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
If you have some time
and enjoy the ECARS net please consider becoming an NCS
even if you're just a backup. Contact John W1JPZ see
below for contact information. It would be helpful to
have some backup NCS to fill in when someone isn't
available. Over the past few months there have been a
few occasions that the "Swap and Shop"
had no NCS. If you have some time and want to give it a
try let John know. It's
the many volunteers that keep ECARS a very popular 40 M
ECARS on Location
ECARS will be at the
RF Hill Hamfest on
Oct 18 in Sellersville,
PA. ECARS as of now will be represented by Paul
Gerhardt - K3PG, Vic Klien - WA4THR and Gary Kulling -
K3TCU. All are invited to attend and stop by and have an
look for the ECARS banner.
ECARS will also be at the
Nutmeg Hamfest on
Oct 18 in Meriden, CT.
ECARS as of now will be represented by Steve Perkins -W1PRK. All are invited to attend and stop by and have an
look for the ECARS banner.
"Swap and Shop" is now held the
1st and 3rd
Saturday of each
month from 10 AM - 11 AM.
October's next "Swap
and Shop" will be held on October 17th.
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®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®form change
the quantity to 10 for a Life Membership.
Show Us Your Shack
All of us take
pride in our Shack
so share your pride with your fellow ECARS members.
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.
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.
Announcements (Updated 10/03/2015)
Saturday & Sunday nets
have resumed begining 09/05/2015 from 8 AM - Noon. The NCS
schedule has been updated. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Importent
message from ECARS President Paul Gerhardt K3PG Due to 40M band conditions members are invited to
check-in to ECARS on the ECHOLINK. Use the QRP Conference
on Tuesdays until further notice.
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. This is a closed group to keep out the spammers so you
have to submit a request to join this group if you
haven't already. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Swap & Shop" was updated for 10/03/2015
thanks Len N8AD.
Updated "ECARS on Location" 09/29/2015
added Nutmeg Hamfest. If there are any other ECARS
members attending this Hamfest that would be willing to
help Steve W1PRK please contact him. Any help you could
provide would be appreciated.
ECARS Web Site
The ECARS website is under
new management. Jack Tyler, KB3USA, has been appointed
the new webmaster by ECARS President Paul Gerhardt,
ECARS wishes to thank Vince, K1AH, for his six years of
service and dedication to the ECARS organization. Vince managed the web site for six years, and worked for three years as editor of The Monitor.
We wish him well.
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
operators will be following. It will only be
effective if we support them.
General Membership Meeting
"To Be Announced Later"
HAM RADIO & ECARS NOW
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
“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, itsorigin 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
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.
The certificate is a Word Document and measures 8˝" x
see a sample "Certificate" click here. Gary's email address is email@example.com.
Thank you Gary!