This is the initial website for the Centerville Amateur Radio Society, Inc (CARS) of Centerville, OH. Over the coming weeks and months this site will be upgraded to contain more information.
Weekly NetCARS holds a weekly net on Mondays at 8PM ET. The net is open and all are welcome.
The WB8ART repeater is accessible at
Frequency: 145.43 MHz
The WB8ART repeater system is accessible through out the southern and eastern parts of the Miami Valley.
Happy New Year - January MeetingThe next CARS meeting on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 7:30PM and will be held at the Panera Bread in Centerville. Panera Bread is located at the Northeast corner of Main St. (Rt. 48) and Franklin St. (Rt. 725). There is ample parking behind the restaurant.
Ideally we will have community room immediately to the right as you enter the front door.
All are welcome! Just look for the bunch of middle aged types. A couple of us will usually have an handheld with us.
Remember your radio, since we generally talk on the repeater (145.43) before and after the meeting.
Successful Relocation of CARS Repeater
This fall the CARS Repeater was successfully relocated back in to
Centerville after several years of being just over the border in
Warren County. Thanks to Jack Gerbs WB8SCT of Quanexus for hosting our
repeater for the past decade. Jack helped us out after we lost our
home on the old Washington Township Fire Department's Station 44 when
the station was relocated.
The move was completed by CARS members in December 2015.
The repeater is now located on top of Miami Valley Hospital South's main building. This brings it back very close to the previous location at old Station 44 on Thomas Paine Parkway in Centerville.
Miami Valley Hospital (Premier Health Partners) has been very generous in supporting our efforts to provide amateur radio, emergency communications, and community support in the Centerville area.
Also as part of the relocation, CARS implemented a new remote receive site on one of the towers in west Dayton on Germantown Street. The shared receive antenna is located 700 ft up, giving the repeater system much improved reception over the previous receive site. The receive site and the repeater are linked by a UHF connection.
Overall the relocation has been very successful, with a significant improvement in coverage and reception.
Thanks to the CARS Repeater Team!