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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.

More Information
Please use the About link to the left for more detailed information about our club, repeaters, meetings, etc.


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)

Affiliated Repeaters - While associated with KARS by virtue of a shared site or links, these repeaters are part of the North Idaho Repeater Group (NIRG) and are not funded by KARS. Learn more about NIRG at their website.

  • 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

Featured News Items...

August Meeting on Zoom
We are inviting you to our monthly KARS meeting via Zoom.
Topic: Kootenai Amateur Radio Society (KARS)
Time: Aug 9, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Second Mon, until Dec 13, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Aug 9, 2021 06:30 PM
Sep 13, 2021 06:30 PM
Oct 11, 2021 06:30 PM
Nov 8, 2021 06:30 PM
Dec 13, 2021 06:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly Calendar Invite

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 829 3828 5959
Passcode: 933097
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,82938285959#,,,,*933097# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,82938285959#,,,,*933097# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 829 3828 5959
Passcode: 933097
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QSO Coffee and Donuts
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...)
KARS Annual Christmas Party
Mon, Dec 13th, 2021
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