News and Events
to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the following has been cancelled:
6th Rochester Hamfest Cancelled —
Stay tuned for possible
License Classes at RIT Have Been Suspended
Clubs related and Organization:
AWA museum is closed until further notice
the Calendar for Other Club Information
– RaRa Academy on D-STAR and DMR will be On-Line
Powering Your Ham Radio Shack with
MFJ and Anderson's (Ham Radio Crash Course 04/01/2020)
Baofeng UV-5R; Top 5 Things to Listen To (Ham Radio In Action 03/27/2020)
Tower Safety Part 3 - Ham Nation 433 (Ham Nation 03/24/2020)
Learning CW (Morse Code) Tips for
Amateur Ham Radio (Ham Radio CQ 03/23/2020)
Reporter: How You Can Be Part! (Ask David #33 03/20/2020)
Headlines Outside the Club
Contest Entry Features Multiple Operator Locations and Remote Transmitter-Receiver Site (ARRL 04/01/2020)
Western Pennsylvania ARES Group Conducts District-Wide Simplex Drill (ARRL 04/01/2020)
Bare-Bones Ventilator Circuit Board Moving Toward Production with Radio Amateurs Help (ARRL 04/01/2020)
USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships Canceled (ARRL 04/01/2020)
Amateur Radio Satellite Spreads Fight Coronavirus Message (ARRL 04/01/2020)
Ham Radio Operators Practice Their Social Distancing On Air - Gardner News (GardnerNews 03/31/2020)
Amid Coronavirus Isolation, NC Ham Radio Operators
Use Old Technology to Create a New Social Network (Raleigh News & Observer 03/31/2020)
HamSCI 2020 Workshop Successfully Reworked as a Virtual Event (ARRL 03/31/2020)
FCC Grants Temporary Emergency Authority to WISPs Operating in 5.8 GHz Band (ARRL 03/31/2020)
COVID-19 Affects Space Station Crew Transition (ARRL 03/31/2020)
Amateur Radio Operators Stay In Touch — SIARC (MPNnow 03/27/2020)
Sirois Assisting Homeland Security With Ham Radio Communications (Wiscasset Newspaper 03/27/2020)
Field Day 2020 A Time to Adapt (ARRL 03/27/2020)
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 03/27/2020)
International Amateur Radio Union Adjusting to COVID-19 (ARRL 03/25/2020)
W1AW to Limit Transmit Schedule (SouthgateARC 03/25/2020)
RSGB HFCC and VHFCC Update to Recent Rule Changes (RSGB 03/25/2020)
The Sun Blows a Smoke Ring (Space Weather News 03/25/2020)
Its Time for Remote Amateur Radio License Exams (SouthgateARC 03/25/2020)
Radio Amateurs Team Up to Help University Design Low-Cost Ventilator (ARRL 03/24/2020)
Amsat Office Closed Until Further Notice (SouthgateARC 03/24/2020)
The Size of Comet Atlas (main site) (spaceweather.com 03/24/2020)
Ofcom Engineers Shine a Light On Interference Issue (Ofcom 03/24/2020)
Amateur Radio Buffs Participate in Russian International Contest (Gulf-Times 03/24/2020)
CQ Magazine Offers Free Issues (SouthgateARC 03/24/2020)
Amateur Radio Buffs Participate in Russian International Contest (MENAFN 03/23/2020)
Ham Radio Clubs Connect Amid Social Distancing (ARRL 03/23/2020)
Interest In Ham Radio Soaring As Country Grips With Virus Outbreak (Benzinga 03/22/2020)
ARRL Headquarters Remains in Operation, Many Staffers Working Remotely (ARRL 03/22/2020)
Coronavirus: IARU Contests (SouthgateARC 03/22/2020)
Radio Satellite Spreads Fight Coronavirus Message (SouthgateARC 03/22/2020)
(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: 04/01/20 11:50 PM