Become an EGARA Member

EGARA welcomes new members and provides many benefits  to both its members and the community.  Annual dues are just $15 for an individual and just $25 for a family membership.  There is no initiation fee.  Best of all, you can even pay your dues online by clicking here.
It's easy to join.  You may do so during any membership meeting, which are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except July & August).  Meetings begin at 7 pm and are held at the Masonic Temple at 710 Columbia Turnpike (Rts 9 & 20) in East Greenbush (see map below).  You may also download your membership application from this page and mail it in along with your dues.
  • Monthly membership meetings with topics designed to enhance your knowledge of amateur radio, plus free pizza and refreshments!  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.
  • Meet other hams and make new friends with similar interests;
  • Free subscription to Sidebands, EGARA’s monthly E-Newsletter is loaded with club news, interesting articles, helpful tips, a calendar of upcoming events and free classified ads to buy, sell and swap gear;
  • Hamfest! A chance to meet other hams and find great deals from equipment vendors! Plus, learn about advances in amateur radio, enjoy demonstrations, win prizes and more!
  • Annual Field Day with a great chance to practice your emergency operating skills, temporary station setup, and more! It’s a great learning experience, and a lot of fun;
  • Club Repeaters available to members to extend the reach of their radios;
  • VE Test Sessions where you can upgrade your license;
  • Annual Holiday Party!  A December tradition of fun, food, friends and raffles!
  • Elmers to help you learn.  Senior members of EGARA are a great resource for answering your questions and helping you hone your ham radio skills;
  • Involvement in community events and emergency communication services, a foundation of ham radio and EGARA.  When emergency communications are needed, EGARA members are there to help.