Cumberland Amateur Radio Club -- About Us

Cumberland Amateur Radio Club (CARC) is located in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Communities served by CARC include Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Mount Holly Springs, Newville, Shippensburg, New Cumberland, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Enola, Lewisberry, Dillsburg, and York Springs.

CARC traces its ham radio heritage to 1964.  We welcome you to be part of our Club as we continue onward for our second 50 years.  Contact information appears in Our People.


CARC gets together on-the-air each week. 
– Sundays at 7 p.m. local time.  Two-Meter FM Simplex.  146.490 Mhz.
– Wednesdays (except monthly meeting night) at 8 p.m. local time.  Ten-Meter USB.  28.400 Mhz.

Monthly Meetings

Members, Friends, and Guests gather on the third Wednesday of the month for a face-to-face meeting.  See the Events page for upcoming meeting information.

ARRL Field Day

We love Field Day.  The fourth full weekend of June.  For a club of our size we go out pretty BIG with elaborate antennas and top-notch rigs.  K3IEC is our Field Day callsign.  In 2016 you will see that we placed second nationwide in Category 4A commercial power.

Public Service

CARC supports the Dillsburg Farmer's Fair Parade by providing communications support for the Parade Committee.  Next year's big event will be Saturday October 21, 2017 --always the third weekend of October.   Participating can be a rewarding experience.  Life is what you make it to be.

General Interests

CARC members are active in many aspects of the Ham Radio hobby.  At CARC you will find someone who knows about Digital Modes, PSK31, JT65, JT9, WSPR, RTTY, Morse Code CW, Phone, DX (long distance communications), Public Service, Repeaters, Radio Sport Competition (contests), QRP low power, 160 Meters, HF, VHF, UHF, Summits On The Air, Islands On The Air, Meteor Scatter Propagation, Special Events, Awards and Certificates, Electronics Experimentation, Friendly Conversation, Pedestrian Mobile, Emergency Preparedness, Satellite Communications, Slow-Scan TV, and probably more !


It is true -- we like to eat.  Eating is part of our monthly meetings.  Eating is a very significant part of our Holiday Brunch.  No one goes hungry at our Annual Field Day Operating Event.  


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