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RARA Winterfest – Rochester 2/15/20

Come Join the Fun! Our tenth annual RaRa Winterfest is right around the corner! As always, we will have our very popular crockpot cook-off and everyone is invited to bring their favorite creation to share. You are encouraged to bring anything you can make in a crockpot. We anticipate seeing, and eating all sorts of soups, chili, casseroles, lasagna, pizza, stew and who knows what else. As before, we will be awarding prizes of RaRa membership points to the top entrants. We are also inviting everyone to bring a dessert to share and of course, we will be judging dessert creations and awarding more RaRa membership points for the best one. We encourage you to put on your chefs’ hats and wow us with your culinary creativity.

Name and Address Change

Welcome to our site once again. We have had a name change and a web address change. You can still reach us at, but we are now set to use

This change came about where we needed to for tax purposes and so to star everything off right we moved forward and made some changes. This may come as shock to some, but it is a change for the better. We are now known as the Central New York Amateur Radio Club. Only our name has changed, while the people and the focus of emergency communications and fellowship within the Amateur radio community has not changed. Please feel free to mention us, share this and other posts to friends and family so they know we are still here with only a slightly different change.

Central New York Amateur Radio Club


So as of our December meeting, we had elections and some offices have changed. Not a whole lot of change, but some. Each change of office was by unanimous vote. No abstentions or nays. It was an easy and comfortable change for the club.

President is still: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK
Vice President is now: Dick Billings – KA2JFU
Treasurer is still: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF
Secretary is now: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL

Board Member members: Andy Dennison – W2AND, Bruce Prindle – Wb2RLL, Josiah Araujo – KR2ECP.

Now don’t forget that our next monthly meeting is coming up on February 4th, 2020 at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, NY, 1830 hours (6:30 pm). Hope to see you there.


Happy New Year & NEWS

Happy New Year to everyone. CNYARA hopes you had a safe transition from 2019 – 2020.

Here it is the first of the year and we not only have a meeting coming up on the 7th of January at our usual location, Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, but there’s a Ham Fest this month. First our meeting, if you can make it we meet at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted at 6:30 pm for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. Being a member is not required. We would love to have you visit and put faces with voices and call signs and see what we are going to be doing this coming year.

Now for the second part of news. Marathon is holding a Ham Fest, the first of the year in this area on January 11th, 2020. The event is open from 7 am to Noon. More information including directions can be found at the following link. SARC Winterfest 2020

Again Happy New Year and We Hope 2020 is a great year for you and your family.


Election Results

December 03, 2019 Christmas Party and Elections

First thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Christmas party. Once again Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota was a great host for us and we had a wonderful time. There was as always good food and homemade desserts that we brought. It was great and those that weren’t able to make it, we missed you. Hopefully you can make it next year and everyone is always welcome to our monthly meetings.

The results of the elections are as follows:
President: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK
Vice President: Richard Billings – KA2JFU
Treasure: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF
Secretary: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL

New Board Member: JJ Phillips – KC2FEV

Congratulations to all and their new positions and their new terms. Changes to the website will be forth coming after the new year. Also new information will be forth coming about our club in the next week or so. Some new changes that have been not only proposed but necessary. More to come.

-73 To all and have a nice day.

Christmas Party & Elections

Everyone is welcome to join us for our December 3rd, 2019 meeting again at Theodore’s in Canastota. Directions are found on the left and right of our main page.

This will be our annual Christmas Party with Elections for new officers. We are electing a new Board member and all four officers. So please come and join us and have a good time and some good food and put some names and voices with the faces.

All are welcome and all are welcome to bring a desert to pass for the meeting.

-73 and we hope to see you there.

ARES Opportunity

So, if you are interested in participating in some ARES practice and being a part of something else and have the time. Please, take the time to volunteer and listen and participate in on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 19:30 hrs (07:30 pm) on the following repeaters 146.880 (Rome RRC) and 147.240 (Kirkland).

It’s a great opportunity to learn some new Amateur radio skills and to listen in on what the process is and get familiar with ARES as a group. All are welcome and the group in the area is very forgiving and easy to work and learn with. It’s a great chance to get to know the process and those who are doing ARES and to be a part of this helpful service.