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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


Repeaters - KARS operates the following repeaters for the use of both members and non-members alike.

  • 146.38/98 MHz
        CTCSS/PL = 127.3 Hz/3A
  • 443.975 MHz (448.975 MHz Input)
        CTCSS/PL = 136.5 Hz/4Z
    (146.98 and 443.975 are normally linked together)

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...

New Extra Class Questions Posted
The Extra Class question pool is set for an update on July 1st, 2016. You can scope out the new question pool and decide if you like the new ones or the old ones better. To test under the existing question pool you must take the exam before June 30th.

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Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
Northwest ARRL Division Convention (Sea-Pac)
Seaside, OR - More info at
Sat, Jun 4th, 2016
Cascadia Rising
Cascadia Rising is an Emergency Communications Exercise Tentative Schedule June 7-8. Details TBA but preliminary information available at
Tue, Jun 7th, 2016
KARS HamFest
View our flyer for details. This will be held at the Coeur d' Alene Shrine Club Event Center, 1250 W Lancaster Rd, Hayden, Idaho 83835
Sat, Jun 11th, 2016
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...
Sat, Jun 25th, 2016
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00
Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00
Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
To view all KARS events this year...