Welcome to the On-line home of
Saguaro Amateur Remote Base Association
Weather Warnings and Advisories for Arizona
Some photos from sites and mountain-top trips
SARBA (Saguaro Amateur Remote Base Association) is an affiliate organization of the Cactus Intertie System?.
The Cactus Intertie System? is an amateur radio closed, private system consisting of a large number of remote base stations / 440 MHz repeaters interconnected with full-duplex links. SARBA currently has 87 members.
This is a Saguaro cactus.
It is also known as a
"big darn cactus."
Pronounced sa - hw?r - oh.
"I love California; I practically grew up in Phoenix."
-- (Former) Vice President Dan Quayle
SARBA sponsors 8 radios, which cover a large part of Arizona, parts of New Mexico, and parts of Utah. The radios are owned, built, and maintained by SARBA and it's membership.
The flagship radio of SARBA is the RF Blowtorch of Central Arizona, the "WA7KUM Remote" from Pinal Peak. This radio creates an ozone hole over the thriving metropolis of Globe / Miami / Claypool.
SARBA sites provide coverage in the Phoenix metro area; Central Arizona; Safford; Payson; Showlow-Pinetop / Lakeside and the White Mountains; Flagstaff / Mogollon Rim; Prescott / Verde Valley and Page.
Click here > > < < to "punch our buttons!"
Photos from the 2000 Pinal Mtn Fire
Some photos from 10Ghz Contest Effort on Pinal Several Years Ago
CLICK HERE to see the coveted "Tower Site of the Month" Award
The SARBA system is available for use by members of SARBA and Cactus affiliate system members only. Membership in SARBA is by recommendation by two current members. If you are interested in becoming a member, listen for someone that you are familiar with and contact them.
Cholla Amateur Remote Base Association
Amateur Radio Council of Arizona
" I'll get Bias as Long as I Have mu . "
Revised: July 2017 by N7MK. The Cactus Radio Club, Inc. logo, "Cactus Radio Club, Inc." and "Cactus Intertie System" are registered trademarks of Cactus Radio Club, Inc. No use of these symbols or phrases is allowed without the express written permission of Cactus Radio Club, Inc.
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