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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

  • 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.

Upcoming Key Dates (next 90 days...)
This will NOW be held at Post Falls High School Main Building Lunch Room (near flagpole) 2832 E Poleline Rd. Post Falls, ID 83854. Tables for sellers will be $20 each and there is a $5 entrance fee for adults. Kids under 12 years old are free. Reserving a table ahead of time is STRONGLY recommended as you will have a choice as to where your table will set. First come, first served. Both breakfast AND lunch will be available for HamFest attendees. Questions can be directed to our president at for more information. View our flyer for details.
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019
Center Target Customer Appreciation Day
KARS will have a tent set up to promote amateur radio from 09:00 to 14:00. Learn more about the event at the Center Target Event Page.
Sat, Aug 10th, 2019
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
There will be no license testing nor a monthly meeting in August due to our presence at the North Idaho Fair.
Mon, Aug 12th, 2019
North Idaho Fair
The Annual North Idaho Fair runs from Wednesday, August 21st through Sunday, August 25th
Sun, Aug 25th, 2019
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Mon, Sep 9th, 2019
2019 Spokane HamFest and ARRL Washington State Convention
University High School, 12420 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
East entrance on 32nd Ave. Doors open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get all the details and presentation schedule on their flyer!
Sat, Sep 28th, 2019
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00.
Mon, Oct 14th, 2019
To view all KARS events this year...