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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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WRTC 2018 Plans Call for Greater Participation by Young Contesters

Monday, April 24, 2017

The 8th World Radiosport Team Championship, WRTC 2018 in Germany next July, will offer seats on three teams for contesters who are 25 or younger at the time of the event. Prospective participants need only to apply. The international event July 12-16, 2018, will feature 42 competing teams. This will mark Germany’s first time hosting a WRTC, which takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Cham...

Geomagnetic Storm Watch Remains in Effect

Monday, April 24, 2017

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) says a minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch remains in effect for April 24-26, due to the continued influence of a large, recurrent, negative-polarity coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS). A coronal hole is an area of the Sun where the magnetic field folds back, and solar wind escapes. This follows on the heels of an unexpected coronal mass ejectio...

The K7RA Solar Update

Friday, April 21, 2017

This just in from the Australian Space Forecast Centre at 2349 UTC on April 20, 2017:

Recurrent coronal hole is expected to be geoeffective.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED
DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM
FOR 23 APRIL 2017

GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
23 Apr:  Active to Minor Storm


Spaceweather.com reported old sunspot AR2644 returned after a 2-week trip around the Sun, and explode...

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