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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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The K7RA Solar Update

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Sun just finished an extended period (16 days) of zero sunspots. There were none on March 4, one visible on March 5, then none on March 6-20. Finally, one sunspot group appeared on March 21-23, with a sunspot number of 12 on all three days.

A sunspot number of 12 does not mean there were 12 sunspots. Every group of sunspots counts as 10 points, and every sunspot within those groups counts f...

ARRL "60-Second Century" Videos Preview QST Editorials

Friday, March 24, 2017

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, is now supplementing each of his QST "Second Century" editorials with a "60-Second Century" video. These videos offer a glimpse of the content in each month's QST editorial.

ARRL began producing "60-Second Century" with the March QST editorial, and each video is posted on the ARRL YouTube channel, as well as made available through ARRL social media platforms (Face...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Remote Antenna Tuners” is the topic of the latest episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, J...

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