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.