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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
    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...

Annual Christmas Party Canceled
* * * NOTICE * * * Unfortunately, due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, KARS will be unable to hold our annual Christmas Party and meeting. There will also not be any onsite license testing. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish everyone happy and safe Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.


CW Net Canceled
* * * NOTICE * * * The KARS 10-Meter Slow-Speed CW Net is canceled until further notice due to an apparent lack of participation. Thanks to Quint for giving this a shot and promoting interest in CW.

New Board of Directors for 2021
Congratulations to our new 2021 Board of Directors! They are:
• President - AI7H - Ed Stuckey
• Vice President - KE7ADN - Gabbee Perry
• Executive Director - K6SPP - Larry Telles
• Treasurer - KJ7MUA - Shannon Riley
• Secretary - KI7OVA - Kathryn Kent
• Club Callsign Trustee - K6SPP - Larry Telles
• Past President - KD7FK - Frank Krug

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
KARS Annual Christmas Party CANCELLED!
Rathdrum Senior Citizen Center - 8037 Montana St, Rathdrum, ID 83858 - Doors open at 17:30, dinner at 18:00. There will be no ham testing on this day. Due to COVID restrictions our 2020 Annual Christmas Party has been canceled. Likewise there is no license testing or meeting in December.
Mon, Dec 14th, 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, Jan 11th, 2021
Winter Field Day
The contest runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1700 UTC Saturday to 1700 UTC Sunday. Read more here.
Sat, Jan 30th, 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, Feb 8th, 2021
To view all KARS events this year...