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


ANNUAL CARA PICNIC - September 17, 2016

Our annual picnic will be held on September 17 at Heritage Park in Irvine.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm +

Join us for: Food * BBQ * Raffle prizes *HF radio operation * Loads of FUN!

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 are FREE, Visitors & Guests: $5.00 (Visitors & Guests are ALWAYS welcome)


CARA will provide Burgers, Hot Dogs, Soft Drinks, Plates, Utensils and Napkins.

Please bring a side dish (potato salad, etc.) or chips, salad or fruit item, dessert or cookies.

Talk-in will be on the Catalina 2m repeater    147.090 + (no PL)

Directions: 
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.


Map to Heritage Park

Membership

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

Go To The Membership Page

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 - 220 net on 224.420

First and Third Thursdays 7 pm on 147.090 - Trivia Net


ARALB Announces Technician License Class

If you, or someone you know wants to take a class and prepare for the entry-level license for Amateur Radio please check out this offering from the Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach.

Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and know the rules to operate legally. US licenses are good for 10 years before renewal and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government.

  • Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2).
  • Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands. 

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment. Technician licensees now also have additional privileges on certain HF frequencies. Technicians may also operate on the 80, 40 and 15 meter bands using CW, and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes.

Click on the button below to print or download a registration form.

Technician Class Flyer and Registration Form

2016 Meeting Dates

February 13, April 9, June 11, August 13, October 8, December 10

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 node #130506, KC6PCB-L. The repeater is linked to the 2 meter repeater for the Monday night Membership and Amateur Radio Swap nets.  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

Southwestern Division Convention (HAMCON 2017) September 15-17, 2017

Location: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel

3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90501
Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs
Type: ARRL Convention pending Executive Committee approval
Talk-In: 145.550 (PL 173.8)
Public Contact: Diana Feinberg, AI6DF
PO Box 4678 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Phone: 310-544-2917
Email: ai6df@arrl.net