News and Events
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► December 6th
Easy to Build Vertical No-radial HF Antenna (Coastal Waves and Wires 12/07/2023)
Survival Radio: the Cold Warrior's Lifeline (Our Own Devices 12/02/2023)
This River has a Huge Impact On Radio! (Ringway Manchester 11/29/2023)
How to Use the Nanovna to Sweep / Measure an Antenna
System's SWR and Optimize Its Tuning (w2aew 11/26/2023)
This Awesome "10 Meter Radio" has a Secret! (Ham Radio DX 11/24/2023)
ILLEGAL for My Dad to Transmit! (Geerling Engineering 11/23/2023)
Headlines Outside the Club
ARDC and ARRL Announce $2.1 Million for the Next Generation of Amateur Radio (ARRL 12/07/2023)
NCVEC Question Pool Committee Removes Two General-class License Questions (ARRL 12/07/2023)
Florida Hams Make Contact 100 Miles Apart Via 10-METER Repeater
in Switzerland. (ARRL 12/07/2023)
ARRL Advocacy Win: FCC Approves Request for Pearl Harbor Day Crossband Operations (ARRL 12/02/2023)
Antenna Goes Up for Student-run Ham Radio Station at University of Scranton (www.msn.com 11/29/2023)
The K7RA Solar Update #805 (ARRL 11/29/2023)
Former Teacher from Salt Lake, Ham Radio Operators, Cops Reunite Lost Man with Family (timesofindia 11/29/2023)
Amateur Radio Gets Waiver for Pearl Harbor Day Activities (Radio World 11/29/2023)
Longmont's Santa on the Air Radio Call-in Program Starts Next Week (www.msn.com 11/24/2023)
A Canned Ham Ham Antenna (Hackaday 11/23/2023)
Converts Your Raspberry Pi Into an Open Source Radio (www.geeky-gadgets.com 11/20/2023)
Scientists Used These Radio Transmitters to Create Artificial Auroras (www.yahoo.com 11/17/2023)
Propagation News – 19 November 2023 – Radio Society of Great Britain (rsgb.org 11/17/2023)
2023 ARRL November Sweepstakes Continues (ARRL 11/17/2023)
Ham Radio Operators Ionospheric Science During the Solar Eclipse (Hackaday 11/15/2023)
Ham Radio Memes in the 1970s (Hackaday 11/15/2023)
Local Group Hopes to Help Community Rediscover an Early Method of Communication (www.turnto23.com 11/15/2023)
University Ham Radio Station Equipment Installed (news.scranton.edu 11/15/2023)
About the Art of Ham Radio Operation (WBRC 11/15/2023)
ARRL Hails FCC Action to Remove Symbol Rate Restrictions (ARRL 11/14/2023)
Amateur Radio, Shaping Todays Minds: from the Classroom to Space (marketscale.com 11/12/2023)
Senators Move Legislation to Formalize Ham Radio Operators
Role in Emergency Response (viconsortium.com 11/12/2023)
The First Worked All States Certificate Awarded for the 33cm Band (ARRL 11/12/2023)
Radio Enthusiasts Flock to 75th annual Hamarama Hamfest in Ardmore (www.msn.com 11/08/2023)
Ham Radios Crowdsourced Ionospheric Science During Eclipse (eos.org 11/08/2023)
Polish Train Chaos Blamed On Radio Hackers (www.politico.eu 11/08/2023)
Ham Radio Kits (recombu.com 11/08/2023)
(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: 12/07/23 04:03 PM