Welcome

 

 

 

 

*** Shack Antenna Project ***

We Need Volunteers for the Shack Antenna Project.  These are the current sub-projects:

  • Grounding System
  • Coax/Cable Runs
  • Patch Panel/Interior Cables
  • 6 Meter Beam
  • 2 Meter Beam
  • 80 Meter Dipole
  • End Fed Antenna

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!

*** 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.

*** Shack Day was Saturday, 19 Sep  ***

The weather was cooperative so we spent a majority of the time refurbishing the tower:

CARS Tower Maintenance Video – Click Here

*** Next CARS General Meeting, 05 Oct ***

Please join us for our monthly CARS General Meeting at 7:30 pm on Oct 5th.

Join our CARS Zoom Meeting (This is a new meeting number)

https://odu.zoom.us/j/91052712261

Meeting ID: 910 5271 2261

NOTE: We will be voting for new Board of Directors! 

NOMINATIONS:  If you have a nomination for any of the board positions, please send them to any member

of the board so that we can get them on the ballot.  Watch your email for a list of the nominations.

Call in Numbers:

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

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

Listen in even when you don’t have access to your rig!

*** CARS TailGator Event (CNX) ***

Unfortunately, We have decided that we can’t hold the Tail-Gator event as originally planned due
to Pandemic concerns.  The safety of our members and visitors is our highest priority.  Keep an eye
out for a reschedule, hopefully in the Spring of 2021.

 

 

 

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!