The 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.
Alabama's highest point 2407 feet Mt. Cheaha.
The CCARA's repeaters are located on Mt. Cheaha, which is Alabama's highest peak at 2,407 feet. 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, an APRS Weather Tracker WB4GNA-8 and a D-STAR Repeater system 145.300- WB4GNA C and 442.425+ WB4GNA B.
CCARA repeater at Mt. Cheaha.
David Wilhoite, KM4DLW,,CCARA Repeater Trustee at repeater site conducting routine maintenance.
Members of the CCARA had recently made some roof repairs (small addition to main building) while conducting other routine maintenance at the repeater site.
Tower site on Mt. Cheaha with an array of antennas from various agencies and organizations, the CCARA's included, somewhere way up there!
Our 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.
CCARA Mission Statement:
It 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 CCCARA 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.