2024 KARS, ARRL Idaho State Convention

2024 KARS, ARRL Idaho State Convention

Join the Kootenai Amateur Radio Society (KARS) for the 2024 ARRL Idaho State Convention on August 3, 2024. This family-friendly event will be held at an outdoor venue located at 2130 N. Meyer Rd., Post Falls, ID. The convention promises a day filled with fun, learning, and community for amateur radio enthusiasts of all ages.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 3, 2024
  • Location: Outdoor venue, 2130 N. Meyer Rd., Post Falls, ID 83854
  • Website: k7id.org
  • Sponsor: Kootenai Amateur Radio Society (KARS)
  • Type: ARRL Convention
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.520


  • Event Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission and Vendor Information:

  • Vendor Setup: Tailgaters and retail vendors are allowed to set up inside the visitor admission area.
  • Power Requirements: Small quiet generators pre-filled with fuel are allowed, but must be at least 10 feet away from booths and have a functional fire extinguisher on hand. No gas cans are allowed on site.
  • Registration: Vendors must fill out a form to sell equipment at the event. Confirmation will be sent via email.
  • Rules:
    • Smoke-free event
    • No alcohol, marijuana, or illegal drugs allowed
    • Leave no trace: Pack it in, pack it out
    • ADA-compliant public restrooms and trash receptacles will be available on-site

Activities and Features:

  • Vendor Booths: Explore booths selling ham-related equipment and supplies.
  • VE Testing: Participate in amateur radio license testing sessions.
  • Educational Sessions: Attend how-to's and educational talks.
  • Raffle Prizes: Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes.
  • Food: A food vendor will be on-site to provide delicious options.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Cliff Pratt (K7CVP)
  • Address: PO Box 1765, Hayden, ID 83835
  • Phone: 208-620-8589
  • Email: k7cvp.id@gmail.com

Additional Information:

  • The event is designed to be inclusive and accessible for all attendees.
  • The convention is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts, learn new skills, and enjoy a day of community and discovery.


  • The venue is conveniently located at 2130 N. Meyer Rd., Post Falls, ID 83854, making it easily accessible for attendees from various locations.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be part of the 2024 ARRL Idaho State Convention. Whether you're a seasoned amateur radio operator or just starting your journey, there's something for everyone. Mark your calendars and join us for a day of fun, food, education, and camaraderie. See you there!

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