Airport In The Sky, Catalina Island, California

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

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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Breakfast in the Building (BITB) latest updates!

By John Wolcott, KB6OVO

CARA Breakfast Meeting

*************Time Change Starting in June************

9933 Villa Pacific Dr. Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Breakfast Meetings are held in even months – Next Breakfast is August 10, 9am-11am

2024 Breakfast Dates: February 10, April 20, 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 9am and a meeting will follow at approximately 10am.

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