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MEDIA RELEASE –11-24-2012

December Club Meeting
Rochester Amateur Radio Association
A nonprofit educational organization of Ham Radio hobbyists since 1930

Topic: InfraGard
Time: Friday Dec. 7, 2012 7:00PM
Location: Henrietta Fire Hall, 3129 E. Henrietta Rd.

Todd W. Colvin, KC0QAH, President of the Rochester InfraGard Member Alliance (www.infragard.net)

Todd will talk about InfraGard, an information sharing and analysis effort that is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the US.

Meetings and programs of the Rochester Amateur Radio Assn. are open to the public and are free! We encourage everyone to attend, members and non-members alike! 
All meetings feature refreshments, socializing, and a raffle before the evening’s presentation.
Note: For those interested in the hobby of radio communications, the FCC no longer requires Morse code proficiency for Ham Radio licensing. Join us this Friday.

Contact for Event
Len Crellin, KC2PCD
(585) 210-8910
kc2pcd@rochester.rr.com

HAM RADIO BACKGROUND
Amateur ("Ham") radio operators enjoy worldwide wireless communication with other enthusiasts and in doing so spread international goodwill. Hams are always prepared for portable-powered operations for emergency relief efforts during disasters. These have included, for example, Florida and Gulf Coast hurricanes, the Indian Ocean tsunami, devastating tornados, as well as our local blizzards and ice storms. Local hams have an ongoing relationship with the National Weather Service in Buffalo via the SKYWARN program and are prepared to assist the Rochester chapter of the Red Cross should normal modes of communication become overloaded or fail. Additionally, they participate in Ginna nuclear power plant drills. For many years members of the Rochester Amateur Radio Association [RARA] have provided portable communications for public events such as walk-a-thons, the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, the MS 150 Bike Tour, the Rochester Marathon, parades, the Spirit of America Festival, triathlons, and the NY State Police-sponsored Pumpkin Patrol, just to name a few. Hams provide their communication expertise on a volunteer basis for the good of the community. Locally RARA members spend over 2900 volunteer-hours per year serving the Greater Monroe County region. For local Ham Radio information, go to the RARA website www.rochesterham.org, or for national information see the site for the American Radio Relay League http://www.hello-radio.org/. For information about Ham Radio or Rochester Amateur Radio Association contact Len Crellin, Media Communications Coordinator, 585-210-8910 or email: kc2pcd@rochester.rr.com.

• Location: Henrietta, NY, Rochester

• Post ID: 9798389 rochester
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