Local US Clubs



The South Towns Amateur Radio Society is an Amateur Radio group of approximately 100 members based out of Hamburg, New York, which is located approximately 15 miles south of Buffalo, New York. Our group is very diverse in its interests, ranging from HF Contesting to VHF/UHF Public Service communications for local events. Highlights of the clubs activities include Field Day emergency communications drill, a weekly HF 'Net', the maintenance of a Club Station, Ham Radio Classes, VE Tests  Monthly Club Meetings with educational/entertaining programs, and many other activities too numerous to list.
Of particular interest to all Hams, members and non-members alike, is our club's monthly publication, the Telstar. This world-class newsletter is available on this Web Site every month, and is full of information which we hope will be of use to all Hams, worldwide!



We are one of the largest and most active Amateur Radio clubs in the Western New York area, directly serving Erie and Genesee counties, as well as the Niagara Frontier.

There’s no need to ask yourself if LARC is right for you, or if you are right for LARC. We’re happy to have any and all. Our membership is diverse with an interest in electronics, communications technology, community support, emergency communications, outdoor activities, and, of course, amateur radio.

The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club is a family, with members of all backgrounds. Some of us members find their appetite for the Amateur Radio hobby quenched by LARC member’s involvement in Emergency Management, Radiosport, Community Events, and more. Others are happy to join us for a cup of coffee, to meet friends. What can you bring to LARC, and what can LARC offer to you?



The Radio Association of Western New York (RAWNY) is celebrating 100 years as a continuously operating Amateur Radio Club.  The club actually formed earlier than 1917 as the Radio Association of Buffalo, but in February of 1917, the club changed its name to the Radio Association of Western New York when it was determined that club members were coming to meetings from suburban locations such as Niagara Falls, Dunkirk, Jamestown, and even Erie, Pennsylvania. RAWNY is perhaps the second oldest Amateur Radio club in the United States after the Radio Club of Hartford (Connecticut) which was the earliest predecessor of the American Radio Relay League.  RAWNY (W2PE) is proud of the fact that we have had over 95 years of American Radio Relay League affiliation. We are in the Western NY Section of the ARRL‘s Atlantic Division.



Welcome to the web site of the Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association, or BARRA as we are more familiarly known. BARRA is the premier repeater club in the Buffalo/WNY area, operating voice repeaters on almost every VHF and UHF amateur band, and providing linking between those machines and those of other club's repeaters or systems.



In 1968, Floyd Ziehl, installed a commercial radio frequency repeater at his family's business a two-way radio shop,  Ziehl Electronics. As the FCC opened up the 2 meter band for Amateur Radio users, Mr. Ziehl & some friends decided they would convert that Business repeater to a Public Resource. However it first had to be converted from the commercial frequency range to operate on a specific  2 meter amateur band. The group of friends many of whom were amateur radio operators, had been meeting regularly at the shop after hours, to play cards, etc, decided  to tackle this conversion project... a job that was successfully completed over time. 

This early "Repeater team" developed quite a rapport with the local "HAM" clubs, and went on to complete a number of other important projects, including the next big task: Converting Commercial & Military Surplus  radios to use the repeater, (2 meter radios were not readily available in those early days of the band.)

Given that very few 2 meter repeaters existed locally or anywhere at the time, 
the Ziehl Group were true Pioneers .

The only other early repeaters at the time included the VE3RPT unit in Toronto and a group, now known as B.A.R.R.A. 

which at the time was just being formed with the key objective being the installation of a 2 Meter repeater.



Welcome to the Niagara Radio Club. 

We meet first Wednesday of the month except July and August at 7:00PM at:

3900 Packard Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14303. VE sessions second Tuesday every month at 6:30 PM. We will be starting classes for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio license (technician) on Tuesday, November 7, at 6:30 PM and continuing on subsequent Tuesdays until we are done – tentatively, four classes total.