ARRL Sections - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Contact Information

Section Name:
Santa Barbara
Robert Griffin K6YR
Daytime Phone:
(805) 801-7292
Evening Phone:
(805) 801-7292

Basic Information


HAMCON 2015 in Torrance September 11-13. Not too late to register!

The HAMCON, Inc. has planned and exciting American Radio Relay League’s Southwestern Division Convention in the Los Angeles-Orange County.

HAMCON 2015--also known as the 2015 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention-- is produced by 13 amateur radio clubs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties committed to providing a positive convention experience for all attendees.

Santa Barbara Section amateur operators are encouraged to register for HAMCON 2015, scheduled September 11-13, 2015, at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel. You don’t need to be an ARRL member to attend and hams living outside the ARRL’s Southwestern Division are also invited. Whatever your amateur radio experience level you will find many topics, products, and people of interest at HAMCON 2015.

For Convention program, registration, vendor and hotel information:

The ARRL’s annual Southwestern Division Convention rotates yearly from the Los Angeles-Orange County area to a location in Arizona, then to a site in Santa Barbara or Ventura County, and finally to the San Diego area before repeating this four-year cycle. The ARRL’s Southwestern Division includes the Southern California counties of Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura as well as the entire state of Arizona. It is 2nd largest of the ARRL’s 15 Divisions in terms of amateur radio licenses issued—only the ARRL’s Southeastern Division (all of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia) has slightly more amateur licenses outstanding.



Section Profile

The Santa  Barbara Section is the northern-most section within the Southwestern Division and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Los Angeles Section on the south, and the San Joaquin Valley Section to the east and Santa Clara Section to the north -- both in the Pacific Division.

The Santa Barbara Section is comprised of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

There are 1,085 ARRL members located in the Section. The Section Field Organization is staffed by 60 member-appointees, including the Section Cabinet described above.

Each county is assigned a District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) overseen by the Section Emergency Coordinator. The DECs are closely linked to the emergency services agency in each county.

A section NTS net is active on Sunday evenings at 9:00 pm local. The NCS is the Section Traffic Manager (STM), Ed Shaw, K6SHU. The net neets on 147.000+ (PL 131.8). Visitors are welcome.

The Section Manager (SM), Robert Griffin, K6YR, is available for presentations to clubs and groups on invitation.


Santa Barbara Officials