Framingham Amateur Radio Association

2020 Flea Market Cancelled

See 2020 Flea Market for details.

FARA Club Information

Next Meeting

Due to the Corvid-19 outbreak, the in person April 2 meeting is cancelled. Sumner’s (W1VIV) presentation on Navy Radio will be rescheduled at a later date.

However, the meeting will be held on the W1FY repeater at 7:30 pm on April 2.  The agenda is shown below:

Call up:

Brief Clerk Secretary Report: K1VEA
Brief Treasurer’s Report: N1MH
Webmaster’s Report: N1MH
Repeater Report: KB1YXL, KC1HPZ
Scholarship Report: AA1VI
Zoom Report: N1AVP and comments from others on the 4/1/2020 test..
Testing Report: W1EQW

Upcoming contests:
Other Agenda:
Future meetings?  Zoom access?
Field Day options?  Home stations on emergency power?

See Upcoming Meetings for directions.

In the News

Field Day 2019

See the field day results published in December 2019 QST

W1FY 2019 Field Day Results

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