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Welcome to the home of the Clairemont Repeater Association. CLARA is a non-profit service organization serving most of the Southern California Amateur Radio area. Our motto is "EMERGENCY FIRST - COURTESY ALWAYS". We invite visitors to use our repeater system. We only ask that all users practice courteous and considerate operating procedures.

You are welcome to participate in all our various activites, such as a bi-monthly breakfast meeting, and on alternate months a pizza gathering. We also have other educational events and other activities related to ham radio. If you are brand new to amateur radio we have a group of technical individuals who can assist you to learn more.

Join us if you are looking for a great repeater group, to expand your Amateur Radio experiences, and make friends along the way.

"Emergency First - Courtesy Always"

The CLARA repeater is privately owned and operated by the Clairemont Repeater Association, a non-profit corporation and family oriented organization. Located at 5,730 feet on top of Santiago Peak which is located approximately 23 miles East of Santa Ana. It has excellent coverage over most of Southern California- South to the border of Mexico, North to the fringes of Santa Barbara, and many miles inland.

Currently, we operate three repeaters on Santiago: the 145.220 Mhz, 440 Mhz and a 1.2 Ghz. The 440 and 1.2 machines are open only to Members and Associates. We also have a repeater on 145.220 Mhz in the Barstow area covering the high desert which we plan to link with this area in the future.

Although the 145.220 Santiago Peak repeater is listed as a closed repeater in the repeater guides, visitors are welcome to use our 2 meter repeater for short calls and QSO's. We ask that all users practice courteous and considerate operating procedures. CLARA is always known for passing emergency or priority traffic. If you need assistance or want to report a traffic incident, please do not hesitate to ask for someone on frequency to make the call for you.


7:45PM American Red Cross Net

Red Cross conducts their net and discusses Red Cross info and updates followed by check-ins by American Red Cross communicators.


7:00PM CLARA Net (weekly)

This is a short informative weekly net where all members, associates, and visitors can listen in and hear about any upcoming activities sponsored by the association.
Weekly informal check-ins.

Formal Net (last Tuesday of the month)
Includes reports from Association Officers, when available.

Formal check-ins of members, associates, and guests.


7:00PM Trivia Net
(with Eric K6EDK)

Join Eric for an evening of quick keying and pandemonium as members and guests answer trivia questions posed on-the-air.


7:00PM CLARA Tech Net
(with Jay N6IGI)

Jay is available to answer questions regarding radios, R.F., electronics, antennas, wiring, procedures, etc. If you are having a problem with a project, this is the place for help.

There are two types of supporters:

  • Associate - $35.00 per year.
A person must be an Associate for 6 months, and during that time must have attended at least 2 activities and be voted on by the membership to become a member.

  • Member - $75.00 per year with a one-time initiation fee of $60.00 (includes all licensed amateurs in your household) and you will receive voting privileges, use of 440MHz repeater, 1.2 GHz repeater and auto patch privileges.
All funds go to the support and maintenance of the repeater and club expenses such as site rental and insurance.

Application to become a CLARA Associate
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Does your ARRL Membership need to be renewed?


Print the ARRL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, fill it out and mail it along with a check made payable to CLARA.
(The membership/renewal will be processed by CLARA.)
Mail to: CLARA  P.O. Box 7675  Huntington Beach, CA  92615

ARRL Membership Application
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Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your correspondence to:

Clairemont Repeater Association
P.O. Box 7675
Huntington Beach, CA 92615