Current events

The complete list of events, past and present, is on the Events page.

Sat Jun 25, 2016

The Rains County Amateur Radio Association and the Hopkins County Amateur Radio Club are partnering again this year in a Field Day activity to be held in Emory this year at 200 Industrial in Emory. We will set up in the new Rains County Emergency Management Center. The site is near the intersection of 69 and 515 (Brookshires Grocery). When 515 crosses 69, it becomes Industrial and we will be across the street from the concrete plant. Look for the club banners.


contest stations

We will operate two HF contest stations and have a third one available for those that want to get on the air on the HF bands. We will also have several other modes available to demonstrate during the contest:


One note on the facility; the building is still in the process of being renovated and remodeled and is far from being complete, but I am sure it will be a great Field Day site and we will be sharing the long term plan during the meeting.

We really encourage everyone to attend. Come for an hour or the whole event and we believe you will have a good time.

standalone event page

Sat Jun 18, 2016

General planning/work meeting.



standalone event page

Sat Jun 11, 2016

Scheduled planning/workday meeting cancelled and rescheduled for May 18.

Note: 2016 HAM-COM is June 11th.

standalone event page

Club meeting

The Rains Amateur Radio Association (Rains ARA) meets on the second Saturday of each month.
When: 2nd Saturday @ 11am
Where: 201 Industrial Park Road, Emory

more information on meetings

Rains ARA repeaters

2m: 146.92- PL 88.5
440cm: 443.625+


Rains ARA's information net happens each Monday.
When: Mondays at 1930hrs / 7:30pm
Where: W5ENT repeater 146.92- PL 88.5
Backup repeater: 146.80- PL 141.3 (tnx WR5L) or 146.58 Simplex

Since the Hopkins net happens at 1900hrs / 7:00pm on the same night (30 minutes before the Rains net) RARA members can sometimes be found there until their own net begins. HCARC net is on 146.680- PL 151.4.

more information on nets

Volunteer Exam (VE) sessions

VE Sessions are conducted by Ed Olague, K5OLA, Phone 903-513-4601 (email).

more information on VE sessions

Need further information?

Email club president John Wedeking, KE5PZI

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