News and Events
► The next regular RaRa meeting will
be returning to
in-person with combined with online live interactive webinar
► International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Recap
Read it In the Rag
► Drumlins Hamfest Is On! Saturday October 2, 2021
► Operating Opportunities this Weekend (April 24/25):
• ROC City Net 28.405 MHz, 7:30p (sat)
• 10-10 Spring Contest (sat/sun)
• SP DXC RTTY Contest (sat/sun)
• Helvetia Contest (sat/sun)
• Florida QSO Party (sat/sun)
• QRP to the
• International Vintage Contest, HF (sun)
• BARTG Sprint 75 (sun)
Tech Talk and Hang Time at Mr Carlson's Lab! (Mr Carlson's Lab 09/26/2021)
Repeaters: How They are Built, Planned, Commissioned —
09/27 @ 1900Z (SouthgateARC
The Simplest FT8 Transceiver YOULL Ever Build (Hackaday 09/26/2021)
Understanding Oscillators: AD #45 (David Casler 09/18/2021)
Flare Players and Side-swiping Storms (TamithaSkov 09/14/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
The K7RA Solar Update #699 (ARRL 09/26/2021)
(Southern Africa) Valve QSO Party (SouthgateARC 09/26/2021)
Open-source Amateur Satellite Work Not Subject to Export
Administration Regulation (ARRL 09/26/2021)
The 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (set) is
Just Ahead (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Clear Frequencies Requested for Possible Nicaragua
Earthquake Response Traffic (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Registration Opens for USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships (ARRL 09/23/2021)
ARRL, RSGB Announce Joint Events to Celebrate Centenary of Ham Radio Transatlantic Success (ARRL 09/23/2021)
IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Says Radio France International Splatter untenable (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Radio Amateurs On Standby Following La Palma Volcanic Eruption (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Open-source Amateur Satellite Work Not Subject to Export Administration Regulation (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Shifts to Virtual Format for 2021 Symposium
and Annual Meeting (ARRL 09/18/2021)
RAAF No 3 Telecommunication Unit (SouthgateARC 09/18/2021)
Richmond, BC Amateur Radio Members Offering Courses (www.richmond-news.com 09/18/2021)
RTTY Service Station K6KPH is Back (ARRL 09/18/2021)
ARISS Seeks Hosts for Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew (ARRL 09/18/2021)
ARRL Awards Colvin Grant to Latest Bouvet Island DXpedition (ARRL 09/18/2021)
Next SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs (ARRL 09/18/2021)
Talk: Batteries and Amateur Radio on the 15th 1830GMT (SouthgateARC 09/14/2021)
Havana syndrome and the Mystery of the Microwaves (www.bbc.com 09/14/2021)
Ofcom EMF Regulations Talk Now On Youtube (SouthgateARC 09/14/2021)
California Club Assists Animal Rescue Group with Communication Support (ARRL 09/14/2021)
Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 is Cancelled (SouthgateARC 09/14/2021)
LI Ham Radio Operators to Join Others Worldwide for Special 9/11 Event On Saturday (www.newsday.com 09/11/2021)
20th Anniversary of 9/11 (SouthgateARC 09/11/2021)
80 Years of 'Hamming It Up' (www.wzzm13.com 09/11/2021)
VoIP Hurricane Net to Activate (ARRL 09/11/2021)
AMSAT 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting Changes to Virtual Event (SouthgateARC 09/11/2021)
The K7RA Solar Update #697 (ARRL 09/11/2021)
Radio Ham Receives Distress Call from Vessel (SouthgateARC 09/11/2021)
to US Educators (SouthgateARC 09/11/2021)
(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: 09/26/21 02:25 PM