|| 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
Club meeting January 24 will feature Kai
Siwiak, KE4PT who will talk about Multi-band Antennas Strategies for ARES/RACES". "KE4PT explains how to construct a dual and tri-band (146 MHz, 223 MHz, 445 MHz) omni-directional vertically-polarized antenna suitable for emergency use, and for 223 MHz packet communications."
Life Membership Status, as stated in our bylaws, shall be granted automatically to any regular club member who has main- tained that status for an uninterrupted period of 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 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.
|Club repeaters: are available for use by all licensed amateurs. For more information about our repeaters.
|| Home | Repeaters | Minutes | Links | For Sale | | Officers | Club Roster | Meetings | Training | Monthly Activities | D-Star Info | Contact page ||
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.
|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.
|MEETINGS and TESTING
Tuesday, January 24 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