|Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.|
|PO Box 93333, Rochester NY, 14692||Telephone Hotline: (585) 210-8910||Follow us on Facebook|
News and Events
Once again, RaRa will participate in this year’s International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. This is a great event for all experience levels. ILLW has been held on the 3rd full weekend in August since 1998. The event started in Scotland and currently attracts over 500 lighthouse entries located in over 40 countries. This is not the usual contest type event. There are very few rules and no prizes. The intent is to bring attention to lighthouses and lightships around the world and expose visitors to amateur radio. It is a fun way for new licensees to get on the air and for those more experienced to contact a rare lightship station.
We will be operating at least two HF stations using special event callsign K2R on Saturday and Sunday, August 17th & 18th from 11AM to 5PM EDT.
Members are invited to come and operate for one hour slots to explain to visitors what amateur radio is and possibly recruit new RaRa members and students for our licensing classes.
Bring your own HF rig or use one of the club radios.
Location: CHARLOTTE LIGHTHOUSE Lake Ave just north of Latta Rd. 70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612. There is plenty of parking at Holy Cross parking lot which is adjacent to the Lighthouse.
Time: 11AM to 5PM EDT.
You can come to the event without signing up, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to operate!
► SIARC is Looking for Volunteers for the Finger Lakes Triathlon on September 8th
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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 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 or upgrade.
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.
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:
Additional Member Benefits and Club Activities
RaRa provides the following additional benefits, services, and activities...
Membership starts at only $10.00 and is Free for students! (click here for details)
Last revised: 08/16/19 08:43 AM
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