We are a Club consisting of about 100 members mostly from the Summit and Portage County area. We range in age from about 10 to 80 years. We are students, business owners, retirees, housewives, teachers, tradespeople, technologists, etc. - all with a common interest in ham radio.
We hold meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the (see new location). The first meeting of the month is generally a business meeting with an occasional short program following. The second meeting of the month is usually a very brief business meeting followed by a program of some sort. The program topics vary greatly but tend to be ham radio or technology related.
We run two nets on Monday evenings. A 2-meter net starts at 8:30 PM preceded by Newsline starting at 8:01 PM. Check-ins, comments and announcements can be heard on the net held on the club repeater on 147.27 MHz. At 9:30 PM we also run
CFARC Monday 9:30 PM Night Band Exploration Net (HF net band will rotate each week 6, 10, 40 & 80M), see calendar for frequencies.
We sponsor an annual Hamfest get-together that has a large radio, electronics, and a computer flea market that provides a chance to buy, sell, or trade equipment. It's also an excellent chance to talk with other hams in person.
We participate in the annual Field Day exercise that provides practice in operating under emergency conditions and is an excellent introduction to contesting.
We own and operate a repeater station in Cuyahoga Falls that provides reliable communications over the greater Summit County area.
CFARC provides classes that will help new people to obtain amateur radio licenses and help current licensees to upgrade their licenses and gain greater operating flexibility.
We publish a monthly newsletter (The Chattering Relay) so that Club members keep in touch with club events.
In the summer months, we have "Fox Hunts"-- hidden transmitter hunts.
Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a "501(c)(3)" nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organization.