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Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Meeting
                                                  March 27, 2018
CALL TO ORDER:
7:38 Vice President Mike Wolfe opened the meeting & lead the Pledge of Allegiance
SPEAKER THIS MONTH: Mike Sams gave an informative presentation on DMR regarding how to go online & first get your ID number and then set up the various parameters of the radio.       
ROLL CALL:
There were 35 in attendance                                                                                                                      
SECRETARY NOTES: Anyone wanting GCARA shirts please contact Mike Wolfe K2HXC. The Price is: $38.00 & delivery is about 2 weeks. The minutes of the February meeting were approved and seconded. The 50/50 drawing was won by Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL. He donated it back to the Club. Thanks, Bruce
Mike Wolfe, VP will be the Facebook editor & will redesign a new page for us. Please submit your announcements to: K2HXC@comcast.net <mailto:K2HXC@comcast.net> and he will post them.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ gave the monthly financial report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT:  We still have members that aren’t current with their dues. Several members paid at the meeting.

VE Report:                                                                                                                                           
Jeff Stahl tested Three. One was a “Retread” he made General again. Also a new Tech passed, as well as, a General

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Field Day this year is June 23 & 24. Food cost is $20.00 paid at the meetings or at Mike’s Electronics. Please pay by June 1.

The 20, 40, & 80 (500 W) were received and are stored at Mike’s.

The Field Day Grand Prize is an Anytone DMR Radio. Tickets are $5.00 ea. The drawing will be held at the June 27th meeting. Note: You do not need to be present to win.

The “Inter-club” Picnic & Mini Field day will be held at Vista View Park on April 14th ARES/RACES, GCARA, SEFTN & Knights of the Round Table will attend. A Fox Hunt is planned so bring your directional antennas.

The “Safety Fest” will be April 21at the Coral Springs “Sports Complex.” Cert Training & a Police Dog demo will be provided. Call or Email Jeff Stahl for details.

The Quarterly Dinner is scheduled for May 12th. We haven’t selected a venue yet. TBA

TECHNICAL REPORT:
The 146.61 Repeater is working great! If the Repeater is identifying, you will not be heard.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 PM EDT by Vice President, Mike Wolfe.
Respectfully submitted by Roy Neiman KJ4EGN, Secretary.