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The Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association (FHARA) meets Wednesday, March 8th, at the Herkimer County 911 Center off Lou Ambers Drive in Herkimer, NY, at 7 pm.
Meetings are free of charge and open to the public.

The Association welcomes new members that are already licensed or are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator and regularly offers an FCC entry-level course for Technician (no morse code required). The FHARA meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The Association is also offering training for all levels of ARES/RACES Emergency Communications. The FHARA is prepared to assist in Emergency Communications during times of Emergency or Natural Disasters on a County, State or Federal level.

The FHARA hosts a Weekly Monday Night Net at 7 pm on the frequency 145.110 (-0.6 MHZ) PL Tone 167.9. Members check in and are updated on any Association news or functions. A short Emergency Preparedness Training is usually broadcast every week as well. Any Licensed operator can participate regardless of whether or not they are a member of the Association. Weekly check-ins include ham radio operators from Herkimer, Montgomery, Fulton, Otsego, Oneida, and Madison Counties.

Anyone interested in the FHARA can attend a meeting or call Educational Committee Chairman Chris Bouck KB4CMF at 1-315-429-3927 or Association President Don Peterson KD2ILO at 1-315-868-3283 for more information.

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