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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. 

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.

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.

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!

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

(06/01/2020 To 06/30/2020)

WD3XJohn * W3ZDFJohnKD4QNAPeter
NY2JJohn * KB1ESXDavidK2WWDean *
WA3CASJohnW8BUJames * W4YGTThomas
W2NWTNorman * AC1BSMilton * AF4NCThomas *
N3UPMKevinWJ3WDouglasN8QQNMichael *
NP2NCRobert * N3FUJohnKD2FOHJohn
KD2OGRJohnWB2HHHPaul * AC2OMFrederick
K8YVRobert * VE1JBLJamesW3OBXDonald *
KB1DPDRobertKD2UAXDirk * KI4LHUMatthew *
N3VGPDonald * K1DABDeanWA2BUCRichard

* Lifetime Memberships

Official Announcements
ECARS Service

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

 Net Control Operators Needed
To volunteer, contact the Net Manager at ecars-netmanager@cox.net See guidance on being a net control operator here.

ECARS Leadership.

Do you know who the ECARS officers and board are? They are listed at this link..


ECARS Scholarships

The ECARS directors have voted to offer two scholarships in 2020 - one administered by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the other by the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR). This year, each scholarship will be for $2000. Check the ARRL and FAR websites for particulars on how to qualify for an ECARS scholarship.


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.

End of Official Announcements

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.

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.