Purpose - The purpose
of this site is to provide a method for conveying information concerning
Kootenai County Amateur Radio to members and other interested
parties. It also allows for timely updates concerning Board member
positions, phone numbers, and for distribution of the club's newsletter, the Propagation.
History - Originally known as the Coeur d'Alene Area Amateur Radio Club, the first meeting was held April 11th, 1952. The club later reorganized as Coeur d'Alene Amateur Radio Club May 25th, 1960. On April 17, 1972 it was renamed and reorganized to better represent its member base throughout the county when the Constitution for Kootenai Amateur Radio Society was adopted.
Club Meetings -
KARS meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month @ 19:00 except in June and December. Meetings are held at the
Kootenai County Sheriff Volunteer Search and Rescue building in Hayden ID at 10865 N Ramsey near the Coeur d'Alene airport (KCOE). Overflow parking is available in the adjacent lot belonging to NCS.
- KARS Membership Application
License Testing - KARS Volunteer Examiners (VE's) conduct testing at 17:30 on the 2nd Monday of each month. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit the KARS VE License Testing page.
NWTN - KARS supports the amateur radio tradition of passing traffic with the NorthWest Traffic Net. This net meets each evening at 18:30 Pacific time on the VHF and UHF KARS voice repeaters. The purpose of this Net is to provide and receive information for amateur use, and to practice passing written traffic. The net is open to all amateurs, and you don't have to be a KARS member to participate.
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
- 443.275 MHz + PL: 136.5 Hz Enc & Dec
Idaho Mica Peak - Analog & Fusion Digital
- 53.390 MHz -1.7 MHz PL: 100.0 Hz Enc & Dec
RX Idaho Mica Peak / TX Blossom Peak
- Graphical map of our system
Kootenai Amateur Radio Society
PO Box 1765
Hayden, ID 83835-1765