Who we are....
We are one of the oldest Clubs in the area. Our Club was established over 45 years ago in 1964 although our history goes back to to the 50-s. Our legal and incorporated name is South Waterloo Amateur Radio Club or SWARC. After Cambridge bacame a city on its own right, we felt that it should be reflected in our name, hence we now use Cambridge Amateur Radio CLub, or CARC in short.
This is a patch you could wear on your jacket, showing our original registered emblem
Our current emblem -as you have seen it on the front page- is very similar to the original one
The CARC Club meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the Preston Arena Board Room. Visitors always welcome.
Preston Arena is located atBishop St and Hamilton St, please see map below. No meetings in July or August.
Membership fee is $20 for one year. This will also get you the Dummy Load, which is our monthly news bulletin
We take part in the annual Field Day Contest. The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate and exercise our ability to operate within adverse conditions. Such conditions may arise as a result of a natural disaster or other emergencies. During Field Day we set up our station in the field in tents and make as many contacts with others as possible. Some use solar panels to power their radio, others use wind power or diesel generator. The point is to be able to operate in emergency situations. Ham Radio Operators are able to help out and maintain communication even when there is no phone or internet.
A.R.E.S. stands for Amateur Radio Emergency Service. In fact, after the earth quake
in Haiti, HAM Radio Operators were the first to establish contact with the rest of the world.
Field Day - 2014 Valens Conservation Area, Sugarbush site