- Section Name:
- Santa Barbara
- Robert Griffin K6YR
- Daytime Phone:
- (805) 801-7292
- Evening Phone:
- (805) 801-7292
The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC) recently announced that the ARRL-approved Southwestern Division Convention will be held at the Marriott Santa Ynez Valley Hotel and Convention Center on September 6, 7 and 8. The Convention site is conveniently located just off US Highway 101 in Buellton. The address: 455 McMurray Road. More details are ahead, but mark your calendars and make plans to attend! A Convention website is under construction. More to follow.
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 Shaws, 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
Section ManagerRobert E. Griffin K6YR
Section Emergency CoordinatorDavid E. Gilmore AA6VH
Section Traffic ManagerEdwin R. Shaw K6SHU
Technical CoordinatorPaul E. Andreasen K1JAN
Official Observer CoordinatorMichael Ditmore W7HUT
Assistant Section ManagerMarvin D. Johnston KE6HTS
Assistant Section ManagerSamuel J. Bankson AD6AD
Assistant Section ManagerWayne Woodhams N6WIX