We would be pleased to have
you check into the ECARS net. ECARS is an open
service. If you enjoy "ECARS," consider joining. See
'Become an ECARS Member' below and the "Membership:
Application / Renewal"
- Silent Key -
Pauline Bateman N2KKL lifetime member #20614 of Waterville NY passed away April 16, 2017. She was 75 years old.
While at Hamcation, Paul, K3PG, attended an AMSAT
demonstration and brings back this report from the host.
Trying new things is what Ham radio is all about.
One of the most exciting times I've had in ham radio was when I made my first contact through an amateur radio satellite. It was a Russian amateur satellite called RS-10. You would transmit up on VHF and listen for your signal on the satellite portion of the 10 meter band. To hear my own signal and knowing it was coming down from space was exciting enough, but after that I actually made contact with another ham and that topped it off.
That RS-10 contact was many years ago, and making satellite contacts now is much easier. All you need is a dual band (2M/70cm) HT and a dual band 5/8 whip and your on the air. From there, your next step would be accessing what we sat operators refer to as the "linear" satellites. These are a little more challenging since you have to use SSB or CW to work stations through them. You also have to continually "bump" your frequency as you operate due to something called Doppler shift, but don't let this scare you. Its really not all that hard to learn and its a lot of fun.
If this sounds exciting, you can find out more information about the amateur satellites be going to
. There is also an email list you will find listed there that you can subscribe to and ask questions of the seasoned sat operators who will be glad to help to bring you up to speed.
Hope to hear you on the air."
Welcome to our new and renewed
Become an ECARS Member
The annual dues are $3.00 per
year, and you can subscribe for 1 or 3 years, or for a
lifetime membership. Applications can be submitted
either by mailing a paper application form, or by
submitting electronically using the PayPal® application
If using the PayPal® option, use the
'Membership Level' drop down box to select either a 1
year, 3 year, or lifetime membership. Be sure you
always provide your current call sign when submitting an
application or renewal.
See the 'Membership:
Application / Renewal' menu option. After submitting
your application, you can check that your membership has
commenced using the 'ECARS Member Lookup' option above
in this column, but be patient. It will take a while
for it to show up.
ECARS Membership Certificates
See additional and revised ECARS Membership Certificate
Membership: Order Membership Certificate
options include signed certificates, on various papers,
in either portrait or landscape, and mailed to you.
backbone of ECARS is service by its members for its
A Special Thanks to Bob Goodwin, N4HCI.
Bob has done a terrific job as temporary webmaster for the past year.
This has been a tremendous effort, acting as both Net Manager AND Web Manager at the same time.
Either job is enough for one person, let alone attempting both at the same time. Bob will
continue to act as Net Manager. Great job! Thank you for all your help in my transition to Web Manager.
Troy McCoach, WB2FNG
ECARS is looking for a
volunteer to serve as our news collector and reporter.
In this capacity, he/she will be responsible to the
Officers and Borad for collection of information
regarding activities our members have engaged in (e.g.
ham fests; participation in ham related activites such
as NPOA, or traffic passing, or similar events of note
or interest; home brew construction projects;
Field Days; or non-Ham life events of note). He/she
would prepare short write ups of these and submit them
to the Webmaster or PR Specialist, or both, for
inclusion on the ECARS webstie, the ARRL website, and/or
local news organizations, as appropriate. Please
by email if you are interested in this
Thanks for the Service.
We all owe Steve, W1PRK, thanks for his long and
faithful service as the ECARS Public Relations and
Archivist. Due to the weight of time and some recent medical
issues, Steve has decided to resign in this role.
He will be missed. Lets all hope for Steve's
Net Control Operators Needed
To volunteer, contact
the Net Manager at
The East Coast Amateur Radio Service, Inc. can provide
financial support for worthy amateur radio related
initiatives. The focus of this grant program is to
support Amateur Radio and other non-profit organizations
with programs to educate, license and otherwise support
Amateur Radio activities with emphasis on youth-based
projects. See menu item 'Organization: Apply for
Swap and Shop
Submit items for sell, or trade or purchase to Swap and
email to the Webmaster
. He will post them on the
Swap and Shop page for you.
End of Official Announcements
Member Information Changes
you have changed your Call Sign or email address please
see "Membership: Update Membership Data" page for
instructions about how to update them.
Show Us Your Shack
always a pleasure to see how other Hams have set up
their Shacks. So, ECARS has a section of the website
dedicated to showing pictures of member's shacks. If
you have not done so already, share your pride and joy
on the website.
Follow the menu option above to view member's shacks.
See the instructions for submitting your "Shack" photo
for inclusion in the slide show on the "Operations: Show
Us Your Shack" page. This is for ECARS members only.