Next General Meeting, January 25, 2022

IMPORTANT: This meeting will start at 18:00 ET (23:00Z)

Guest Speaker Callum McCormick (M0MCX).

Callum is an antenna designer and manufacturer, well known for his DX Commander Products and his YouTube channel of the same name, which has currently almost 41-thousand subscribers.

Ham Radio operator for nearly 20 years, Callum claims to have field tested around 100 different antennas and he says the more he understands how antennas work, the more he realises he knows less and less!

He will give as a presentation on a software he uses creating theoretical antenna models—the software is acalled MMANA. If you would like to download and play with the software before the presentation, you can do so by clicking here.

We actually recommend you experiment with the software before the presentation and write down any questions you have.

Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association

ARRL Audio News - January 7, 2022

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Winter Field Day 2022

The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association will celebrate Winter Field Day on January 29 & 30, 2022, at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. We will use the "Bald Eagle" pavilion at the park as in the past.

Setup will begin Saturday morning (Jan 29) at 9:00 AM, and the contest will run from 2 PM until 2 PM Sunday.

Quiet Waters Park is located at 401 South Powerline Rd. in Deerfield Beach. There will be a $1.50 per person admission fee at the park entrance. After passing the toll gate, bear to the right. After approximately 0.3 miles turn right again, and the Bald Eagle Shelter will be on the left after about 840 feet.

All GCARA members, guests, and nonmember amateurs will be welcome. There will be food and drink available ( $10.00 for one day, $20.00 for two days), and plenty of opportunities to operate in the contest, to relax and socialize with your fellow hams.

We urge all interested parties and especially new GCARA members, to come out and participate in this event. Assistance in setting up, operating, and tearing down will be most appreciated.

We are still looking for help to set up on Saturday morning and take down on Sunday afternoon, and of course, any help you can provide in-between.

To register, please click here, and if you have any questions, contact Joe McGee (NX4T) at mcgee3543@bellsouth.net.

Winter Field Day is one of Ham Radio's most significant events of the year. We do hope you will join us.

Miscellaneous Links


2021-08-24Bob Greenberg (W2CYK)RFINDER
2021-07-27Dr. Joe McGee (NX4T)Basic Electronics - Part 2
2021-06-22Dr. Joe McGee (NX4T)Basic Electronics - Part 1
2021-05-25David Warner (KB4ICU)Mesh Network
2021-05-18James Lea (WX4TV)Go-Boxes
2021-04-27Robert Molleda
Preparing for Hurricane Season in South Florida
2021-03-23Erik Olmer (W4EJO)Shelter Communications in Broward County
2020-09-24Wolfgang Snitsar (KV4ATV)Amateur Television
2020-08-24Joe McGee (NX4T)Remote Station operation

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