Catalina Amateur Repeater Association
CARA Repeaters located at The Airport in the Sky
51.86 (- ) PL 82.5
147.090 (+) No PL
224.420 (-) PL 110.9
McBride High School Team (K6MHS)
In 2013, McBride High School opened its doors. The McBride AREC club was the first chartered club for the school. John Jacobson, KK6JBA agreed to work side by side with Devon Day (KF6KEE) to launch the radio club. Soon, Richard Sherwood (N6RU), past President of ARALB, joined the adult support team offering practical and technical advice and a lot of encouragement.
Since 2013, McBride High School has watched its club swell to ten licensed student operators (including one Extra and two Generals). Because McBride High School is a magnet school focusing on Engineering, Medicine, and Forensic sciences, the focus of the club has broadened. In addition to a priority in developing an efficient emergency response Amateur Radio team, the students have been challenged wth other science related projects, including antenna design and the design and construction of a mobile radio station.
McBride has participated in two Field Days and one Rookie Roundup where the AREC club K6MHS, took first in California in contacts and third in the nation. McBride held its first Winter Field Day on campus in January 2015. ARALB club members worked side by side with the students during the first 24 hour contest on campus. The AREC team has received grants and donations from the ARRL, ARALB, and members of the radio community. McBride (K6MHS) has its own radio room with two radio stations and a permanently installed Comet 250B HF antenna, and was recently declared an ARRL Affiliated Club.