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There are numerous opportunities to belong to an amateur radio group in our area. Belonging to a group is advantageous to all hams, since learning from each other is the best way to advance our knowledge. Below is a partial list of area groups:

Rockford Amateur Radio Association (RARA)

Big Thunder Amateur Radio Club (BTARC)

Stephenson County Repeater Association

RARA has a net weekly on Mondays at 8 p.m. local time on their 146.610 repeater, negative offset, PL of 114.8

BTARC has a weekly net on Sundays at 8 p.m. local time on the 147.375 repeater, located in Belvidere, IL. It has a positive offset with a PL of 100