Cumberland Amateur Radio Club
Cumberland County, PA, USA

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Informal CARC Nets

Join us on

146.490 (FM Simplex) at 7 PM EST Tuesday for the informal 2 meter CARC net.


28.40 MHz at 8 PM EST Wednesday for the informal 10 meter CARC net.

Pictures of the 2012 CARC Christmas Brunch can be viewed HERE.

Welcome to our newest club member, Dave Hile, KB3ZDV

For Sale :  Astron SL-11R-RA power supply

Field Day 2012

Once again the CARC participated in Field Day exercises on June 23-24, 2012 at our usual location, Shaffer Park, 1649 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA.

All CARC Members and Friends are invited and encouraged to attend any Field Day.  Members, please contact Andy, AF3I, if you plan to attend so meal accommodations are correct, especially for our traditional "steak night" on Saturday. 

Field Day 2011 Activities - Recap



Comfortably cool temperatures and blue skies greeted the early risers Saturday morning June 25, 2011 as Cumberland Amateur Radio Club established its Field Day operations in Shaffer Park, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   Although the clouds thickened during the day, no rain fell.  Overnight skies were crystal clear and remarkably insect-free.  The on-site crew handled all aspects of set-up, operations, rest and relaxation, and tear-down with an enthusiastic spirit of collaboration. 


Highlights of Field Day 2011...the rest of the story!


Club Officers for 2013

Club Officers for CARC 2013 are President Andy Forsyth, VP Joe Sheldon, Secretary Ed Letersky, and Treasurer Garry Fasick. 

CPRA (Central PA Repeater Assoc.) Monthly Ham Radio Lunch: at the Old Country Buffet in east Harrisburg the last Thursday of each month at noon unless it is a major holiday. This restaurant is located on route 22 in Colonial Park in the vicinity of Value City Furniture, K Mart and Home Depot. Good way to meet some new people…this is open to ALL area hams!  

Our new K3IEC QSL cards were printed by KB3IFH,  Take a look HERE.

Our History

The Cumberland Amateur Radio Club (CARC) was established by a volunteer group of amateur radio operators to provide and further social, public, emergency and educational activities in the field of communications.

The club was formed in 1964 and is the oldest amateur radio club in Cumberland County. It is a general interest club serving Cumberland, and surrounding south central Pennsylvania counties.

The club first became an ARRL affiliated club in June 1971.

The club call, K3IEC was adopted in 1968.

Our meetings are open to all amateur radio operators and prospective amateurs.  Meetings are held the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month at various locations near Carlisle and Harrisburg, PA.  Meetings start at 7:30 PM.  Please contact any officer for further information:  location of next meeting,  a membership application, or general information about the club.

Our club participates in the annual ARRL Field Day activities at Shaffer Park in Carlisle, PA

The club consists of 32 active members.  All are amateur radio operators of various license classes.

Download a CARC Membership Application HERE.



Next Month’s Topic

Warm-up sharing will center around historical and interesting events related to amateur radio that took place on the date of the meeting in any year.


Link to 2009 Field Day Recap - by AF3I

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