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

Save the Date for the CARA Annual Picnic

September 23, 2017

**NEW LOCATION**  Don Knabe Regional Park

19700 Bloomfield Ave Cerritos 90703 (Bloomfield & 195th St.) 

Free to members, visitors and guests $5 donation to cover the burgers, hot dogs and drinks.  Please bring a side dish, dessert, or chips, etc to share.

Still up in the air, but we will most likely be parking in the north side lot along 195th Street.


Join CARA or renew your membership on the Membership page.  We are now set up for paying with PayPal.  Instructions for joining or renewing can be found on the Membership page.  Just click on the button below to go to the Membership page.

Please direct your questions to info@cara.nu

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

Meeting Dates

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!

Click here to visit Echolink to learn more and download Software

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, check the HAMCON 2017 website.