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CARMA is the largest scanner club in the USA. We support all facets of public safety and promote responsible radio monitoring.

CARMA members include police officers, firefighters, dispatchers, radio technicians, ham radio licensees and civilians, all of whom share a common interest in two-way communications.

We host occasional meetings and get-togethers as well as special events. We cooperate with public safety agencies by assisting in tracking down interference and other problems as well as sharing information to coordinate radio usage.

CARMA issues no ID cards, badges or other identification materials. We have no budget or dues, all expenses are borne by the membership.

We do not allow members to interfere with any public safety event or agency and will assist law enforcement in investigating any such problems.

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RIP Ted Moran, 1960-2018

Ted Moran

Ted Moran, a founding father of CARMA, passed away May 28, 2018 of complications from cancer. No one was more knowledgable than he about local radio systems. He was a friend and mentor to many.

Listen for and join us on WAFAR (Western Area Amateur Repeater)

146.670 (-) pl 107.2
443.600 (+) pl 114.8
446.300 simplex
CARMA simplex frequency 145.770 pl 151.4

You must have a valid FCC
Amateur radio License to
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Meetings & Events:

CARMA no longer hosts regular meetings. We will occasionally have informal get-togethers or "Friday Nighters" however. Please watch this page, our Facebook page and the CARMA mailing list as well as the Illinois forum at RadioReference for announcements.

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CARMA wishes to thank Phillie's Pizza for their great service and food over the years. They have been great to us and thier food has always been excellent. If you are in the Woodridge or Bolingbrook area please patronize their Papa's Pizza Place's.

Thank you Marion!





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