Welcome to the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
Pompano Beach Florida :: Updated 26-March-2020 1147 ET

  Welcome to GCARA. Monthly meeting: 7:30 PM on 4th Tuesday of every month. Location: Imperial Point Hospital. Testing: 6:00PM  

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2020 Winter Field Day Score

Dan Vasilca AI4WW submitted our Winter Field Day results

  • Phone: 45 for 15%
  • Digital: 2 for 1%
  • CW: 256 for 84%
  • Points: 12,342
  • Bonus: 6,000
  • Total: 18,342

More than half of the QSOs were CW by Dan and we had a satellite contact by Chuck Gress K3NKH.


ARES Apparel Offer

Mike of Mike's Electronics has offered to place an apparel order for ANY apparel item and have it shipped to the store Free of Charge to the purchaser.

CLICK HERE go to the ARRL website and check out the offers.

Items being targeted are for the ARES people

  • 0128-M Mesh Vests $16.00
  • 0136-L Deployment Vests w/pockets $25.00
  • 0099 ARES Deployment Hat $15.00

There are ARRL clothing and VEC clothing available as well. Please get your order into Mike's ASAP. Thank you.


DONATIONS TO THE CLUB

At the general meeting on Jan.28, 2020, VP Joe McGee NX4T, was grateful to receive as donations, the following items for the club.

  • ARRL HANDBOOK-2016 by Ricki Witte
  • 2 issues of QST Magazines by Al Flapan
  • Automatic Antenna Tuner by Al Flapan
  • Insulators by Gerald Deitch

The handbook was given as 2nd prize for the 50/50 auction, he magazines were handed to the general public for newer members and the Automatic Ant. Tuner and Insulators will be added to the FIELD DAY equipment for the club's usage.

Thank you for those of you who steadily supply our needs in some fashion. A reminder: we also accept monetary donations and when we get to be a 501 (c) (3) organization this year, you may take it off taxes. Thank you so much.


Sponsors

These are the folks that support our club and we, in turn,support them.

To visit our Sponsors

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2020 Officers

Role Name Callsign
President Melanie Fernandez KJ4VCT
Vice President Joe McGee NX4T
Treasurer Erik Olmer W4EJO
Secretary Roy Neiman KJ4EGN
Trustee Rick Eaton KD4HGR
Director AL Jeff Stahl K4BH
Director PIO Mike Wolf K2HXC
Sponsor Advisor Mike Spivak WB4RFC


2020 Activities

Everyone from any club is invited to attend.

RSVP to Melanie 954-560-3706 or email earthymel1950@gmail.com

Date Time Event Location
Apr 18 10-4 PM Spring Picnic Vista View Park
May 23 7:00 PM Dinner Wing's Plus Coral Springs
Jun 27-28 Summer Field Day Quiet Waters Park
Jul 18 7:00 PM Dinner Wing's Plus Coral Springs
Oct 3 7:00 PM Dinner Wing's Plus in Coral Springs
Nov 7 10-4 PM Winter Picnic Vista View Park



MIKE'S ELECTRONICS

1069 NW 53 St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-491-7110
Hours
MON-TUES-THU-FRI: 9AM-2PM
WED and SAT: 9AM-NOON



MEETINGS TIMES

Our meetings start at 7:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month on all months except December. We generally go until our subject of the night is exhausted, typically till 9:30 PM.

If you desire some nourishment before the meeting, you are cordially invited to join our table in the cafeteria at 5PM until we must prepare the auditorium for the meeting. All hams and visitors are invited so do not be shy. I am looking forward to meeting you there.



Meeting Dates

  • 24-Mar-2020
    CANCELLED
  • 28-Apr-2020
  • 26-May-2020
  • 23-Jun-2020
  • 28-Jul-2020
  • 25-Aug-2020
  • 22-Sep-2020
  • 27-Oct-2020
  • 24-Nov-2020
  • 26-Jan-2021

  • Membership

    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.

    For Membership Application

    CLICK HERE

    Announcements


    Don W3AZD is SK

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    FYI: NEW EXTRA QUESTION POOL RELEASED

    The current 2016-2020 EXTRA Pool expires on June 30, 2020 and will be replaced with a new pool, 2020-2024 EXTRA pool. Several changes were made to the new pool of questions with an attempt at weeding out too easy questions and too difficult questions. The current number of questions in the pool was reduced from 712 to 622. The result according to the ARRL website article, was 239 modified questions, 49 new questions and 139 deemed outdated questions removed from the pool. Diagram questions were reduced from 10 to 8 than the 2016 pool.

    The new pool questions are available now at the NCVEC website (National Conference of Volunteer Coordinators).


    The Presidents Corner

    Welcome to the President's corner. Please keep up with latest Board meeting here and see what we are doing on your behalf. Comments and suggestions invited.


    Club Repeaters

    Are available for use by all licensed amateurs.

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    TESTING TIMES

    4th Tuesday of the month
    Testing - 6:00 - 7:00

    Walk-ins are welcome

    NOBODY ADMITTED
    AFTER 6:15 pm

    For testing bring:
    • Government issued Picture I.D.
    • COPY of existing license
      (if you are upgrading)
      or CSCE (if using for credit)
    • Pen, Pencil, Eraser
    • Simple calculator
      (may not use cell phone)
    • $15 cash or check

    Questions and info:

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