As the name implies, The Quad Cities Amateur Radio Association is a very diverse network of individuals in the “Quad Cities” area of Alabama… Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and surrounding areas, all brought together because of a shared interest and enjoyment of amateur radio or “ham” radio.
Amateur Radio?” “What’s a Ham?” We’ll it’s not
Amateur Radio Operators are Licensed
and Governed by the Rules and Regulations set and enforced by the Federal
Communications Commission. Adhering to and abiding by Part 97 of
these FCC Rules, the QCARA has developed a reliable network
of communications systems (also known as “Repeaters”) on the VHF and UHF
Amateur Bands, that are open for use to any Amateur Radio Operator, holding
the basic first-level Technician Class License or higher. A detailed list of these systems are
on the “The QCCN” page.
Instead of basing the Group on ‘typical’ Amateur Radio Club “standards” and "political structure", the Quad Cities Amateur Radio Association foundation is built to embrace an already-firm recognition of the values and traditions of amateur radio within the participants, educate any interested persons, and further the interest in the hobby through young people, to keep the hobby alive for centuries to come.
The Association hopes to attract other individuals looking for a place to meet other like-minded hams and learn something new about ham radio, without all the political and financial “trappings” of the typical Amateur Radio Club.
Go to our Contact page, and shoot us a line, if we can help you!
THE FOUNDATION OF OUR ORGANIZATION
The QCARA is
solely a ‘Non-Denominational’ Amateur Radio group, that is,
a group that is not branded to or directly affiliated with any
Skywarn, ARES, RACES, or networks of the like. This is not because we are
vocally closed-off from use of or accepting these various services. Again,
this is only a hobby. Hams are, in fact, ‘not’ required to tie themselves
to any such group to exercise your licensed privileges and participate in
the activities of Amateur Radio. We serve our communities individually and
collectively, without such applying such “labels” to our collective and