The purpose of the Amateur Radio Fellowship (which is called “Rotarians of Amateur Radio”, or ROAR), is to connect Rotarians world-wide.

The Fellowship is a group of Rotarians who are either licensed amateur radio operators, or who are genuinely interested in short-wave radio communications. It’s open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni.

Members share a love of radio communication and participate in networks which have regional, national and international coverage. They communicate with voice, Morse code, radio-teletype and other digital modes, slow-scan television, and satellites in orbit around the earth. They use digital networks, including the Web, in order to stay in contact with each other. ROAR also publishes a directory and periodic newsletters, as well as bulletins delivered by packet radio networks. 

ROAR members are mindful of the service mission of Rotary International and in times of disaster, have assisted international relief organizations and efforts in providing communication, equipment and the donation of their time, talent and skills. Amateur radio operators around the world are known for providing emergency communications when other channels are not available.

Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is an enjoyable way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. 

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