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Stealth Ham Radio Antenna the HOA Will Never Find (HOA Ham 09/19/2023)
(tr)uSDX – Tuning the RF Section for Output Power
and Efficiency (DL2MAN 09/15/2023)
The Last Morse Code Maritime Radio Station
in North America (ABC10 09/11/2023)
Solar Power for Your Ham Station, AD #52 (Ask Dave 09/07/2023)
2023 Cyberdeck Challenge: A Ham Radio Cyberdeck (Hackaday 09/04/2023)
TO’ RF Exposure Report (N8VOX 09/04/2023)
Headlines Outside the Club
Amateur Radio Serves in Large Utah Bike Race (ARRL 09/19/2023)
SET Exercise to Test Skills and Emergency Preparedness (ARRL 09/19/2023)
Amateur Radio Enthusiast Accidentally Overhear Pilots Training for Raid
on North Korean VIP (themessenger.com 09/15/2023)
The K7RA Solar Update #795 (ARRL 09/15/2023)
Focused On Mississippi: Amateur Radio Operators (www.wjtv.com 09/15/2023)
Meet Some of the Coasts Amateur Radio Volunteers Preparing for Emergencies (www.coastreporter.net 09/15/2023)
Cambridge Amateur Radio Club Off the Air After Equipment Stolen, Damaged (www.cbc.ca 09/15/2023)
This Device is Essential for Disaster Preparedness (www.khon2.com 09/11/2023)
Amateur Radio Volunteers Needed for Marine Corps Marathon (ARRL 09/11/2023)
Amateur Radio Club Helps Find Bengal Woman (www.msn.com 09/11/2023)
Climate Change is Affecting Telecommunications Infrastructure (www.msn.com 09/11/2023)
ARRL New Jersey Sections Sign Agreement with American Red Cross (ARRL 09/11/2023)
Maui Ham Radio Operators Join Worldwide Communications Exercise (www.mauinews.com 09/11/2023)
North Carolina School Contacts the International Space Station (ARRL 09/11/2023)
Local Radio Hobbyists Bring Sabine Pass Lighthouse Story to World (www.chron.com 09/11/2023)
Radio Orienteering Team Brings Home Silver and Bronze Medals (ARRL 09/11/2023)
Get Your Start in the World of Amateur Radio (www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com 09/11/2023)
For Rage-free Social Media, How About Ham Radio? (thefederalist.com 09/04/2023)
Hurricane Idalia: ARRL Volunteers Serve (ARRL 09/04/2023)
Ham Radio for Cruising Mexico? (www.thelog.com 09/04/2023)
Amateur Radio Operators Share Sabine Pass Lighthouse Restoration Story (www.orangeleader.com 09/01/2023)
Centre Issues Special Call Sign to Mark Chandrayan-3 Missions Success (www.devdiscourse.com 09/01/2023)
Ham Radio and the World of Amateur Radio Operators (canadiangeographic.ca 09/01/2023)
Hurricane Idalia: FCC Approves ARRL Petition to Aid Emergency Communications (ARRL 09/01/2023)
Polish Train Chaos Blamed On Radio Hackers POLITICO (www.politico.eu 09/01/2023)
Idalia Prompts Amateur Radio Activations (ARRL 09/01/2023)
'Do You Copy?': Radio Club Communicates with Texas Missile Silo (www.pressrepublican.com 09/01/2023)
Tokyo Called, Mid-west Amateur Radio Club Answered! (www.limerickleader.ie 09/01/2023)
ARRL Battles Stock Traders for Spectrum (incompliancemag.com 08/25/2023)
Atlas Missile Silos Activated in Radio Contact (suncommunitynews.com 08/25/2023)
2023 Cyberdeck Challenge: a Ham Radio Cyberdeck (Hackaday 08/25/2023)
(click here for past headlines)
The Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (RaRa) is a widely
diversified, highly active amateur radio club located in Rochester, NY. We were founded in 1931, and incorporated in September
of 1960. Currently, with over 500 active members, we are one of the largest Amateur Radio clubs in North America.
RaRa provides a unifying focal point for much of the amateur radio activity in Western
New York. Focusing on education, entertainment, and camaraderie.
RaRa also excels in many other areas of amateur endeavor. Many
RaRa members, in cooperation with ARES and RACES, provide reliable communications
during disasters and other emergencies at the local and national level. Our extensive Public Service activities help build public
awareness and goodwill towards Amateur Radio, provide needed communications to worthy charities and non-profit organizations,
all while fostering and enhancing emergency communication preparedness.
For many years, RaRa has sponsored spring and fall licensing courses
in the greater Rochester area. These courses cover all license classes and provide many opportunities to prepare for a license
Free license testing sessions are held monthly, September through April, by our dedicated RaRa Volunteer
Examiner Team. These examination sessions are given for all levels and elements of licenses. The June testing session is held
in conjunction with our annual Hamfest.
Meetings and Guest Speakers
RaRa meets regularly on the first Wednesday of every month; our meetings
are held at the Seneca Waterways Council, BSA HQ, 2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester, NY 14623. Additional club gatherings
include our Rochester Hamfest, summer family picnic, fall banquet, and winter cabin party.
Each month a new and interesting guest speaker joins us to entertain and educate, covering a
broad spectrum of topics. Topics range from the highly technical, pushing the boundaries of amateur radio, to the non-technical,
practical and fun for the whole family.
Our Officers and Directors are continually searching for new programs, projects, and fun social
activities to keep interest high and give members the opportunity to become better acquainted. Anyone interested in amateur radio
is encouraged to attend any of our meetings.
RaRa is the proud producer of the Rochester Hamfest. The
Rochester Hamfest is a major club activity attracting international visitors from Canada and Europe.
Many RaRa members enjoy one or more special interests within amateur
radio. We are very fortunate to have so many special interest clubs in the area to be associated with. These include:
The Antique Wireless Association
Astronomy Section Rochester Academy of Science
Rochester DX Association (RDXA)
Rochester Institute of Technology ARC
Rochester Radio Repeater Association (RRRA)
Rochester VHF Group
Amateur Radio Club (XARC)
Additional Member Benefits and Club Activities
RaRa provides the following additional
benefits, services, and activities...
- Free admission to the Rochester Hamfest!
- Free admission to our exclusive Members Only Auction in November.
- Free admission, food, and drink at our summer picnic and winter cabin party. - It's
fun for your whole family!
- Free amateur radio licensing courses.
- Free amateur radio license testing.
- Monthly newsletter: The RaRa
- Monthly meetings featuring an educational and entertaining presentation by a guest speaker.
- Monthly socials - a great opportunity to meet your friends, and make new ones!
- Annual club banquet
- Reduced rates for ARRL membership and renewal.
- Members earn "points" that are redeemable towards a variety of rewards.
Membership starts at only $10.00 and is Free for students! (click
here for details)
Last revised: 09/19/23 10:17 PM