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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...

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


COVID-19 Corona Virus Impacts to KARS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kootenai County has suspended use of the Search and Rescue Building for everyone except official County business. Based on this and the most recent guidelines regarding 'social distancing,' KARS has canceled the June membership meeting and VE testing. Likewise, the June ARES monthly meeting is canceled. Thursday morning's Coffee and Doughnuts sessions are also canceled until further notice. Stay tuned here or on the evening Northwest Traffic Nets at 18:30 PDT for updates.

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
There will be no license testing nor a monthly meeting in June due to COVID-19 Corona Virus issues.
Mon, Jun 8th, 2020
Field Day
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. (11:00 Sat through 13:59 Sun PDT) Read more here... KARS Field Day locatiion will once again be at Majestic Park in Rathdrum, 5400 W Majestic Ave, Rathdrum, ID 83858.
Read our KARS Field Day flyer for more local information.
Sat, Jun 27th, 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, Jul 13th, 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
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