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SDR (Software Defined Radio)

This is the SDR that Henry demo'd at last night's meeting. Jon Beaver and I are going to place an order for these so we get free shipping. If you would like us to order one for you too, contact Jon Beaver or me

AMAZON HAS SOLD OUT OF THIS ITEM AND DOES NOT KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE. You can order it from China but it will take 2 - 4 weeks.

* Upcoming Ham Events

2018 ARRL Field Day is June 23-24
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The National Hurricane Center Station Test will be held Saturday,
May 28 from 9am to 5pm EDT.

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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 - 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 .

June 18 Meat & Eat Location

Let's eat at
Ken's Bar-B-Que .
387 SW St Margarets St, Lake City, FL
Join us at 5:30PM,
June 18, 2018

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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

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* CARS Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors.
American Legion Post 57
Support our sponsor's
Chili and Cars

Band Conditions

Thursday (and Tuesday) night nets

7:00pm  Ragchew 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, June 18, 2018
7:00 PM Program Meeting at American Legion Post 57
2602 SW Main Blvd
Program=To Be Announced

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NEXT LICENSE TESTING: Monday, May 28, 7:00 pm
Lake City Baptist Temple
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