Welcome to the Columbia Amateur Radio Association Print

Welcome to the website for the Columbia Amateur Radio Association. We are an amateur radio organization in Howard County, MD. To the left, you will find links with information about our activities, resources, and the background of the association. If you would like to become a member, please create an account on this web site by clicking on the "Register" link on the right side of this page. After you create your account, you will need to pay your club dues.

Club dues are $10/year for those under 65 and $5/year for those 65 and older. A $5/year student membership is also available for students 18 and younger. The first step in joining is to create an account for yourself on this page and to pay your dues. Dues can be paid by mailing in a check, giving your dues payment to a club officer at a club event, or using Paypal through this web site. To mail in your payment, please send a check to the address listed at the top of this page.

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Once your registration has been verified and your dues have been received, you will gain full member access to the website and will begin receiving club mailings.

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Upcoming CARA, Public Service, and RACES Events

Public Service and CARA Events

The Technician License Exam Preparation Class scheduled for the weekend of November 11-12 has been postponed.
.  We apologize for this inconvenience and will advise when the class will be rescheduled.

There are no further events scheduled for 2017 at this time

RACES Events


TBA1st week of Dec-NWS SKYWARN DAY