Columbia Amateur
Radio Association

K3CUJ -- Columbia, MD

Recent public service activities have included:

  • Boy Scouts of America Klondike Derby (Patapsco Park – McKeldin Area)
  • Foxcatcher Equestrian Endurance Event (Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, Elkton MD)
  • Club Civil War Century (endurance bicycling event in Frederick)
  • Knights of Columbus Labor Day Classic Running Event – Shrine of St. Anthony, Ellicott City
  • Patapsco Trail  Fest (bike and run events)
  • Tour de Frederick bike event

CARA supports several public service events each year in Howard county and beyond.

For localized events, radio operators are placed at key points along the course, all communicating via UHF/VHF radios back to a net control station located with the event coordinator. For wide area events like bicycle endurance races, we also provide “Support and Gear” (SAG) support where amateur radio operators ride in support vehicles to report issues with the course or the participants.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate regardless of experience level – we will teach you and provide radios if needed! Contact us for more information.

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