. On this day, we knew going into it that there had been major solar activity that was working against us. This limited our ability to make a lot of contacts around the country and the world. While that's a problem, it's also part of what you learn from. On the other hand, we were able to speak with licensed amateurs who live in San Bruno about joining the club and was able to pick up seven new members for the group.

We were also appreciative of the three members of the City Council who were able to stop by and see what the Club was up to. Thank you to Councilmen Tom Hamilton, Micheal Salazar and Marty Medina for taking a few minutes of their weekend to check us out. We also want to thank our served agencies who stopped by. They include Officer John Ray Quinto or the San Bruno Police Department and Doug Kunze of the American Red Cross.

The goal for 2023 is to build on the lessons of this year's event and better serve our community.


So you want to become a Ham

Amateur Radio is a very rewarding hobby, but it's also one of the few hobbies that require a license. Every Ham operating today has passed a license exam that allows them to be granted a license from the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC).

The good news is it's very doable and particularly since the requirement to learn Morse code was dropped in 2007. And it's a hobby for all ages. The youngest known Ham in the United States was a young lady of 5 1/2. That's amazing, but it should be reassuring that all the family can join in this hobby.

Today, there are three license classes: The Technician, General and the Amateur Extra Class. With each class the operator gains more privileges in using the available airwaves.

Become a Ham

Amateur Radio is a very rewarding hobby, but it's also one of the few hobbies that require a license. Every Ham operating today has passed a license exam that allows them to be granted a license from the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC).

The good news is it's very doable and particularly since the requirement to learn Morse code was dropped in 2007. And it's a hobby for all ages. The youngest known Ham in the United States was a young lady of 5 1/2. That's amazing, but it should be reassuring that all the family can join in this hobby.

Today, there are three license classes: The Technician, General and the Amateur Extra Class. With each class the operator gains more privileges in using the available airwaves.

Let's get started toward that Ham license here.

Ham resources

Times have changed. Once the types of information that we needed to learn or just to get help figuring things out was hard to find and limited. That's why we're trying to take a broader look at how to present "resources" on our website.

For instance a Ham club that shares its city with the headquarters of YouTube would be remiss to overlook the abundance of content that is on their site.

For that reason we are going to feature on our home page and inside pages video selections that could be helpful to Hams from beginner to advanced as well as customary links to important websites, podcasts and documents of importance.

Ham resources

Times have changed. Once the types of information that we needed to learn or just to get help figuring things out was hard to find and limited. That's why we're trying to take a broader look at how to present "resources" on our website.

For instance a Ham club that shares its city with the headquarters of YouTube would be remiss to overlook the abundance of content that is on their site.

For that reason we are going to feature on our home page and inside pages video selections that could be helpful to Hams from beginner to advanced as well as customary links to important websites, podcasts and documents of importance.

Let's visit all of our resource links here.


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