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.
W8Y Special Event Station - Zanesville Y Bridge
We want to thank those who made contact with our Special Event Station.
QSL Cards and Certificate Requests can be sent to:
Cambridge Amateur Radio Association
PO Box 1804
Cambridge, OH 43725
We ask that you send your contact information and $1 for postage when requesting a certificate, which will have a picture and historical facts about this unique bridge.
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. A plaque is being made for the building and the club will be hosting a Special Event Station on Saturday, December 5th. Our 102nd Anniversary falls on December 4th.