News and Events
► Operating Opportunities this Weekend (March 6-7):
• ROC City Net 28.405 MHz, 7:30p (Sat)
• Novice Rig Roundup (Sat/Sun)
• Wakeup QRP Sprint (Sat/Sun)
• Ukraine RTTY Contest (Sat/Sun)
• ARRL Inter.DX Contest SSB (Sat/Sun)
• UBA DX Contest, CW (Sun)
• NSARA Contest (Sun)
• WAB 3.5MHz (Sun)
to Send/receive Emails Over Ham Radio Using
IC-7300 and Winlink (Ham Radio Concepts]
Portable Raspberry Pi 4 Amateur Radio
Station (Ham Radio Crash Course 04/04/2021)
Put That Amateur Radio License to Use On 915 Mhz (Hackaday 04/04/2021)
Oscillators: AD#45 (David Casler 03/31/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
Samuel Morse Special Event (qrznow.com 04/20/2021)
Radio Amateur Helps Rescuers to Locate Lost Hiker (ARRL 04/20/2021)
National Hurricane Conference Set for June 1417 (ARRL 04/20/2021)
2021 Contest University Announces Speaker Line-up (ARRL 04/20/2021)
K7RA Solar Update #676 (ARRL 04/20/2021)
Archive of Marconi Papers and Correspondence Acquired by California Museum (ARRL 04/20/2021)
National Science Foundation Funds Creation of Research Lab at Alaskas HAARP (ARRL 04/20/2021)
Ulrich Rohde, N1ul, Awarded Germanys Cross of Merit (ARRL 04/20/2021)
RAC Announces get On the Air On World Amateur Radio Day Event (ARRL 04/20/2021)
March 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report (ARRL 04/12/2021)
ARISS USA Gets IRS 501(c)(3) Recognition (ARRL 04/08/2021)
2017-18 Charges for German Radio Hams (SouthgateARC 04/08/2021)
An ESP32 Walkie-talkie, for Those Spy Radio Moments (Hackaday 04/08/2021)
Traditional Amateur Radio Contesting Faces a Demographic Cliff (ARRL 04/08/2021)
Sprite Season Begins (SouthgateARC 04/08/2021)
YOTA Announces New Three-times-a-year Contest (ARRL 04/08/2021)
DX News from the ARRL (SouthgateARC 04/08/2021)
Amateur Radio Community Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60 Meters (ARRL 04/08/2021)
Autumn QRP Contest (SouthgateARC 04/04/2021)
Facing the Future of Amateur Radio (SouthgateARC 04/04/2021)
World Amateur Radio Day 2021 On April 18 (ARRL 04/04/2021)
SARL 80 m QSO Party on 1 April (SouthgateARC 03/31/2021)
World Amateur Radio Day (ward) 2021 is Sunday, April 18. (ARRL 03/31/2021)
FUNcube-1 (AO-73) Transponder Status (SouthgateARC 03/31/2021)
In-person Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Exhibition is Canceled for 2021 (ARRL 03/31/2021)
5.5G and 6G for 2030+ (SouthgateARC 03/31/2021)
Danish Special Event (SouthgateARC 03/31/2021)
Online Comm Academy 2021 is Set for April 11 12 (ARRL 03/31/2021)
Radio Frequency Interference from USB 3.0 (SouthgateARC 03/31/2021)
Bootcamp Program to be Offered in April (ARRL 03/31/2021)
NCVEC Question Pool Committee Seeks Input for Updated Technician Question Pool (ARRL 03/27/2021)
Cooperative Effort Under Way to Resolve Potential 70-centimeter Interference Issue (ARRL 03/27/2021)
Amateur Radio Gets a Partial Reprieve on 3.5GHz (SouthgateARC 03/23/2021)
Soyuz-2.1a Launch - Amateur Radio Satellites Deployed (SouthgateARC 03/23/2021)
ZW61DF on FT8 Celebrating 61st Anniversary of Brasilia (SouthgateARC 03/23/2021)
Special Event (SouthgateARC 03/23/2021)
Plans Continue for In-person friedrichshafen HAM RADIO Event (ARRL 03/20/2021)
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Experiences Technical Issues, On-demand Access Opens (ARRL 03/20/2021)
2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report (ARRL 03/20/2021)
(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: 04/20/21 08:15 AM