News and Events
► Due to COVID Concerns Winterfest Has Been Cancelled
January Presentation Slides
Introducing Qcx-mini 5W CW Transceiver! (QRP Labs 01/16/2022)
QSO Today - Geoffrey Mendenhall, W8GNM (SouthgateARC 01/16/2022)
WSPR - An Introduction for Beginners (Ham Radio DX 01/08/2022)
Ham Antenna Fits Almost Anywhere (Hackaday 01/08/2022)
Yaesu FT-1000MP Repair and Modification (Mr. Carson's Lab 01/06/2022)
Data Modems to Sound Cards: AD #46 (David Casler 01/05/2022)
Headlines Outside the Club
The K7RA Solar Update #715 (ARRL 01/16/2022)
Hadrian's Wall Special Event Station (SouthgateARC 01/16/2022)
Youth On the Air Camp to Return in June (ARRL 01/16/2022)
German North Pole Dxpedition (SouthgateARC 01/16/2022)
ARRL Foundation to Create Club Grants Program (ARRL 01/16/2022)
Launch of a Wooden Satellite Still Pending (ARRL 01/16/2022)
Eight-satellite TEVEL Mission to Launch On January 13 (ARRL 01/16/2022)
Growing Number of Operators Completing WAS On 222 Mhz (ARRL 01/16/2022)
2022 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, is Cancelled (ARRL 01/16/2022)
EASAT-2 and Hades Satellites with FM Repeaters Scheduled for Launch (ARRL 01/16/2022)
K7RA Solar Update #714 (ARRL 01/08/2022)
Launch of EASAT-2 and HADES Satellites (SouthgateARC 01/08/2022)
The Volunteer Monitor Program Report for December 2021 (ARRL 01/08/2022)
IARU-R1: Radio Spectrum Policy Group (SouthgateARC 01/08/2022)
ARRL Surveying Field Day Participants (ARRL 01/08/2022)
CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) is Designated HOPE-OSCAR-113 (HO-113) (SouthgateARC 01/08/2022)
3Y0J Dxpedition to Bouvet Island Updates Its Progress (ARRL 01/05/2022)
K7RA Solar Update #713 (ARRL 01/05/2022)
CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) is Designated HOPE-OSCAR-113 (HO-113) (ARRL 01/05/2022)
WSJT Development Group Releases bug Fix WSJT-X Version 2.5.4 (ARRL 01/05/2022)
ARRL Foundation Grants First-year Funding for ARISS *star* Keith Pugh Initiative (ARRL 01/05/2022)
New Technician Question Pool Released, Effective July 1, 2022. (ARRL 01/05/2022)
James Webb Space Telescope Sails Beyond the Orbit of the Moon (www.space.com 12/28/2021)
Straight Key Night is January 1, 2022 (SouthgateARC 12/28/2021)
Amateur Radio Club Bands Together During Pandemic (6 Photos) - Orillia News (www.orilliamatters.com 12/28/2021)
Solar Wind Broke Comet Leonard's Tail (SouthgateARC 12/28/2021)
Belize Operation (SouthgateARC 12/28/2021)
French Space Agency Special Event (SouthgateARC 12/28/2021)
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 12/25/2021)
Experimental Station Will Recreate 1906 Fessenden Transmissions (ARRL 12/25/2021)
ARRL to Oppose Forest Service Administrative Fees for Amateur Facilities (ARRL 12/25/2021)
WSJT-X Development Group Releases Version 2.5.3 (ARRL 12/25/2021)
New Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Could Launch On December 25 (ARRL 12/25/2021)
The K7RA Solar Update #710 (ARRL 12/12/2021)
Clubs in Newfoundland and England to Re-enact Marconis 1901 Experiment (ARRL 12/12/2021)
Worlds Smallest Moon Lander from Japan Will Put Ham Radio Transmitter On the Moon (ARRL 12/12/2021)
ARDC Grant Will Expand Rmhams 5 GHz Microwave Network in Rockies (ARRL 12/12/2021)
November 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report (ARRL 12/12/2021)
Set to Mark Transatlantic Test Success (ARRL 12/12/2021)
(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: 01/16/22 12:57 PM