July 6, 2020

Hamfest 2020 has been cancelled due to safety concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.  The event will be moved to 2021 and feature over $3,000 in prizes and giveaways.  Complete information can be found by visiting the Hamfest page on our website, which is ava...

April 11, 2020

April’s membership meeting brought with it the traditional election of club officers, but in an untraditional way.  For the first time ever, the election was held on the air using the club’s 147.270 repeater -- all as the result of the coronavirus outbreak which forced...

March 30, 2020

At the direction of local, state and federal health officials, the East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association has rescheduled its 19th annual Hamfest from Saturday, May 9th to Saturday, August 29th.  EGARA fully supports the request in response to safeguarding the health...

October 19, 2019

Capital Region Scouts joined with members of the East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association on Saturday to participate in the 62nd annual JamboreeOn the Air, the largest Scouting event in the world.  Known as JOTA, Scouts teamed up with local “ham” radio operators to tal...

June 24, 2019

Amateur Radio operators from across Rensselaer County and the Capital District practiced their emergency communication skills June 22-23 during “Field Day” which is held annually each June.  The event began in 1933 as a way for Amateurs – also known as “Hams” – to demo...

June 14, 2019

Capital Region Amateur Radio “Hams” to Practice Emergency Operations During Annual Field Day

Ham Radio Operators from the Greater Capital Region will join thousands of their colleagues across America to operate under emergency communication conditions during the Amateur...

January 5, 2019

Robert Davies of Catskill is the latest recipient of a brand new dual band mobile radio courtesy of EGARA.  Davies won the radio after passing both his Technician and General license tests at the club's January 5th VE exam session.  EGARA has been giving away a new rad...

November 8, 2018

The East Greenbuh Amateur Radio Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary on December 1st by operating Special Event Station W2EGB, the club's call sign.  The station will operate from 2pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time on 3,840, 7,240, 14, 340 and 28,340.  Dependi...

October 13, 2018

Jim Harrigan of Rensselaer won a brand new Kenwood Dual Band mobile radio after passing his Technician license exam at EGARA's latest VE testing session on October 13, 2018.  He then went on to pass his General license exam at the same session.

Harrigan won the radio in...

June 24, 2018

The Troy Record - By Nicholas Buonanno

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. >> This weekend, amateur radio operators will be able to practice their emergency communication skills during an annual Field Day event.


Organizers of the field day event said when Hurricane Maria devastated...

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