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Greetings from Melanie KJ4VCT! Happy Holidays to all of our GCARA Members and Friends! I am happy to announce that our Free Picnic was an “awesome” (per Em’s sister, one of our many young guests, expressed) and successful endeavor by our club. We had a fun, entertaining and physical egg hunt at Vista View Park […]

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Spring this month! This is personally my favorite time of year. The birds are down from the north nesting and getting fat for the trip back up North later. The flowers are bursting forth in colors and scents that are a delight to all of our senses. […]

CQ CQ CQ Calling all hungry hams! We just completed our first Winter Field Day in 1 and a half years, thanks to unseasonably cold weather and COVID restrictions in 2021, and 2022. We are so grateful that a few hams with culinary expertise stepped up to the “plate” (pun intended) and offered their gracious […]

Our board set out to achieve 6 things this year: 1. Set up / breakdown an amateur radio field station category 3O, limited to 100 watts … in the rain! Thanks to our setup team, the success of the operation provides a measurable testament to your achievement.  Left to right Setup Manager Al Lisler NT4AL, Erik […]

The GCARA continues its planning for Winter Field Day on 1/28 and 1/29 at Quiet Water’s Park, Bald Eagle Pavilion. If you have questions or would like to hear more about the details, tune into the Broward County Emergency Preparedness Net tonight (Thursday) at 7PM, 146.610 PL 110.9 -.6 offset. Checkins do count for that […]

CQ, CQ, CQ – Calling all hams………. The old Board and the new Board of GCARA want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous Holiday Season and New Year! We are grateful to serve a club like GCARA, seeing that it grows in educational opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and expanding our communication footprint to […]

We are excited to begin preparations for the 2023 Winter Field Day. Volunteers are needed at least for: If you would like to find out how you can help, please contact Erik Olmer, W4EJO for more information at 314-750-5437 or via email 73, Erik Olmer, W4EJOPresident Elect Please use this form to volunteer (or […]

It is with great sadness that I write that GCARA Lifetime Member, Francis (FRANK) Baker W1IB became a silent key on Thursday, November 17, 2022. A faithful radio enthusiast, Frank spent most of the last several years in bed due to breaking his hip some time ago. Memorial services will be held in Boston according […]

GCARA has a new and younger Board now, fully charged with the responsibility of leading us into the new year. It is my hope that the new people will offer a fresh approach to maintaining our fun hobby by its work and dedication to the hobby we all enjoy. Congratulations to ERIK OLMER W4EJO, the […]

As members of GCARA, we cannot forget those contributions of older members. They achieved holding the club intact by those contributions. Such is the case for Mr. Joe Ruby KJ4OW. He was our very first webmaster and he donated his services and his own money to fund it out of his own pocket. In those […]

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