Framingham Amateur Radio Association
Serving the Framingham Community for over 75 years!
  An ARRL Affiliated Club
         Welcome to the Framingham Amateur Radio Association

FARA, one of the oldest ham-radio clubs in America, has a varied, dynamic group of people, including persons of all ages, interests, and experience. We are located in the town of Framingham, about 20 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

FARA sponsors a wide range of activities, from radio contests to family social events, and we hope you'll want to take advantage of them.

Club meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month, feature presentations on a wide range of topics. In addition, the club shack is often open on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, for anyone interested (even if they are not yet licensed) to use the equipment, learn more about radio operations, or just socialize with other hams.

We participate in several radio contests each year, including Amateur Radio Field Day; and public service events such as the Boston Marathon. Club members also support ARES emergency operations during blizzards, hurricanes, and other times when amateur-radio services are needed. In addition, FARA holds a flea market each year, licensing classes, other "continuing education" programs, and several exam sessions, as well as sponsoring a 2-meter repeater at 147.15 MHz and a 440 repeater at 448.025.

Non-hams in the family can enjoy some of our activities as well, including a summer picnic, pizza parties, and annual dinner.

We are proud of the high level of participation and enthusiasm among our club members, and invite you to become involved and share your ideas. We hope you find your FARA membership to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Once again, welcome!