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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. "Membership:Application / Renewal
You may access the Join/Renew page HERE
7/27/2016


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, 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.
You may access the Join/Renew page HERE.
7/16/2016


Want to improve your CW?

Participate in the ARRL Rookie Roundup on 20 Dec, from 1 - 7 PM Eastern. Details at: http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup .
10/28/2020


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


Social Distancing

Social Distancing is the norm in Amateur Radio. We have been doing this for more than 100 years. NO ONE caught a virus from operating their radio. Operate more -- it's for your health!
3/23/2020


Member Projects

Experimental radio design and modification is still alive and well in amateur radio. Using the baseline design of the HF Signals uBITX 5 band QRP radio, many hams have developed a variety of improvements/modifications/hacks to the uBITX that improve its function and operational enjoyment. Our own Vic Klein, WA4THR, has incorporated several of these aftermarket changes into his uBITX, and has provided links to source documents for several of the changes. Read what he has done, and how it was done, in the Member Projects menu item of the ECARS website, or by going directly to Vic's article here.

NOTE: We would like to add other member projects to this link.  What ham related project have you undertaken?  Write it up and provide pictures and it will be added to this link.  Antennas design and manufacture, Radio design and manufacture including kits, Radio and Amplifier restoration, Remote radio interface design, manufacture, or installation, etc. are all good projects to be added here.
4/23/2018 updated 3/20/2020



Welcome to Our New and Renewed Members

(11/01/2020 To 11/30/2020)

CallNameCallNameCallName
K1NRAPaul * W3BEZCharlesN3BDRobert *
WA6YOURonald * N3VETBruceN8WRARichard *
WB3FXWA.J. * K4ZEEVictorWA2CDZWalter *
K1DIHBrianK3LIZMartinN3QMCKaren *
WB3EHSErnestW2OVBOscarVE3JWHJohn
W1FSYRoger * K1RDXRobertK3YGXLew
N2LCJTimothy * KA2TSDMarshallWB8LLNRobert
N8DADBarryK2BIXJohnVE3FKNTomas
AA2JQHaroldW8CDCAnthony * VE1IMAlan *
WA9CMJJames * W2WWRThomasKD2CIIRobert *
N2MXXDavidWB8THHAndrewKM4UYAJoseph *
VE3WFDavid * KC1KBBWalter * KN4UNOChristopher
KN4KKVElisabeth * WO1BPaul * W1JARArtem *
K4NWXRichardKA1PWRNelsonK4MJVMichael
KV4MQMichaelKC3NPJJamesKC2RTEDevin *
KB2MGQAlanWD8IWJRandyKW4DTRobert *
AA1ADavidW1NEDEdward * NY3RAnthony
KD2FGGAlbertKD2ERRDavidKB1LGYMark
WA8ALQJohn * KC1MAXMaxwellKI4HEERobert
VE3SDQRonaldKB9AVSStephenWA1WZFJames
N3LADCharles *

* Lifetime Memberships




Official Announcements

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ECARS Service

The backbone of ECARS is service by its members for its members. 3/26/2018

 ELECTION TIME
 
The annual ECARS election for the 2021 Officers and Directors is in progress through 30 December 2020. See the link above to vote. Before starting the voting process, you can familiarize yourself with the Candidates here and with the proposed change to the bylaws here.

If you have any problems notify a member of the Election Committee consisting of:
Bob Hartenstein - WB9UDW (Chairman) robert.hartenstein11@frontier.com
Gary Smetana - W1EBM, gary_smetana@hotmail.com
Jim Queen - KE8LDB, ellery575@gmail.com
12/1/2020>


 BYLAWS REVISION
 
The membership will also be voting in December to approve a revised set of ECARS Bylaws. You can review the revised bylaws, and compare to the current bylaws, here.
IMPORTANT: Please Read These BEFORE You Vote!
10/06/2020

ECARS Scholarships

The ARRL has announced that James Gavrushenko, KB3ZGX, is the 2020 recipient of the ECARS Scholarship ($2000). You can see a short biography of James Gavrushenko, and his Thank You Note.

The Foundation for Amateur Radio 2020 recipient of a similar ECARS Scholarship remains to be announced.

8/7/2020

ECARS Grants

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

On Line Swap & Shop

Fill out the form with your information and wait for approval. All new ads will be posted within a day or two of request. Check out the Swap & Shop Here.
5/18/2019


End of Official Announcements


Signal Report Needed - ?

Signal reports, long a fundamental part of amateur radio, can be problematic. There is no commonly understood, known, or described science to signal reports. The S-meter report is to uncalibrated meters and is mostly a function of propagation. The readability report is very subjective and a function of propagation and receiver (rig and operators hearing) as well as the transmitting station. It would be so much better if you could hear your own signal, make adjustments, and then hear the effects those adjustments had in the near term. NOW YOU CAN!
WebSDR technology is a very convenient way to hear your transmitted signal and even make recordings of it.
CHECK OUT HOW TO DO THIS HERE.
7/21/2020


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.
7/16/2016


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.
9/1/201