The C.A.R.E.N. Club is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in Arkansas, dating back to the late 1950s. Just as the name implies, the C.A.R.E.N. Club is the state leader in emergency communications, SKYWARN, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), public service event support, and training for emergency communications response. The C.A.R.E.N. Club has a long proud history of providing emergency communications, when everything else fails. C.A.R.E.N. sponsors the ARKANSAS SKYWARN Net with seven voice repeaters and two digital repeaters. C.A.R.E.N. sponsors, on average, 20 public service events annually for charitable and non-profit organizations. Other C.A.R.E.N. accomplishments include thirty years affiliation with the American Radio Relay League, the one and only National Amateur Radio Organization. C.A.R.E.N. has sponsored the ALL ARKANSAS HAMFEST in the Little Rock area for over 20 years; and sponsors amateur radio classes to learn to become an amateur radio operator. Several C.A.R.E.N. repeaters can be linked together, providing communications over 90% of the county warning area of the National Weather Service in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This is a distance exceeding 200 miles. The Emergency Coordinators for Pulaski County, Arkansas, the City of Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas, are not only C.A.R.E.N. members, but also the C.A.R.E.N. repeaters are dedicated to their service.
The C.A.R.E.N. Club has been a proud leader in public service communications and emergency communications for over 30 years. Amateur radio operators (sometimes called Ham Radio Operators), are proud to provide these services to the community, state and nation, free of charge. Amateur radio operators are prohibited, by Federal Law, from accepting payment and provide not only their time and money, but also their radio equipment.
The C.A.R.E.N. Club continues to be the proud leader in emergency communications and public service communications. All amateur (ham) radio operators are welcome to participate with C.A.R.E.N. regardless of club affiliation. All amateur (ham) radio operators are encouraged to join C.A.R.E.N. and The American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Help support C.A.R.E.N, the ARRL, and the free services they perform for City, County, State, National and Charitable, Non-Profit Organizations. Ham Radio is fun. CAREN IS FUN. Join for the fun of it
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