Welcome to the Gold Coast Radio Club
Pompano Beach Florida
Last updated February 8, 2016
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 - 39
                        February -
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                            July -
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               Program Update

The February meeting will feature Rich
Rosen, N4RR , who will be speaking on
Suitcase Antenna Design. Rich is a long
time DXer has a lot on the ball, too. It
should be a very interesting and nteractive
experience for all. 

                  Life Membership

As stated in our By-Laws, Click to see the
ByLaws,  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.


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
The Presidents Corner

All new info about the club is found
here including, the next couple of
months programs and presenters.

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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, February 23 2016
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