Cape Ann ARA Seeks New Lease on Club house

Cape Ann ARA club houseThe leadership of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is currently seeking a new lease for its current club house, a building owned by the City of Gloucester.

“After an in-house review by Bill Canty (CAARA’s clerk) and (treasurer) Dick Ober, I submitted a Request For Proposal to the City of Gloucester for a new lease on the building at 6 Stanwood Street,” according to CAARA president Charlie Anderson, WI1U. Bids were opened on May 21, 2004 by the City Purchasing Agent. “We are hoping to hear something in the next few days,” Anderson added.

The Association is one of the few amateur radio clubs in Eastern Massachusetts that has its own club house. The shack includes a permanent HF station with rotating beam and vertical antenna along with a 2-meter packet station and 2-meter voice and 220 MHz transceivers.

CAARA members have made a number of improvements to the property over the years, including recent work to add a railing along the building’s entrance, and granite steps outside the new kitchen door.

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