The purpose of the Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association (TCARA) is:

TCARA Mail Lists (Google Groups)

tcara-board@googlegroups.com: Anyone may post to this list. Only TCARA board members are recipients of the email.

tcara-members@googlegroups.com: This is a members-only closed list and is used to pass all club business such as meeting minutes, rosers, dues reminders, and anything of interest to our hams. All members can post to this list. We will add you to this list when you become a TCARA member.

tcara-ve@googlegroups.comThis is a list for the public to ask questions regarding VE scheduling. Anyone may post to this list.  Only admins are recipients of the email.

tcara-public-service@googlegroups.com: This list is used for public events information. If you desire to receive emails regarding public service events, sign up on this list. Ask to Join

Monthly Meetings

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month, at the DOER Building (92 Brown Rd, Ithaca, NY).

All meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Meeting Minutes

History of TCARA

The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association, formerly known as the Tompkins County Amateur Radio Club, is the present-day incarnation of the original Ithaca Mike and Key Club, started in the 1950's. The name was changed to TCARC circa 1972, and TCARA in the 2000's. The TCARA Call Sign, AF2A, was transferred to the club in lasting memory of one of the club's founders, Ray Reynolds.

The Hilltopper Newsletter (1994-2003):