Club Meetings


Welcome to the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club!

(West Central Florida Section, An ARRL Affiliated Club)


Next Board meeting To be announced

Next Club meeting To be announced

as always the club meetings are open to the public.

We would love to see you there and get to know something about us.

The meeting location will be at the Millennium Academy,

10005 Ridge RD, New Port Richey 34654,

which is near the Pasco Hernando College.


FYI: Do not contact the school for any information about

Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club or its activities. please email



We are located in Pasco County, West Central Florida just Northwest of Tampa. Everyone is welcome!!! Activities to include annual Field Day event, Club Picnics, Annual Club Ham Fest, Fox Hunts, ARRL/VEC exams, special events, local ARES/RACES support, Club VHF/UHF repeaters and more. 

Please email with any suggestions, content (especially upcoming events), photos or Ham related items of interest.


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