Welcome to the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
Pompano Beach Florida :: Updated 16-May-2020 0907 ET

  Welcome to GCARA. Monthly meeting: 7:30 PM on 4th Tuesday of every month. Location: Via ZOOM. Testing: Cancelled  

Support and Training




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.


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

To visit our Sponsors


Club Repeaters

Are available for use by all licensed amateurs.


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
May 23 7:00 PM Dinner CANCELLED
Jun 27-28 Summer Field Day CANCELLED
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


1069 NW 53 St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-491-7110


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

  • 26-May
  • 23-Jun
  • 28-Jul
  • 25-Aug
  • 22-Sep
  • 27-Oct
  • 24-Nov
  • 26-Jan

  • 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



    W3AZD SK Estate SALE

    As you all know, our beloved Donald Search W3AZD, SK, passed away March 26, 2020. He left many nice radio gear, antennas and power supplies. Through the gracious efforts of Roy Neiman KJ4EGN and Kenny Hollenbeck, KE4NC, much is being stored and sold first come, first served. Please contact Kenny at 954-692-4600 for an updated list of items for sale by best offer. Please help liquidate this inventory to help Hope in her relocation efforts.

    Donald Search W3AZD SK
    Memorial Award

    I have been approached by the DCARC and Palmetto ARC and DX Ass. about an idea to memorialize Don Search in some way. An idea has been put forth to buy a brick at the ARRL jointly as a tribute to Don who served in many capacities over the years in many clubs all over. South Florida area hams would like to recognize Don for his selfless service both for the ARRL and the many clubs he belonged to. The brick costs $250.00 and we would agree to pay a portion of the fee and share the cost with the other clubs if that is amenable to the membership. Please


    your response with your thoughts privately to Melanie Fernandez at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

    Heartfelt Condolences to
    Rob Walter KI4BFS

    Rob Walter KI4BFS, our Lifetime Member and prior past Treasurer, has lost his wife this week to a terminal illness. Priscilla Walter was a loving partner and a cheerful cheerleader to Rob's Ham hobby according to close friend, Joe Ruby KJ4OW. We are greatly relieved to know that Rob will be emotionally supported by his family at this time. Funeral arrangements have been made and will be closed to just the family. If you wish to express your condolences to Rob, please mail your cards and messages to:

    Rob Walter
    3840 NW 106th Drive
    Coral Springs, FL 33065

    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.

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