|| 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 - 22
June - 30
The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Assn. meeting will be held on Tuesday July 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, Bruce Ratiff. The theme is: “Shoe box QRP Radio on a Shoe String.” 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.
FROM THE PREZ........
Field Day was a great success this year. More on this past Field Day after the next board meeting Sat July 8,2017.
There was a nice mention in the Pelican Newspaper of Field day and some bio info on Mike Wolfe, K2HXC and Jeff Stahl,K4BH.
As newspapers sometimes do, they made a mistake on Jeffs bio. He became a ham when he was in the 9th grade and not at 9 years of age. It was close.
73 to all,
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|MEETINGS and TESTING
Tuesday, July 25, 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