Frances Elizabeth Horn McCullough / SK/ GCARC

Frances Elizabeth Horn McCullough, 95, of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Carroll Township and Rockwood, Pennsylvania, died Friday, April 3, 2020 in the North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey, due to complications from surgery. She was born September 7, 1924 in Carroll Township, the daughter of Lawrence Edward and Gertrude Estelle Baldwin Horn.
Frances was a 1942 graduate of Donora High School. During World War II, she worked for American Steel and Wire Company in the open hearth department of Donora Works, also for the Pennsylvania Railroad and held various other jobs in Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio. In 1964, Frances was employed by the Carroll Township school district and then the Ringgold school district as a cook manager in the cafeteria. While she still worked at Ringgold, she enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor degree in Food Management/Dietetics in 1970 and a masters degree in 1973 in Food Service Management. For a short while, Frances worked as a Food Service Director at Monessen and California school districts. In 1979, she returned to Ringgold and worked as Food Services Director for the district until her retirement in 1988. After retirement, and the passing of her mother, she resided in Scottyland Resort in Rockwood and then moved her residence to Florida.
She is survived by two sons, Ralph Edward McCullough and wife Bev of New Port Richey, Florida and Loren James McCullough and wife Sue of Carroll Township; three grandchildren, Christopher Lawrence McCullough, Erin Danielle McCullough and Jacob John James McCullough; two step grandchildren and one step great granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Price McCullough who died December 19, 2000; and her brother, Ralph Edward Horn.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Frances will be laid to rest in the family plot at the Monongahela Cemetery. Her family is planning a memorial service to be held at a later date.


Well the word has come and contact with ISS will happen on March 3rd at 10:17 am at River Ridge HS.Any club members want to attend contact Linda at lnowicki365@ to get good seats.

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GCARC will, participate in Winter Field Day 2020. This is a practice session for all Amateur Operator’s, ARES, RACES and other emergency services to practice and keep our radio skills sharpe in case of disaster or other emergency’s around the world, to pass health and welfare message’s , and condition’s WHEN ALL ELSE FAIL’S HAM RADIO WORK’S, we made contacts with other WFD participants, and enjoy hanging out with each other. Plans for this year are underway but there is still time to join in with your ideas or suggestions. Contact Denny K8DLH or Barry N2NVP to get involved. We’ll update this post as the details are squared away.
What? Winter Field Day 2020 ( )
When? Saturday 2:00 PM till Sunday 2:00 PM, January 25 & 26, 2020
Where? Millennium Academy, 10005 Ridge RD, New Port Richey
Who? All GCARC members & friends as well as members & friends. Like the ARRL FD in June, Winter Field Day serves as an “OPEN HOUSE” event, so that interested members of the public can drop by and see what ham radio is about, ask question’s and maybe event get to operate, WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW HAMS, if interested Please stop by!!!


January 27th Club Meeting, 7:00 PM
Election of Officer’s also
Club dues are due, this is one way we keep functioning
$25.00 Regular – Licensed operator
$??.?? Junior – licensed operator up to 18 years of age
$??.?? Associate – not license
$??.?? Family
January 4th, 2020
Pasco County ARES
Eastside EOC, 38319 McDonald St
Dade City
January 4th,2020
Kids Day 1800 UTC to 2359 UTC
For more info go to ARRL site under Kids Day and the info and Frequencies’ being used will be there , so get your child, grand, great, neighbors kids on the radio!!! And even a nice certificate for the child.
March 14th, 2020
0700 to 1200
Being worked on at this time by Barry N2NVP & Denny K8DLH, we would really like to get more involved, so give us a couple hands, I know what’s being said done it before!! good that’s what we need is your expertise , this is not my 1st rodeo either but I love challenges!!!
January 11th,2020 1000
Winter Field Day & Hamfest Meeting
At my QTH 8732 Congress St.
Port Richey
Those of you that would like to help out PLEASE come to this meeting, and give me a head’s up to so I know how many donut’s to buy!!!! Give a call on the repeater or my cell 352-631-2308 and I am good in QRZ, or by this site.
Enough for this month see you the 11th, and 27th if not before ,73


Twice a year, ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth. Share the excitement with your kids or grandkids, a Scout troop, a church or the general public!
The next event will take place on Saturday, Jan 4, 2020.

On such a short notice anyone want to give it a shot, we can do it at my QTH , got the whole garage as a shack, 2 HF’s and 1 2mt and 2 ht’s dual band’s, or just wait till June’s if you want to give it a shot Jan 2nd 10-4 let me know ASAP and I can get some info out. ( I forgot about it )