Airport In The Sky, Catalina Island, California

Over 50 years of operation at The Airport In The Sky! – April 27, 1973 – 2023

The repeaters are located 26 miles off the Southern California coast on Santa Catalina Island. From their offshore location at an elevation of 1602 feet above sea level, they have great coverage of the Southern California area and are operated 100% on solar power. The repeaters are open repeaters for all amateurs who are members, non-members, visitors and even travelers and vacationers to the Southern California area. We simply ask that they obey FCC regulations and operate courteously.

147.090 MHz (+0.600 MHz) No PL
224.420 MHz (-1.600 MHz) PL 110.9 -EchoLink Conference Server *CATALINA* Node #384712
448.900 MHz (-5.00 MHz) C4FM or Analog FM using PL110.9
927.9375 MHz (-25 MHz)    DPL 311
51.86 (-0.500 MHz)  82.5 PL
Packet node on 145.050 – CARA-7, Bulletin Board – CARABB 


Avalon Repeater  446.140 MHz (-) PL 110.9  Local repeater, works only in Avalon.  Talk all over Avalon with just a low-power handheld!  Linked to 147.090.

Costa Mesa  224.32 MHz (-) PL 151.4 -Allstar N6ACG Node 57403 and Echolink N6ACG-R Node #563200

The Story of Repeater Installation on April 24,1973


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What a Grand Day!

By John Wolcott, KB6OVO

What a grand day in the park it was; for our December Breakfast in the Park gathering. It was quite a crowd for being in the cooler time of year. Mike, KJ6GFT  was kind enough to be at the park at 5:30 am to secure our favorite spot. Midge, W6LIK always makes it a very welcoming event; our grand Hostess.

The pancake breakfast had much more than just pancakes; thanks to many members who brought a wide variety of goodies to go with it.

Steve, KN6KNX brought his XYL Debbie with many dishes to share, Bill, KN6SMP brought bacon and cookies, Jim, KB6TKA brought his famous pickled items and cookies. It was a huge spread of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cookies, brownies  and, of course, our terrific pancakes.

We had great participation in a gift exchange with many surprises for those in the mix. The raffle certainly didn’t disappoint with a grand prize donated by Bioenno Batteries; with a radio, batteries and a solar power setup worth over $500! There were also many other raffle prizes with many going home quite excited for their wins. Rick, KK6EUH made the trip down from Alta Dena and brought a variety of radio items; free to those who could use them. All of this made it a very special holiday time for our group.

The next breakfast meeting will be at a new location, indoors! Our February meeting, on Saturday the 10th will be held at 9933 Villa Pacific Dr in Huntington Beach, just off Brookhurst Street. All are welcome with a nominal donation to offset the breakfast costs. Bring your smiling face and coffee mug to another great CARA gathering.

CARA Breakfast Meeting

*************New Indoor Location for 2024************

9933 Villa Pacific Dr. Huntington Beach, CA 92646

2nd Saturday of even months – Next Breakfast April 13, 8am-10am

2024 Breakfast Dates: February 10, April 13, June 8, August 10, October 12 and December 14

This will be our usual Bi-Monthly meeting held indoors (Visitors & Guests welcome). Food will be served around 8am and a meeting will follow at approximately 9am.

This will be a “pancake breakfast”. There will be a nominal cost to cover the cost of the food. Coffee will be provided, please bring your favorite mug or thermos. If you desire any special food, condiments, etc. please bring your own.

A link to the map is provided below.

Interesting video of climbing a 1,700 foot tower