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 two different bands (2 meters (VHF) and 70 cm (UHF)) and provides “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. has been an ARRL-affiliated club since 1954, 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!