The Cascades Amateur Radio Society, Jackson County, Michigan
The mission of the Cascades Amateur Radio Society shall be to promote the exchange of information and encourage cooperation between its members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency. To advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio within the community through various programs and activities.
General club information:
CARS established in 19?? when the two existing Radio clubs in Jackson combined forces and formed CARS. The Cascades Amateur Radio Society (CARS) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit with the IRS. This means that your annual dues are tax deductible as is any donations you may make to the club.
There are 2 FCC issued radio licenses held in CARS name. 1 – W8JXN and 2 – K8JXN. The license trustee for W8JXN is Jeff KA8HDY and the trustee for K8JXN is Tim WD8PMD. Any member may use the club call when operating in the clubs name (net control, field day, etc.) as long as the member has a physical copy of the license in hand. If you wish to use the club call but do not have copy of the license please contact the club secretary.
For further information on officers duties, terms of office, etc. please see by-laws.
CLUB OFFICERS for 2022:
President: Shane KA1JKB
Vice President: Denny KC8IJZ
Treasurer: Kim KD8ZNW
Secretary: Tim WD8PMD
Trustee (2 yr): Dave W3IGT
Trustee (1 yr): Jeremiah KE8SDC
Net Manager: Scott WD8IGK
Field Day: Denny KC8IJZ
ARES / RACES:
EC: Tim WD8PMD
Asst EC: Denny KC8IJZ
Asst EC: Dick KA8VLN
As a 501c3 and following good governance practices the clubs by-laws are to be publicly available. If you wish to view the clubs by-laws just follow this link to a pdf copy of the document.
CARS normally meets on the Third Tuesday of the month at the Jackson County Health Dept. 1715 Lansing Ave. Meetings start at 7 pm (19:00 Local) with a meet and greet followed by our program for the evening. After the program, we will hold a short business meeting. While no longer meeting by video conference, the button has been left on the home page so as to facilitate on-the-fly meetings and those who wish to continue to attend meetings remotely. Guests are always welcome.
CARS holds a quarterly board meeting. The first board meeting of the year is normally in February. This is an open meeting and everyone is encouraged to join and participate. Please see the calendar for Details.
Many CARS members get together on Friday evenings to enjoy each other’s company while dining. These gatherings are at a local establishment (currently Alpha Coney Island, Jackson Crossings Mall) in Jackson by 5:00 pm each Friday. Please check into the C.A.R.S. Thursday evening net to make a reservation and to verify the location. Walk-ins are welcome.
Also, there is an “eat and meet” at Panera Bread at 9:00 AM every Monday.
Club Meeting Minutes