CARA is presenting a two day Technician Class license course on November 14 & 15, held at Howard Community College.
The class and course materials are free. For more information, contact Dave Prestel, W8AJR, at 443 812-4403, or at
For a map of the campus showing the classroom, go to www.hocoares.org, then click on the HCC link at the top of the page.
CARA supports many events throughout each month. Some of the monthly events are:
The CARA General Meeting: On the 4th Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm, the club holds a general meeting. The meetings are held in room 401, of the Gateway Center, in Columbia, Maryland (6751 Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD, 21046). Usually, we have a guest speaker for this meeting. An email message is sent out, to the club mailing list, with the agenda for each meeting. The club does not hold a meeting in December.
The CARA Board Meeting: On the 3rd Thursday of every month, at 7:30pm, the CARA board holds a board meeting. The board meetings are held at Howard County Fire Station 5 in Clarksville, MD. The address of the fire station is 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD. During this meeting, the CARA Board discusses club business, club activities, and any needs of the club.
The Club Breakfast: CARA holds a club breakfast meeting at 9:00 AM on the second Saturday of each month. The breakfasts are held at Frank's Diner, 7395 Cedar Ave, Jessup, MD 20794. If you'd like to attend, click on this link and fill in your information: Breakfast Reservation
In addition to the monthly events listed above, the association also holds a Winter Club Dinner and Summer Club Picnic. Information, about all the events listed here, is sent out to all club members via the club email list.
CARA also supports many special interest groups within the club. Please visit the links below for information about each group:
CARASAT - CARASAT is a group of CARA members who are interested in Amateur Satellite Communications.
ARES/RACES - CARA has many members who support a very active ARES/RACES group. The group supports emergency communications in Howard County.