News and Events
Explaining SSDs: Form Factors, Interfaces &
Technologies (ExplainingComputers 12/06/2022)
World Record Attempt On 10 Ghz – Hawaii to
California (Ham Radio DX 12/05/2022)
My Amateur Station & Why Get Into Ham
Radio in 2023? (Take a Bath Productions 11/25/2022)
Best Handheld Ham Radio for 2022 (Ham Radio 2.0 11/19/2022)
Knots for Ham Radio. My Favorite 5, and How to
Make Knots Easily (LY2H Ham Radio Van 11/10/2022)
Simple Look at a Basic Amplifier, AD #51 (David Casler 11/06/2022)
Headlines Outside the Club
Amateur Radio Operators Commemorate Pearl Harbor
Remembrance Day (ARRL 12/06/2022)
Perhaps Its Time to Talk About All Those Fakes and Clones (Hackaday 12/06/2022)
Parade Rescheduled, Sheriff Explains Threat Made to Protestors Over Ham Radio (www.wnky.com 12/06/2022)
Crystal Radios, AM Transmitters Good Prep for Amateur License (www.designnews.com 12/06/2022)
Hyderabad-based Firm's Satellites to Aid Amateur Radio Net (www.deccanchronicle.com 12/06/2022)
The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 12/05/2022)
Times Podcast: How Ham Radio Can Save Taiwan and the World (www.latimes.com
Everything You Wanted to See About Restoring a 1956 Radio (Hackaday 12/05/2022)
Youth/youngsters On the Air Month-long Event Begins December 1 (ARRL 12/05/2022)
Amateur Radio Operators Perform Communications Exercise for County (www.hccommunityjournal.com 12/05/2022)
Redding Veterans Use HAM Radio to Connect to People Across the Globe On Veterans Day (krcrtv.com 12/05/2022)
Support Young Hams On #givingtuesday (ARRL 11/25/2022)
Dayton Hamvention Announces Theme for 2023 (ARRL 11/25/2022)
Amateur Radio-aided Rescue Highlights Useful Hobby (www.gillettenewsrecord.com 11/25/2022)
SKYWARN Recognition Day Set for December 3, 2022 (ARRL 11/25/2022)
Reaching Youth Through Amateur Radio in the Classroom (ARRL 11/25/2022)
Put That Amateur Radio License to Use On 915 Mhz (Hackaday 11/19/2022)
Radio Operators and More Will Track NASA'S Artemis 1 Moon Mission (www.msn.com 11/19/2022)
Ham Radio Hacking: Thinking Inside the Box (Hackaday 11/19/2022)
Amateur Radio Operators and More Will Track NASA'S Artemis 1 Moon Mission (www.msn.com 11/06/2022)
The LITTLE-KNOWN Graphic Design Gold of Amateur Radio (www.creativereview.co.uk 11/06/2022)
Amateurs Support the Great Shakeout 2022 in Puerto Rico (ARRL 11/03/2022)
Student Radio Contact with the International Space Station Inspires Hurricane-hit Community (ARRL 11/03/2022)
and Awards Increase at 222 and 1296 Mhz (ARRL 11/03/2022)
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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: 12/08/22 10:56 AM