How To

Anderson Powerpole Connectors by Colen Boutwell

Anderson Powerpole Connectors by Colen Boutwell

Cutaway view of a Powerpole connector
Proper Alignment
Do Not Solder
Any Questions?

Coming at the August 19 Meeting

How to - by Mike Meador on Building Antennas

Coming at the Oct 21 meeting
How To - by Ted-KN4ODP training on FT-8


Welcome to the Columbia Amateur Radio Society (CARS) website!

   To join the CARS club or to be a website member and  *HELP FIGHT SPAM*  please enter one of the following email addresses into the "TO" box of a new email on your computer, DO NOT COPY AND PASTE!

  In your email please include your name, phone number, email address, the reason you want to join and if you have them your call sign & license class.  In the subject line please state I WANT TO JOIN THE WEBSITE or I WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB.  (By joining the CLUB, you automatically join the website)

There are 3 levels of participation in CARS.

1. GUEST - Feel free to browse our website, click on all the links to the ham related info we have on the page.  You can also check out our upcoming events by clicking on the CALENDAR link (above), check out our PHOTO gallery and click the FORUMS tab to see what is posted there. , but you can not post, see the shoutbox or member list.

2. WEBSITE MEMBER ONLY - Use this email address to request a logon: .  You will become a CARS website member and will be emailed a user name and password.  You can then log on to the website and post in the forums and shout box.

3. CARS MEMBER -  Use this email to join the CARS club: .   You will become a CARS website member and be emailed a user name and password. Once you pay your dues you will be granted full status and can vote in the CARS meetings and be granted full access to the site.

*Currently the Dues are only $20.00/yr for a single member or $25.00 for a family membership and cover Jan 1 - Dec 31.  If you join on or after July 1st, the dues are $10.00 for single membership and $12.50 for a family membership for the remainder of the year.

If you have any questions you can send an email to .

NOTE:  If you send a request to join the cars website or to become a CARS member and do not get a reply within one day, please email me at .

Attention phone and tablet users

It has come to my attention (via Brad) that the menu does not show up very well on mobile devices so I have added a new menu that is more readable.

It is located in the left panel (below). Enjoy. -- KK4HGY

2019 Meat & Eat Locations

Click for 2019.

Join us at 5:30PM,
August 19, 2019

Let's eat at
Sakura Chinese Buffet
2469 W US Hwy 90 #148, Lake City, FL 32055
Inside Gleason (Lake City) Mall

* Contact Us

Send email to:

* Past How To's

* User Info

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Links

Club Info
Local Repeaters
Local Clubs
Weather Map
Club Bylaws
Reverse Beacon Net

* CARS Frequencies

Freq (Mhz) Offset (Mhz) Tone
Lake City
146.940  -.600  123.0 
145.490  -.600  none 
147.150  +.600  123.0 
 53.390  -1.00  141.3 
147.420 Local Simplex
146.520 Nat'l Simplex
444.900 +5.0 110.9
Live Oak
145.270 -.600 123.0
145.410 -.600 100.0
443.700 +5.0 110.9

* News

Google HAM News
Local News/Info

* CARS Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors.
American Legion Post 57

Band Conditions

Thursday (and Tuesday) night nets

7:00pm  CARS net (Tuesday)  145.490 no PL
7:15pm  Dixie ARES Net  147.390  PL-123.0
7:30pm  Gilchrist ARES Net   147.285  PL-123.0
7:45pm  Columbia ARES Net   146.940PL-123.0
8:00pm  Alachua ARES Net        146.820   PL-123.0
8:00pm  Gary's High Springs Net  146.520   Simplex
8:30pm  Suwannee ARES Net      145.410  PL-100.0

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Next CARS Meeting

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Monday, August 19, 2019 7:00 PM Meeting at American Legion Post 57
2602 SW Main Blvd
click for map

Monday, July 22, 7:00 pm
Lake City Baptist Temple
click for map Testing is also available on request.
Click for What you MUST bring.

Sunday, Sept 15 at
Lake City Library 2:00pm -- lunch 12:30 at Hardy's


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