ECARS 7.255 MHz The next Roll Call is May 10, 2014 on 7.255 at 10:00 AM hosted by Rich, AA2XKECARS 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.

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 Luke, Laurentano KA1SE if you are interested. 


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


ECARS Goes to Hamfests

Below you will find some pictures of ECARS members who attended the Nutmeg Hamfest in Wallingford, CT in October.

If you have a hamfest or club meeting and would like to use our banner just contact Steve W1PRK our PR manager.  Steve also has a good supply of updated ECARS brochures.


Pictured are  (top) Steve W1PRK and Lenny KB1TJC
(bottom left) Manny KB2UXG and Alberto KB2EBZ
(bottom right) Tom K0UL

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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