Upcoming 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.

****Due to covid-19, all meetings will be through zoom until further notice.****

November 5, 2020: Bob DeMattia, K1IW, will give a talk on “Computer Assisted Ham Radio”.

Much like almost everything else, computers have touched many aspects of ham radio.  From station logging, to the modes we operate – many things have changed.  This presentation will go through a brief timeline of the merging of technologies, and discuss how computers are used in ham radio today.


Bob DeMattia, K1IW, is an engineer manager in the Radeon Technology Group of Advanced Micro Devices in Boxborough. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from WPI and has been worked the electronics industry since 1984. His ham radio interests include VHF and UHF repeaters, and on the lower bands CW operating.

December 3, 2020: Brian Loverro, K1BML, will give a talk on Zoom about the pros and cons of his favorite HTs.

Brian is President of CMARA.  He has a huge collection of HTs , is very knowledgeable about all of them.  He will share some of this knowledge with us so we can make better informed decisions when looking to purchase one.

Framingham Amateur Radio Association