News and Events
► Elmers Corner this Saturday
► Added Morse Code Secrets to RXCWG Page
► 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)
G0MTN QRP 144 Mhz EME Moonbounce (Lee Volante 03/04/2021)
AGC, Filters, and Digital Modes Reception. (Kevin Loughin 02/23/2021)
IF Frequency (TheGmr140 02/20/2021)
Using Anderson Powerpole Connectors: AD #44 (David Casler 02/13/2021)
How to Pick the Best HT Antenna (K6ARK Portable Radio 02/08/2021)
Antennas (Valerie Hotzfeld 02/05/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
Approaches to Tackle Noise Problems Vary, Remedies Elusive (ARRL 03/04/2021)
ARISS, NASA, and ESA Continue to Probe Amateur Radio Problems on ISS (ARRL 03/04/2021)
Amsat-dl Operators Track Mars Probes (ARRL 03/04/2021)
Wildlife Outnumber Participants in Winter Yellowstone VHF Radio Rally (ARRL 02/25/2021)
ARRL Interview Explains Background of Ham Radio in Space Film Short (ARRL 02/25/2021)
Amateur Radio Helping to Fill Earthquake Report Donut Holes (ARRL 02/25/2021)
ARES and Red Cross Cooperate to Assist Storm-affected Residents in Texas (ARRL 02/25/2021)
Youth On the Air Will Make Final Decision On Summer Camp in April (ARRL 02/25/2021)
Whirlwind Boom Emergency Communications Exercise Set in Northern Florida (ARRL 02/25/2021)
CME to Sideswipe Earth This Week (SouthgateARC 02/23/2021)
Cocos Keeling Islands (SouthgateARC 02/23/2021)
Elon Musk: SpaceX Will Double Starlink's Satellite Internet Speeds in 2021 (www.cnet.com 02/23/2021)
Online Exams Boost Ham Radio Numbers (SouthgateARC 02/23/2021)
UKEICC CW Contest (SouthgateARC 02/23/2021)
British Columbia Radio Amateur Copies Signal from Mars-orbiting Satellite (ARRL 02/20/2021)
K7RA Solar Update #668 (ARRL 02/20/2021)
Amateur Radio Users Want to be of Service When Modern Technology Fails (www.nashvillescene.com 02/20/2021)
ARRL Board Considers Plan to Cover New $35 FCC Fee for Some Young Members (ARRL 02/20/2021)
Innovator Ulrich Rohde, N1Ul, Donates Sophisticated Vector Signal Generator to ARRL (ARRL 02/20/2021)
Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Tentatively On for 2021 (ARRL 02/20/2021)
Fall Dxpedition to Willis Island Set, Outing to Mellish Reef Postponed (ARRL 02/20/2021)
ARES Volunteers Reported Responding to Severe Weather (ARRL 02/20/2021)
Cape-3 Cubesat Launched (ARRL 02/20/2021)
Special Ham Radio Callsigns to Celebrate Greek Revolution (SouthgateARC 02/13/2021)
ARRL Plans Weekend of Specials for Hams Missing Orlando HamCation® 2021 (ARRL 02/13/2021)
WIA Considering ACMA Consultation Response (SouthgateARC 02/13/2021)
Article: Ham Radio Forms a Planet-sized Space Weather Sensor Network (ARRL 02/13/2021)
Club Gets Double Duty from Minnesota QSO Party 2021 Operation (ARRL 02/13/2021)
International Milk Tart Day (SouthgateARC 02/13/2021)
A Perfect Coronal Mass Ejection Could be a Nightmare (ARRL 02/13/2021)
ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers from 2020, Add Class D and E Power Limit (ARRL 02/13/2021)
ARRL to Fcc: Additional Volunteer Examiner Coordinators Not Needed (ARRL 02/13/2021)
Orlando Hamcation Special Edition Online Event and QSO Party Set for February 13 14 (ARRL 02/13/2021)
RadFxSat-2/Fox-1e Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 109 as Troubleshooting Continues (ARRL 02/13/2021)
Introducing the World's Largest Radio Telescope
How Far You Can Turn the Dial When Transmitting SSB ? (SouthgateARC 02/08/2021)
Radio Ham Wins Congressional App Challenge (SouthgateARC 02/08/2021)
Slow Speed CW Mini-contest (SouthgateARC 02/05/2021)
Outbreak Renews Turkish Aircrew Member's Amateur Radio Interest (Daily Sabah 02/05/2021)
MARS Announces Schedule of Dates for 60-meter Interoperability (SouthgateARC 02/05/2021)
IARU Receives Gift of Hamradio.org Domain (ARRL 02/05/2021)
Radio Society to Join the Airwaves from Robbins (www.thepilot.com 02/05/2021)
(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: 03/04/21 08:20 PM