Welcome to the Cambridge Amateur Radio Association’s new website, the home of W8VP! CARA was founded in 1913 and has remained in continuous operation except when radio silence was mandated by the government during World War I and II. During the Korean conflict, club members passed messages to members of the armed forces overseas. The club has also mobilized during times of distress, such as the flood of 1998.

CARA also prides itself in frequent service to local public events. Since 1979, we have provided communications for the Cambridge Holiday Parade.


A Century of Radio Book

Come along for a look back to the beginning of wireless communications in Guernsey County from spark gap transmitters to today’s solid state all-mode transceivers. The book follows the journey of CARA members through the years along with photos of events, members, and their QSL cards.

We would like to congratulate Evelyn Barton, KA8NZS and the book committee for bringing us an in-depth look back at the 100 years of CARA. The club would also like to extend a special thank-you to Bob Ballentine, W8SU for his contributions as well.

The book may be ordered online via CreateSpace. You may also order a book by contacting Evelyn, KA8NZS or Beverly, KD8MSL.


2016 Awards Banquetwintersetkitchen

This year’s Award Banquet will be held at the Winterset Kitchen on December 10th. Cost is $15 per person if you wish to order from the buffet (includes drink, meal, dessert, and tip) or you may order from the menu. RSVP by contacting Larry, KD8QYV.


CARA Apparel

We will be ordering apparel and need a minimum of 10 items. For more information, or to place an order, contact Beverly, KD8MSL.
T-Shirt $10
Longsleeve Shirt $11
Sweatshirt $11
3XL Fee $1


Waller-McMunn Radio Station Museum – WEBE

Mr. Adair, a local historian, has generously volunteered to host the building on his property. Mr. Adair’s Railroad Empire is located just East of Cambridge on US 40. The building remains the ownership of the club.

We were able to, with the help of generous donors and through fundraising events, raise enough money to have the station moved. Since then, the building was repainted, and a ramp has been built for better accessibility.

There’s still work to be done to the building, but we are glad to preserve a piece of radio history.