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 members get 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.

We welcome interested people -- members or guests -- to participate.

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
Operating Event

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 may have seen that we placed second nationwide in Category 4A commercial power.  In 2017 we had a big turnout and lots of participation.  According to my notes, we broke our previous record.  Watch for the December 2017 issue of QST Magazine to see how we did.  Look for K3IEC, Class 4A, Commercial Power.  FLASH / NEWS UPDATE:  You will find our results SECOND NATIONWIDE in the 4A Commercial Power Category.

Public Service Activity

CARC supports the Dillsburg Farmer's Fair Parade by providing communications support for the Parade Committee.  This 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.

Newly Licensed Hams
Getting Started

In the October 2017 QST magazine ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher speaks about newly licensed Amateur Radio Operators who might appreciate a helping-hand putting a ham station together and getting on-the-air.  If you are in that situation and if you would like someone to bounce questions off, or to show you the ropes, then please accept my invitation.  Please contact me, and/or come to our meeting.  e-Mail Club President Andy Forsyth  or see the meeting information on the Events page.

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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