CARA

Calgary Amateur Radio Association

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Membership Classifications & Fees

New Membership   $50/yr

Available to licensed new members. Fee includes an initiation fee and engraved name tag with a call sign. The initiation fee of $15 is waived for lapsed members who rejoin within twelve months of expiry; policy set by Board of Directors decision 2014 March.


Full Membership   $35/yr

Available to those that are licensed only. Available to persons holding the Amateur Operator’s Certificate issued for amateur radio operation under the authority of the Government of Canada or a qualification determined by the Board of Directors to be the equivalent thereof. Full members have all CARA rights and privileges, full voting rights, and may hold office on the Board of Directors.


Senior Membership   $30/yr

Available to those age 65 and over, or who provide proof of being retired from the work force. They have the same rights and requirements as Full Members.


Family Membership   $15/yr for each additional family member

Available to those who reside at the same physical address as a “primary” i.e. Full, Senior, Life, CNIB, or Student member. Each Family member may have their own unique email address.  Family Members who are licensed have the same privileges aa a Full Member.  Unlicensed, they have all CARA rights and privileges but cannot vote on association business and cannot hold office on the Board of Directors.


Associate Membership   $30/yr

Available to those individuals who are unlicensed. They have all rights and privileges, but they cannot vote on any association business, or hold office on the Board of Directors.


Life Membership   $0/yr

This distinction is awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors and is available to CARA members who have made long term extraordinary contributions to CARA and/or the amateur radio community. Life members are licensed members of all types, but no longer pay any dues.


CNIB Membership   $0/yr

Available to individuals who are registered with the CNIB. No annual membership dues.  CNIB members who are licensed may vote on association business and hold office on the Board of Directors.  Unlicensed, they have the same rights and privileges as an Associate Member.


Student Membership   $25/yr

Available to individuals who are eighteen years of age or under and still attending school.  Student members who are licensed have the same rights and privileges as a Full Member.  Unlicensed, they have the same rights and privileges as an Associate Member.


Honorary Membership   $0

This distinction may be granted for extraordinary service to CARA and/or the amateur radio community. An honorary membership is for one membership year.  Honorary members do not have voting rights.

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Membership year starts September 1.

Membership includes an e-mail copy of Key Klix, our monthly news letter. If you prefer or require a printed and mailed copy of Key Klix, the additional cost is $25/yr.  Payment can be made by email money transfer to treasurer@caraham.org .  After payment, please contact the KeyKlix newsletter editor at keyklix@caraham.org to request printed mailout.

Membership fees may be prorated depending on what time of year a person joins.

No automatically recurring payments.

Refer to CARA's current Policy and Procedure Manual for any updates.



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