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 2018
January - 27
February - 31
March - 35
The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Assn. meeting will be held on Tuesday, May
22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Imperial Point Hospital in the auditorium.
May 22 - TBA -Field Day appropriate discussion
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.
GCARA Quarterly DInner May 12, 2018
1000 N. University Dr.
Coral Springs, Fl.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE KENNY HOLLENBECK. Kenny will speak on something that is
important to all hams on the air.
join your friends and neighbors for a great dinner
and an educational talk.
June 26- Robert Molledo will speak on
July 24 - Bruce Ratoff KO4XL - to be
August 28 - Mike DiPerna, Broward Sheriff's Dept on Cybercrime
September 25 - Ralph Boyd KK4GUB Meshnet
October 23 - Pete Rimmel N8PR Dxing
November 27 - Voting on New Board, talk TBA
December - No Meeting.
A bit of history
On March 18 1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark used a
shortwave transmitter to converse with a government radio post about 6 miles
away in what is beleived to have been the first
broadcast by a ham radio operator.