Hams assist public organizations by providing emergency and backup communications.
— Throughout our history, amateurs have established a reputation for public service communications
— When all else fails!!
— When called upon we fulfill one of the most important purposes of amateur radio
— Local, State and Federal Governments
recognize our abilities to assist when needed
Each year we serve many
grateful agencies with well over a dozen events. You can sign-up for events below and at any RaRa
or ARES meeting. Additional events are listed on the Club Calendar.
Check the RaRa Public
Service Page for more information on participating or contact our Public Service Coordinator at PublicService@RochesterHam.org.
Stay in good operating condition: Participate in a public service event each
||Bridges of the NYS Thruway
||Tuesday & Wednesday
||October 30 & 31
Eighteen (18) ham operators are needed for this after dark safety patrol. We will provide the eyes and ears for the New
York State Police in an effort to keep pranksters from throwing objects off bridges into the path of motorists below. We will
cover as many bridges in Monroe County as possible and coordinate with neighboring counties as needed.
Hams will provide safety
communications by informing Net Control of any suspicious activity. This type of activity can be, but is not limited to, stopping
on overpass, same vehicle passing bridge location repeatedly, pedestrians on bridge, objects thrown from vehicle or by pedestrians.
Net Control will communicate with NYSP. Additionally, we will have rovers that will bring refreshments to those watching bridges.
PM — Midnight
2-meter mobiles using local repeaters
|Holiday Science & Technology Days
||Rochester Museum &
Talk with the museum patrons (children and parents) to explain our amateur radio exhibit and our hobby. Emphasize the wide ranging educational value of amateur radio including technology, radio phenomena, science, geography, language arts, hands-on building, public service, self improvement and vocational.
RaRa partners with other
ARCs to staff the event. Rochester DX Association typically provides and staffs a HF special
event station. RARA provides and staffs 3-4 tables containing hands-on and highly interactive
demonstrations of electronics, magnetism and radio communication. The equipment is supplied
by the volunteers and usually stays at the exhibit during the term for other volunteers to
We staff the exhibit for one day. We try to schedule
a staff of 2-4 volunteers for the day. RDXA will schedule and staff the special event station.
The event typically runs from about 10:00 AM thru 3:00 PM daily.
Radios are not required.
However, a HT with related experience using a local repeater and IRLP is useful.
is free to the volunteers. Arrange your break time with other volunteers to enable visiting
other exhibits in the museum. Socialize with other ham radio volunteers and witness operation
of the HF special event station. Thank you for enlightening the RMSC patrons about amateur
Last revised: 10/25/18 02:37 PM