*** 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)

*** Next CARS General Meeting – Monday, 02 Nov ***

Please join us for our monthly CARS General Meeting at 7:30 pm on Nov 2nd.
Join our CARS Zoom Meeting (This is a permanent meeting number):


Meeting ID: 910 5271 2261

NOMINATIONS for Ham of the Year!: 
Please consider a nomination for Ham of the Year.  We will complete the nomination process and vote at the next General meeting.
Current nominations are:

  • Dennis Watson (K4DGW)
  • John Cooper (N3JC)

*** 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)
  • Grounding System (Need a volunteer to take lead)
  • Coax/Cable Runs (Need a volunteer to take lead)
  • Patch Panel/Interior Cables (Need a volunteer to take lead)
  • 6 Meter Beam (Completed)
  • 2 Meter Beam (Need to purchase)
  • 80 Meter Dipole (Need a lead)
  • End Fed Antenna (Need a lead)

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 president@w4car.org and volunteer, today!

CARS Tower Maintenance Video – Click Here

*** Special Ham Equipment Sale ***

With no TailGator this year, Richard Siff (W4BUE) has a huge cache of Ham equipment for sale.
Please see the list: Ham Equipment For Sale 2020 Sept 14.

*** 146.820mhz Repeater (Listen Live) ***

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!