*** The next Shack Day is May 21st! ***

Please join us for shack day at the CARS Shack!

*** CARS Portable Derby ***

The Portable Derby is Saturday May 21 during Shack Day. Rules can be found here.

***Announcing an Amateur Radio Technician License Class***

The course will be taught by the Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service (CARS) starting at 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  The course will be conducted at the CARS radio shack located at 116 Reservation Road, Chesapeake, VA  23322-5253 (white building under the Great Bridge bridge).  The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm each night and concluding on May 5, 2022.  A license testing session will follow on Saturday, May 7, 2022 (time to be announced).  The course will utilize the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Fourth Edition.

Contact Duane Ettwein, KJ4YKG at “treasurer @.w4car.org” if you are interested in participating.  We plan on ordering the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Fourth Edition prior to the course.  The price will be somewhat cheaper than the price identified on the ARRL website (ARRL :: Licensing & Education).  If you are interested in the Manual, indicate so in your email to Duane.

*** Next CARS General Meeting – Monday, May 2nd ***

Please join us for our monthly CARS General Meeting at the CARS Shack at 7:30 pm on May 2nd!

The meeting will be available via GoToMeeting for those who cannot make it to the Shack. Click the link below to participate:

*** GoToMeeting – Chesapeake-Amateur-Radio-Service (<– Hot Link)
Access Code: 789-571-853

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Germany (Toll Free): 0 800 723 5274
Germany: +49 892 0194 301





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!