About Us


Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse (RAGS) is an ARRL affiliated club promoting all aspects of Ham Radio in the Syracuse, NY area.  


We have a strong history of public service, serving as radio support for numerous community activities throughout the year.  We have an annual Hamfest (a Ham Radio flea market weekend), a scholarship program, and numerous educational programs at our meetings.  Come join us and see what Ham Radio is all about!

RAGS meets monthly from September through June on the second Thursday of each month at the North Syracuse Community Center, 700 South Bay Road, N. Syracuse.  See the calendar for details!  Meeting starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.


Guests are always welcome!  You don't need to be a Ham to join RAGS, and we can help you to become one, if you are interested!!




Interested in becoming a Ham?

Rags can help!

RAGS is always interested in helping new people to become involve in Amateur Radio.  RAGS can help aspiring Hams to get their license, learn how to use the latest in Ham Radio technology, or just to be comfortable making that first contact!  We're here to help!  If you're interested in testing or classes, click here for more info.  For more general questions, drop us a line here.

Winter Technician Class: See brochure here!

RAGS is listed on www.dxzone.com

Upcoming Events


Chase Corporate Challenge:

Onondaga Lake Park

June 9

Dec 5, 2015: LARC/RAGS Christmas Party (save the date!)

Up Next: 

June 11  - End of year installation dinner:  

Empire Buffet, Erie Blvd E., 6pm

Public Service: Corporate challenge, June 9

Field Day Meeting: May 18th, 7pm Onondaga hill free library, rm 222

Don't forget to check out what's going on over at larc:

Liverpool Amateur Repeater club

Want to become a member?

Download an application here and send to:


PO Box 88

Liverpool, NY 13088