|Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.|
|PO Box 93333, Rochester NY, 14692||Telephone Hotline: (585) 210-8910|
News and Events
► XARC/ARES Field Day 2022 Bob Karz, K2OID —
► Storm Damages Local Beacons
The beacon antennas crashed to the ground last Thursday during a wind microburst at the AWA. I just found this out minutes ago. See the attached image.
The transmitters are turned off. I’m not sure what damage to the antennas has occurred (if any) but I think the 10gig waveguide is probably ruined, and possibly the slot antenna for 10, as well. The mast is bent double and will have to be replaced so I think if nothing electronic is broken, it will still be a while before we hear the beacons again.
I’m going to have a look at the situation as soon as I can and will give an update when I can. ☹
73, Dave K2DH
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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 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 or upgrade.
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.
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:
Additional Member Benefits and Club Activities
RaRa provides the following additional benefits, services, and activities...
Membership starts at only $10.00 and is Free for students! (click here for details)
Last revised: 06/23/22 04:28 PM
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