Culpeper Amateur Radio Service provides many opportunities to the community to expand their understanding of Amateur Radio and to help increase the number of Amateur Radio Operators. 

  • Testing
  • Training 
  • Public Service


Our members offer testing if you're interested in taking your Technician, General or Extra exams with us. This is typically done the night of our monthly meeting but other arrangements can be made if necessary. A good resource to help you study is hamstudy.org. If you're interested in taking your exam please you can Contact Us via this website, or one of our club Officers.  


We also officer classes to various clubs, organizations, or groups with in the Culpeper area. (More specifics?) We use the ARRL training material to guide you through the class, as well as demonstrations to help reinforce the material that you will be learning. We are able to offer Technician, General, and Extra level classes. If you're interested in setting up a class for your group please Contact Us via this website.

Public Service

CARA is involved in many community related events, and members are a part of Amateur Radio Emergency Services(ARES). We assist in Culpeper Cycling Century, Tour de Madison and various other events. If you're interested in what we can provide to your event please Contact Us.

ARES/RACES: The Regional officer for Culpeper, and Orange is Dick Becker (W6LWG). Both counties have agreements with ARES/RACES and have varied levels of participation at their Emergency Operations Center. They also participate in the annual VOPEX drill from the Orange Emergency Operations Center. If you would like to find out more about ARES/RACES please contact Dick Becker (W6LWG).