News and Events
General Meeting On Line October 7th
Comparing The ICOM IC-705 HF QRP &
ICOM IC-7300 Transceivers (Ringway Manchester 09/19/2020)
Foundations of Amateur Radio (SouthgateARC 09/19/2020)
TYT, Wouxun Programming Cable
That Works (David Casler AD#37 09/16/2020)
How a Diode Ring Mixer Works (w2aew #167 09/14/2020)
Tutorial For Setting Up Raspberry Pi
for Ham Radio Use (Hackaday 09/08/2020)
of Amateur Radio (SouthgateARC 09/07/2020)
Headlines Outside the Club
Hurricane Watch Net is Tracking New Weather Systems (ARRL 09/19/2020)
FCC Grants ARRL Rules Waiver Request for Fire Emergencies, Hurricanes (ARRL 09/19/2020)
RAC Canada 2020 Conference and AGM is this
Sunday (SouthgateARC 09/19/2020)
Hurricane Watch Net Wraps Up Marathon Activation for Two Storms (ARRL 09/19/2020)
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 09/19/2020)
5-MHz Interoperability Channels Designated for Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Response (ARRL 09/16/2020)
There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek (WIRED 09/16/2020)
Attention Turns to Tropical Storm Sally after Hurricane Paulette Hits Bermuda (ARRL 09/16/2020)
Hurricane Watch Net to Activate as Paulette Bears Down on Bermuda (ARRL 09/16/2020)
Swedish Electrical Safety Agency Threatens Ban on Sale of Optimizers (SouthgateARC 09/14/2020)
Solar Panels Cause Interference (SouthgateARC 09/14/2020)
Turns to Tropical Storm Sally after Hurricane Paulette Hits Bermuda (ARRL 09/14/2020)
ARISS Telebridge Contact With School in Spain (SouthgateARC 09/14/2020)
University in Poland will Launch Balloon with VLF Transmitter On Board (ARRL 09/14/2020)
Canadian Students Call Astronauts on ISS Using a Ham Radio (www.msn.com 09/08/2020)
Lighthouse Becomes a Beacon Again for Ham Radio Event (www.stmarynow.com 09/08/2020)
Exolaunch to Deliver SALSAT into Orbit for the Technische Universität Berlin (SpaceRef 09/08/2020)
K1USN Radio Club Announces New Weekly Slow-Speed CW Contest (ARRL 09/07/2020)
Air Force Research Laboratory Tracks Sporadic E (ARRL 09/07/2020)
Brazil Proposes End of All Amateur Radio Exams (SouthgateARC 09/07/2020)
Maine Radio Amateur Dies after Fall from Tower (ARRL 09/07/2020)
preparations across the Regional Telecommunications Organisations (SouthgateARC 09/07/2020)
(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: 09/19/20 12:01 PM