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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
CARS Member Completes Eagle Scout Project 

A licensed ham since he was 10 years old, Parker Mitchell KI4YAV of Boy Scout Troop 313 in Clearwater Florida recently completed his Eagle Scout project.  His project consisted of getting equipment and labor donated to build a amateur radio station in Fire Rescue Station 65 of  Palm Harbor Fire Rescue  as a back up means of communications in case of an emergency such as a hurricane.  After completing the station it was tested with the Pinellas County EOC and then Parker organized training for the firemen to earn their Technician licenses and arranged for the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society (CARS) VE team to conduct a special testing session.  Eight members of the fire department earned their Technician licenses.  Pictured from left to right: Dan Hawthorne AI4ET (CARS), Eric Mitchell AI4WY (CARS), Parker Mitchell KI4YAV, Lt. Keith Maciuba KM4BDU, FF Paramedic Ashley White KM4BDV, Fire Chief Craig Maciuba KM4BDX, Deputy Chief Bob Markford KM4BDY, Deputy Chief Chad Pittman KM4BDT, Training Chief Tim Pilson KM4BFO, District Chief Scott Sanford KM4BDW, Mike Branda (CARS) K4HN.  Not pictured District Chief. Thomas Fritz KM4BFM.

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014
CARS T-Shirts 
CARS T-Shirts are now available in limited quantities.  The shirts are navy blue with the logo on the left chest and a full back with the website below, all text in white.  Get yours now before they are all gone!

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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
CARS 2M FM Simplex Contest  Aug 23, 2014
Click here for the details! 

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Open to all Tampa Bay Area Hams.

Questions can be emailed to contests@carshamradio.org

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Tampa Bay Hamfest December 12th & 13th, 2014  Dec 12, 2014

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Who We Are
The Clearwater Amateur Radio Society, Inc. is an Amateur Radio club based in Pinellas County Florida for over fifty years.. CARS members meet the second and fourth Thursday each month (7:30 PM at the Clearwater Fire Department Training Academy, 1716 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater) to discuss Club business and activities. Most meetings include a presentation on an Amateur Radio topic of interest. The club sponsors the TampaBay area's only FREE Amateur Radio License Testing. The CARS-K4JMH Repeater System operates on different bands (2 meters (VHF), 70 cm (UHF) and provides "end2end communications coverage" for Pinellas County Hams. CARS members provide Event Communications support for local charity walk-a-thons, runs and bicycle events and actively participate in the National Weather Service SKYWARN severe weather spotter program. Other CARS events include Amateur Radio Contesting, ARRL Field Day and Winter Field Day and Radio Fox Hunting.

The Clearwater Amateur Radio Society, Inc. is an ARRL-affiliated club and a member of the Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council.

CARS membership is open to all licensed Amateur Radio operators. Family Memberships are also available. Come join us and experience the fun, enjoyment and satisfaction that is Amateur Radio!
It is now Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:41:46 PM in Clearwater, Florida.
Next club business meeting:
Thursday Aug 14 at 7:30 P.M.
Next club social meeting:
Thursday Jul 24 at 7:30 P.M.
Next Clearwater Amateur Radio Exam Session: Monday Aug 11 at 7 PM

As of July 14th, 2014, CARS has saved the local Ham Community $10,605 by offering FREE Testing.
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