Binghamton Amateur Radio Assoc

September 30, 2023
  • ARAST Elmira Hamfest & Computerfest
    September 30, 2023  6:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Chemung County Fairgrounds, 170 Fairview Rd, Horseheads, NY 14845

    The Hamfest Committee is looking for volunteers, please contact Ford Drake, AB2HS if you would like to help out.

October 4, 2023
  • Emergency Alert System Test
    October 4, 2023  2:20 pm - 2:22 pm
    Massive emergency alert test will sound alarms on US cellphones, TVs and radios in October

    This is a test. This is only a test. But it's going to be one very big test.

    On Wednesday, October 4 at 2:20 p.m. ET, every TV, radio and cellphone in the United States should blare out the distinctive, jarring electronic warning tone of an emergency alert, accompanied by a notice along these lines:

    “This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public."

October 14, 2023
  • Solar Eclipse QSO Party
    October 14, 2023  12:13 pm - 3:03 pm
    Kopernik Observatory, 698 Underwood Rd, Vestal, NY

    Join with thousands of your fellow amateurs as part of the largest crowd-sourced contest for ham radio scientific exploration ever. The annular solar eclipse will begin in Oregon at 12:13 p.m. EDT and end in Texas at 3:03 p.m. EDT. The SEQP is for learning more about how the ionosphere works. Use any mode, any band for all or part of each day. Participation can be from everywhere, you do not need to be near the path of either eclipse to contribute valuable data by participating. For details on the SEQP, contest, and rules go to

October 18, 2023
  • Volunteer Exam (VE) Test Session
    October 18, 2023  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 government issued photo ID. If you don't already have an FRN number, please create an FCC account. Walk-ins Accepted.

  • BARA Monthly Club Meeting
    October 18, 2023  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. 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

October 21, 2023
  • New York State QSO Party
    October 21, 2023  10:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Kopernik Observatory Science, 698 Underwood Rd, Vestal, NY

    The New York State QSO Party is getting quite a face lift for 2022. A number of changes have been made, all of which are designed to contribute to making NYQP more fun, encouraging more ops to get on the air and to make the contest more fun for every entrant.