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The monthly EGARA meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at the East Greenbush Masonic Hall, 710 Columbia Turnpike (Route 9/20), East Greenbush, at 7:00 p.m. (our usual meeting place is also our Field Day site; note that our VE site is the East Greenbush Public Library). We are trying to offer a different topic each month in order to increase our membership at the meetings. If anyone has suggestions for the coming months, please contact

Monthly Membership Meetings: Calendar of Events

Every Month

  • HF Station operating on 10 meters, 40 meters, or 80 meters
  • Raffles are held at every meeting

Regular Events

  • January/February/March: Dues are due
    • Only currently-paid members may be candidates for office or vote in the election for officers
  • January: Guest Speaker
  • February: Antenna Night (BYOW [Bring Your Own Wire])
  • March: Antique Radio Night
  • April:
    • Election of Officers
    • Planning for the Annual Hamfest
    • Staffing for summer public service events (Race for Litteracy/Run for Help/Race for Hope)
  • May:
    • Wrap-up from the Hamfest
    • Preliminary planning for Field Day
  • June: Final planning for Field Day
  • July/August:
    • No regular meetings
    • Annual Picnic/Annual Excursion on the Hudson
    • (scheduled at the June meeting)
    • August, first Saturday, annual regional clubs picnic
  • September: nothing special from year to year
  • October: Annual Mini-Swap Meet
  • December:
    • No regular meetings
    • Annual Christmas/Holiday Party
Membership at December 2005 meeting

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Special Events

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

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VE Sessions

Upcoming VE Sessions

We hold VE Sessions three times a year, in January, May, and October. Our next session will be . . .

More on our VE Sessions

Winter VE 2017:

Our winter VE session will be January 2017.

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Hamfest 2016

Mark the date:

Our Thirteenth Annual Hamfest will be on Saturday, May 14th, 2016.

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Our Hamfest

Not just a fleamarket, since 2003 our hamfest has become a meeting place for all people interested in Amateur Radio. We serve breakfast and lunch, have vendors and tailgaters with new and used equipment, raffles and door prizes. Friends come from far and wide: join us!

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Field Day

Field Day 2016

Mark the date:

Field Day 2016 will be the weekend of June 25th and 26th.

We will be at the East Greenbush Masonic Temple on U.S. Route 4.

Steve Van Sickle (WB2HPR), Tom Scorsone (KC2FCP), and Steve Sconfienza (NC2S) are our Field Day coordinators.

What is Field Day?

Field Day is an ARRL sponsored national contest in which amateur radio clubs – as well as individuals – establish a "field" location (i.e., no existing communications infrastructure) that operates in simulated emergency conditions, which includes ad-hoc antenna installations and non-commercial power (that notwithstanding, anyone can participate regardless of emergency simulation, with prorated contest credit given based on the level of simulation).

Field Day is also Amateur Radio's time for public advocacy, with contest credit given for information programs, outreach to the media and public officials, and providing for newly licensed Amateurs to "get on the air" (a GOTA station).

More on Field Day

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