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Men of CARS raising flag and antennas " ( at latest Ham Jam in Lake City )


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

As a guest of this site, feel free to browse the site and 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 tab (above) and check out our PHOTO gallery as well.  You can also click the FORUMS tab and see what is posted there.

There are 3 levels of participation in CARS.
1. GUEST - Feel free to browse our website, but you can not post or see the shoutbox or member list.

2. WEBSITE MEMBER - Use this email address to request a logon*: .  You will become a CARS website member and 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 CARS club: .   You will become a CARS website member and 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.

In your email please include your name, phone number, email address, call sign & license class (if you have them) and the reason you want to join.  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)

**Currently the Dues are $20.00/yr and cover Jan 1 - Dec 31.  If you join on or after July 1st, the dues are $10.00 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 .

2018 Meat & Eat Locations

Let's eat at
Cedar River Sea Food
1592 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055
Join us at 5:30PM,
November 19, 2018

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* Links

Club Info
Local Repeaters
Local Clubs
Weather Map
Club Bylaws

* 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

* Tools

CARS Net Script
ARES Net Script
ARRL band plan
ARRL Tech band plan
Antenna Calculator
FCC Search
License Renewal
QRZ Search
FLDigi Manual

* News

Google HAM News
Local News/Info

* CARS Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors.
American Legion Post 57


The North Florida Section of ARRL is looking for volunteers who can deploy for up to a week to the Florida panhandle to provide emergency communications support.

Click to apply

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

* Recent Topics

topic CB Whips
May 24, 2018, 08:10:43 AM
topic Old TV antennas
May 13, 2018, 08:00:03 AM
topic Rohn tower
May 12, 2018, 08:39:28 AM
topic Antenna Analyzer
[For Sale]
April 19, 2018, 09:30:56 AM
topic Yagi Antenna
April 12, 2018, 08:52:39 AM

Things to ponder

Next CARS Meeting

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Monday, November 19, 2018
7:00 PM Meeting at American Legion Post 57
2602 SW Main Blvd
Program= Presentation on C4FM digital radio.
Election of officers for 2019.

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NEXT LICENSE TESTING: Monday, Nov 26, 7:00 pm
Lake City Baptist Temple
click for map

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