Chicago Area Radio Monitoring Association (CARMA)

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The Chicago Area Radio Monitoring Association (CARMA) is a scanner radio club in the Chicago metropolitan area. Membership is free and unofficial, there are no dues or membership certificates. About 1400 people are members of the mailing list or participate in other activities. A large percentage of the participants are public safety officials, dispatchers, radio vendors, service personnel and other professionals. Many are also amateur radio operators ("Hams"), GMRS licensees or members and volunteer contributors of

Most operations are handled through a Yahoo Groups list, including emails, files and databases.


CARMA hosts monthly meetings, with Saturday meetings and informal "Friday Nighter" get-togethers in alternate months.

CARMA Radio Profiles

  • Prior to October 12, 2012, CARMA produced radio profiles of each county in Illinois, including scanner frequencies and other information for the IL State Police, county Sheriffs departments, local law enforcement agencies and transportation operations.
  • The CARMA profiles are still available but are no longer updated.
  • Since Oct 12, 2012, CARMA submits all profile-updates to the RadioReference Database. Other extensive profiles of operations like StarCom21, State radio operations, railroads, aviation and other users of two-way radio are also produced.

The CARMA logo contains the Latin phrase: "IN DEO SPERAMUS, CETEROS OMNES OBSERVAMUS", which roughly translates to "IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS WE MONITOR".

External Links

Chicago Metro Area Information

  • Not only has data been placed in our database (see the link at the bottom of the page), a tremendous amount of data has been placed in the wiki. Click on the desired county below to view the article

Chicago Metro Area Counties by State
Illinois Indiana Wisconsin
Cook Lake Kenosha
DuPage Porter

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