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WELCOME


NEW (2017): Amateur Radio Exam Advisory 2017

NEW VISITORS: Please sign our new guestbook!

Now on IRLP (node # 7673), and echolink.


To our club members and visitors: welcome to our long anticipated refurbished Website. The site is a work in progress, but beautifully designed and is much more user friendly.

There are areas exclusively for our members, and others areas for the general viewer and radio enthusiast. There are links to other Clubs in North America, the Caribbean, and Central and South American Regions, in addition to affiliated and emergency relief organizations.

Through our web pages you can learn more; not only about club projects, but also about what the island has to offer to our visitors as a holiday hideaway. One of the first tourists to visit the island was Christopher Columbus, in 1494. He described Jamaica as "the fairest isle mine eyes ever beheld."

We hope that your visit to our website today will leave you with the same impression that Christopher Columbus had back then. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful adventure while you browse through our colourful pages of information.

The Committee of Management is indeed grateful to Vincent Taylor for the many hours of work that he is contributing to the refurbishing of the website. To Ekovista.com who has been hosting us since 2000: many thanks! We are indeed grateful for your continued contribution.

On behalf of the Jamaica Amateur Radio fraternity we hope your visit to our website will be inspirational and educational.




Management Committee, JARA - Jamaica Amateur Radio Association



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The Jamaica Amateur Radio Club, as it was known prior to 1945, was founded on February 17, 1939, when radio was still in its infancy and communication was primitive by today's standards.

If you are looking to contact the Jamaica Amateur Radio Association, or have any inquiries, send an email to or call 876-856-2213.




If you are looking for information on how to obtain a reciprocal license for Jamaica, do the following: Print out the downloadable Form C, here is an example.


Ms. Nadine James
Spectrum Management Authority (SMA)
13-19 Harbour Street,
Kingston.

876-967-7948 ext. 224(Phone)
876-948-7800 ext. 224(Phone)
876-922-4093 (Fax)
E-mail: njames@sma.gov.jm



MISSION STATEMENT:

"To promote the general advancement of the science and practice of Radio Communication and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on these subjects among its members and to obtain the maximum liberty of action consistent with safeguarding the interest of all concerned."

JARA Management Committee



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES


Our aim and objectives as stated in section 2 of our Rules and Regulations are:


  • To promote the general advancement of the science and practice of Radio Communication and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on these subjects among its members and to obtain the maximum liberty of action consistent with safe-guarding the interest of all concerned.

  • Including reading and discussing communications and for pursuing the theory and practice of Radio Engineering.

  • To affiliate with other Associations or Societies with similar objectives as may be considered desirable by the Committee of Management.

  • To enter into negotiations with Government in all matters pertaining to and/or affecting the terms and conditions of Amateur Licenses.

  • To enter into such other activities as may tend to further the general objects of the Association.

  • To liaise with other bodies and undertakings in connection with Radio Amateur operations in times of National Disaster.

  • To establish regional Chapters within the geographic boundaries of Jamaica.




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