News and Events
► The RaRa Annual Action Returns November 3rd at the BSA
► Evolution of a 3D Printed Paddle
it In the Rag
► 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)
BBC TV Archive Clip of 1949 Ham Radio Contact (SouthgateARC 10/09/2021)
Standard Information Exchange in Amateur Radio (SouthgateARC 10/09/2021)
Basic Spectrum Analyzer Do's and Dont's #51:... (w2aew 10/07/2021)
The Baofeng UV-5R is the Cheapest Ham Radio in 2021! (Ham Radio DX 09/30/2021)
Explained – How Transistors Work (The Engineering Mindset 09/27/2021)
Headlines Outside the Club
Intrepid-DX Group Extends Youth Essay Contest Deadline (ARRL 10/09/2021)
2X1 Contest Callsigns for VK (SouthgateARC 10/09/2021)
K7RA Solar Update #701 (ARRL 10/09/2021)
ARISS Contact is Scheduled for Students at Mary Hare School (for the Deaf), Newbury, UK (SouthgateARC 10/09/2021)
ARRL Continues Its Efforts to Preserve Amateur Radio Secondary Use of the 3 Ghz Band (ARRL 10/09/2021)
ARDC Grant Provides ARESLAX with Sophisticated Noise Location Capabilities (ARRL 10/09/2021)
Delayed JAXA Epsilon Launch Set for October 7 (ARRL 10/05/2021)
16th Annual ARRL Online Auction Gears Up for October 8 Kick-off (ARRL 10/05/2021)
On Number of Radio Amateurs Worldwide Needs Updating (ARRL 10/05/2021)
Los Angeles Hams Upgrade Emergency Communications Capabilities (SouthgateARC 09/30/2021)
England Parks On the Air Event Set for Mid-October (ARRL 09/30/2021)
Norway Defers Replacement of Paper-based Ham Radio Exams (SouthgateARC 09/30/2021)
Solar Cycle 25 Numbers for Sept. 2021 (SouthgateARC 09/30/2021)
Band Plan Review (SouthgateARC 09/27/2021)
(Southern Africa) Valve QSO Party (SouthgateARC 09/26/2021)
Open-source Amateur Satellite Work Not Subject to Export Administration Regulation (ARRL 09/26/2021)
The 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (set) is Just Ahead (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Clear Frequencies Requested for Possible Nicaragua Earthquake Response Traffic (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Registration Opens for USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships (ARRL 09/23/2021)
ARRL, RSGB Announce Joint Events to Celebrate Centenary of Ham Radio Transatlantic Success (ARRL 09/23/2021)
IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Says Radio France International Splatter untenable (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Radio Amateurs On Standby Following La Palma Volcanic Eruption (ARRL 09/23/2021)
Amateur Satellite Work Not Subject to Export Administration Regulation (ARRL 09/23/2021)
(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: 10/10/21 01:16 PM