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The Carter County Amateur Radio Association (CCARA) is comprised of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators who have voluntarily registered their capabilities and equipment for Emergency and/or community service. CCARA operates and maintains a 144 mhz communications Repeater atop Holston Mountain to be used in the event of an actual emergency.
Available 24/7, the WR4CC/R repeater is open to all licensed Hams for non emergency and training uses. From time to time, the repeater is linked to the internet (echo link) and a network of Amateur Repeaters in upper East Tennessee, forming one of the largest Amateur Repeater Networks in the Eastern US. Tune your scanner or VHF radio to 145.29 mhz to listen in. For Hams, the input is down 600 khz with an access tone of 103.5 hz. CCARA holds a regular meeting (net) on the repeater each Monday evening at 8:00 pm est (0100 zulu – Tuesdays) – all Amateur Radio Operators are invited to participate. Association meetings are generally held the first Tuesday in each month at the CCARA Station.
The CCARA is a nonprofit organization and is affiliated with the ARRL. All operations, programs, and facilities are supported by members, gifts, donations, and advertisements found on this web site.
The primary mission of CCARA is to provide backup communications in the event of a natural disaster or emergency, or when regular communication fails. Secondarily, CCARA encourages and facilitates participation in the hobby (young and old) by providing access to equipment, education, mentoring, license Exams, and special events.
CCARA can also furnish supporting communications for community events to help make the event safer or more fun. Events like Carter County Pedalfest bike run, the Roan Groan bike race, Relay for Life and others. If you need communications help for your event, please use the Contact form to advise CCARA of your needs.
See you on the Radio!
An important notice for REPEATER owner and users :
WR4CC does not maintain or control repeater listings for the local area – it simply changes too often. We use www.K5EHX.net as the source for any and all repeater information published on this site. Repeater owners are encouraged to keep the information and status of your repeater current on the K5EHX site. Repeater users are encouraged to use the dynamic search engine on the K5EHX site for the latest and most current repeater status. Links to the K5EHX site are shown in the Links section of the lefthand side bar. Static listings on this site are intended to support the initial programing of new rigs and should not be considered comprehensive. All static listings contain the date last updated from K5EHX. WR4CC is not responsible in anyway for the accuracy of these listings! Non amateur radio frequencies listed also come from a number of third party sources and should be considered for information only – subject to change without notice.
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