Next CARS club
meeting at:

Our next meeting will be at Busch Funeral Home, Parma, OH, Tuesday November 14th, 2023
see home page for details

VE Exam Dates:

Exams at 9:15am
VE testing is in Independence, address below.
call Metro, W8MET for info 216-520-1320
Walk-ins are welcome

The FCC charges a $35 application fee for new licenses, renewals and vanity applications. This fee is paid directly to the FCC after an application has been submitted to them, This must be completed at:
For the ARRL to submit a renewal application to the FCC on behalf of an individual they charge $15 to non-ARRL members, there is no fee to current ARRL members, we collect the ARRL fee, a check or cash and photo ID are required. Go to: for more information. Please let me know if you will be attending.

2023 Test dates
Nov 12,2023

2024 Test dates
Jan 14,2024
Mar 10,2024
May 12,2024
Jul 14,2024
Sep 8,2024
Nov 10,2024
Exams begin at 9:15am
Old Elmwood Recreation Center
6200 Pete Wisnieski Pky.
Independence, OH 44131

Walk-ins are welcome
click for map


If you change an e-mail,call sign etc, please send your info ASAP to:

Website problems
or comments
send an email to:

Or contact us by
snail mail at:
5295 Butternut Ridge Dr
Independence, Oh 44131

CARS Board Meeting

CARS will hold the first board meeting of 2024 on January 4

Club House Restaurant

Parma Heights, OH

The meeting will start at 7:00 PM

An optional dinner will start at 6:00 PM

January 9, 2024 CARS meeting will be at our regular location:
Busch Funeral Home
7501 Ridge Rd
Parma, OH 44129

For Map, click here

Meeting's start at 7:30pm

2024 Meeting programs

  • January 9, 2024: Professor David Kazdan, AD8Y, from CWRU will present on the effects of the solar eclipse on communication
  • Please help out by contacting Joe, KD8BAL at 216-642-0167 or email to schedule your program.

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    To request a QSL card for W8BM

  • Please send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope)
    to the QSL manager W8MET Metro Sinko,
    6511 Elmarge Dr., Independence, OH 44131

    NET Checkin Results

    For the 2023 log please click here
    For the 2022 log please click here
    For the 2021 log please click here

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