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Cumberland Amateur Radio Club
In this section you will find FAQs and answers to help you think about becoming a member of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club.
Just in case the FAQs and our answers leave you wondering about something, we have a Contact Form farther down the page. In this area you can submit your question directly to the CARC Membership Secretary and other Club Leadership.
“Cumberland Amateur Radio Club is the go-to destination for newly licensed and other Ham Radio Operators who have questions about how and what they can do after earning their FCC Amateur Radio License.”
FAQs and Answers
The closest location for a downloadable CARC Membership Application [PDF] is right before your eyes. Click the link.
We also have a downloadable CARC Membership Application PDF at the bottom-right corner of the About Us page.
Additionally, we have a downloadable CARC Membership Application PDF on the RESOURCES page.
The document that you find in those places has served our Club for many years. One of our 2019 objectives is to update the application.
We have a special program for first-time newly licensed Amateur Radio Operators who apply for club membership within six months after their FCC Amateur Radio Call Sign has been issued. Under that program, the first year dues are FREE.
We have a special program for Super-Senior Amateur Radio Operators who have achieved the age of 90 years or greater. Under that program, annual dues are waived.
For others, membership in the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club currently is $10 per year.
In general your membership dues are payable on a calendar year basis, beginning in January of the year.
Your membership dues will be prorated if you become a member of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club in the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, or October. Those who join the club in November or December will have their current year dues waived.
Our Membership Secretary will receive and process your payment at just about any of the monthly meetings.
Cash (exact amount is appreciated) or Check are accepted.
If you are not able to attend one of the monthly meetings our Membership Secretary will provide to you a mailing address where your check can be mailed. Please complete and submit the Membership Information Contact Form (shown below) to request mailing information.
There is a long-standing tradition of agriculture analogies in central Pennsylvania. Here’s one: “as you sow, so you shall reap.”
The purpose of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club, as stated in our formal organization documents, says:
“The purpose of the Club shall be to promote enjoyment of Amateur Radio by providing support to those members holding an Amateur Radio license and to aid, instruct and counsel such members and other interested persons desiring assistance in preparing for license examinations. The Club shall endeavor to meet the needs of its members and the community through social, public service, emergency preparedness, technical advancement, and educational activities in the field of Amateur Radio communications.”
As a member of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club you will be able to draw upon the collective experiences of all members having similar interests. You might think of the Club as an idea exchange or a sounding-board for something you have been thinking about.
Another analogy — The sum is greater than its parts.