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John Cole N1QFH, SK It is with a sincerely heavy heart that I must inform the GCARA membership of the passing of John Cole, N1QFH, SK this week. John was a special friend to many in the GCARA and the BRARA club as well as MARS. He had been battling cancer for many years and […]

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the nicest hams I know, Anna-Jean Karden N4KAJ. Anna was born in Detroit, MI April 17, 1948 and married Allan Karden N4ALK September 12, 1971, 52 years and one day before her death on September 13, 2023. A proud graduate of Wayne […]

CQ, CQ, CQ: Calling ALL Hams Hello, this is your President calling! GCARA is in NEED for new smiling faces to help FACILITATE the many needs of the club. We are seeking first, those who wish to serve their radio club and have or can make time in their schedule to do small, important jobs. […]

CQ, CQ, CQ Calling all hams…………… I picked up my QST magazine last month and was surprised to find a very interesting article on one of our members, Dirk Basting PhD N4AN. It was a well written snippet of his accomplishments in the world of science and his amateur radio hobby. I’ll bet many of […]

CQ, CQ, CQ………..calling all GCARA hams……… I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the “shut-ins” in our club. These are people who can no longer navigate to go to the meeting’s under their own power but support the club and use the radio every day. Life and circumstances are not always kind […]

CQ,CQ,CQ Calling all GCARA Hams: Our next meeting will NOT BE AT IMPERIAL POINT HOSPITAL! The administration there refuses to allow us to use their AV equipment as they had in the past so we cannot use Power Point presentations or ZOOMat the hospital as we had planned. We had done that in the past […]

If you have an account with the ARRL you should be able to click on this link and read the article about Dirk!

CQ…..CQ…..CQ….Calling all GCARA hams.This communique is to bring everyone up to date on recent changes on the Board. Effective July 25, 2023, our President Erik Olmer W4EJO, resigned from that job to pursue a great job opportunity in his personal life with his company. Since it includes a move to England, Erik has had to […]

CCQ, CQ, CQ FIELD DAY………This past June 24th and 25th of 2023, GCARA once again, exercised their emergency communication skills at the BALD EAGLE Pavilion at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. While the weather was a factor in our demonstration to the public, many people did attend and were fed sliders and hot dogs […]

The W4BUG operation was ranked #9 in its category, in this case representing other groups in the US and Canada with 3 simultaneous transmitters working at a completely temporary operation, outside.

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