CLICK 2020 WFD FMI
The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association will observe the annual Winter
Field Day exercise on Saturday, January 25, at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield
We will begin setup at 8 AM, the communications contest will begin at 2 PM,
and we will cease operations at 8 PM. We will operate three stations, using
SSB, CW, and digital (RTTY and PSK-31) on self-generated power. There
will also be an attempt to make satellite contacts. And additionally there
MAY be a fox hunt if there is sufficient desire.
All Amateurs are invited to attend and join in the fun. We will welcome
licensed Amateurs who wish to operate (especially SSB) and setup/teardown
assistance will be especially appreciated. Those who wish to observe and/or
socialize will certainly be welcome.
The park is located at 401 Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, and there is a
$1.50 per person entrance fee.
There will be food available for a fee of $10.00 prior to 1/25 and $15.00 at
the park. Included will be coffee and donuts, and lunch. Early payments may
be tendered at Mike's Electronics.
RSVP is requested (but not by any means required) so that our President
Melanie will know how many to prepare for. Please call or text Joe, NX4T at
954-782-3543 or EMAIL
We hope to see you there. This is one of the biggest annual activities in
Amateur Radio. Thousands will be participating. You will surely find it to be
a rewarding experience.
Are available for use by all licensed amateurs.
These are the folks that support our club and we, in turn,support them.
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GCARA is one of the oldest ham radio clubs in South Florida and
celebrating its 50th year in operation. In 1969, it was founded by its
first Trustee, Charles Ritchie (Chuck) W4BUG SK, when amateur
radio, VHF,UHF,HF repeaters were more of a technical challenge.
[See Repeater Tab for our club frequencies]
To say the hobby has come a long way is an understatement. People
no longer join for a phone patch. They want to talk to the astronauts,
bounce signals off the moon, use their computers to slow scan TV or
do digital communications. Even though CW (Morse Code) is no
longer required at testing for licensure, people still learn and use it
Our mission is to join collectively as hams and mentor the younger
population or newer hams to the hobby. We fill critical communication
needs during disasters and hurricanes throughout the county. We
provide communications for events like the Winter Boat Parade and
Race events we are invited to. Hopefully we can continue to foster a love for this
ever changing hobby that will allow it to continue throughout future
generations. Come join us today!
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.
1069 NW 53 St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
WED and SAT: 9AM-NOON
2020 Meeting Dates
January 2020 Speaker
Kenneth Hollenbeck KE4NC will once again treat us to new tricks and tips for the amateur radio enthusiast. This topic was well received and surprisingly unknown to most of us at the November Meeting and it bears delving into a little more. Kenny promises new tricks.
We will also have a short Winter Field Day 2020 review by Joe McGee NX4T. WFD is Jan 25, 2020 at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield. Admission is $1.50 and there will be coffee and doughnuts for the ones setting up at 9am. Lunch will be served and will cost $10.00 if paid before the event and $15.00 at the event. Please RSVP to Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her @ 954-560-3706. Many thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Break down will be at 8 pm and we will need helping hands both in the morning and at night. Please contact Joe McGee at email@example.com or call him at 954-782-3543.
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.
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
4th Tuesday of the month
Testing - 6:00 - 7:00
Walk-ins are welcome
NOBODY ADMITTEDAFTER 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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