News and Events
► 2020 Virtual Flea Market on November 4th
See the Club Meetings Page to Sign-up and for
Tour of Ameritron in Starkville, MS (w5kub 10/29/2020)
30 — 1600 to 0000 Local, Zombie Shuffle (10/29/2020)
MFJ Enterprises Tour (w5kub 10/26/2020)
Ameritron AL811H Converted to AL811HD with
4 x 572B Tubes (VK3MH 10/22/2020)
Radio Basics — How I Tune A Linear Amplifier (Jim W6LG 10/20/2020)
Building for the Radio Amateur (David Casler AD#39 10/19/2020)
Headlines Outside the Club
Big Sunspot Alert (SouthgateARC 10/29/2020)
Amateur Radio Book — ‘Testing 12: Measuring amateur radio performance on a budget ‘(SouthgateARC
ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCCs Application Fees Proposal (ARRL 10/29/2020)
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is coming to a device near you soon! (SouthgateARC 10/29/2020)
Its a Wrap for Hurricane Watch Net, ARES Teams Stand Down (ARRL 10/29/2020)
Pride Radio Group (SouthgateARC 10/29/2020)
Oldest Known US Radio Amateur, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, SK at 109 (ARRL 10/29/2020)
RSGB Seeks Regulators Records of Complaints about On-Air Behavior (ARRL 10/29/2020)
AL-705 Magnetic Loop Antenna for the Icom IC-705 (SouthgateARC 10/29/2020)
New Zealand Radio Amateurs Lose Access to 60 Meters (ARRL 10/29/2020)
FT8: Saving Ham Radio Or Killing It? (Hackaday 10/26/2020)
WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center will Activate (ARRL 10/26/2020)
Radio Remote Control Via HTML5 (Hackaday 10/26/2020)
AMSAT Symposium Satellite Talks on YouTube (SouthgateARC 10/26/2020)
The K7RA Solar Update #651 (ARRL 10/26/2020)
Peru to Sell Amateur Radio Frequencies (SouthgateARC 10/26/2020)
DIY Amateur Ham Radio Operators Answer the COVID-19 Call (www.designnews.com 10/26/2020)
Amateur Satellite FAQ and How-To Wiki (SouthgateARC 10/26/2020)
Guidelines Issued for ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Stations (ARRL 10/22/2020)
BATC CAT20 on October 24th (SouthgateARC 10/22/2020)
IARU Official Challenges Member-Societies to Focus on Tomorrow Issues (ARRL 10/22/2020)
What, Exactly, Was First About KDKA? (Radio World 10/20/2020)
Local : Radio
Clubs Preparing for Pumpkin Patrol (www.msn.com 10/20/2020)
AMSAT CubeSat Simulator Hack Chat (Hackaday 10/20/2020)
The Japans First QSO Between Two Unlicensed Guest Operators (SouthgateARC 10/19/2020)
ARRL Logbook of The World Harmonizes Designation of FST4 Protocol (ARRL 10/19/2020)
RASA Writes to IARU President Over 40m QRM (SouthgateARC 10/19/2020)
ARRL Comments in Orbital Debris Mitigation Proceeding (ARRL 10/17/2020)
Balloons Carrying Ham Radio Payloads Launched (ARRL 10/17/2020)
Now Open! The 15th Annual ARRL Online Auction (ARRL 10/17/2020)
ARES Group Publishes After-Action Book (ARRL 10/17/2020)
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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: 10/29/20 11:29 PM