ECARS 7.255 MHz The next Roll Call is September 10, 2016 on 7.255 MHz 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
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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 updated
   ECARS 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 at Hamfests

"No new Hamfests to list at this time".

How to become an ECARS Member
If you are not a member of ECARS please consider joining. The 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" only. 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.
Help Wanted!
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 appreciated. 
Member Information Changes
& New Member Information

If you have changed your Call Sign or email address please see "Update Membership Data" page for instructions about how to update them.
For new members please be patient for your information to appear in the "ECARS Member Lookup".
Visitor Number
Since 08/31/2015

Special & Official Announcements
will appear in box below
"Revised Official Announcement"(06/02/2016)
“ECARS will discontinue Saturday and Sunday net operations during the summer months of June, July, and August. The ECARS Net for Memorial Day weekend will continue as scheduled. The first weekend of no ECARS Net operations will begin June 4th & 5th. The normal weekend ECARS Net operations will resume on September 3rd & 4th".
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Swap and Shop will resume every Wednesday starting June 1st from 11:00 AM - Noon. The ECARS Net manager has determined this will be a permanent change and it will not revert back to weekends in September.  If you wish to run Swap & Shop contact  the Net Manager, N4HCI, at  bobgn1@cox.net
 
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"ECARS Member input is still requested"
Request for ECARS historical information. In 2018 ECARS will be celebrating it's 50th year on the air. If you have any information please email it to the Webmaster vice the Net Manager.
(04/09/2016)

The "Monitor" page has been updated
(06/06/2016)
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There were 17 old issuses added for the following
 years 1987, 1991 to 1996. Len N8AD would like to thank Tim K3DPT and Jack KB3USA for the help in compiling and uploading them for all to share.

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"ECARS Member update"
If anyone knows of an ECARS member that has become sick or had major surgery and needs to be cheered up. Please contact the Webmaster and have it posted here. Let me know the preferred method of contact either by a phone call, email or a card.
"Swap and Shop"
"Swap and Shop" is held on Wednesday's 11:00 AM - Noon.

The next "Swap and Shop" will be held on
June 29, 2016
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"Swap & Shop" has been updated for
06/22/2016 

Thanks to Len N8AD for running "Swap & Shop"

ECARS Web Site
The ECARS Webmaster is Jack Tyler KB3USA

Radio Inteference Protocol
See the "NCS Operations /Tools" page. Click on the "Deliberate Interference Protocol" tab for proper way to handle deliberate net interference.

General Membership Meeting
"To Be Announced Later"

HISTORICAL AUDIO
HAM RADIO & ECARS NOW AVAILABLE
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?
Certificates 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 11". To see a sample "Certificate" click here. Email information to Jack KB3USA .

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