WANTED: Local Hams to get on the 146.880 repeater. On May 20th There is going to be a group of scouts going for their Radio Merit Badge at St. Leo University. For them to qualify, each scout will need to talk to at least 5 hams over the radio.

The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society is looking to help them achieve this goal with the use of the club's repeater.

We need about 10 Ham radio operators to sign up and let me know that they will b



e willing to get on the repeater and talk to them.

The time of the event is roughly 2pm on the 20th. All you have to do is check in with the Net Control Station -TBA- and ask the scout some questions. How the Weather, What is your favorite sport, simple questions. For most of them this will be the very first time they have ever been exposed to Amateur Radio. So lets see if they catch the "Ham radio bug" and show some interest in our hobby.

How to Sign up?

You can email me aa4cb@yahoo.com

-OR tell me at our regular weekly Club breakfast/meeting.

This is going to be a great public service event for the kids.

I would like to thank Charlie-K2CMC and Josh-KO4VVX for allowing us, EPARS, the opportunity to participate in this scouting event.


EPARS Field Day

Trip to HRO

Welcome to E.P.A.R.S.

The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society is located in Dade City, Florida. EPARS is an Affiliated club of The American Radio Relay League. This web site informs our members and the Public of our Field Services and Amateur Radio Activities in East Pasco County.

2022 ARRL Field Day




EPARS : The Shop

Help support club repeaters

Repeaters are not cheap. EPARS tries to keep both repeaters , nodes, and link radios up and running 24/7. Most of the equipment is bought by a member or two and they allow it to be used on the EPARS site. There are times when repairs or updates are needed  to the system. This can be expensive. If you would like to send the club a couple of dollars, that would be great. Any amount that you can donate is well appreciated. You do not need a Paypal account just follow the instruction after clicking on the donate button below.

Repeater support


New Repeater link on 6 and 10 meters

New remote links

East Pasco Amateur Radio Society K4EX Repeaters

Join or renew ARRL membership

You can now Join or renew your ARRL membership through EPARS.

It is the Club commission program.

Click here to find out more information.

Tuesday Club net

The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society holds a general NET on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM on our 2 Meter repeater, at 146.880 MHz. The PL is 146.2 . The net consists of check-ins, traffic, Swap'n'Shop, and Amateur Radio NewsLine ™. All Amateurs are welcome to check in to this net!

If you are a EPARS club member and you would like to be a net control operator, contact Chris, AA4CB. netcontrol@eparsonline.org He will get you into the schedule and supply you with any material you may need.

Get the latest version of the NET PREAMBLE by clicking the button below:

Thursday Night Digital net


On Thursday night we have a digital C4FM

net held on the 443.600 repeater.

NO FM! All Digital.

We invite you to join us. If you are

not in range of the repeater then you

can connect your WIRES-X node to our

room. The name of the room name is

"  --FLORIDA WCF -- " or Room # 81609

Ham Radio testing

Club meetings



Saturday May 6th

8 AM at IHOP.

Check here for any changes.




Saturday Weekly Breakfast


WinLink at St.Leo University

The KM4YGV-10 St Leo WINLINK gateway is up and running at St Leo. 145.030.
Winlink Packet and VARA-FM work good. NEEDS YOUR TESTING!!! East Side, West Side Central, Brooksville Springhill etc. I know the gadget works just wanna know how far. I'm gonna share this on the surrounding counties pages in hopes those folks will connect.

For more information on this node and Winlink

EPARS Buy & Sell Forum

A place to post what you are selling or looking for locally.


Radio Equipment Donations


Amateur radio allows individuals to connect across the airwaves to other communities, cities and even countries! Unfortunately, radio equipment can be more costly. Amateur (or the nickname HAM) radio operators can help provide communications in times of disasters or when other communications go down. Radios don’t require an monthly service plan, like cell phones or internet, yet, can provide the same type of communication through texting, emailing, or voice. As an Ham operator, you can even listen to or talk with astronauts on the International Space Station! 

  •  We accept Radio and Electronic Equipment Donations
  •  Ham radio equipment of deceased or displaced ham radio operators will be put to good use.
  •  All donated equipment helps our club maintain the ability to provide emergency radio communications for local government, such as major snow storms , power outages and  disasters.
  • We will contact you,  answer any questions and arrange for easy pick up.Thank You !
  • Please email donate@eparsonline.org

EPARS E-Mail reflector

E.P.A.R.S. Membership Pay online

You can now join or renew your membership

to the East Pasco Amateur Radio Society

online with PayPal

Click on logo above for more information.

President Duane N4WDH president@eparsonline.org

Vice-President Chris  AA4CB vp@eparsonline.org

Secretary John KB4WGA  secretary@eparsonline.org

Treasurer Lloyd W4LJA  treasurer@eparsonline.org


Mailing address

East Pasco Amateur Radio Society

 P O Box 2199  St. Leo , Florida 33574

For the latest info on the K4EX repeater system and linking ability, click on the picture above.

Membership Form and Dues

EPARS receives all of its financial support from the amateur radio community through the collection of membership dues and donations.  The ability of EPARS to service it’s normal operating expenses and to also develop and promote amateur radio programs in the community is directly proportional to the financial support it receives from individual amateur radio members like yourself.
EPARS not only works to promote amateur radio in the community through its various programs but it also provides actual technology such as both analog and digital repeater systems to its membership and other amateurs of the local community. Again the ability of EPARS to make available these technology services on a regular basis is again also directly proportional to the financial support it receives from amateur radio operators like yourself.