BARA is an organization dedicated to all aspects of amateur radio, including communications technology, emergency communication, electronics (hobby,   experimentation, robotics, etc.) and community service. BARA dates to at least 1915, by which
time its predecessor the Binghamton Progressive Radio Association had

BARA meetings are held at Kopernik Observatory and Science Center on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome!

Membership is open to anyone interested in radio and electronics technology.

The Binghamton Amateur Radio Association, Inc. is an ARRL-affiliated club.

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Upcoming Events

March 20, 2024
  • Volunteer Exam (VE) Test Session

    March 20, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Kopernik Observatory Science, 698 Underwood Rd, Vestal, NY

    Please bring your FRN number (for upgrades: a photocopy of your current license) to the test session, along with a government-issued photo ID. Walk-ins Accepted.

    Please create an FCC account if you don't already have an FRN number. 

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  • BARA Monthly Club Meeting

    March 20, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kopernik Observatory Science, 698 Underwood Rd, Vestal, NY

    Everyone is welcome to attend as BARA meetings are open to all. The only prerequisite for attending is an interest in Amateur Radio. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet other ham radio operators in your area and learn from their experiences as well. Can’t attend in person? Join us virtually via Zoom! Click here to Join the Zoom MeetingDon’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, make new friends, and celebrate the world of Ham Radio. We can’t wait to see you there!

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