News and Events
► June 2nd Presentation Slides Posted
► 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)
Transatlantic Tests 100 Centenary (SouthgateARC 06/16/2021)
What radio should I buy as my first one? (SouthgateARC 06/05/2021)
VA3TO in FN03an Giving WB2WGH in FN13rl His
Very First 10 Ghz Contact. (Huze gmail 06/05/2021)
HF SDR Transceiver RS-918 MCHF (Tech Minds 05/31/2021)
Tour of a Ham Radio Repeater Cabinet (Kyle - AA0Z 05/27/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
Family 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)
ISS Repeater Remaining On Until After Field Day (SouthgateARC 06/08/2021)
The K7RA Solar Update #683 (ARRL 06/05/2021)
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)
(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: 06/17/21 10:34 PM