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November 2023 is online now

Today is Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (day 340/2023)
The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society asks that any person who thinks that they might have COVID–19, or other contagious disease, refrain from attending any in-person RARS events until they are no longer contagious.

Members and non-members are welcome!

7:00 PM: General Social Period
7:30 PM: Business Meeting and Program
Have an idea for a meeting?
Email the RARS Vice President

The RARS General Membership Meeting is on-line only.
Click here to join anytime after 7:00 pm
on the evening of the meeting.
Please add your call sign and location to your name in Zoom.
Please mute your microphone while others are speaking,
especially during the presentation.

We meet in-person for
The Gathering and the RARS Dinner.

See here for a list of presentations and
selected materials
from prior meetings
Welcome to our newest RARS members
KG6NDT Bill Jansen WA4VSL Glenn Lampley KQ4JID Ken Brunetti
KQ4LME Kevin Donovan KQ4MBK Dave Gourley KK4FF Mike McKeon

Current News and Events
Updated November 07, 2023 16:57:48

Next RARS Gathering and License Exam
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Ridge Road Baptist Church,
2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh

Part show-and-tell, part maker fair, part operating event, the in-person RARS Gathering on the fourth Tuesday of each month is the place to be if you want to find out about the local ham community, meet other ham radio operators, see hands on demos of old and new ham radio equipment, get on the air, and exchange ideas in a fun forum. Members and non-members are welcome. ...

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, but we start setting up at 6:00 pm, and you are welcome to bring your own ham radio equipment and projects to demonstrate, show off, or just work on with other like-minded hams -- we have plenty of tables. You might also find sources of coax, connectors, zip cord, Powerpoles®, and whatnot. For more information about The Gathering, please contact Tadd Torborg KA2DEW.

The RARS Volunteer Examiner Team conducts license exams at The Gatherings in even-numbered months. You do not need to be a RARS member to test with us. Exams start promptly at 6:00 pm so applicants can attend The Gathering, afterwards. Please see our License Classes and Exams page for important information, including the exam requirements. Preregistration is preferred and may be done by submitting the registration form on this page (select the Ridge Rd location and date). For more information about RARS license exams, please contact Richard Hall K7RLH, the RARS VE Chair.

Next RARS Dinner
Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 6:30 pm
IHOP, 7471 Six Forks Road, Raleigh

All members and guests are welcome to attend the monthly RARS Dinner on the first Tuesday of each month. Informal and Dutch, just bring your appetite and best rag to chew. ...

The restaurant is on the corner of Sawmill and Six Forks Roads. After entering the restaurant and lobby, move to the left to the glass window enclosed private room. For more information about the RARS Dinner, please contact Chuck Littlewood K4HF.

Upcoming Events
Dec 9AB4OZ HamfestRaleigh, NC
Feb 9-12Orlando HamCationOrlando, FL
Feb 25NC QSO PartyNorth Carolina
Mar 2Clingman Hamfest (Yes! 2x/year!)(Help me) Ronda, NC
Mar 8-9Charlotte HamfestConcord, NC
Mar 9Charleston Area HamfestCharleston, WV
Apr 6RARSfestRaleigh, NC
Apr 13ThawfestStanardsville, VA
May 17-19HamventionXenia, OH

ARRL Roanoke Division Town Hall
Catch this replay of the September 14, 2023 ARRL Roanoke Division Town Hall.

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RARS-L Email Bounces

We are seeing an unusually high number of bounces for emails from the rars-l email reflector to addresses in the and email domains. Email addresses that result in an excessively high number of bounces get automatically unsubscribed from the reflector. So, if you have an email address in either the or email domains and all of a sudden you stop receiving emails from the reflector, that might be why. There is nothing we can do about this at our end. The problem is with the recipient's email service. ...

If you do get unsubscribed, you can try resubscribing with the same email address and see what happens. Or, you can resubscribe with a different email address. But if you do resubscribe with a different email address, and this is important, be sure to change the email address in your RARS member profile to the same address. If the email address in your RARS member profile doesn't match the email address you used to subscribe to rars-l, you will get unsubcribed when we run "the purge" at the end of October to delete non-RARS members from the members-only email reflector.

Recent Changes to the RARS Website
  • A new page with the list of Board nominations for next year has been added
  • The link to sign up for the RARS-L email reflector has been moved from the About page to the For Members Only page.
  • Links where we tell you to contact someone now open a RARS Communication Form addressed to that person, rather than directing you to the Club Contacts page.
  • Call signs in the membership roster now link to profiles
  • The Zoom link for the General Membership Meeting has been added to meeting announcement at the top of this page.
  • Back issues of the EXciter are now available on the “Wayback Machine”, in addition to the News & Exciter page
  • Meeting presentations have moved to here and are linked from the RARS General Membership Meeting announcement at the top of this page
  • FCC Topics of Interest has moved to the News & Exciter page
  • Why You Should Be A RARS Member Today! has moved here and is linked from the Join/Renew Membership page
  • Looking for RARS Club polo shirts or brochures to promote the Club? Go to the bottom of the For Members Only page

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