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DATE.....................................   EVENT LINK
Dec 2…………….………..KARS General Meeting
Dec 3 (week of) …..………..W1AW/9 Illinois Ops
Dec 5-7……………....…ARRL 160 Meter Contest
Dec 13-14……….……….ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Dec 16………….…………...KARS Board Meeting
Dec 25……...….……...…...MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Dec 27-28...….…...Stew Perry Top Band Contest
Dec 31…………......KARS NEW YEARS DINNER 

NO KARS GENERAL MEETING IN JANUARY

Jan 3-4………...…………..ARRL RTTY Roundup
Jan 10………..….….....…….....NA QSO Party CW
Jan 11………..........………..…..KARS BANQUET
Jan  17……....……….…...…..NA QSO Party SSB
Jan  18……...….……...WRCA Wheaton  Hamfest
Jan 20…………........…..….KARS Board Meeting
Jan 23-25…………….....CQWW  CW160 Contest

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KARS Monday Night Net,
ARES Nets and Weather Spotting
Check in every Monday at (9pm)
to the KARS <Monday Night Net>
at 146.940 mHz  (107.2 pl)
Everyone welcome to check in.

Weather Spotting Nets,
ARES Emergency Nets

W9AZ
Repeaters - IRLP
APRS - DX Cluster
Photos and info of KARS
many excellent systems

APRS WIDEN-n digipeaters
W9AZ-1 144.390 Mhz
W9AZ-2 144.390 Mhz

RF DX Cluster 145.530 Mhz
Telnet DX Cluster 69.212.234.48

AR Clusterฉ Users Manual

KARSFEST 2014
KARS 31st ANNUAL HAMFEST (KARSFEST 2014)
KARSFEST Flier in Adobe .pdf format
karsfest.pdf
Past Great Hamfests
Hamfest Show
PDF Newsletter Photos


KARSFEST 2012 Pics
pg 2, Aug Newsletter


KARSFEST 2011 Pics
pg 2, Aug Newsletter
Speaker: W9IE
FLEX Radio


KARSFEST 2010 Pics
pg 3, Aug Newsletter


KARSFEST 2009 Pics
pg 4, Aug Newsletter

Speaker: ARRL IL SEC W9FX
IL State Wide Winlink 2000 System

KARSFEST 2008 Pics
pg 3 sep Newsletter
Speakers: WB9QZB, W9XA
DSTAR Repeater Systems

KARSFEST 2007 Pics
pg 3, Sep Newsletter

Speaker: WB9QZB
DSTAR Introduction

KARSFEST 2006 Pics
Pg 3, Aug Newsletter


Hamfest Show
HTML Photo Pages
DXPeditions, DXing

KARSFEST 2005
Speaker: V31JP
Operating from Belize

KARSFEST 2003
Contesting tribute to the SMC
and SMC Pres K9PG

KARSFEST 2002
1st ever Ducie Island VP6DI
Presentation by N9TK

KARSFEST 2001
Spratly Island 9M0M Presentation
by WB9Z

KARSFEST 2000 Pics

KARS HAMFEST 99 Pics

KARS HAMFEST 98 Pics

ALL Hamfests
in the USAat ARRL.ORG

FOXHUNTING
KARS FOXHUNT MAIN PAGE


KARS FOXHUNTING Main Page
CQ Magazine Features
KARS Fox Hunters

First, in the
May 2001 CQ Magazine - Page 32
"May 2001 Issue"
announcing
National Fox Hunt Weekend
(NFW 2001), (Page 32)
Second time, in the
April 2003 CQ Magazine - Page 52
"April 2003 Issue"
announcing
National Fox Hunt Weekend
(NFW 2003), (Page 52)

Third time, in the
April 2004 CQ Magazine - Page 20
"April 2004 Issue"
announcing
National Fox Hunt Weekend
(NFW 2004), (Page 20)

Fourth time page
Features K9QT

Fifth time page
Features W9IOU

Sixth time page
Features K9UNO and W9IOU
May 2009

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Meetings Monthly Meetings

Members KARS Membership Roster E-Mail and Homepages

Officers KARS Officers

ARRL VE TESTING VE Test Sessions
 
KARS Historical Archives
(Year - 1922)
(Year - 1925)
(9AZ QSL Card 1925)
(Year - 1942)
(Year - 1952)
(Year - 1954)
(Year - 1955)
(Year - 1956)
(Year - 1957)
(Year - 1959)
(Year - 1960's)
(Year - 1961)
(Year - 1962)
(Year - 1963)

BBCHS ARISS Contact
with NA1SS Bill McArthur 3-28-2006
Bradley / Bourbonnais HS ARISS Contact with the International Space Station
NA1SS, 4 pages of photos. Hear it in mp3
Click here for the ARISS Contact at BBCHS

Special Event Station Commemorating KARS 80th Year in 2004
A special event station was conducted at Koerner Aviation in Kankakee
in honor of KARS founding member Del Koener W9NKR

JOTA - Scouting "Jamboree On The Air"
JOTA Kankakee, IL 1999
JOTA Kankakee, IL 1998

ICOM America visits Kankakee
Icom Funmobile Photos - August 1998

NWS NOAA Weather Transmitters
Kankakee, Iroquois Counties
The local area now has two full time National Weather Service
VHF transmitters Through the efforts of KARS members
Howard Dybedock AK9F and Jerry Rosalius WB9Z.
Click on the link below for the "full story" and photo of
the transmitter at the St Anne (Kankakee) sight.
NOAA Transmitters at 162.525 and 162.500 mHz

Field Day
KARS FIELD DAY 2002
KARS FIELD DAY 2001
KARS FIELD DAY 2000
KARS FIELD DAY 1999
KARS FIELD DAY 1998

Annual Picnic / RC Extravaganza
KARS Picnic Sept 2000
KARS Picnic Sept 1999
KARS Picnic Sept 1998

Dayton HamVention Photos
Dayton 1999 Photos
Dayton 1998 Photos

ARRL features Dayton Speaker KARS Member in QST
Crystal, W9IOU in the July 2001 issue of QST Magazine (page 89)
W9IOU
                                                          Featured July
                                                          2001 QST page
                                                          89
Crystal, then 15, along with 5 other young hams from across the nation,
spoke at the "Youth in Amateur Radio" forum at the Dayton HamVention.
Crystal's topic was "Promoting Ham Radio Through the Local Clubs."

Web Site Awards
Awards bestowed upon the w9az.com web site

WB9Z
DX Super Station
Many photos of the DX Super Station in Cresent City, Illinois

K9BIG
Lighthouse Activations by K9BIG
View QSL cards from K9BIG's Lighthouse activations

K9BIG ARISS Control Op contacts Bill McArthur.
Bradley / Bourbonnais HS talks with astronaut on
International Space Station NA1SS, 4 pages of photos.Hear it in mp3

WR9L
VHF Contest Expedition
VHF Contest Expedition from a Rare Grid Square
By WB9STR (Now WR9L)


Ham Radio <Links>
World Wide Callsign Lookup Sites
Ham Radio Web-Sites (Various Interests)

Other Ham Radio Club Web-Sites

DX Web-Site Links, Clusters etc.

Ham Radio Dealers and Manufacturers

Computer Show <Links>
Area Computer Shows

Computer / Electronic Support <Links>
Computer / Electronics Manufacturers, Computer Support, Device Drivers

Total Web User / Master Resource Links

Weather <Links>
Kankakee, IL WEATHER and FORECAST from The Weather Channel

WEATHER LINKS PAGE

Kankakee Area State / Gov <Links>
Greater Kankakee Area Websites of Interest

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Welcome
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The Kankakee Area Radio Society
Kankakee, Illinois - Kankakee County - USA

KARS is an amateur radio Club, a service organization located in Kankakee, Illinois.

KARS is proud to affiliate itself with the American Radio Relay League - ARRL.
ARRL is the National Organization for Ham Radio and our voice (lobby) in Washington.

Illinois is in the ARRL Central Division along with Indiana and Wisconsin.
Division Director George R "Dick" Isely, W9GIG and
Vice Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA
are our representatives in ARRL policy making.
Illinois Section Manager  Thomas Ciciora, KA9QPN
represents us in the ARRL Field Organization.
Visit the ARRL Central
                Division Web SiteVisit the
                ARRL Central Division Web Site
Visit the ARRL Central Division Web Site for Central Division News and Views.

KARS is devoted to the promotion of amateur or "ham" radio as it is known by some.
If you are not familiar with the subject, a great web page on ham radio covered it very well
on the ARRL Web: at this link, Click Here.

Many vocations and decades of experience are
represented here within the KARS Organization.

KARS Club meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month.
Non-members are always encouraged to attend.

Our banner newsletter "KARS KEY KLICKS"
is published monthly by the dedicated team of K9QT and K9NR.
Current and past issues are listed at the top of this page in Adobe pdf format.

Training and Testing help available. Good monthly programs and other activities.

Potential members are encouraged to apply.
Be part of the KARS team,
help support the many fine systems and programs of
The Kankakee Area Radio Society Click HERE and Join KARS Today!

KARS repeater systems are coordinated through the ILRA - Illinois Repeater Association

If you would like to know a little more about the subject of ham radio,
Visit this page at the American Radio Relay League

Enjoy your stay!

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