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

June 8, 2024
  • Cortland Hamfest & Technology Fair

    June 8, 2024  7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cortland County Fairgrounds, 4301 Fairgrounds Dr, Cortland, NY

    Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland - Hamfest & Technology Fair Indoor Flea Market $10.00 per 10' space, first come first served. VE Testing at 9 AM. Food available. Admission $5.00 each, under 12 free.
    Public Contact: Andrew Slaugh , KB2LUV 
    Talk-In: 147.180 PL 71.9

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June 15, 2024
  • Vestal XX 20K Race Run

    June 15, 2024  7:30 am - 11:00 am
    Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main St., Vestal, NY

    Ford AB2HS is looking for help with radio communications. You will need to arrive on-site between 7:30 and 8 AM as the run starts promptly at 8 AM. If you are interested, please contact Ford AB2HS on the 146.865/ .820 repeaters.

    The Vestal XX is a 20 kilometer road race in Vestal, New York. It is the oldest road race in the Southern Tier of New York State, with roots back to the 1930s.

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June 19, 2024
  • Volunteer Exam (VE) Test Session

    June 19, 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

    June 19, 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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