Welcome to the official "East Coast Amateur Radio Service" website.
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
station to check into
the net. We look forward to your checking in on 7.255
MHz. Check the "NCS Schedule" for times of net operation
and the name and callsign of the NET operator. If
you enjoy "ECARS" please consider joining.
The "NCS Operations / Tools" page has been
Our Net Manager Bob,
N4HCI has updated the NCS Operations / Tools webpage.
This will provide information for our new NCS with the
many methods of logging calls while being an Net Control
Station. His new logging software is shown and
explained. He is still in the process of finishing a
video on how to use his new logging program. There is
also the protocol on how to handle deliberate
interference while in control of the net.
ECARS on Location
ECARS was represented at
FrostFest hamfest in Richmond, VA.
Saturday, February 6
How to become an ECARS Member
If you are not a member of ECARS please consider
annual dues is 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. The 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.
ECARS is on Facebook
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 page.
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. This is for
ECARS members only.
ECARS is always looking for help. Members in good standing are always invited to serve as
a Net Control Station. Please contact
Bob, N4HCI our Net Manager if
you are interested. Full or part-time help is always
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NCS email notifications (01/31/2016)
If any member would like to receive email
notifications of changes to the ECARS Net Control
Operator schedule, especially openings needing to be
filled, and is not currently receiving such emails,
please notify Bob, N4HCI, and he will add you to his
distribution list. Similarly, if anyone is
currently receiving these emails, and desires to be
taken off the list, please notify Bob of this as
well. Bob's contact information is on the "NCS
Operations / Tools" page. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Swap and Shop" "Swap and Shop" is held
1st and 3rd
Saturday of each
month from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
The next "Swap and
Shop" will be held on February 20, 2016
++++++++++++++++++++++++ "Swap & Shop" has been updated for
02/06/2016 thanks to John WA1STU for
running "Swap & Shop".
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. See the
"NCS Operations /Tools" page and click on the
"Deliberate Interference Protocol" tab.
General Membership Meeting
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
is entitled,“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?
are available to current ECARS members. Simply email your name
as you'd like it to appear, call sign, ECARS number, and
membership expiration date. You will be emailed a PDF
file of your certificate in color that you print out.
The certificate is suitable for framing and measures 8˝" x
see a sample "Certificate" click here.
Email information to Jack KB3USA .