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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
New/Renewed Members
Welcome to our new and renewed members (1/4/2017 - 1/13/2017):
Call First Name Call First Name Call First Name
NB3R David WB4YBY Norm KE8FFP Stan
K3RYA Bill VE3FJL Frank W3JON Jon
N1VXQ Ron N2ISP Charles KA1KAL Keith
Seeing Impaired?
A blind ECARS member recently pointed out that the 'Jaws' web page reader, that he used to navigate the ECARS website, would not read the drop down menus of the main menu bar, reducing his ability to get to all areas on the website.    Accordingly, we have implemented a secondary menu system that is readable by the Jaws web page reader.  This secondary menu is accessed by clicking on the 'Sight Impaired' menu option above.  1/6.2017
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 Jeff, K2CGH, has ECARS QSL cards from 1972/73 when serving as an NCS in his mid-teens after school.   Who else has old history with ECARS?
 8/1/2016   Modified 12/22/2016
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

Too Far? Try SwapFest on 4 Feb 2017.
The Connecticut Valley FM Association is holding their Swap Fest at VFW Post 771 in Springfield, VT.  See SwapFest flyer 1/8/2017
Winterfest Hamfest
Feeling locked up inside this winter?  Here is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs doing what you love doing at the Harrisburg PA Winterfest on 21 January 2017. Learn more about Winterfest here and read the Winterfest flyer here 1/3/2017
Last Week's Website Usage
(Week of 1/9/2017 exclusive of Webmaster accesses)
Page Pg Count
ECARS Home Page 858
Join ECARS Page 85
Swap and Shop 67
Roll Call Schedule 33
NCS Operations / Tools 26
About ECARS 24
ECARS Operations Manual 24
Membership Certificates 20
ECARS Organization 13
NCS Logging Software 13
Members Views & News 13
HF Remote Setup N8AD 12
Hamfest Index 12
ECARS Store 11
Update Member Info 11
New On ECARS 8
Show Us Your Shack 7
ECARS Bylaws 7
The Monitor Page 6
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Since 08/1/2016

Official Announcements
Welcome to ECARS
The 2017 officers commenced their duties on 15 January 2017.      1/5/2017
ECARS Service
The backbone of ECARS is service by its members for its members. 1/15/2017
Net Control Operators Needed
 To volunteer, contact the Net Manager at

Host Needed for Swap and Shop   To volunteer, contact the Net Manager at bobgn1@cox.net

WebMaster Needed  If interested, contact K3PG and volunteer.   

End of Official Announcements
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' drop  down 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.
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
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
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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