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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
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
- 443.275 MHz + PL: 136.5 Hz In & Out
Idaho Mica Peak - Analog & Yaesu Fusion Digital
- 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
- Graphical map of our system
Kootenai Amateur Radio Society
PO Box 1765
Hayden, ID 83835-1765
Please use the About link to the left for more detailed information about our club, repeaters, meetings, etc.
NOTICE: VE TESTING
There is no online testing through the ARRL VEC. There are also no guidelines for "Virtual Testing" through the ARRL VEC. Virtual testing and Online testing are two different things.There are 14 VECs. Though they handle 75% of VEC testing, ARRL VEC is just one of 14. We are testing under the ARRL VEC rules and have no other options.A couple of VECs have done "Virtual testing," which involves a proctor that is physically located with the person testing. The other two VEs are watching via remote video. This was the case with the Anchorage Radio Club VEC. Only one person is tested at a time. W5YI VEC may have online testing later this year. More to come later on that.Jerry Hart - W7KR - VE Team Leader
COVID-19 Corona Virus Impacts to KARS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kootenai County has suspended use of the Search and Rescue Building for everyone except official County business. Based on this and the most recent guidelines regarding 'social distancing,' KARS has canceled the April membership meeting and VE testing. Likewise, the April ARES monthly meeting is canceled. Thursday morning's Coffee and Doughnuts sessions are also canceled until further notice. Stay tuned here or on the evening Northwest Traffic Nets at 18:30 PDT for updates.
|Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)|
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
There will be no license testing nor a monthly meeting in April due to COVID-19 Corona Virus issues.
Mon, Apr 13th, 2020
Mon, May 11th, 2020
Northwest ARRL Division Convention (Sea-Pac)
Seaside, OR - More info at www.seapac.org
Fri, Jun 5th, 2020
Mon, Jun 8th, 2020
Sat, Jun 27th, 2020