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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...

Field Day a Success!
Thanks to everyone that came out to help make KARS 2016 Field Day experience a success. Photos available on both our KARS Facebook page and also here.

Great 2016 KARS Hamfest
Thanks to everyone that helped make our 2016 KARS Hamfest a success! If you missed out on the good times, the great food, and even better deals, you can see what you missed at our photo gallery.

KF7YWR Good Operator

ARRL OO Program
You may or may not be aware that the ARRL runs a program known as the Official Observer. These are volunteers that monitor the airwaves for operation violations, or in some cases they'll let you know when you've done well. Here's an example of someone being shown appreciation for their operations.

KARS Educational Minute - June
This month's topic is CTCSS - Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System, also commonly known as PL or sub-audible tone. You use it to access our repeaters, and many of the other repeaters across the U.S. Why? Two great resources for more detailed information are CTCSS for Dummys by KV4BL and for a more detailed explanation A Historical and Technical Overview of Tone Squelch Systems by WA6ILQ.
Tune in next month for a new topic. If you have suggestions please write the webmaster.

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...)
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
Monthly VE Testing & Meeting
License testing @ 17:30, general membership meeting @ 19:00
Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
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