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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

Contact Us
To contact the President or other Board members, or even in the general membership, please visit the Contact link on the left.


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

  • 146.78 MHz - PL: 127.3 Hz In & Out
    Little Blacktail - Analog Only
  • 146.98 MHz - PL: 127.3 Hz In & Out
    Idaho Mica Peak - Analog Only
  • 443.975 MHz + PL: 136.5 Hz In & Out
    Canfield Butte - Analog Only
    (146.78, 146.98, and 443.975 are normally linked together)
  • 443.275 MHz + PL: 136.5 Hz In & Out
    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 In & Out
    RX Idaho Mica Peak / TX Blossom Peak
    Also linked to
    and 442.975+ PL: 100 Hz In & Out

  • 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...

Thursday Coffee & Doughnuts
Due to restrictions at Silverlake Mall, Thursday morning Coffee and Doughnuts is now held out doors at Ramsey Park, weather permitting. The park is just across from the Transfer Station exit at 3525 N Ramsey Rd, Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815. We hope to see you there.


Center Target Sports
Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will not be a repeat of last year's KARS presence at Center Target Sports Customer Appreciation Day.

We will be resuming normal testing starting on July 13th, 5:30 PM at the Search and Rescue Bldg. 10865 N. Ramsey Rd. Hayden, ID 83865.

Due to the backlog of individuals that will be testing we are requesting testing by reservation only. Please contact me via email at to sign up. There will be no re-takes or multiple tests taken until further notice. One test per person.

NOTICE: If you need to take the EXTRA exam before the question pool changes on July 1st, please contact me! Thank You! We look forward to getting things back to normal! See you soon!
Jerry Hart - W7KR - VE Team Leader

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
KARS Outdoor HamFest

***POSTPONED*** This will hopefully be rescheduled for August or September - This year's hamfest will be a change in venue and will be outdoors rather than in a building as in previous years. Consequently you might want to consider bringing a pop-up canopy if you'll be setting up a table to sell. More details on the KARS HamFest Flyer.
Sat, Jul 18th, 2020
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Meeting held at Kootenai County Search & Rescue, 10865 N Ramsey Rd, Hayden, ID 83835
Mon, Aug 10th, 2020
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Meeting held at Kootenai County Search & Rescue, 10865 N Ramsey Rd, Hayden, ID 83835
Mon, Sep 14th, 2020
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