We will be demonstrating Ham Radio in multiple modes, including HF digital and voice communications. Patrons will have the opportunity to observe licensed amateurs operate or if they would like to experience it first hand, they can operate under supervision of one of our hams. More items may be added as we get closer.
The Clearwater Amateur Radio Society, Inc. is an Amateur Radio club based in Pinellas County Florida for over 60 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 Tampa Bay 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 “end-2-end 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.