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Welcome to ECARS
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" menu option above.  7/276/2016
Did You Know?
Fellow ham, and former ECARS member (#20814), N2EO, Rich, has had his 2nd leg amputated.  If you know Rich, you may want to call or write and cheer him up.  N2MB [516-515-6883] and K6DPZ [516-303-2051] can provide contact information. 12/1/2016
FrostFest Hamfest
ECARS is seeking a good showing at the Richmond, VA FrostFest hamfest on Saturday, 4 February 2017.  FrostFest is a large regional hamfest with a good reputation.  ECARS has been approved for a table (NQ004) from which to advertise our service.  Come one and all.  See FrostFest info here and find our table here (on the right wall in the 'purple' tables section).  11/6/2016
Swap and Shop
ECARS needs a volunteer to run Swap and Shop.  Until then, Swap and Shop will remain active on the website.  Send notices of proposed items for sale or trade, or that you want to buy, to the Webmaster at  See existing format at menu item Net Operations: Swap and Shop.  10/16/2016
ECARS Membership Certificates
See additional and revised ECARS Membership Certificate options at Membership: Order Membership Certificate.  New options include signed certificates, on various papers, in either portrait or landscape, and mailed to you. 9/1/2016
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 option. 

If using the PayPal® option, change the quantity to 3 for a 3 year membership, or to 10 for a lifetime membership.

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.
Member Information Changes
If you have changed your Call Sign or email address please see "Membership: Update Membership Data" page for instructions about how to update them. 7/16/2016
When Did You 1st Operate ECARS?
ECARS has nearly 50 years of operating history, going back to 1968.  Who can demonstrate that they worked, or were members of, ECARS back in the "good old days"?  Rick, K3IW, has made an impressive claim of QSOs back to 1969.  Who else has old history with ECARS? 8/1/2016
Website Usage - Week of 11/14/16
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Page Pg Count
ECARS Home Page 721
Swap and Shop 92
Join ECARS Page 46
About ECARS 22
Membership Certificates 18
New On ECARS 17
Roll Call Schedule 10
Show Us Your Shack 10
ECARS Operations Manual 9
Update Member Info 9
ECARS Store 9
Members Views & News 9
The Monitor Page 9
NCS Operations / Tools 7
HF Remote Setup N8AD 5
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Official Announcements
   ECARS Elections  
Click the ballot box to vote for next year's  Vice President, and three Directors. Meet the candidates via their short biographies as shown here.   Voting will continue through the month of December 2016.  Election results will be reported by 10 January.  Newly elected officers will assume office on 15 January 2017.

The Nomination/Election Committee* is:
Jim Freed*, KA1MQ,
Howard Brier, N2GOT,
Rick Orem, KB3EPJ,
Bob Goodwin, N4HCI,
* Committee Chairman  posted 10/7/2016
Net Control Operators Needed
ECARS has five (5) long term openings that need to be filled.  If you can fill one of them, you will be providing a service to your fellow ECARS members.  See the NCS Schedule, red or yellow cells with OPEN shown in the cell. 8/1/2016
ECARS Webmaster
ECARS is looking for a member who would like to be the Webmaster.  Experience with HTML and Webpages is a plus but not a requirement.  Past Webmasters have been self-taught.  7/31/2016

End of Official Announcements
You Are Needed!
There is no ECARS without the service of the Net Control Operators!  If you enjoy ECARS please volunteer to be an ECARS Net Control Operator either for a regularly scheduled time slot, or as needed to fill in when there are schedule openings. 

See the 'Operations: NCS Schedule' menu option to see if there are openings that would benefit from your service and contact the Net Manager ( to volunteer. 7/16/2017

General Membership Meeting
To Be Announced Later
Show Us Your Shack
It is 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. 
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