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Field Day 2017 - June 24 & 25 - Monday, June 06, 2016

Field Day 2017 is on the 24 and 25th of June this month. It will be at Lenn Park, 18063 Stevensburg Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701 again this year. Field Day is a public event that encourages the community to come and see amateur radio on display, and get on the air to talk to other operators across the US, Canada and possibly around the world

 

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CEPT Meeting Makes Progress on WRC-19 Agenda Items Affecting Amateur Radio

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Progress was made regarding World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) agenda items of interest to Amateur Radio when European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Conference Preparatory Group Project Team D (PTD) held its second meeting January 10-12 in Helsinki, Finland. According to International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 President Don Beattie, ...

N0KC Wins the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The winning article for the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Small, Lightweight Switch-Mode Power Supply” by Ralph J. Crumrine, N0KC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.

ARRL Board of Directors Scheduled to Meet in Connecticut

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The ARRL Board of Directors will convene January 20-21 in Windsor, Connecticut. The full Board gathering will be preceded by new Director and Vice Director orientation and meetings of the Programs and Services and Administration and Finance committees.

The prime topic on the agenda will be the new Amateur Radio Parity Act bill, H.R. 555, just introduced in the US House.

In addition to discussing ...

Repeater Information

CARA is most notably known for the W4CUL repeater, and K3VB a 220mhz repeater. An Echolink node is tied in to the W4CUL 220mhz Repeater which is managed and maintained by KO2F.

  • W4CUL - 2m - 147.120 Mhz offset +600hz, PL Tone of 146.2 - FM and P25 Modes
  • W4CUL - 70cm - 443.8 Mhz offset +5Mhz (448.8) PL Tone of 146.2 - FUSION Digital, and Analog FM 
  • W4CUL - 224.180Mhz offset -1.2Mhz, PL Tone of 146.2 - FM and Echolink

Nets

  • CARA HF Net Every Tuesday Evening at 8PM - 3.842 +/- QRM
  • CARA VHF Net Every Sunday Evening at 8PM - 147.120 + PL 146.2