Framingham Amateur Radio Association

FARA Club Information

Next Meeting

October 3, 2019: Dave Miscia KB1YXL.  “Fun Things To Do With The International Space Station”.

Dave Miscia, KB1YXL, has over 25 years of experience working with satellites.  From his first job in broadcast television receiving news feeds, to running mobile uplink vehicles, to designing those same vehicles, he’s worked with everything from Ku Band high-power transmitters to portable Inmarsat terminals.  Since leaving the broadcast business in 2018, he has continued following the things in the sky, especially the International Space Station.

See Upcoming Meetings for directions.

In the News

Field Day 2019

Checkout the field day photos in the photos and videos section of our website.

Nice article and photos about FARA and Field Day in the Framingham Source.

Brown Bag Learning Series: The Fascinating Hobby of Amateur Radio

Scholarship Award

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

Cali Wierzbanowski, 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