News & Events
Event Description
Updated Training and Emergency Nets Both the Training and Emergency Nets have been changed so specify the 145.35 repeater in Southaven as the backup repeater.
The reason for this is the 145.35 repeater on top of the hospital has a fulltime generator backup.

The updated Training Preamble page and Emergency Preamble Page also include links to the updated PDF versions.
Online License Training Discount Have you been wanting to get or upgrade your ham radio license, but you are not sure how?
CARA has teamed up with Ham Radio Prep to help you out.
If you use the code CARA, you can get a 20% discount for the online license classes!

To use, do these simple steps:
  1. Click on the link for Ham Radio Prep
  2. Click on the Sign Up button.
  3. Click on the Enroll Now button for the class you want
  4. On the left side, where it says "Have a coupon?", click that link
  5. In the Coupon text field, type: CARA, and click the Apply button
Take advantage of the savings and continue your ham licensing journey today!
Updated Net Control Schedule Thanks to Jim Sanders, KE5RHM, the continuation of the Net Control Schedule was made through 02/10/2025.

While Jim sent the updated list to the webmaster on 12/7/2023, it has taken a bit to get it live on the website.

However, the updated list as of 12/7/2023 is now on the Net Control Schedule page!

NOTE: The list was modified to start from 12/11/2023 and continue with the new entries into 2024 and 2025.
Updated Board Members The board members based on the 11/20/2023 election results is updated on the Board Members page.
Updated Members List The updated list as of 01/17/2023 is now on the Members page.
Recurring Events
Event Description
Training and Information Net Please check into the DeSoto County Emergency Training and Information Net on the 146.91 repeater every Monday night at 8:30pm.
Monthly Ham Testing If you are interested in either taking your first HAM radio test, or testing for your next level up, CARA provides an opportunity every 3rd Monday of the Month.
Testing starts at 6:00pm at Whitfield Electric 222 Kapik Rd Hernando, MS 38632. MAP

If you are still needing to study, take advantage of the 20% off discount from Ham Radio Prep when you use the CARA coupon code to buy online license classes!
Monthly CARA Meeting CARA meets every 3rd Monday of the Month.
Meeting will be held at Whitfield Electric 222 Kapik Rd Hernando, MS 38632. MAP
Club Business Meeting time will be 7:00pm-7:30pm.
Presentations and Ham related discussions will be 7:30pm-8:30pm.
Club Dues and Donations
Club dues may be paid by bringing either cash or check to the Monthly CARA meeting.
However, for your convenience, we also have provided a way to use PayPal directly from this website to pay your dues.
The club also accepts donations. While the annual dues cover many of the financial needs, there are times when we may want to have a special holiday gathering or other special event. Donations to the club help make these things possible.

NOTE: It is also possible to mail a check to CARA for your dues. Please use the information below.
Make checks payable to: Chickasaw Amateur Radio Association
Send checks to:
Chickasaw Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 2
Hernando, MS 38632

Club Dues
If you enter your call sign in the following text box, and click the Add to Cart button, the annual dues will automatically be added.
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C.A.R.A is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of Mississippi.

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If you want to donate money to the club, you may click on the Donate button below to donate using PayPal.

Website last updated on: 1/18/2024