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Falmouth ARA Inc

Falmouth ARA Inc

Contact Information

Club Name:
Falmouth ARA Inc
Call Sign:
Brent V. Putnam W1NCH
Daytime Phone:
(508) 444-0222

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Feb 21st 2019
Meeting Time:
Last Thursday of the Month at 7 PM
Meeting Place:
Falmouth Fire Rescue Department EOC/Training Room
Affiliation Date:
Jul 16th 1931
Contest, Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, Hamfest, License Test Sessions, Mentor, On-The-Air Bulletins, Repeater

Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) was founded in 1931 as the Falmouth Radio Club. FARA was incorporated as the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association, Inc. in 1953 as a 501c(3) non-profit, Massachusetts corporation. FARA is an ARRL affiliated organization and an ARRL Special Services Club. The primary purposes are to operate a non-profit corporation for educational and scientific purposes as follows:

* To educate and increase the proficiency of its members in the science of radio communications.
* To provide for dissemination of information among its members concerning scientific advancement and progress in the field of radio communication.
* To organize and train units of licensed radio amateurs capable of maintaining radio communications as a public service during periods of emergency.
* To encourage and sponsor experimental activities in radio communications and electronics, and to the end that skills and experience gained in amateur radio will further the application of electronics at large.
* To promote the elevation of standards of practice and ethics in the conduct of amateur radio communications.

FARA is the largest amateur radio group on Cape Cod. For the past 85+ years, we have served the public, working with the Falmouth Police Department, the Falmouth Fire and Rescue Department and Falmouth Hospital to demonstrate and provide emergency radio communications.

Some of our members are "snow birds", fleeing the Cape for points south after Labor Day each year. Some are "summer residents", with their main residences scattered all over the Northeast. Some of our members are "transients", coming to work at one of the several institutes or government facilities on the Cape. We're probably one of the few clubs around that doesn't shut down for the summer. Some of our members only spend one or two weeks a year on the Cape and Islands, but they join FARA simply to help us support the repeater network that all of our licensed visitors enjoy so much while they are in the area.


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