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Last Update: 5-20-2014


Welcome to CARMA!

With over 1700 members 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 quarterly meetings and get-togethers as well as occasional 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.


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
transmit on the above frequencies.

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Don't Forget to attend the next CARMA Meeting

July 19, 2014

At 11:00 am at Phillies Pizza in Willowbrook, IL

O'Hare Oasis

Don't Forget to attend the next CARMA "Friday Nighter"

August 15, 2014

O'Hare Oasis, above I-294 south of     I-90 at 7:00 PM

Default CARMA Picnic June 21, 2014

Please join us at the combined Chicago Area Radio Monitoring Association / Bensenville - O'Hare Airport Watch Summer Picnic in Bensenville on June 21, 2014. We will set up in the empty lot just west of Aviation Universe, 13 W. Main Street. We will start about 10:00 and finish up about 2:00 PM but you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

The picnic location is at:

Rain Date is June 28 just in case...

Food and soft drinks will be provided by Aviation Universe, Airport Watch and CARMA and the restroom at Aviation Universe will be available.

Feel free to bring family and friends and if you want to bring your specially prepared grill creations to share go for it!

Our Picnic is sponsored by:

Aviation Universe: Chicagoland's premier aviation enthusiasts store

CARMA:The largest scanner club in the USA

B-ORD Airport Watch: Bringing security and fellowship to aviation fans in the Chicago area

The picnic grounds are across the street from the Milwaukee District West line's Bensenville depot with a great mix of freight and passenger traffic going by. Also visible in the area is CP and UP's lines from Bensenville and Proviso north to Deval and Milwaukee.

Just to the east is O'Hare and constant traffic in and out goes by overhead.

Freqs to listen to:

145.770 CARMA Simplex
161.520 Milwaukee District West Line Road
160.770 CP Rail north Road
160.485 UP Road
121.150 ORD Center Tower
120.750 ORD Center Tower
132.700 ORD Center Tower
126.900 ORD Center Tower
128.150 ORD Tower North
154.370 Bensenville FPD
SC21 TG 2601, 2602 Bensenville PD




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