We welcome you
to the "East Coast Amateur Radio Service" web site.
ECARS began operation in 1968 as an Amateur Radio public
service net for mobile operators on 7.255 MHz.
You need not be an ECARS member or mobile to check into
the nets. We look forward to your checking in on 7.255
If you have some time
and enjoy the ECARS net please consider becoming an NCS
even if you're just a backup. Contact John W1JPZ see
below for contact information. It would be helpful to
have some backup NCS to fill in when someone isn't
available. Over the past few months there have been a
few occasions that the "Swap and Shop"
had no NCS. If you have some time and want to give it a
try let John know. It's
the many volunteers that keep ECARS a very popular 40 M
ECARS on Location
ECARS was represented at the
RF Hill Hamfest on
Oct 18 in Sellersville,
PA buy the following members: Paul
Gerhardt - K3PG Vic Klien - WA4THR Ken Merring -
"Reminder" "Swap and Shop" is now held the
1st and 3rd
Saturday of each
month from 10 AM - 11 AM.
Next "Swap and
Shop" will be held on December 5th.
Saturday & Sunday
nets from 8 AM - Noon
is happy to announce that effective April 1, 2013 the
annual dues are now $3.00 per year. You can
pay for multiple years in advance. For example, a
3 year membership is only $9.00. On the PayPal®form change the quantity to 3 for a
3 year membership. But best
bargin is the Life membership.
ECARS is also offering a Life Membership for a one time
dues payment of $30.00. On the PayPal®form change
the quantity to 10 for a Life Membership.
Show Us Your Shack
All of us take
pride in our Shack
so share your pride with your fellow "ECARS Members"
Follow the link on the left to view member's shacks.See the instructions for
submitting your "Shack" photo for inclusion in the slide show
on the "Show Us Your Shack" page. Eleven
Shack photos of non-members were removed. (11-24-2015)
ECARS is always looking for help. Members in good standing are always invited to serve as
Net Controls. Please contact
John, W1JPZ if
you are interested.
Nominations & Election"
(Updated 11/03/2015) Nominations are now open
for the offices of President, Vice-president,
Secretary/Treasurer and two Directors until November 25, 2015
. To hold any of these positions a nominee must
be an ECARS member for one year and that will be
verified by the ECARS Secretary. If you wish to
nominate someone email one of the members of the
Nomination Commitee listed below. In the email
include the nominee's name, callsign and ECARS
number if possible. Please do not nominate
someone that is not interested in that position.
If there are two or more nominees for any of
these positions then an email ballot election
will be held
from December 1st - December 30th 2015. After ballots
are counted the winners
will assume their posts on January 15, 2016. The
openings for the 2 directors
are: Luke Lauretano,
KA1SE Vic Klein, WA4THR
The other 3 Directors terms don't
expire for another year so they shouldn't be
nominated for another office per the ECARS
Kulling, K3TCU Wells Farr, WB3CUF John Zorger, WA1STU
board has decided to keep the resolution in
effect that maintains the position of
Secretary/Treasurer as one office.
Attention members and avid SWL there is an "ECARS"
Facebook group. For those interested in joining you
can either search for "ECARS7255" without quotes or
click on the Facebook link on the left side of this
"Swap & Shop" has been updated for 11/21/2015
thanks John WA1STU.
ECARS Web Site
The ECARS webmaster is Jack Tyler KB3USA
Radio Inteference Protocol
To ensure the safe opeation of the
ECARS nets you should familarize yourself with the
protocol for dealing with radio inteference. Please follow the link to the protocol. Read
it. Embrace it. This is the protocol that NCS
operators will be following. It will only be
effective if we support them.
Click here for Protocol.
General Membership Meeting
"To Be Announced Later"
HAM RADIO & ECARS NOW
has received a gift from Lloyd Bankson Roach, K3QNT,
ECARS #3823, consisting
of the recording of a historical commercial radio
broadcast which he wrote and directed in April of 1969.It was broadcast over WERS-FM and WBZ-AM in
Boston, Massachusetts. It
“200 Meters and Down.” It has been
donated to ECARS for historical purposes only.It features amateur radio operators in the
Philadelphia and Boston area including ECARS founding
member Jim Lightfoot, WA1KRN, then VP/Gen Mgr of WBZ
Radio.Not only does it cover Amateur Radio in general but has
a generous discussion about ECARS, itsorigin and its purposes. The
recording is available for download by clicking the link
below. It is a large audio file (24
MB) and could take a few minutes depending on your
connection.The file is in MP3 format. If you wish to listen
to the audio file, just click the link. However, if you wish to download the file then
right-click and choose "Save Target as..." or "Save Link
Meters and Down. ECARS
is very grateful to Lloyd, K3QNT, for his generous gift.
Need a Membership Certificate?
Gary KJ8D has created a really nice membership
certificate that he is happy to share with the members.
Simply send him your name, call sign, ECARS number, and
membership expiration date and he will email you a color
certificate suitable for framing that you can print out.
The certificate is a Word Document and measures 8˝" x
see a sample "Certificate" click here. Gary's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Gary!