Welcome to the Gold Coast Radio Club
Pompano Beach Florida
Last updated March 25 2015
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
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 2015
                        January - 40
                        February - 44
                          March - 38
               Program Update

This month our speaker will be Steve
Taylor W1HQl, with a presentation about
the amateur satillite program. He will
explain how you can work using a new
modality, satellites. It should interest most
because it is available to all license

Printed Circuit Newsletter

We email the Printed Circuit Newsletter to
our club members monthly. Want to get
on the list? Click here. It provides timely
and  pertinent information on amateur
radio, our club, and our repeaters to keep
everyone up to date. We are also selling
ad space for those businesses that would
like to take advantage of an inexpensive
means to reach our audience.

          Great Info on solar Cycles site

Club repeaters: are available for
use by all licensed amateurs. For
more information about our
Click here.
       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
Thinking about becoming a "Ham"?
Look at what some school systems
are presenting in their classrooms. Get
an idea of what is being done to
expand the hobby and extend the
pleasure of ham radio around the
country. Check out more on the Links

                     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 28, 2015
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
                 Life Membership

As stated in our By-Laws, Life Membership Status shall be automatically granted to any regular club member who has maintained that status for an uninterrupted period of 25 years or more. Club 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 as established in accordance with this constitution.they shall 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. A regular member who elects to convert his or her membership status to  life member shall be credited on a year for year basis for the number of years they have maintained uninterrupted regular member status.
For example, a regular member with 5 years of creditable membership will use this formula: Twenty-five (25) years minus Five (5) years uninterrupted Regular Membership equals  Twenty (20) 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 of other members.