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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: Saturday, February 01, 2014
CARS Celebrating 60 Years as an ARRL Affiliated Club 
CARS became an ARRL affiliated club on January 18th, 1954.  At the February 13th, 2014 business meeting ARRL Section Manager Dee Turner (N4GD) presented CARS, represented by CARS President Craig Shapiro (KJ4BYK) with a certificate commemorating the milestone.  Click here for pictures of the presentation and the certificate.

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014
Skywarn Training  Apr 24, 2014

CARS & Pinellas ACS/ARES have partnered up to host a Skywarn Training in place of our April Social Meeting.  The training will be presented by the National Weather Service and is open to the public.  Registration is required.  Please click this link and complete the short registration form at the bottom of the page.

Location: Clearwater Fire Training Facility
Address: 1716 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater, 33758 -  Behind Fire Station 48
Date & Time: April 24th at 7:30pm
Doors Open: at 6:30pm
Please arrive by 7:15pm so that we may begin the training promptly at 7:30pm.

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North County
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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 Thursday each month (7:30 PM at the Clearwater Fire Department Training Academy) 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 four different bands (2 meters (VHF), 1.25 meters (222 MHz), 70 cm (UHF) and 23 cm (1.2 GHz)) 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 Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:19:27 PM in Clearwater, Florida.
Next club business meeting:
Thursday May 8 at 7:30 P.M.
Next club social meeting:
Thursday Apr 24 at 7:30 P.M.
Next Clearwater Amateur Radio Exam Session: Monday May 12 at 7 PM

As of March 10th, 2014, CARS has saved the local Ham Community $10,095 by offering FREE Testing.
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