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"
Welcome Back to NCS George Miller, W3GWM
"After a household accident that put him in the hospital, and is requiring a neck brace while he convalesces
from some broken vertebrae, George, W3GWM, returned to NCS duties on Friday, 11 August. George will pick up NCS duties
as able while he convalesces. Welcome back George." Reported by Net Manager Bob Goodwin, N4HCI
Camping and Ham Radio - A Great Article by Mike Pechura, WA8BXN.
Ham Radio operators are always looking for new experiences to use equipment from their favorite hobbies. Mike Pechura, WA8BXN is definitely NOT
an exception to this. He packs up his ham gear and sets out in his Class B motorhome for a camping and radio expedition. Mike has been kind enough
to put together an article for our website, highligting his most recent adventure. Please click
(Adobe Reader or similar required for reading) Thanks Mike for the interesting read.
ECARS Grant Awarded
Following a successful application and approval by the ECARS board of directors,
a grant of $948.20 has been awarded to The Educational Alliance for Amateur Radio,
a 501 C3 non-profit corporation in Pottstown, PA, that conducts The Boy Scouts of America
Radio Merit Badge courses for Boy Scouts and the ARRL Wireless Technologies Award for Girl Scouts.
The classes are designed as an outreach program to promote amateur radio awareness.
The programs are also designed to use amateur radio as vehicle for STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) education. The awarded funds will purchase Radio receivers, transmitter
and Direction finding antennas to be used in the courses.
The East Coast Amateur Radio Service, Inc. can provide financial support for other 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 a Grant' OR click
Interim Report on the Above EAAR Grant
ECARS has received an interim report from Dr. William Hewitt, W3FRB, Executive Director for the Education
Alliance for Amateur Radio (EAAR). It appears that the project is going quite well for the Boy Scouts
who completed the Radio Merit Badge on Field Day Weekend. The feedback from both the Scouts and their
parents was quite positive. Read more in a letter from Dr. Hewitt along with with some pictures of their
activities. You can read his letter here
(Adobe Reader or similar required.)
Welcome to our new and renewed
members (8/3/2017 to 8/8/2017)
* Lifetime Memberships
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' dropdown 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
ECARS Abbreviated Summer Net Schedule
During the summer months ECARS has discontinued net operations on
weekends, and from 1-2 pm on weekdays, but will resume normal operations commencing 2 September.
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 Board 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
3/29/2017 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
a Grant' OR
Click Here for Information. Feb 2017
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.