History of The Rappahannock Amateur Radio Association

Provided by Carl Wigginton N4CGW

The Rappahannock Amateur Radio Association was founded in 1976 by amateurs in Kilmarnock, Virginia.  The club grew to approximately 60 members by 1990, then entered a period of decline.  By 2000, the club had become inactive.  In March, 2005, following a chance QSO followed by an eyeball QSO, three local amateurs - unaware of the existence of the RARA club - decided to start a local club.  This effort rediscovered the older club, generated a revival, and led to the club as we know it today.    

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