News and Events
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Our First Summits On the Air Activation (Mike Kennerknecth 09/30/2022)
Asteroid Smashing Looks Like Nothing You Ever
Imagined (Scott Manley 09/30/2022)
8-Year-Old Speaks to Astronaut Via Ham Radio
(You Can Too!) (Ham Radio DX 09/30/2022)
New Chinese uSDX QRP Radio Look Inside, Modification, Power
Check, Current, Far DX Qso+ Conclusion (QRP lifestyle 09/24/2022)
My Thoughts On the Icom IC-7300 After One Year
of Use (learnelectronics 09/11/2022)
Ham Radio Repeater Dos and Don'ts Operating
Tips (Ham Radio in Action 09/05/2022)
Everything I Knew About Coax Cable was Wrong! (Ham Radio DX 09/02/2022)
Does Starlink Satellite Internet Work (Branch Education 08/24/2022)
Headlines Outside the Club
The K7RA Solar Update #748 (ARRL 09/30/2022)
Radio Ham Elected ITU Secretary General (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
Amateur Radio Operators Continue Response to Ian (ARRL 09/30/2022)
Australia: Proposed New Ham Radio Licence (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
Hurricane Watch Net Update for Ian (ARRL 09/30/2022)
Radio Satellite from Zimbabwe (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
FCC Grants an ARRL Emergency Request to Permit Higher Data Rate Transmissions
for Hurricane Relief Communications (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
NASA is About to Buzz Europa (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
Radio Hams in Central States Communications Exercise (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
Dramatic Ground-based Images of Dart's Asteroid Impact (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
Ukraine Amateur Radio Satellite May Launch November (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
University Students Learn About Amateur Radio Satellites (SouthgateARC 09/30/2022)
NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Activities (SouthgateARC 09/24/2022)
Radio Ham's Role in Red Cross (SouthgateARC 09/24/2022)
Radio Operators Track Hurricane Fiona (SouthgateARC 09/24/2022)
Amateur Radio Helps Disabled Sailboat to Port (ARRL 09/18/2022)
Radio Takes Center Stage at the Big E (ARRL 09/18/2022)
Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP (SouthgateARC 09/11/2022)
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Returns September 17 - 18 (ARRL 09/11/2022)
Amateur Radio Makes the Connection to Save Lives in Wisconsin and Idaho (ARRL 09/11/2022)
Saint Malo Radio Club Special Event (SouthgateARC 09/11/2022)
Sable Island CY0S DXpedition News (SouthgateARC 09/11/2022)
Amateur Radio On BBC Radio 4 Shortcuts (SouthgateARC 09/08/2022)
NASA to Discuss Status of Next Artemis I Moon Mission Launch Attempt (SouthgateARC 09/08/2022)
Amateur Radio Operator to Honor Broadcast Engineers Lost On 9/11 - Radio World (Radio World 09/08/2022)
Build a Complete QRP Station at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo (SouthgateARC 09/08/2022)
African Countries Arrive On 60 M (SouthgateARC 09/08/2022)
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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: 10/01/22 02:39 PM