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



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

  • Robert Griffin

    Section Manager

    Robert E. Griffin K6YR

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  • Edwin Shaw

    Section Traffic Manager

    Edwin R. Shaw K6SHU

  • Samuel Bankson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Samuel J. Bankson AD6AD

  • Marvin Johnston

    Assistant Section Manager

    Marvin D. Johnston KE6HTS

  • Michael Ditmore

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Michael Ditmore W7HUT

  • Wayne Woodhams

    Assistant Section Manager

    Wayne Woodhams N6WIX

  • Paul Andreasen

    Technical Coordinator

    Paul E. Andreasen K1JAN

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  • David Gilmore

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    David E. Gilmore AA6VH