Anniston Lion’s Club Run 8K – 2017

The Anniston Lion’s Club 8K run for sight on May 20th, 2017 at Fort McClellan Park.

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ARRL Field 2017

ARRl Field Day is scheduled for June 24th and 25th at the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) located at 507 Francis St. W. – Jacksonville, AL 36265. This is a public event and encourages our communities to come and find out more about Amateur Radio, what it all entails, ask questions, and participate hands on.

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Yellowhammer Pioneer Endurance Ride 2017

There's an old saying in the south... If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes, and 2017 was no different, but this time mother nature had it a bit backwards. In January and February we had a lot of unseasonable early warmer weather, at one point even pushing...
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Calhoun County Amateur Radio Association Club Officers

Peggy Wilhoite

President:
KM4MPW

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Dave Dostie

Vice-President:
AE9Q

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Eddie Shurbutt

Secretary & Public Information Officer
KI4ZRH

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Ron LaGrone

Treasurer:
N4SFR

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David Wilhoite

Repeater Trustee:
KM4DLW

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watchtower_0aThe Calhoun County Amateur Radio Association (CCARA) is the oldest active Amateur Radio Club in Calhoun County and is located in Anniston, AL. The CCARA is a private non-profit corporation and was incorporated in accordance with the Code of Alabama 1940, Title 10 Section 124, et seq

lighbulb and business mission chalk design on blackboardIt shall be our purpose to encourage the exchange of information and cooperation among members to promote radio knowledge and fraternalism and to support the community in an appropriate fashion through assistance to FEMA District 7 and/or the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency. The CCARA shall also relay weather conditions in emergency situations, assist as requested and shall assist the Red Cross, Salvation Army or any other non-profit organization in need of our communications assistance.

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The CCARA’s repeaters are located on Mt. Cheaha, which is Alabama’s highest peak at 2,407 feet.

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The frequencies and tones for the repeaters are, 147.090+ 131.8 tone, 444.750+ 131.8 tone. We also have a WIDE APRS Digipeater WB4GNA, and a APRS Weather Tracker WB4GNA-8.

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David Wilhoite, KM4DLW, CCARA Repeater Trustee at repeater site conducting routine maintenance.

ccaraspecialevent3Our club holds meetings on the 2nd Saturday every other month, January, March, May, July, September and November at the Oxford Public Library in Oxford AL at 10 AM. We also participate in the annual ARRL Field Day which is always the last full weekend each June and every December we have a Christmas Dinner. Also on the months when we don’t have regular club meetings we have a social “fun-time” breakfast get-together at the Golden Corral restaurant in Oxford, AL at 8:00AM on the 2nd Saturday. Everyone is always welcome to join us at any of our events.