Welcome to CARA, the Culpeper Amateur Radio Association

CARA is an ARRL affiliated organization. The CARA membership is made up of avid amateur radio operators who reside mostly in west central Virginia, in the area of Culpeper County. The members of CARA participate in all aspects of the amateur radio service. Our members are involved in casual QSOs on all HF, VHF and UHF bands as well as the high anxiety pace of contesting on RTTY, CW, SSB and all digital formats.

Repeater Information

W4CUL - 2m - 147.120 Mhz / +600Khz, PL(146.2), P25 / Echolink
W4CUL - 70cm - 443.8 Mhz / +5Mhz, PL(146.2), Fusion / P25 / FM
W4CUL - 1.25m - 224.180Mhz / -1.6Mhz, PL(146.2)


New testing dates are listed on the "Become a Ham" page

Junk in the Trunk

October 10th, 2020 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises
10220 James Monroe Hwy
Culpeper, VA
Admission is $5 per car.
More details at: Junk In The Trunk

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all meetings have been cancelled. An alternate method of meeting, either by radio or online will be announced shortly.