Calgary Amateur Radio Association

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Please check the Event Calendar for the latest information on program and time or location changes.
Also monitor the club VHF repeater VE6RYC, 146.850 MHz -600 110.9 Hz encode, for notices and club information.

General Meetings

CARA has a regularly scheduled general meeting the fourth Tuesday each month September through June except December.

When: The fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm 
: In non Covid times, it is at the Calgary Sports Car Club   4215 - 80 Avenue NE, Calgary.  During Covid, it is held virtually on the VE6RYC 2m repeater, or on Zoom.  Please check the CARA Events Calendar for details.


The CARATELS has become the "fun" group within CARA. Because we have noon-time meetings, most attendees do have grey hair and are, in fact, retired. However, in no way is the group restricted to grey hair and retirees. Don't attend if you don't want to have a good time. If you are free at noon once a month, come to CARATELS for an inexpensive lunch, some good laughs, interesting programs and plenty of time to eyeball and yak with fellow hams.

When: First Thursday of the month. Lunch at 1130, 
Where: Forest Lawn Legion Branch #275, 755 40St. SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5G3

Coffee Klatch - South

When: Every Saturday morning from about 0930 to 1200.
Chinook Mall food court, Macleod Trail and Glenmore Trail, in the south end of Calgary. 

Coffee Klatch - North

When: Every Saturday  from about 1000 to around 1100.
Where: At Sunridge Mall on the second floor in the food court section. Entrance to the mall on the west side.

DX Club

When: First Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm 
: Please check the events calendar.

Repeater Interest Group

Contact the repeater group at to find out their next meeting.

VHF / Digital

When: Second Wednesday of the month at 1930.
Where: Upon meeting room availability at Denny’s Board Room at Denny’s at 1804 19th Street NE or if the room is booked Edmonton Trail and McKnight Blvd.  Check the calendar.  Radio Direction Finding, aka "Fox Hunting" is popular with this group.

We encourage you to visit and ask questions. All members and nonmembers welcome.


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