2020 HamCamation Carpool
If you would like to travel to Orlando on 8-FEB-2020?
This is a combined opportunity for GCARA, WPBARA, and BRARA members.
Winter Field Day Jan 25, 2020
Joe McGee NX4T, the Winter Field Day Chairperson is making plans for Winter Field Day 2020. We will hold a one day Field Day for practice at Quiet Waters Park, Jan, 25, 2020 from 2pm to 8 pm. Set up will begin at 9 am and break down will be at 8 pm. In those 6 hours we hope to practice our skills at Digital, CW, HF. Antennas will be scaled down this year due to the time it takes to put up some of our antennas/beams and because of the shorter operating time. Ricky Eaton, KD4HGR, Jeff Stahl K4BH and Dan Vasilca AI4WW will all be part of the Winter Field Day Committee, working with Joe NX4T to make this year another successful outing. Food for lunch, snacks and coffee and donuts in the morning will cost you $10.00 if you pay in advance. Those paying the day of the Field Day will pay $15.00 instead. This will be done to encourage paying in advance to cover the food. All donations to the Food Fund cheerfully accepted.
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
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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.
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
Are available for use by all licensed amateurs.