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 event 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
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.
Current News and Events
Updated September 28, 2023 14:15:30
Help Introduce the Public to Amateur Radio at the NC State Fair!
The NC Ham Radio Exhibit at the NC State Fair is in need of volunteers to answer questions about the hobby, share about our gear, show what typical rigs look like, and provide information on getting licensed and about different programs, such as Scouts, SkyWarn and ARES.
Volunteers come from all over North Carolina, representing clubs across the state.
We had over 1,200 visitors last year who stopped by and asked lots of questions so it’s more than just handing out pamphlets. Lots of conversations about what we do and what it entails.
We will also be operating on the Raleigh repeater and JARSCom will be there.
The NC State Fair runs from Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 22, 2023.
The NC Ham Radio Exhibit will be open every day from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
We still have slots open and desperately need radio amateurs and clubs to help out.
Please contact Rodney Warren KO4ZFO at firstname.lastname@example.org or Travis Russell KN4WJL at email@example.com if you have any questions or to sign up!
Part show-and-tell, part maker fair, part operating event,
the monthly in-person RARS Gathering 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.
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 the RARS VE Chair.
Next Monthly RARS Dinner
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 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.