The Cambridge Amateur Radio Association (CARA) was founded in 1913 and has remained in continuous operation except when radio silence was mandated during WWI and II. During the Korean conflict, club members passed messages to servicemen overseas. The club has also mobilized during times of local distress, such as the flood of 1998.

W8VP (CARA's callsign) also prides itself in frequent service to local public events. We have provided communications for the Cambridge Holiday Parade every year since 1979. 

2016 Meetings

GCARES will be meeting at 9am on the last Saturday of the month with CARA Business meeting starting at 10am. Meetings are held at the Community Healthlink in Cambridge.

Please bring your handhelds (along with your manual/cheat sheet) to the Jan ARES meeting. We will cover radio programming as we have adopted additional frequencies and will be conducting a training exercise in the near future. 

Just a reminder that club dues need to paid by the January meeting in order to vote or run for office. Elections will be held at the February meeting. 

Update: Waller-McMunn Radio Station - WEBE

The radio station has been moved to it's new home at Dave Adair's place on US 40 East of Cambridge.  The building belongs to the club, and Mr. Adair, a local historian has generously volunteered to host it on his property along with his train station. 

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