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CADET LIFE
Amateur Radio Club
The Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to fostering interest and involvement with wireless communication throughout Connecticut and the world. More commonly known as the Ham Radio Club, the club has the station call sign W1CGA. It is open to all levels of radio operators and extensive radio equipment is available for cadet-use. The club specifically targets prospective operators for expansion, but provides a wide range of activities for everyone. Twice each year, the club organizes FCC license testing and opens the exam session to the public. The passing rate is near 100% for each exam session of cadets.

Recent club activities include hands-on projects such as the purchase of 2m radio receiver kits.  The club goes out into the community to provide radio communication for events such as the MS Bike Tour in South Eastern Connecticut.  We  also participate in emergency communication drills and exercises throughout Southeastern Connecticut. 

Amateur Radio Relay League:The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for Amateur Radio operators.  Founded in 1994, ARRL has approximately 152,000 members and is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the United States. 

The mission of ARRL is to: 

  • promote interest in Amateur Radio communications
  • represent US radio amateurs in legislative matters
  • maintain standards of conduct among Amateur Radio Operators.

Learn more about ARRL.