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.
Update: Waller-McMunn Radio Station
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. Now we are currently starting the process of cleaning and painting. The radio station is really nice shape, but it needs a little bit of TLC. Also, we are going to make a plaque for the building and host a Special Event Station there. The future goal after that is to find and/or reproduce a replica of the original station's equipment and have an open house. Help us preserve and restore a piece of history.