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Kootenai Amateur Radio Society (KARS)
is an organization that promotes interest in Amateur Radio communications, advances the radio art, fosters education in the field of electronic communications, and shares knowledge and information about the Amateur Radio Service with the general public.

This web page serves as our online gathering place to share contact information, event listings, and general items of interest to our members.

Some pages or portions thereof are password protected and unavailable to the general public. Any information security concerns should be addressed to the webmaster.

KARS Membership Application - KARS Membership Application


Repeaters - KARS operates the following repeaters for the use of both members and non-members alike.

  • 146.98 MHz - PL: 127.3 Hz Enc & Dec
    Idaho Mica Peak - Analog Only
  • 443.975 MHz + PL: 136.5 Hz Enc & Dec
    Canfield Butte - Analog Only
    (146.98 and 443.975 are normally linked together)
  • 443.275 MHz + PL: 136.5 Hz Enc & Dec
    Idaho Mica Peak - Analog & Yaesu Fusion Digital (YSF)
    (Note: Put your analog radio in decode mode to mute data noise)

  • 53.390 MHz -1.7 MHz PL: 100.0 Hz Enc & Dec
    RX Idaho Mica Peak / TX Blossom Peak
    Also linked to
    and 442.975+ PL: 100 Hz Enc & Dec

  • Graphical map of our system

Mailing Address
Kootenai Amateur Radio Society
PO Box 1765
Hayden, ID 83835-1765

More Information
Please use the About link to the left for more detailed information about our club, repeaters, meetings, etc.

Featured News Items...

KARS 2018 Field Day
Field Day was once again conducted at Majestic Park and we had a lot of activity and interest this year. We hope that everyone participating had a great time. Want to see what you missed? Check out our photos. Thanks to everyone that worked hard to make this a success. Also check out this nice article about our Field Day operations from the Coeur d'Alene Press.

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
Fondo 100 Mile Bike Ride
Hams needed for the Latah County Fondo 100 mile bike ride July 21st. Read about it and volunteer if you can.
Sat, Jul 21st, 2018
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Mon, Aug 13th, 2018
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Mon, Sep 10th, 2018
2018 ARRL Wyoming Section Convention
Looking for a ham convention to attend? The ARRL Wyoming Section Convention may be just what you need. It will be held in Rock Springs, WY. More details available at the convention website.
Sat, Sep 15th, 2018
2018 Spokane HamFest and ARRL Washington State Convention
University High School, 12420 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
East entrance on 32nd Ave. Doors open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get all the details and presentation schedule on their flyer!
Sat, Sep 22nd, 2018
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Mon, Oct 8th, 2018
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