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Join or Renew Your RARS Membership

Thinking about joining RARS? Great! It's easy to join. We're not exclusive, and you join by simply sending in the application and dues. There's no sponsorship required, and new members are not "voted in." Anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio can join, but voting membership is reserved for licensed Amateurs only. General membership dues are $18.00 per year, but see below for discounted and prorated dues. Still on the fence? See Why You Should be a Member.

There are FOUR ways to join or renew!

              Securely and easily with a credit card.
              If you join or renew online, your dues will be calculated automatically.

              JOIN (New Members)

              RENEW (Current Members)

  Via US mail  with a check   Not as FAST!
              JOIN (New Members)

              RENEW (Current Members)

  At a RARS meeting  with a check   Not FAST!
              Come to a meeting or the RARS table at RARSfest and see the RARS Treasurer

  Contact the RARS Treasurer   Potentially slow!
          If you don't have a credit card, can't make a meeting soon, and the download isn't working, just drop an e-mail or phone call to Greg Seamster KE4PAX, the RARS Treasurer, or click here, to use the RARS Communication Form, and ask for a membership application via US mail.

New Members - To join via US mail with a check or at a RARS meeting,

  1. Download the RARS membership form. You can also pre-fill this form and bring it to a club meeting to pay. (Requires Adobe Reader - download it here.)
  2. Open it in Adobe Reader.    (It may open automatically when downloaded.)
  3. Calculate your dues.
    (Note: You can join for multiple years.)
  4. Fill out the form and mail it with your check for dues made payable to RARS to the mailing address for the current treasurer shown on the form.
    (Note: The form allows you to type information into the form as well as save it.)

Current Members - To renew your membership via US mail with a check or at a RARS meeting,

  1. Update your data on-line by accessing your Member Profile.
  2. Calculate your dues.
    (Note: You can renew for multiple years.)
  3. Mail your check payable to RARS to Greg Seamster, 1405 Leanne Court, Raleigh, NC 27606.
    (Note: A membership form is not needed unless you need the Treasurer to update your member profile.)


The membership year is July 1 to June 30. Annual dues for the primary member (the first member in a family) are as follows.

Membership CategoryDescriptionAnnual Dues
Regular MemberLicensed radio amateur 17 to 59 years old$18.00
Youth/Senior MemberLicensed radio amateur 16 and under or 60 and over$12.00
Associate MemberNon-voting membership for non-licensed individuals$9.00
Family MemberMember of the primary member's immediate family$5.00

Dues for new members (other than Family Members) are prorated based on the month in which you join. The following table shows the proration schedule for each member category. If the number of remaining months in the current membership year is six or less, your membership will run for the balance of the current membership year and the entire following membership year (and your membership fee will be calculated accordingly on a proprated basis). But if you join for a full year at RARSfest, we will give you April, May and June of the current membership year for free!

Annual Dues Proration for New Members
Month You JoinMembership Category
Regular MemberYouth/SeniorAssociateFamily (Each)
July $18.00 $12.00 $9.00 $5.00
August $16.50 $11.00 $8.25 $5.00
September $15.00 $10.00 $7.50 $5.00
October $13.50 $9.00 $6.75 $5.00
November $12.00 $8.00 $6.00 $5.00
December $10.50 $7.00 $5.25 $5.00
January* $27.00 $18.00 $13.50 $5.00
February* $25.50 $17.00 $12.75 $5.00
March* $24.00 $16.00 $12.00 $5.00
April* $22.50 $15.00 $11.25 $5.00
May* $21.00 $14.00 $10.50 $5.00
June* $19.50 $13.00 $9.75 $5.00

* Dues for the balance of the current membership year and the entire following membership year.

Dick Bitner Benevolent Fund
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