How SBCARA Communicates

General communications to the group.

Limited emails plus event reminders and membership renewal information. was our previous platform to send group emails, but has subgroups that we still use…

GroupDescriptionLink to the group
MainRequired to receive subgroup information – Announce Only
AREDNGroup discussing the AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network)
ARESARES – email TO ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Members – Announce Only
BoardSBCARA Board Member Communications – Announce Only Group – Closed
DigitalGroup discussing Digital Communications including DMR, Fusion, D-Star, P25,
EduInterested in Classes & Training – Announce Only
Net-HFHF Net Discussion / Announcement
Net-IRLPIRLP Net Discussion / Announcement
RACESRACES – email TO RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) Members – Announce Only Group – Closed
SarTopoSarTopo – Discussion group about training for
SOCSOC – Sea Otter Classic – Current Year Volunteers – Announce
SOC-InterestSOC – Sea Otter Classic – Potential Volunteers – Interested in volunteer especially for those who have volunteered in the past. Announce
WxWX – Weather information specially for Weather Ready Nation groups including


For those familiar with Discord – it is quite handy. We’ve used it to coordinate discussions during events such as Field Day, and test sessions. For those familiar with Slack it is similar.

To subscribe to the SBCARA General channel, email W6TST (at

Legacy Google Groups

Before we ran things with Google Groups which some may still utilize information but we are not adding members to these groups. The weather list is the only remaining active group as of 2022 and that is included in the group listed above.