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Today is Monday June 5, 2023 (day 156/2023)
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 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
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
K4JH Javier Henderson KO4PAS Mike Kerley KQ4ICK Garry Murray
KN6IND David Cheperdak N3LEX Cliff Kendall KI6AMS Robert Berman

Current News and Events
Updated June 02, 2023 13:44:24

Next RARS Gathering and License Exam
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Ridge Road Baptist Church,
2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh

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.

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. Preregistration is preferred and may be done by emailing the RARS VE Team at Please see our License Classes and Exams page for important information, including the exam requirements.

For more information about The Gathering, contact Tadd Torborg KA2DEW.

Next Monthly RARS Dinner
Tuesday, June 6, 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.

Upcoming Events
June 3Manassas HamfestManassas, VA
June 3AB4OZ HamfestRaleigh, NC
June 17ARRL Kids DayUSA
June 24-25RARS Field DayRaleigh Police Club, Knightdale
July 1-713 Original Colonies Special Event
July 15Cary Mid-Summer SWAPFESTCary, NC
July 29WCARS HamfestWaynesville, NC
Aug 12CFARS SwapFestFayetteville, NC
Aug 19-20Huntsville Hamfest & ARRL ConventionHuntsville, AL
Sept 1-3Shelby (SARC) Hamfest     Shelby, NC

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Recent Changes to the RARS Website
  • Zoom link for the General Membership Meeting added to meeting announcement at the top of this page.
  • FCC Topics of Interest has moved to the News & Exciter page
  • Meeting presentations have moved to here and are linked from the RARS Membership Meeting announcement at the top of this 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 Members Only page

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