News and Events
► Note: There will not be an August General Meeting
► July 10th Picnic Fun!
► 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)
Radioberry — HF SDR Transceiver PI Hat (SouthgateARC 07/30/2021)
The Cuban Jamming Crisis on 40 Meters
Ham Radio? (Ham Radio crash Course 07/16/2021)
Emergency Ham Radio ... (VOAZimbabwe 07/05/2021)
Ham Radio Tutorial – How to Set SSB Gain Control (N1QQ 07/04/2021)
Overcoming "New Ham" Frustration: AD#43 (David Casler 07/01/2021)
How to Use an SWR Meter (Electrons are Fun 06/26/2021)
Transatlantic Tests 100 Centenary (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
radio should I buy as my first one? (SouthgateARC 06/05/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 07/30/2021)
Enthusiastic Radio Amateurs to Participate in Advanced Distance Learning (SouthgateARC 07/30/2021)
8-meter Experimental Station On the Air from the US (ARRL 07/30/2021)
Russian Module Mishap Destabilises International Space Station (SouthgateARC 07/30/2021)
MARS HF Net Participants Aid in Response to Fatal Maritime Disaster (ARRL 07/30/2021)
Amateur Radio Activities to be a Part of Missouris State Bicentennial Celebration (ARRL 07/30/2021)
Preserving a Piece of History: Voice of America, Delano Relay DL-8 (SouthgateARC 07/30/2021)
Stations to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary of Ft8 (ARRL 07/30/2021)
FCC to Re-establish Technological Advisory Council, Solicits Membership Nominations (ARRL 07/30/2021)
YOTA Campers Activating W8Y, ARISS Contact Set for July 14 (ARRL 07/13/2021)
Special CW Event (SouthgateARC 07/13/2021)
Young Caribbean Nation Formalizing Amateur Radio Guidelines and Standards (ARRL 07/13/2021)
The Zs2 Sprint | Southgate Amateur Radio News (SouthgateARC 07/13/2021)
June 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released (ARRL 07/13/2021)
K7RA Solar Update #688 (ARRL 07/13/2021)
Email to ARRL Life Members (ARRL 07/13/2021)
First X-Class Major Solar Flare of Solar Cycle 25 Blacks Out HF on July 3 (ARRL 07/13/2021)
QSO Today — Tom Perera, W1TP (SouthgateARC 07/05/2021)
Beginners Guide to Ham Radio (The Signal 07/05/2021)
Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down, Likely Activating Again On July 3 (ARRL 07/04/2021)
Youth On the Air Camp 2021 to be On the Air and Streaming Selected Events Online (ARRL 07/04/2021)
WISA Woodsat Successfully Completes Stratospheric Test Flight (ARRL 07/04/2021)
K7RA Solar Update #687 (ARRL 07/04/2021)
Discovery TX-500 (SouthgateARC 07/01/2021)
FCC Reaffirms Fine for Marketing Noncompliant RF Equipment (SouthgateARC 07/01/2021)
Ham News Podcast (SouthgateARC 07/01/2021)
Interplanetary Shock Wave Sparks Midsummer Auroras (SouthgateARC 07/01/2021)
Report of IARU Region 2 Executive Committee Meeting (SouthgateARC 06/30/2021)
Ham Radio Users Reach Across World (www.vindy.com 06/30/2021)
Sedalia Amateur Radio Club Takes Part in 2021 Field Day (ksisradio.com 06/30/2021)
Bouncing Signals Off the Moon: Amateur Radio Club Draws
Young and Experienced 'Ham' Operators (SouthgateARC
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 06/26/2021)
Youngsters On the Air First-round Contest Claimed Results Posted, Next Round is July 18 (ARRL 06/26/2021)
May 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report (ARRL 06/26/2021)
Comes First During Hurricane Preparation for Home and Station (ARRL 06/16/2021)
YOTA Contest — July 18 (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 06/16/2021)
Next Generation Beacon Fund Tops R18 000 (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
IARU Attends ITU Wireless Power Transmission Sessions (ARRL 06/16/2021)
3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
Amateur Radio On Shuttle, Mir and ISS (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
Navajo Code Talkers Special Event (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
Annular Solar Eclipse of 2021 June 10 (www.greatamericaneclipse.com 06/08/2021)
Kyrgyzstan Latest to Arrive On 60 M/5 Mhz (SouthgateARC 06/08/2021)
5P2UEFA Special Event Station (SouthgateARC 06/08/2021)
Aluminium-ion Battery Development (SouthgateARC 06/08/2021)
Repeater Remaining On Until After Field Day (SouthgateARC 06/08/2021)
ISS SSTV 145.800 FM June 9-10 (SouthgateARC 06/05/2021)
IARU Continues World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 Preparations (ARRL 06/05/2021)
CANWARN 2021 and Beyond (SouthgateARC 06/05/2021)
Interactive Lightcube Satellite Set to Launch in Late 2022 (ARRL 06/05/2021)
Amateur Radio Field Day (SouthgateARC 06/05/2021)
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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: 07/30/21 11:18 AM