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Welcome to C.A.R.S. web home                    Here is whats happening! 

FT-70DR Raffels!

There will only be 60 tickets sold, Each ticket will be a $20 dollar donation to CARS.
Every ticket sold is also elegible for a one year membership to CARS! 

(limit one per household)

The drawing's will occur following every 20 tickets being sold. If you didn't win on round one ...don't worry your ticket stays in the mix until the last radio is given away. The odds of winning are GREAT and YOU could be the next WINNER!

Tickets are on sale now!
All have tickets
or email us at TICKET(at)NVCARS.ORG


From K5BLS-
A HUGE Thank you to The Douglas County Public Safety Communications Director for purchacing a new Wires-X node to suppliment the CARS digital network in Douglas County! 
This addition means that all 3 UHF repeaters will be linked online in digital very, very soon!

2/21/18 ALL 3 UHF repaters are now linked


I wanted to give you an update on what’s happening with CARS.  
 I am currently working on more upgrades of equipment and features. The 147.345 repeater will become an analog only voted repeater this year. Meaning that it will have multiple receiver sites and a single transmitter. All received signals will be compared simultaneously and the audio shifted to the transmitter the best audio that they all have available!  MORE PORTABLE COVERAGE!

The sound of the repeater will be very commercial in some ways, much like public safety. We hope you enjoy the environment and added features you will hear.

The 442.225 Fusion repeater will remain unchanged but have some new features available on it in analog!

We have a new Fusion repeater in our network, up above Lake Tahoe- See the story to the right---> (or below if your on your mobile phone)

LOTS happening, please email me if you wish to be placed on the mailing list, and be sure to look us up on Facebook too! The link is on the top of this page. Jeff.Brown (at)



Cheers and stay Safe! 

Yaesu System Fusion Training Session 3/10/2018

CARS Will be giving a basic System Fusion overview for the Tahoe Amateur Radio Association on March 10th at 2 pm In Lake Tahoe- All are welcome to attend and learn more about the Radios, Methodology, and CARS network   
We hope to see anyone with the interest for a face to face meeting!


We have partnered with the Tahoe Amateur Radio Association (TARA) to host a System Fusion repeater for communal usage overlooking Lake Tahoe, Douglas County, Dayton, and most of Carson City at almost 10,000 ft!  




The 442.225 Eagle Ridge repeater is currently linked to 442.300 in analog, FCS 003 room 21 (for use with the DV-4 / Openspot hotspots) and Wires-X digital! We have removed the linking from Ophir 444.375 for now until we can manage to get it linked up for Reno coverage too.

Yaesu has also released a new firmware for the FT-70DR that allows control of Wires-X! The FTM3200DR and the new UHF FTM-3207DR will have this feature now as well! 

We are still testing the firmware upgrades for the FTM-100DR and FTM-400DR

CARS DV4 room! 

CARS has been given its own room on YSF refelctor 3!  Find us on refelctor 3 room 21 too connect to us via the DV4 platform.



NEW mailing address

Our new mailing address is

1640 HWY 395
BOX 2125
Minden, NV 89423 


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Nevada YSF Systems:

147.345 + 156.7 DIG
Fernley/Fallon area

Local only not linked


442.225 + 123.0 DIG

Silver spring/Stagecoach area

Wires-X Room 21676 NEVADA & 442.300 Douglas County in Analog and Digital
FCS-Node 3 Room 21 CARS NEVADA- Linked 


444.300 + 123.0 DIG

Douglas County/Carson City/Dayton

Wires-X Room 21676 NEVADA & 442.225  in Analog and Digital
FCS-Node 3 Room 21 CARS NEVADA- Linked  

444.375 + 123.0 DIG

Virginia City/Washoe Valley/Reno/Sparks/ &

Wires-X Room 21676 NEVADA & 442.225 Douglas County in Analog and Digital
FCS-Node 3 Room 21 CARS NEVADA- Linked


440.050 + 94.8 DIG

Smith Vly., Sothern Lyon County, Topaze Lake

Linked to CARS via FCS003 room 21 on hotspot network


443.850 + 100.0  
146.730 - 100.0


Repeaters service Carlin/Elko/Battle Mtn. 

444.200 + 100.0 Spring Creek NV  

Not currently linked to Wires-X yet

146.610 - 123.0 W7TA

Ophir Peak 
Standalone not linked to anything yet


CARS Analog only systems:

442.125 + 123.0 - OFFLINE- Moving site

Echolink K5BLS 864350

OFFLINE- May not return

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