Celebrating 43 years of operation at The Airport In The Sky! - April 27, 1973 - 2016
The repeaters are located 26 miles off the Southern California coast on Santa Catalina Island. From their offshore location at an elevation of 1602 feet above sea level, they have great coverage of the Southern California area and are operated 100% on solar power. The repeaters are open repeaters for all amateurs who are members, non-members, visitors and even travelers and vacationers to the Southern California area. We simply ask that they obey FCC regulations and operate courteously.
147.090 MHz (+0.600 MHz) No PL
224.420 MHz (-1.600 MHz) PL 110.9
927.9375 MHz (-25 MHz) DPL 311
51.86 (-0.500 MHz) 82.5 PL
Packet node on 145.050 - CARA, Bulletin Board - CARABB
Avalon Repeater 446.140 MHz (-) PL 110.9 Local repeater, works only in Avalon. Talk all over Avalon with just a low-power handheld! Linked to 147.090.
Costa Mesa 224.32 MHz (-) PL 151.4
CARA Spring Picnic
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Heritage Park, Irvine
11:00 am to 3:00 pm +
Join us for: Food * BBQ * Raffle prizes *
HF radio operation * Loads of FUN!
(You are welcome to bring a radio and antenna to set up and operate. Bring a battery as there is no electricity available at the picnic site.)
The park has a lake, lots of grass, trees and clean rest rooms. Please bring chairs and a table as sometimes picnic tables are scarce.
CARA Members, Visitors & Guests: $5.00 (Visitors & Guests welcome)
CARA will provide Burgers, Hot Dogs, Soft Drinks, Plates, Utensils and Napkins.
Please bring your favorite picnic side dish, chips or dessert to share!
Directions: Talk-in will be on the Catalina 2m repeater 147.090 + (no PL)
1. Take I-5 or 405 Freeway toward Irvine
2. Exit at Culver Drive
3. From I-5 go West. Turn left on Walnut (not far from the Fwy.)
4. From 405, go East. Turn right on Walnut (before you get to I-5 Fwy.)
Heritage Park is on the corner of Walnut and Yale Aves. Free parking is available in the High School parking lot off of Walnut, or in the Park parking lot off of Yale.
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Nets Held on the Catalina Repeaters
Mondays 7:00 pm - Membership Net - ARRL Audio News, Officer announcements,
Member and Visitor Check-In (approximately 7:15 pm)
Mondays approx. 7:45 pm - Swap Net tune in early so you don't miss it
Tuesdays 7 pm - Tuesday informal net on 224.420 & 51.86 (linked for the net)
Wednesdays 6 pm - McBride High School ARC roll call net - guest check-ins welcome
First Thursday 7 pm on 147.090 - Trivia Net
2017: February 11, April 8, June 10, August 12, October 14, December 9
Picnics in May and September
Officer Nominations at the April Meeting
Election of Officers at the June Meeting
Echolink On the 220 Repeater
Talk any time day or night on our 220 repeater via Echolink Conference Server *CATALINA* (Node #384712). The 220 repeater is linked to the 2 & 6 meter repeaters for the Monday night Membership and Amateur Radio Swap nets. On Tuesdays the 220 repeater is linked to 6 meters for the informal "620 Net". If you don't have a 220 radio or you are out of town and want to check in with your friends, give Echolink a try!
ARRL Southwestern Division Convention (HAMCON 2017) September 15-17, 2017
Location: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel
3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90501
For more information, as it becomes available, check the HAMCON 2017 website.