Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
RaRa Logo
Since 1931
Rochester Hamfest



Elmers’ Corner — RaRa Can Help

"An Elmer is an experienced ham who mentors beginners
or the less experienced, advancing their knowledge in a personal way, usually
with much hands-on radio operation and oversight." — ARRL

Need Help

RaRa's Elmers have a wealth of Ham Radio knowledge and expertise. Recent inquiries:

•  City Lot Antenna Options

•  HOA Stealth Antennas

•  Disabled Vet needed help putting up an antenna

•  Fusion Radio information needed

•  Repeater Operations and Controls

•  Anytone and Boafeng radio programming

•  Capacitors needed for a project

•  Reaching out to a Ham in a nursing home

•  Decoding CW message left on a phone

•  Help with IC-208H mobile installation

If you have a technical or operational question, let the RaRa Elmers help you. Send inquiries to

Elmers Corner

The first Saturday of every month we hold the Elmers Corner Online Meetings.

Elmers and instructors will be available to address your questions and give advice on ham radio topics. This is an opportunity to meet area hams and learn from their experiences.

How: If you have a specific question that may need research by the Elmers, please submit them a few days prior to the Saturday session. Send to, an invite will be returned to you.

Spring 2024 meetings:

May 4th — Academy Operating Event for New(ish) Hams — Black Creek Park

Fall meetings restart in September.


Feel free to reach out with questions, if you’re not sure who to ask, email

Name Call Sign Area Phone e-Mail Rigs Specialties
Tim Brown WB2PAY Ogden 585-750-2087 Yaesu, Kenwood Antenna Building, CW
Dave Carlson N2OA Batavia 585-704-4169 Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood,Alinco, HF, Mobile, HT DSTAR, Fusion, FlDigi, WSJT-X
Lawrence Hill N2AJX Henrietta 585-334-8185 Heathkit, Kenwod, Alinco, Homebrew Hombrewing, vintage ham radio, microprocessor hardware, interfacing and programming, stealth antennas
Rich Hoffarth K2AXP Penfield 585-746-6576   DMR
Bill Kasperkoski WB2SXY Pittsford 585-381-6553 Icom CW, Theory, Dxing
Don Kiser AC2EV N Greece 585-613-1035 Elecraft K3 Raspberry Pi (Basic)
Karl Heinz Kremer K5KHK Chili 585-563-9641   Hombrewing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Linux
Tim Magee WB2KAO Greece 585-704-5747 Kenwood ECHO Link , CW
Mike Moore KC2NM Pittsford 585-721-0011 DSTAR
Peter Schuch WB2UAQ Perinton 585-421-2829 Icom RF Testing
Forest Shick WA2MZG Webster 585-721-1653 Elecraft KX3,
Hobby PCB IQ32
Homebrewing, microcontrollers
Dave Timmons W2DST N Greece 585-392-6729 Yaesu  
Steve Verzulli KA1CNF Macedon 315-524-5242 Yaesu Fusion, Wires-X
Dan Waterstraat W2DEW Henrietta 585-629-8311 Elecraft, Yaesu Antennas, RFI, Homebrew, Station Layout, Antique Radio Restoration

Last revised: 04/23/24 02:40 PM

The Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Educational Corporation
Information Contact: