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Field Day 2016 - June 25 & 26 - Monday, June 06, 2016

Field Day 2016 is on the 25 and 26th 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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Slow-Scan Television Transmissions Scheduled from ISS

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions from the International Space Station (ISS) are scheduled for December 8-9. The SSTV images will be transmitted from RS0ISS on 145.800 MHz FM as part of the Moscow Aviation Institute MAI-75 Experiment, using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver in the ISS Service Module.

MAI-75 activities have been scheduled on December 8, 1235-1800 UTC, and December 9, 1240-1...

USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial to Host December 7 Special Event

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial in Wilmington, North Carolina, will host a special event on Wednesday, December 7, to mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Operator Jack Jacobs, WD4OIN, reports that NI4BK will be on 20 meters on December 7, 1400-2100 UTC.

The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was commissioned on April 9, 1941, a few months before the Pearl Harbor attack. During Worl...

FCC Affirms Penalty for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, Making False Distress Call

Monday, December 05, 2016

The FCC has affirmed a $23,000 penalty against Daniel Delise of Astoria, New York, for operating without an Amateur Radio license on 147.96 MHz and for transmitting a false officer-in-distress call on a New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio channel. The FCC’s December 5 Forfeiture Order follows its August 31 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), which detailed a history of c...

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 Repeater and managed and maintained by KO2F.

  • W4CUL - 2m - 147.120 Mhz offset +600hz, PL Tone of 146.2
  • W4CUL - 70cm - 443.8 Mhz offset +5Mhz (448.8) no PL - FUSION Digital, and Analog FM 
  • W4CUL - 224.180Mhz offset -1.2Mhz, No PL Tone