News and Events
the July Rag — My 40m QCX:
ARRL Field Day 2020 Social
Distancing Special!! (K8MRD RADIO STUFF 06/30/2020)
Portable Ham Radio Field Antennas (Ham Radio Crash Course 06/27/2020)
Your Antenna is a Filter (of sorts) (SouthgateARC 06/27/2020)
And The Magic Band (VE7SL
An Introduction to JS8CALL (www.m0spn.co.uk 06/18/2020)
Radio HT Antenna Range Test (HamRadioConcepts 06/12/2020)
Headlines Outside the Club
How Bitcoin Is Like Ham Radio (www.coindesk.com 07/03/2020)
THe K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 07/03/2020)
WIA Submission to ACMA On 5-year Spectrum Outlook (SouthgateARC 07/03/2020)
CW Training Program (SouthgateARC 07/03/2020)
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo (Southgate ARC 07/03/2020)
New Amateur Extra Class License Manual and Extra Q&A Now Available (ARRL 07/03/2020)
HAM Radionline 2020 Statistics Released (SouthgatARC 07/03/2020)
Radio Club Makes 380 Contacts During Field Day Event at Abingdon Park (Gazette Journal
Social Distancing the Norm for Ramona Ham Radio Club (www.sandiegouniontribune.com 07/03/2020)
Prominent Radio Amateur Helping to Lead US Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Study (ARRL 07/03/2020)
'We've Bought the Wrong Satellites': UK Tech Gamble Baffles Experts (SouthgateARC 06/30/2020)
More on FT8 EME (SouthgateARC 06/30/2020)
Listen to the ISS (SouthgateARC 06/30/2020)
Annual 13 Colonies Event Gets Under Way on July 1 (www.arrl.org 06/30/2020)
Ham Radio Operators Complete 24-hour Field Day Exercise (www.greenfieldreporter.com 06/30/2020)
Franklin Club Holds Amateur Radio Field Day (Wake Weekly 06/30/2020)
K9JM to transmit CW Version of 2020 W1AW Field Day Bulletin (www.arrl.org 06/27/2020)
Local Amateur Radio Operators Aid in Emergency Communications (www.wrcbtv.com 06/27/2020)
Virginia Air & Space Center Ends Relationship with Ham Radio (www.arrl.org 06/27/2020)
Ham Radio Operators Setting Up Antennas in Hamburg for National Field Day (buffalonews.com 06/27/2020)
MARS Announces HF Skills Exercise (www.arrl.org 06/27/2020)
K7RA Solar Update #635 (www.arrl.org 06/27/2020)
ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, Issues Field Day 2020 Statement (www.arrl.org 06/25/2020)
Radio hams get ready for this weekend's Field Day (SouthgateARC 06/25/2020)
Radio Amateurs Call for Help Relayed from Across the Atlantic (www.arrl.org 06/25/2020)
ISWL Callsigns for July 2020 (SouthgateARC 06/25/2020)
SAQ Announces Annual Alexanderson Day Transmission (www.arrl.org 06/25/2020)
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Set for August (www.arrl.org 06/25/2020)
Fully-remote Exams in the USA (SouthgateARC 06/18/2020)
Visalia DX Convention to be Two Virtual Events in 2021 (ARRL 06/18/2020)
Russian-Ukrainian Radio War Continues (ARRL 06/18/2020)
COVID-19 STAYHOME Campaign Deemed a Success (ARRL 06/18/2020)
(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: 07/03/20 12:17 PM