About Us

Working the QSOsWho we are

The Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CCARES) is a volunteer organization of area residents who have obtained an FCC amateur radio license. These community members work with the American Radio Relay League, Culver City Fire Department and the Culver City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to provide communication in case of emergencies that might disable telephone or cellular phone service. Community members are encouraged to study for and take the 35 question test required for this FCC radio license, acquire a radio and join us in assisting with vital inter-neighborhood and Culver City wide communications in cases of widespread disaster or emergency.

How do I get involved?

Contact us at info@ccares.net if you are, or would like to become a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and will agree to support CCARES during disaster operations.


The K6CCR repeater is located in the Baldwin Hills. The repeater frequency is:

445.600 MHz, CTCSS code 131.8

Each of the 3 Fire Department Districts in Culver City has its own simplex frequency:

District 1 = 144.330 MHz
District 2 = 146.445 MHz
District 3 = 147.570 MHz

CCARES has a Winlink 2000 Packet Gateway Station, K6CCR-10, which operates 24 hours-a-day on 145.05 MHz/1200bps.