News and Events
► Brad Allen, SK, Review This Afternoon, Thomas
► January VHF Contest — This Weekend —
1900Z Jan 18 to 0359Z, Jan 20
► Posted POTA Slides from Wednesday’s Presentation
► License Classes Start at RIT on January 10th and 11th
Choosing & Buying Best Ham Radio Antenna (Electronic
Buck Converter Vs. Linear Voltage Regulator:
Use of Basic Laboratory Equipment:
Function Generator (University
of Nottingham 01/07/2020)
of Ferrite Beads (W2AEW 01/04/2020)
Headlines Outside the Club
Satellites Charge as Fast Solar Wind Approaches (Space
Weather News 01/14/2020)
Yahoo Groups Shutdown has Ham Radio
Interest Groups Seeking to Save Content (ARRL
Residents Successful in Fight to Halt Ham
Radio Tower. For Now... (Milford Daily News 01/14/2020)
Puerto Rico Volunteers Deployed to Red Cross, ARRL Sending Equipment (ARRL
Amateur Radio “Winter Field Day” to Demonstrate Science,
Skill, and Communication Services (theroanokestar.com 01/13/2020)
The K7RA Solar Update #611 (ARRL
Strong Earthquake Shakes Puerto Rico, ARES Standing By (ARRL
CAMSAT Says CAS-6 Activation for Amateur Use has been Delayed (ARRL
Judy Smith (KC3JAS) Wins State Amateur Radio Competition (Courier
Swains Island W8S DXpedition Set for March 10 – 25 (ARRL
ARISS Next-Generation Radio System Ready for Launch (ARRL
Australian Bushfires Causing Major Telecommunication Outages, Hams Asked to Remain Alert (ARRL 01/06/2020)
K7RA Solar Update #610 (ARRL 01/06/2020)
W1AW to be on the Air for Winter Field Day (ARRL 01/03/2020)
Orkney Islands DXpedition will Use VP8PJ (ARRL 01/03/2020)
60 MHz Beacon Now on the Air from Ireland (ARRL 01/03/2020)
(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: 01/17/20 09:23 AM