The Sumter Amateur Radio Association was founded in 1975. The club's main goal is to promote the enjoyment of amateur radio. We are an ARRL affiliated club. Each monthly meeting features a program about some aspect of ham radio, electronics, emergency communications, and other topics and events of general interest. The Sumter Amateur Radio Association is growing club with close to 30 active members. .


The Association is organized and governed by a Board of Directors as a 501C3 corporation. While the board is authorized to conduct the club's routine business, all full members of the club have an opportunity to vote on major decisions, particularly those affecting club finances. An independent audit committee examines the club's accounts annually and reports their findings to the membership.

Membership is open to anyone. Full membership requires the potential member to hold a valid United States amateur radio operator license. Also available are family memberships at a reduced rate and memberships for non-hams. Dues are determined by the Association in March of each year,and are currently $30/year for full membership. The dues period runs for one year period beginning May 1. New members joining after May 1 of any year will have their dues prorated at approximately one-twelfth the annual dues per month.

Also, we publish a monthly newsletter, with meeting reminder via e-mail. To subscribe or make a submission to the newsletter just email us using the contact page form.



Club Officers & Directors

President: Charley Francis

Vice President: Tommy Dubose

Sec./Treas.:George Mudd

Bill Aburn, KA9YYU

Bruce Knoblock, KN0BBY