In memory of our club founder and good friend
Chuck Ritchie W4BUG SK
GCARA Field Day 2012
Villages of Hillsboro Park - Deerfield Beach Florida
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Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Inc.
The GCARA is a not-for-profit Amateur Radio club serving South Florida's Fort Lauderdale area. It is one of Florida's oldest, largest and most active radio clubs whose members' interests cover the entire spectrum of what the Amateur Radio Service has to offer. The club is a long standing member of the American Radio Relay League. It participates in Field Day, sponsors and operates special event stations for free on the Air. GCARA also provides public service communications for local organizations. The club participates in and encourages all aspects of Amateur Radio including license classes and exams to help people get started in this wonderful hobby.
The club's monthly meetings feature presentations on a wide variety of topics. Speakers are chosen from the many community resources available to us as well as from the club's membership. They are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (No Meeting inDecember), 7:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Imperial Point Medical Center. It is located at 6401 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Club meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Please check the club web site W4BUG.Org for further details.
ARRL ACCREDITED VE TESTING
GCARA offers all amateur radio license written tests. The test session starts before the club meeting at 6:00 PM sharp. Please bring a pencil, fifteen dollars (exact change will help) and a copy of you license if upgrading.
SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Come and join us for breakfast on Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM. Club members meet every week at JJ’s Café located at 6051 NW 31st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale (954) 977-4303 in the shopping center on the west side of 31st Avenue just north of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.
ARRL FIELD DAY
Field Day is an emergency preparedness exercise that takes place each year during the last full weekend of June. All are welcome.
FM REPEATER SYSTEMS
VHF repeater: 146.610 – DUP PL Tone 110.9 located in Pompano Beach. 146.820 – DUP PL Tone 110.9 located in Boca Raton. Our repeaters are open to all licensed radio amateurs.
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