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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...

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, Jun 14th, 2021
Field Day
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. (11:00 Sat through 13:59 Sun PDT) Read more here... KARS Field Day locatiion will once again be at Majestic Park in Rathdrum, 5400 W Majestic Ave, Rathdrum, ID 83858.
Read our KARS Field Day flyer for more local information.
Sat, Jun 26th, 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, Jul 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, Aug 9th, 2021
To view all KARS events this year...