What we do…

Men and Women enjoying the many aspects of Ham Radio

Cumberland Amateur Radio Club members are active in many aspects of the Ham Radio hobby. 

At CARC you will find someone who knows about…

  • Digital Modes, PSK31, FT8, JT65, JT9, WSPR
  • Radio Teletype (RTTY)
  • Repeaters
  • Morse Code, CW transmissions
  • Phone (Voice Communications)
  • Public Service Communications
  • Radio Sport Competition (contests)
  • DX (long distance communications)
  • DX-peditions (travel and radio operation from distant locations)
  • QRP (low power communications)
  • QRO (high power communications, amplifiers)
  • Low Frequency, High Freq, Very High Freq, Ultra High Freq
  • Operating Awards, Worked All States, DX Century Club, Worked All Continents
  • Summits On The Air Award
  • Islands On The Air Award
  • Special Event Stations
  • Radio Signal Propagation, D-Layer, E-Layer, F-Layer
  • Meteor Scatter Communications
  • Friendly Conversation
  • Pedestrian Mobile Operation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Satellite Communications
  • Slow-Scan TV,  Fast-Scan TV
  • Software Defined Radio
  • QSL Card Bureaus
  • Logbook of the World (LOTW)
  • eQSL
  • and probably more !


CARC Members pose for a group photo after practicing their Emergency Communication skills as part of the annual ARRL Field Day Operating Event held each year in June


  • ARRL Field Day each year in June.
  • Pennsylvania QSO Party each year in October.
  • Weekly Two Meter Net each week on Sunday Evening.
  • Weekly Ten Meter Net each week ¹ on Wednesday Evening.
    ¹ Except Club Meeting Night

Public Service

  • Dillsburg Farmers Fair Fantastic Parade each year in October

Community Outreach

  • Adams County Library System Fun Fest each year in June.
  • Trail Life Conference, when conducted, in May.
  • Littlestown Library S.T.E.A, M. programs
  • Mechanicsburg Boro Community Day in the Park 

Getting Started

Prospective Hams, or newly licensed Amateur Radio Operators might appreciate a helping-hand exploring what the ham radio hobby offers, putting together a working ham station or getting on-the-air.  

If you are in that situation and if you would like someone to bounce questions off, or to show you the ropes, then please accept our invitation.

Our meeting schedule, location, and agenda appears on the Events page.

Additional information that prospective or newly licensed Ham Radio Operators may find helpful appears in the Resources page. 
Look for the How Do I… section.