The Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service (CARS) was started by a group of Amateurs who wanted to foster the growth of the Amateur Radio hobby in Chesapeake, VA in the late 1970s. In addition to the fun side of the hobby,...
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The USS Wisconsin Radio Club will hold a special events operation this weekend in remembrance of Pearl Harbor.
Since operators cannot go to the ship to operate, they are organizing this event with operators using their home stations under N4WIS (the ship’s call sign).
Operating Period: Saturday December 5th, 0700 hours EST to Sunday December 6th, 1800 hours EST.
- 80 Meters: 3.947 MHz, 3.570 MHz
- 40 Meters: 7.185 MHz, 7.030 MHz
- 30 Meters: 10.110 MHz
- 20 Meters: 14.240 MHz, 14.030 MHz
- 15 Meters: 21.300 MHz, 21.030 MHz
- 10 Meters: 28.320 MHz, 28.030 MHz
*** Next CARS General Meeting – Monday, 07 Dec ***
We will announce our Ham of the Year!
Please join us for our monthly CARS General Meeting at 7:30 pm on Dec 7th.
Join our CARS GoToMeeting:
GoToMeeting – Chesapeake-Amateur-Radio-Service (<– Hot Link)
Access Code: 999-896-357
*** Election Results from the CARS General Meeting, 05 Oct ***
Thanks to all that participated in the CARS General Meeting and Board of Directors election.
Congratulations to the new BoD for 2021!
- President – Mike Tromba (KK4OXH)
- Vice President – Gary Atkinson (KN4USR)
- Communications – Bill Mellema (N3WM)
- Treasurer – Duane Ettwein (KJ4YKG)
- Secretary – Blair Gillam (NS1H)
*** Shack Antenna Project ***
We Need Volunteers for the Shack Antenna Project. Our next tower drop is planned for 17 Oct during shack day if weather permits.
These are the current sub-projects:
Tower Refurb (Complete) Rotator(Donated by Ed Williams (KN4KL) and tweaked completed by Bill Mellema (N3WM)) – Thanks!
- Grounding System (Need a volunteer to take lead) – Need arrestors and box mounted
- Coax/Cable Runs (Need a volunteer to take lead) – 6 cables fabricated for running to Patch Panel
- Need 4 Flex coax cables for rotatable mast
- Need 2 for stationary (dipole and end fed)
- Patch Panel/Interior Cables (Need a volunteer to take lead – Can do this any time – no need for the tower to be down)
Tri-band install (Completed) 6 Meter Beam (Completed) VHF/UHF J-pole (Completed)
- 2 Meter Beam (Delivered, needs assembly and mounting)
- 80 Meter Dipole (Need a lead – Pretty simple: Untangle the wires and hang in the trees! )
- End Fed Antenna (Gary) (waiting on Tower drop) – New mount
We are asking for someone to lead and at least one assistant for each project.
As a lead, this is a great opportunity to contribute and exercise your Elmer skills!
As an assistant, there is no better way to learn about being a Ham than hands on!
If you’re wondering what you are signing up for, here is the list of projects and associated tasks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and volunteer, today!
Listen in even when you don’t have access to your rig!
Thanks for visiting The Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service (CARS) located in Chesapeake, VA.
CARS is an amateur radio club that operates in Chesapeake, Virginia serving the needs of the Hampton Roads amateur radio community in the pursuit of their hobby as well as providing emergency communications back up for the City of Chesapeake. We also provide communications support to causes such as the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure bicycle race to raise money for diabetes research.
We meet monthly at 116 Reservation Road in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake and also offer instructional classes on getting licensed as well as testing to pass and obtain your FCC license to operate on radio frequencies designated for use in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission.
After exploring our site please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Our club president would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have about amateur radio. Email: President@w4car.org. You can view a lot of information via the links above as well as our main menu bar. To the right are several options to read various articles that have been posted by CARS. At the bottom of our page is various links to amateur radio clubs in our area as well as other amateur radio related links. If you wish to read all articles posted by CARS on the site, please see the “Blog” menu option on our main menu bar above. This is where all news articles and other interesting items are found.
Thanks for visiting!