News and Events
of COVID-19, ROC the Ride has been changed to a virtual event, as such, RaRa will not be participating this year.
Bridge Regatta, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020, has been CANCELED, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, 2020, has been CANCELED, due to concerns
about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ithaca (Trumansburg) Hamfest that was scheduled for the first Saturday of August was Canceled for 2020.
Radio Just Isnt Exciting (2017) (Hackaday 07/30/2020)
How Does a J-pole Antenna Work? AD#36 (David Casler 07/27/2020)
Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) and Their
Effect in Radio Receivers (w2aew 07/24/2020)
Instrument Basics: Function Generator (element14 presents 07/20/2020)
What's the Point of this Hobby? (SouthgateARC 07/19/2020)
video: Introducing the IC-705 QRP
SDR Transceiver (SouthgateARC 07/19/2020)
Headlines Outside the Club
ISS MAI-75 SSTV activity planned for Aug 4-5 (SouthgateARC 07/30/2020)
Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series (ARRL 07/30/2020)
IOTA news from OPDX (SouthgateARC 07/30/2020)
FCC Fines HobbyKing Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized
Drone Transmitters (ARRL 07/27/2020)
Hurricane Watch Net Activates for Hurricane Hanna (ARRL 07/27/2020)
More than 12,000 Register Early for QSO Today Virtual
Ham Expo (ARRL 07/24/2020)
Chain Home Radar - Battle of Britain Anniversary (SouthgateARC 07/24/2020)
ARRL Members to Lead New 30-Minute Amateur Radio
Webinar Series (ARRL 07/24/2020)
Tokyo Ham Fair Canceled (SouthgateARC 07/24/2020)
Chris Brault, KD8YVJ, is 2020 Amateur Radio Newsline Young
Ham of the Year (ARRL 07/24/2020)
Well-Known Contester and Contest Station Builder Grady
Ferguson, W5FU, SK (ARRL 07/24/2020)
High School Marine Buoy Transmitter Now Active on
20-Meter WSPR (ARRL 07/24/2020)
K7RA Solar Update #638 (ARRL 07/24/2020)
Benicia Amateur Radio ARRL field day event (beniciaheraldonline.com 07/24/2020)
Field Day 2020 is Shaping Up to be One for the Record Books (ARRL 07/20/2020)
Watch The Resurgence Of Amateur Radio A Silver Lining Of COVID-19 (gCaptain 07/20/2020)
SSTV Party Could Become an Annual Event (ARRL 07/20/2020)
Nature Communications Article Features LO-94, First Lunar-Orbiting Ham Radio Spacecraft. (ARRL 07/20/2020)
High School Marine Buoy Transmitter Now Active on 20m WSPR (SouthgateARC 07/19/2020)
RASA Make QTC Magazine Directly Available as a PDF (SouthgateARC 07/19/2020)
Unauthorized Transmissions in 144 MHz Satellite Allocation (SouthgateARC 07/19/2020)
ruling following alleged interference to internet VDSL (SouthgateARC 07/19/2020)
(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: 07/30/20 09:55 AM