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Framingham Amateur Radio Association

THE OFFICIAL FARA WEB SITE HAS MOVED TO http://www.fara.org. Please bookmark the new location. The site is already up at that URL with enhancements including a site-wide search utility.

Let's help Ed W1NXC get the recognition he deserves! He's been nominated for ARRL Instructor of the Year. We need testimonials! Please Fill out the form (PDF file) and send it in by April 15!

 See photos from the March 24 spring flea market! Photos by Sharon KC1YR and Leo WA1HAM

See License in a Weekend photos from our class for people interested in getting an entry-level, no-code amateur radio license. It was held March 15-17, 2002.

The first-ever New England QSO party takes place May 4-5. See details and rules.


Recent Ham Radio Headlines

Want to learn more about ham radio and emergencies? Would you like to see other ham radio links or some club photos? Check out our Web site guide for all this and more!

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Want to support those who help support FARA activities? See what local organizations are assisting the club on our FARA Thanks page. 


Welcome to the Framingham Amateur Radio Association!

FARA, one of the oldest ham-radio clubs in America, has a varied, dynamic group of people, including persons of all ages, interests, and experience. We are located in the town of Framingham, about 20 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

FARA sponsors a wide range of activities, from radio contests to family social events, and we hope you'll want to take advantage of them. Club meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month, feature presentations on a wide range of topics. In addition, the club shack is regularly open on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, for anyone interested (even if they are not yet licensed) to use the equipment, learn more about radio operations, or just socialize with other hams.

We participate in several radio contests each year, including Amateur Radio Field Day; and public service events such as the Boston Marathon and Framingham Flag Day. Club members also support ARES emergency operations during blizzards, hurricanes, and other times when amateur-radio services are needed. In addition, FARA holds two flea markets each year, licensing classes, and several exam sessions, as well as sponsoring 2-meter repeater sat 145.27and 147.15 MHz.

Non-hams in the family can enjoy some of our activities as well, including a summer picnic, pizza parties, and annual dinner.

We are proud of the high level of participation and enthusiasm among our club members, and invite you to become involved and share your ideas. We hope you find your FARA membership to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Once again, welcome!


Framingham Amateur Radio Association

P.O. Box 3005

Framingham, MA 01705-3005

Email: fara@fara.org

Shack Phone: 508-879-8097


 FARA members: What would you like to see on this Web page? A member list with e-mail addresses? Testing schedules and info?E-mail us with your suggestions!

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