Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
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Since 1931
Rochester Hamfest



Public Service

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


Stay in good operating condition: Participate in a public service event each year!

2024 Calendar Coming Events
Note — Details and Dates Will Be Announced at a Later Date 

(Page Last Revised: 11/14/23 09:01 AM)

Name Location Day(s) Date Sign Up
Finger Lakes Tour de Cure Xerox Campus - Webster Saturday July 8 TBA
2022 MS ROC Great Lakes Experience Lakeside Beach State Park
    Waterport, NY
Saturday August 12 TBA
ILLW Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Saturday and Sunday August 17-18 TBA
Fairport Lift Bridge Regatta NYS Barge Canal Fairport Saturday September TBA
Wilmot Breakaway Ride UR Central Lab,
Bailey Road, West Henrietta
Saturday September TBA
JOTA / Ham Radio Demonstration Camp Cutler, Naples, NY Saturday October TBA
Pumpkin Patrol Bridges of the NYS Thruway Monday, Tuesday October 30 & 31 TBA


Last revised: 11/14/23 09:01 AM


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