MISSION

A member association with a common interest of public service to the community through Amateur Radio.

Click Here for general information about RARA

Click Here to see our RARA Flyer

 

WHAT DOES RARA DO

Our club members are involved in many activities in our community and in various capacities including FCC license (VE) testing, repeater and emergency communications. CLick Here for more information.

 

 

 

JOIN RARA ON FACEBOOK

Enjoy up-to-date club information along with some great interaction with our club members. Join and like RARA Facebook page today! Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

RARA VIDEOS

Great how-to videos, videos of club meetings and general fun with ham radio. Click Here to see the list of RARA videos.

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO JOIN RARA

If you would like to join the Rockford Amateur Radio Association, please fill out our membership request form and mail it (with the membership fee payment) to the address shown. If you would like to join at our next meeting fill out the form, and bring the form with your payment to the meeting and see our treasurer. Click Here for the form.

 

 

 

THIS MONTHS HAMRAG

The current Hamrag is June 2019 - Click Here

We also have an archive of past Hamrags: 1981-1985, 2003-2005, 2006-2010, 2011-2015 & 2016-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPEATERS & NETS

Thanks to our Repeater Committee we now have a new Yaesu System Fusion Digital / Analog repeater operating at both repeater sites. 146.610 MHz or 147.000 MHz

RARA Repeater Code of Conduct: Please read this before using our repeaters. Click Here

Weekly Nets: Click Here to see a list of local nets.

Local Repeater List: Click Here to see a list of local repeaters.

 

OUR NEXT CLUB MEETING

Friday July 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Parks On The Air (POTA)

Jennifer Van Zieleghen - KD9FMJ

Location:
OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
5666 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Foundation Room

SEE UPCOMING MEETINGS

New website section....
RARA Program Meeting Notes
Videos, Powerpoint Files and PDF's
From Speakers at RARA Club Meetings

 

2019 FIELD DAY

Starting at 1pm CST Saturday June 22
Ending at 1pm CST Sunday June 23

Location:
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Roscoe Post 2955
11385 2nd St • Roscoe, IL 61073
Back parking Lot

The general public is welcome
to attend and learn
about amateur radio.

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NEW OR OLD TO THE HOBBY
AND NEED HELP?

Click here for help.

Handout cards are available - Help a fellow Ham. If you don't have the information they need RARA can help find a Ham who can. Grab a few at the next RARA meeting.