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...

June 7, 2018

On the weekend of June 23 and 24, the East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association will participate in Field Day, an annual event that allows “hams” across the nation to participate in a public demonstration of their emergency communication skills.  We invite you to stop b...

May 4, 2018

To promote youth involvement with Amateur Radio, the East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association (EGARA) will offer free admission to its 15th annual “Hamfest” to all high school and college students who present their school ID at the event on Saturday, May 12th.  The Ham...

December 14, 2017

The New Year has brought with it a new rewards program for EGARA members, allowing them to collect points to be used for gift cards,  or towards annual dues or VE exam fees.  The program was approved by the club’s Board of Director’s and was formally announced at the H...

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