Binghamton Amateur Radio Assoc

April 15, 2024
  • Morning SKYWARN Training Session
    April 15, 2024  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Vestal Fire Station 2, State Route 26 in Vestal Center, NY

    Skywarn Training Sessions are designed to teach individuals how to accurately report severe weather conditions to the National Weather Service (NWS) ranging from snowfall measurements to severe weather (hail, wind, tornadoes, flooding). Everyone is welcome to attend, there is no age requirement and you do not need to have had prior training.

April 16, 2024
  • Twin Tiers Digital Training Net
    April 16, 2024  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tonight's subject is "ARRL Radiograms". We will learn about a form of communication that is over 100 years old, but still exciting.  Click here for more information 

April 17, 2024
  • Volunteer Exam (VE) Test Session
    April 17, 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.
    https://www.laurelvec.com/?team=BARA

    Please create an FCC account if you don't already have an FRN number.
    https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do 

  • BARA Monthly Club Meeting
    April 17, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kopernik Observatory Science, 698 Underwood Rd, Vestal, NY

    Our guest speaker, Allen Lutins KC2KLC will delve into the fascinating world of International Marconi Day, an annual event celebrating the achievements of the legendary radio inventor, Guglielmo Marconi. He will share his insights about the Marconi Tower, a historic landmark located next to NYSEG Stadium in downtown Binghamton. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the rich history of radio communication and Marconi’s pivotal role. Whether you’re a seasoned ham radio enthusiast or just curious about the fascinating world of wireless technology, Allen’s presentation promises to be both engaging and informative. 
    Everyone is welcome to attend as BARA meetings are open to all. In addition, the meeting is on Zoom as well for those that are unable to attend in person. Click here to Join the Zoom Meeting

April 18, 2024
  • Doug's Fish Fry Fundraiser
    April 18, 2024  11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tractor Supply Co., 154 Vestal Pkwy W, Vestal, NY

    Benefit for the Binghamton Amateur Radio Association
       Fish Sandwich......$11.34......Dinner $18.60
       Shrimp Portion.....$14.23......Dinner $21.50
       Scallop Portion.....$20.92......Dinner $28.19
    Dinners Come with Fries & Cole Slaw
       Fries......$3.94......Coleslaw......$3.31
    Call ahead orders before 4:00 pm
       607-753-9184 extension 2

April 20, 2024
  • CVARA Bullthistle Hamfest
    April 20, 2024  7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    St. Bartholomew's Parish Center, 81 E Main St, Norwich, NY

    Presented by the Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association W2RME
    cvara.net/our-events/bullthistle-hamfest 

April 27, 2024
  • International Marconi Day
    April 27, 2024  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Marconi Tower, Lewis St, Binghamton_NY

    BARA is spearheading an effort to participate again in International Marconi Day, celebrating Guglielmo Marconi's substantial contribution to the invention of radio, which is held annually on the Saturday closest to Marconi's birthday. Participating stations are located at historic sites related to Marconi's life & career as BARA's will be operating from the historic Marconi Tower next to the baseball stadium and train station in downtown Binghamton. Photos and logs from previous years are posted to lutins.org/marconi/imd.html.

    BARA will operate using the Special Event callsign K2M (details at qrz.com/db/K2M). Many of the details (shelter, power, landowner permission, porta-john, official registration, and obtaining the 1x1 callsign) have already been taken care of and I trust that the remaining needs (rigs, antennas) will easily be met. I'm writing to encourage you to join in the fun that day, if even for a little while. It's a great, non-competitive event to practice our emergency communications setups (there are always lessons learned when setting up portable outdoor systems) and a splendid opportunity to publicize our club and a little-known but significant local historic site.

  • Kopernik Race to the Stars
    April 27, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kopernik Observatory Science, 698 Underwood Rd, Vestal_NY

    If you'd like to volunteer, please email Ford Drake ab2hs@stny.rr.com 
    Kopernik Race to the Stars 5K Road Race is an annual fundraiser started in 2018. Join us for this special 5K road race through the hills surrounding the Observatory. We invite all to participate by sponsoring, donating, running, and cheering your friends and family on! For more information and a link to online registration, please go to: kopernik.org/race

May 5, 2024
  • Greater Binghamton Bridge Run
    May 5, 2024  7:30 am - 11:00 am
    Please contact Ford AB2HS if you would like to help out with radio communications.

    The Greater Binghamton Bridge Run is an annual running event that starts on Henry Street in Binghamton_NY. The event attracts runners from across the region and is known for its scenic route across the city's bridges, including the famous "Double-Arch" Bridge. Participants can choose to run a 5K, 10K, or half marathon and the event offers both in-person and virtual options for runners to participate. The race is organized by the Triple Cities Runners Club and has become a popular tradition in the local running community. You can register for this event on their website (www.binghamtonbridgerun.org) either in-person or virtually.

May 15, 2024
  • Volunteer Exam (VE) Test Session
    May 15, 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.
    https://www.laurelvec.com/?team=BARA

    Please create an FCC account if you don't already have an FRN number.
    https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do 

  • BARA Monthly Club Meeting
    May 15, 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!