ECARS 7.255 MHz The next Roll Call is December 13, 2014 on 7.255 at 10:00 AM.ECARS 7.255 MHz Apply for ECARS Membership by clicking on the "APPLICATION / RENEWAL" button on the left side of this page ECARS 7.255 MHz
 Welcome to ECARS 

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 MHz.

Luke is not a stranger to the Network Manager position and we wish him the best of luck. And John you deserve a good rest. Thanks for your outstanding efforts.

Radio Calibration by
Ken Merring KM3F

Here is how an easy accurate calibration check can be done.   WWV is a good frequency standard transmitting on AM mode.  Best accuracy for checking is to use the highest WWV frequency you can receive.  WWV transmits on 10, 15 and 25 mhz.  Depending on the propagation and time of day for receiving .   ( more )


Annual Dues

ECARS 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 TM 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 TM form change the quantity to 10 for a Life Membership. 



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Show Us Your Shack

All of us take pride in our Shack so share you pride with your fellow ECARS members. Follow the link on the left to view member's shacks.

You can send a picture of your Shack to Vince,, for inclusion in the slide show.

Help Wanted!

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. 


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Nomination for ECARS Election

ECARS elections for the up coming year are approaching. Any member that would like to nominate a person for one of the open slots should use the following process.

1) Contact the person you would like to nominate and ensure he / she is willing to accept the nomination.
2) Submit the nomination to the selection committee prior to November 25th.

The Selection Committee consists of the following:  Ron N3AR, Ken KM3F, John WA1STU, and John W1JPZ.  Email address's for the committee members are available on the ECARS Website below. 
 You only need to notify one member. Make sure you get a confirmation that the nomination was in fact received.

Open Slots are 3 Directors Positions, President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer.   It is important to remember that only current members can nominate and the nominees need to be active members as well. Nominees must have a current membership at the time of election as well. 

Please click the lin below to discover the current nominees, their nominators and their status.  
Current Nomination List
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 NTS opertors will be following.   It will only be effective if we support them.


Radio Interference Protocol


General Membership Meeting

The ECARS board decided to hold a Genera. Membership Meeting.   This "General Membership Meeting" will be held  on July 12th during the Roll Call period at 10 AM.  

ECARS 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, its  origin 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 as..."

 200 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. Gary's email address is Thank you Gary!

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