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San Antonio Radio Club

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The San Antonio Radio Club (SARC) is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs that is still around and operating. It was founded in 1919 as the Bexar County Radio Association and reorganized in 1929 as the San Antonio Radio Club.

We an ARRL affiliated club

We are one of the oldest affiliated amateur radio clubs of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) having become affiliated with them in January 1919. In 1995, the ARRL Recognized the San Antonio Radio Club – Charter of Affiliation for over 75 years. SARC is a non-profit corporation of the State of Texas. It has members who are active in various areas of the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators are often called ham radio operators.

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Years of affiliation

FCC created the VEC system to provide initial licensing examination for prospective new hams and upgrade examination opportunities for those already licensed. FCC authorized VEC organizations oversee the work of their certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs) and serve as a liaison between the exam applicants and the FCC.

License Testing

Volunteer Examiners conduct official amateur radio licensing test sessions as a part of ARRL’s Volunteer Examiner Coordinator operation. Tests open to all members of the public are held on the fourth Saturday of the even numbered months at the Great Northwest Library in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, tests are open to all members of the public and are also conducted during Radio Fiesta.


SARC has committees for Radio Fiesta, Field Day, Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), Education and Training, Emergency Communications, and Volunteer Examiners.