Framingham Amateur Radio Association

FARA Club Information

Next Meetings

September 5, 2019: Adrian Zeffert, AB2IX, Estate Planning For Amateur Radio Operators.

****What happens when a family member contacts your Club saying, “W1XYSK has passed away, and we don’t know what to do with 3 rooms full of radio and electronics equipment”****

See Upcoming Meetings for directions.

In the News

Field Day 2019

FARA Field Day will be held Saturday June 22, 2019, at the McAuliffe branch of the Framingham Public Library, 746 Water Street, Framingham, MA We will set up behind the library, access from the parking lot. We will have an operating station in a vehicle parked in the back of the lot too. Setting up starts at 10 am, and tearing down about 6 pm. Operations will be from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Scholarship Award

The following are the 2019 recipients of the Beverly Lees Scholarship.

Cali Wierzbanowsk, KC1KNQ, FARA club member

Rebecca Weisman, granddaughter of club member Sumner Weisman

Victoria Anderson, daughter of club members Victor Anderson and Ellen Woodberry

CQ Magazine

Club member Sumner Weisman, W1VIV, has written an article “Wireless Radio For The Hearing Impaired” in the June 2018 issue of CQ Magazine

Monthly Meetings

FARA meets the 1st Thursday of the month (except in July and August), 7:30 pm at the Framingham Police Station 1 William Welch Way (corner of William Welch Way and Union Ave) in the first floor training room. Enter through the front door on Union Ave. and the room is to the left.  All area hams and those not yet licensed but interested in amateur radio are welcome to attend.

FARA Sunday Night NET

The FARA Sunday Night Net begins every Sunday at 7:30PM on the FARA 147.150 MHz (no PL) repeater. All licensed hams are welcome to check in and participate in the “Ham question of the Week”.

FARA’s Repeaters

VHF:    147.150 MHz (+)

UHF:    Not operational – check back for status updates

Echolink is now supported on the W1FY repeater.  The node is registered as W1FY-R.

For further information about FARA,  you can reach us at:

Framingham Amateur Radio Association