Welcome to the Gold Coast Radio Club
Pompano Beach Florida
Last updated May 1 2017
All are welcome to join us at our monthly meetings held the 4th Tuesday of every month, except December, at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of the Imperial Point Hospital. Amateur license testing at 6:00 PM preceeding each meeting.. REMEMBER, there is no longer a requirement for Morse Code so now is a great time to upgrade your license or to join the growing ranks of Amateur Radio operators. "Be a HAM"



          Welcome to the Gold Coast
          Amateur Radio Association

The GCARA is one of the oldest ham radio
clubs in South Florida with a growing membership of about 251 licensed operators. The club was founded in 1969 by its first trustee, Charles D. Ritchie, (Chuck) (W4BUG) SK, back when amateur radio, VHF, UHF, and HF repeaters were a technical challenge.
Keep in mind that the amateur radio operator is often the unseen hero during emergencies when other means fail to operate. In this high technology information age, there is still a need for the dedicated amateur, and our club stands ready to provide any public service communications should it be called upon to do so.


We have been fortunate to receive a few donations but, they will not last forever. If you are in arrears, please pay your dues and remain in good standing with the club.
         Meeting Attendance 2017
                        January - 30
                        February - 37
                          March - 30
                           April - 30
                           May -
                           June -
                            July -
                         August -
                       September -
                         October -  
                        November - 
               Monthly Calander
The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Assn. meeting will be held on Tuesday April  25th at 7:30 p.m. at Imperial Point Hospital in the auditorium.   Testing is at 6:00 p.m. and the latest to arrive is 6:15 p.m.The Guest Speaker will Be Barry Porter and the presentation is the history of the transistor.There will be coffee and doughnuts and a 50 50 drawing at the meeting.  Members arrive early to eat before the meeting in the cafeteria.

                     May 13 2017

Dinner Meeting :  The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association will meet for dinner on Saturday, May 13 at Wings Plus Restaurant, 9880 W. Sample Rd, in Coral Springs. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM and feature our Trustee, Rick Eaton, who will tell us about our repeater capabilities, present, past, and future. Please plan to join us for a very interesting evening. An RSVP to Joe, NX4T  (mcgee3543@bellsouth.net) will be appreciated , but is not required.

Life Membership Status, as stated in our bylaws, shall be  granted automatically to any regular club member who has 25 years or more. Members granted Life Membership status shall have all of the rights and privileges of a regular member including voting rights, but not subject to, or required to remit the annual dues.but will be responsible for any assessments in support of the Club. Life Membership status may be purchased by any regular member who submits a single payment equal to 25 times the regular dues at the time of application minus the number of years they held membership. For example, a  member with 5 years of creditable membership will use this formula: Twenty-five years minus Five years uninterrupted Regular Membership equals  Twenty years regular dues to obtain the Lifetime Membership. Since we no longer have the older membership data, members shall be credited with their time upon the verification by other members.




Club repeaters: are available for use by all licensed amateurs. For more information about our repeaters.
Click here.
             | Home | Repeaters | Minutes | Links | Officers | Club Roster | Meetings | Training | Monthly Activities | D-Star Info | Contact page |
       Saturday morning breakfast

All are welcome to join us each Saturday morning at 7:30 am for breakfast and gab session at JJ's Diner on 31st Avenue just south of Cyrpess Creek on the West side.

Don't forget to visit our


These are the folks that support our club. Make sure we, in turn,  support them.
The Presidents Corner
All new info about the club is found here including, the next couple of months programs and presenters.

Click Here

Board Meeting Reports

Click Here
We are now
on Facebook
If you haven't yet, renewed this years membership  or, if you would like to join our club, just click on the link below. You will then download a membership application,in PDF format, that you can print, fill out, and mail with your check, to the address printed at the top of the application.
           Membership Application.
Tuesday, April 29, 2017
Testing   6:00 - 7:00
Meeting  7:30 - 8:30
Walk-ins are welcome
No one accepted after 6:15 pm
Please bring a pencil, copy of your license, and the $15.00 fee
More info