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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 - Click the link to send an email* to  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 -  Click the link to send an email* to   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

September 18 Meat & Eat Location

To Be Announced

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* User Info

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* 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


The membership voted to retain Ron-KK4HGY as webmaster and to extend this Club website for another year.

The membership thanks Tiffany for the work she put into the other site - everyone appreciates the demands of juggling website work and family. Thank you very much, Tiffany (Bryan).

Please comment in the Shout Box on what you want to see added and what is of little value.

Thanks for taking your time to comment. Your input and ideas are important to the success of the website and the
Columbia Amateur Radio Society club.

Feel free to contact me directly

jon at lash dot name


Officers - 2017

President Carter Morgan KJ4JIG 386-984-9189
Vice President Homer Edmonds KE5NDY 386-397-2309
Secretary Bruce Strnad W2BTC 386-754-0835
Training/PIO Richard Heston KE4BQI 386-984-0077
VE-Chief Colen Boutwell WA5RKR 386-965-9059

Band Conditions

Thursday night nets

7:00pm  FLdigi net  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   146.940 PL-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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Things to ponder

Next CARS Meeting

7:00 PM Business Meeting at American Legion Post 57
2602 SW Main Blvd
click for map

NEXT LICENSE TESTING: Sept 25, 7:00 pm
Lake City Baptist Temple
click for map

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