News and Events
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The Anatomy of a CW QSO (Ask Dave #14 07/16/2019)
So What has the IARU Ever Done for Us? (RSGB 07/13/2019)
The Software Defined Radio vs. Traditional Radio Choice (eHam.net
Constructing the HAMCOW (qsl.net 07/04/2019)
K7AGE BITX40 On The Air (K7AGE 07/04/2019)
ARRL Field Day (Don Vallone 07/02/2919)
Headlines Outside the Club
Engineering students hooked to playing 'Foxhunt' (Times
of India 07/17/2019)
Major WSJT-X Upgrade Boosts FT4 into “a Finished Protocol for HF Contesting”
Longest Running Broadcast on Amateur Radio (New Indian Express 07/17/2019)
Radio Operators Honor Apollo 11 Mission, Island's Own Unique Contribution
No Consensus Reached for FCC on “Symbol Rate” Issues (ARRL
House of Representatives Recognizes Amateur Radio Operators (Cape Gazette 07/16/2019)
FAA Reauthorization Act Language Serves to Exclude Vast Majority of Amateur Radio Towers (ARRL 07/16/2019)
Amateur Radio Operators Practice for Emergencies (KSBY
Hurricane Watch Net Secures after Hurricane Barry Activation (ARRL
K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 07/13/2019)
Is Ham Radio a Hobby, a Utility…or Both? A Battle Over Spectrum Heats Up
(IEEE Spectrum 07/13/2019)
The Backbone Of VHF Amateur Radio May Be Under Threat (Hackaday
Historic Amateur Radio Contact Reported via Moon-Orbiting Satellite (ARRL
Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal (ARRL
World Wide Radio Operators Foundation Announces Global Digital DX Contest (ARRL
Strong Opposition to 144 – 146 MHz Reallocation Proposal at CEPT Meeting (ARRL 07/01/2019)
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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: 07/17/19 08:32 AM