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Today is Friday March 31, 2023 (day 90/2023)
The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society asks that any person who thinks that they might have COVID 19, or other contagious diseases, refrain from attending any in-person RARS event until they are no longer contagious.

7:00 PM: General Social/Gathering.
7:30 PM: Business meeting and program.

See here for a list of presentations and selected presentation materials from prior meetings.
Welcome to our newest RARS members
KQ4GGU Randall Ricker NC4SW Steve Worth KQ4GOR Sam Wall
KQ4GON Craig Smith KO4FJW Tim Haga K3PMH Patrick Hannon

Current News and Events
Updated March 29, 2023 17:41:30

Monthly In-Person RARS Gathering
Next RARS Gathering and License Exam on April 25
Ridge Road Baptist Church, at 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh

Part show-and-tell, part maker fair, part operating event, the 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 more information, including the exam requirements.

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

Monthly RARS Dinner
Next RARS Dinner on April 4, 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
April 8RARSfestRaleigh, NC
April 15SpringFestWinston-Salem, NC
April 22ThawfestStanardsville, VA
May 13AB4OZ HamfestRaleigh, NC
May 19-21HamventionXenia, OH
June 3Manassas HamfestManassas, VA
June 17ARRL Kids DayUSA
June 24-25RARS Field DayTBD

49th Annual RARSfest and ARRL NC State Convention
April 8, 2023 at the NC State Fairgrounds
Ticket and Table Online Ordering Available Now
See for details

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