CAARA is an ARRL affiliated Special
Service Club located at 6 Stanwood St.
in Gloucester Massachusetts.

CAARA Mission Statement

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to:

  • provide health and safety communication services for emergencies and disasters on Cape Ann and other areas when requested

  • provide health, safety and coordination services for community events

  • maintain disaster and emergency readiness by conducting regular simulation drills and participating in national disaster simulations

  • educate and train new amateur radio operators and to maintain a well-tuned disaster team

  • conduct FCC testing for new licensees and those wishing to upgrade

  • provide educational services and demonstrations to local area schools and community organizations such as the Boy Scouts

  • conduct public demonstrations and educational events

  • assist public utilities, such as National Grid, in finding radio frequency interferences that could potentially harm or hinder emergency communication activities

  • create a positive, supportive environment for our members that promotes cameraderie and fellowship.

Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association members will serve the public unselfishly, will not take any form of remuneration for their services, and will only undertake activities that are 100% for the general good.