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Rochester Hamfest Information Posted
► Operating Opportunities this Weekend (Jan 23-24):
• ROC City Net 28.4 MHz, 7:30p (sat)
• BARTG RTTY Sprint (Sat/Sun)
• UK/EI DX contest, CW (Sat/Sun)
• K1USN Slow Speed Test (Sun)
AC / DC Coupling On an Oscilloscope (w2aew 01/25/2021)
Don't Let This Happen to Your HF
Portable Gear! (Outdoors On The Air 01/23/2021)
Multi-band Vertical Ham Radio Antenna in
the Front Yard? (Shacking Off 01/20/2021)
The Transistor: a 1953 Documentary, Anticipating
its Coming Impact On Technology (AT&T Tech Channel 01/18/2021)
WW2 Tranceiver 15W.S.E.a (Helge Fykse 01/15/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
ESP32-S2 and RP2040 Hack Chat with Adafruit (Hackaday 01/25/2021)
Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe
Weather Strikes (ARRL 01/23/2021)
President Biden Taps Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting FCC Chair (ARRL 01/23/2021)
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 01/23/2021)
New Firmware for IC-705, 7300 and 9700 (SouthgateARC 01/21/2021)
Sweden's Oldest Radio Ham on TV (SouthgateARC 01/21/2021)
Ham Radio Emergency Comms in Eastern Iowa (SouthgateARC 01/21/2021)
Xxx (SouthgateARC 01/21/2021)
Contest University to Host Propagation Summit On January 23 (ARRL 01/20/2021)
Ham On a Hog 3: Icom IC-705 Transceiver Meets
Harley-davidson (ultimatemotorcycling.com 01/20/2021)
HamSCI Issues Call for Abstracts for March Virtual Workshop (ARRL 01/20/2021)
Hamcation QSO Party Set (ARRL 01/20/2021)
ARRL On the Purpose of Amateur Radio (ARRL 01/18/2021)
Does Price Buy Performance or Satisfaction in an HF Transceiver? (SouthgateARC 01/18/2021)
Today with Clint Turner Ka7oei (SouthgateARC 01/18/2021)
CHESS Cubesat Constellation to Carry Funcube Transponders (SouthgateARC 01/15/2021)
International Amateur Radio Union Preparing for WRC-23 (ARRL 01/15/2021)
New Amateur VLF Transatlantic Record Set (ARRL 01/15/2021)
Hamvention Canceled (Hamvent 01/11/2021)
Amsat/vanderbilt Radfxsat-2/fox 1e Set to Launch (ARRL 01/11/2021)
Seven US Schools Move Forward in ARISS Selection Process (ARRL 01/11/2021)
TF5B Achieved More Than 30,000 Ft8 QSOS in 2020 (SouthgateARC 01/11/2021)
New Amateur VLF Transatlantic Record Set (ARRL 01/11/2021)
MHz Band in South Africa (SouthgateARC 01/11/2021)
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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 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: 01/25/21 11:16 PM