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Volunteer Center Staff is on temporary furlough with no access to email or voicemail due to Columbia Association's closure. 

Organization Profile

Columbia Amateur Radio Association

The Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) is an IRS 501(C)3 non-profit organization that endeavors to: encourage beneficial use of Amateur Radio to support community activities and needs; and, organize activities to help member explore amateur radio capabilities. CARA goals include: • Assist fellow Amateur Radio Operators in building proficiency and expanding opportunities to enjoy amateur radio via cordial interaction among club members; • Continue and expand the Amateur Radio Operator’s proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art; • Organize and prepare Amateur Radio Operators to provide communications to serve public interests and activities in all times of need, including emergencies and disasters; • Educate and inform the public about non-commercial amateur radio communications; • Expand the population of trained communications operators, radio technicians, and electronics experts for the Amateur Radio Service; • Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Civic & Community
Columbia, MD, 21044

Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046