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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
    147.28+
    and 442.975+ PL: 100 Hz In & Out
    IRLP Node #3773 / EchoLink Node N7MOT-R  #465683

  • 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...

March Meeting on Zoom
(2021-03-05)
Your are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: KARS Hybrid Meeting March 2021
Time: Mar 8, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81498551908?pwd=S3BZVGo4ZWJZbUYzZWI0WXllMWpVdz09

Meeting ID: 814 9855 1908
Passcode: 624695
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,81498551908#,,,,*624695# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,81498551908#,,,,*624695# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 814 9855 1908
Passcode: 624695
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdjJU8AVS6

 

FCC Now Requires E-Mail Addresses
(2021-02-07)
You may have heard that the FCC will require an E-Mail address from amateurs going forward in order to conduct business with the FCC (license tests, renewals, address changes, vanity call signs, etc). The ARRL has put up an informative page that can help you, whether you just need to add an e-mail address or you need to start fresh by registering your FCC account in ULS. Get all the info at the ARRL ULS page.

QSO Coffee and Donuts
(2021-01-01)
Join us for our weekly QSO Coffee and Donuts. It is held every Thursday morning 08:00 - 10:00 at Gross Donuts at 1603 E Seltice Way C, Post Falls in their banquet/meeting room. Doughnuts are on-site, where we'll be safe and warm indoors, with good amateur radio camaraderie. Don't miss it!

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
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, Mar 8th, 2021
Idaho QSO Party - IDQP
Details at www.pocatelloarc.org/idahoqsoparty/
Sat, Mar 13th, 2021
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Leap forward one hour @ 2 am
Sun, Mar 14th, 2021
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, Apr 12th, 2021
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, May 10th, 2021
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