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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...

DMR is back on the air!
The only DMR repeater in North Idaho is now back on the air. WA7DMR on Blossom Peak, part of the PNW DMR Network, came back online Sunday afternoon after some hard work by Brandon KB6UMY and Rod KC7AAD. Thanks to both gentlemen for your persistence. Code plugs are available through or you can roll your own from the info available at that site.


New KARS Radio Group Forum
Announcing the KARS Radio Group Forum! We have created a new forum for the purposes of Amateur Radio discussion, questions and help! Need an “Elmer?” This is the place to go! Come join in on the fun! Join at!

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
2019 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 28th, 2019
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Mon, Oct 14th, 2019
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Fall back one hour @ 2 am
Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00
Mon, Nov 11th, 2019
Christmas Party
Details TBD
Mon, Dec 9th, 2019
To view all KARS events this year...