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20_Years_of w9az.com Dec 1st
                                  1997-2017
The KARS w9az.com web site is celebrating it's 20th birthday on December 1st 2017
by Webmaster Clay Melhorn N9IO

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DATE...........................................Event Link
KARS Event Contest / On-Air Event  -  Non-KARS Event / Hamfest

Dec 1-3…............….ARRL 160 Meter Contest
Dec 5………............…KARS General Meeting
Dec 9-10…….............ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Dec 19..……..........….....KARS Board Meeting
Dec 25…….…................MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Dec 30-31…....Stew Perry Top Band Contest
Dec 31…......................New Years Eve Dinner
NO KARS GENERAL MEETING IN JANUARY
Jan 6-7…………..…......ARRL RTTY Roundup
Jan 13-14………....…....….NA QSO Party CW
Jan 16…………......……
KARS Board Meeting
Jan 20-21…..……...….…..NA QSO Party SSB
Jan 21……….…..…WCRA Wheaton Hamfest
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Jan 21............
KARS Holiday Banquet
Date:                            January 21st      4:30PM – 7:30PM
Time:
Place:                           The Family House Restaurant at 312 Kennedy Drive in Bradley.
 
Cost per Person:           $20.25 for everything…includes buffet (Roast Beef, Roast Chicken,
                                     Mostaccioli, Vegetable, Potato, Ice Cream, Coffee, Soft Drink)
                                     taxes & gratuity included
                                    $13.60 for children 12 and under.
 
We must reserve VERY soon.

Reservations and check, payable to KARS, must be in by December 19th!
 
It’s important that you make your reservation ASAP!
 
Make your checks payable to:  KARS
 
Send your check & reservation info to:
 
Don Kerouac K9NR
6311 E Flora Street
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
donk9nr@gmail.com

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Jan 26-28……….....CQWW  CW160 Contest
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W9AZ REPEATERS

THE EXCELLENT SYSTEMS OF KARS


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 Cluster© Users Manual

KARSFEST 2018
KARS 35th ANNUAL HAMFEST (KARSFEST 2018)
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

Click Here for
                                                directions and info
                                                about the next
                                                breakfastBreakfast now first Saturday EVERY month
 

Members KARS Membership Roster E-Mail and Homepages

Officers KARS Officers

ARRL VE TESTING VE Test Sessions
 
KARS Historical Archives

KARS Past / Present and Future
(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)
(Year - 1964)
(Year - 1965)
(Year - 1969)
(Year - 1970's Tower)
(Year - 1970)
(Year - 1971)
JOTA Kankakee, IL 1998

Icom Funmobile Photos - August 1998
KARS FIELD DAY 1998
KARS Picnic Sept 1998
Dayton 1998 Photos
JOTA Kankakee, IL 1999

KARS FIELD DAY 1999
KARS Picnic Sept 1999
Dayton 1999 Photos
KARS FIELD DAY 2000
KARS Picnic Sept 2000

VHF Contest Expedition from a Rare Grid Square
By WB9STR (Now WR9L) - 2000

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."


KARS FIELD DAY 2001

KARS FIELD DAY 2002

NWS NOAA Weather Transmitters

Kankakee, Iroquois Counties - 2003

The local area has two full time National Weather Service

VHF transmitters Through the efforts of KARS members

Howard Dybedock AK9F(sk) 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


K9BIG Lighthouse activations - 2003 / 2004

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


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. Also listen to the historic contact event in mp3 audio

Click
                                                          here for the
                                                          ARISS Contact
                                                          at BBCHS

(Year - 2008)
(Year - 2009)
Welcome to W9AZ.COM, website of the Kankakee
                                                          Area Radio
                                                          Society

Past 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

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

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

State and US Government

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along with Indiana
and Wisconsin.

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Web Site
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ARRL Illinois Section News

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Amateur Radio
Emergency Services
Web Site
ILARES.org Link
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Welcome
to the KARS web site!
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 Kermit Carlson, W9XA and
  Vice Director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA

are our representatives in ARRL policy making.
Illinois Section Manager Ron Morgan AD9I
represents us in the ARRL Field Organization.
ARRL Central DivisionARRL Central Division
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, K9NR and N9IO.
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!

Please add this web-site to your BOOKMARKS for future reference NOW!

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This Web-Site was created on 12-1-1997 by KARS web master
Clay Melhorn - N9IO of Bonfield, Illinois

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