Monthly Club Luncheon (February)

GCARC Club Luncheon

For Great Food and Fellowship

February 4th 11:30 AM

Where:  The Boulevard

When:  February 4th 2017 at 11:30 AM

Address:  7507 Little Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654

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“Hello Fellow Club Members,

    I am so happy to announce that we had an outstanding turnout at the luncheon on Saturday Feb 4th. A total of sixteen people came, including some special guest: Darrel Davis – KT4WX our ARRL section manager & Richard Kennedy – N4ESS our new ACC and PIC. I am sorry to everyone who did not get to come for various reason and hope that you are able to come at the next luncheon.

   If you have any suggestions about the location of the next luncheon please do not hesitate to contact me by email at kn4abw@gmail.com or call me at 864-901-0844. Also the date and time of the next luncheon will be announced at our next general meeting on Monday, February 27th, 2017. Please make sure to invite people to the general meeting and the luncheon. I hope everyone has an awesome month and I will see you all at the next general meeting!

 73 and God Bless,

 Deven Gambrell – KN4ABW”

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Christmas Party

Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club

Christmas Party

December 11th, 2016

When: December 11th 2016

Where: GCARC Club House (see about page for address)

Time: 2:00pm

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The Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club held their annual Christmas Party on December 11th, 2016 and it was a big success.  We had 31 members, family and friends attend.   The food was outstanding and I think everyone had plenty to eat.  Thanks to everyone who helped in decorating the Club House and to all those that brought those wonderful dishes.

I was told the turn-out was the largest in years.

GCARC Club Dues are due in December!

ARRL Membership/Renewals

Arrl_logoWelcome to the only national organization representing Amateur Radio in the US. As an ARRL member you support the ranks of thousands of other ham radio enthusiasts shaping the Amateur Radio service today. If you consider yourself an active ham… you need ARRL now. If you are not presently an active ham… let ARRL help you.

As a member of the ARRL, here are some of the benefits you will enjoy:

  • QST Magazine – your monthly membership journal
  • Online Services –
    • QST online monthly digital edition
    • QST Archive and Periodical Search
    • Product Review Archive
    • Email forwarding
    • E-Newsletters – delivered to your inbox
  • A voice in the affairs of ARRL and ham radio through locally appointed volunteers
  • Publication Specials and on-line course discounts
  • Emergency Communication Services
  • Technical and Regulatory Information Services
  • Operating Awards
  • Ham Radio Equipment Insurance Plan Available
  • Outgoing Foreign QSL Service
  • Plus much more!

Take the next step in being an active participant in the future of ham radio.  Join or Renew your Membership in the ARRL today through the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club (an ARRL Affiliated Club)!

Club Commission Program

Commission Terms

ARRL Affiliated Clubs receive a commission for every new ARRL membership and renewal they submit to ARRL Headquarters.

  • Clubs retain a portion of the dues for each regular membership submitted to ARRL Headquarters:
    • Clubs retain $15 for each new membership OR lapsed membership (of two years or more). A NEW MEMBER is defined as any individual who has never been a member of ARRL or any individual who has not retained a membership for two or more calendar years prior to the application submission.
    • Clubs retain $2 for each renewal. A RENEWING MEMBER can renew at anytime, even before their current membership term expires.
  • Family, Blind or 21-and-under discounted memberships are not applicable for any discount.
  • May not be combined with any other promotion or special offer.

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(Click Below For ARRL Membership Application)

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Yes! check your membership card’s expiration date today.  The club gets money from the ARRL for all new memberships and renewals.  Contact Mike Christopher, W2IW, President GCARC

Tuesday Morning Coffee Break

When: Every Tuesday (Starts April 19th, 2016) at 10 AM

Where: McDonald’s (11542 US Hwy 19 N, Port Richey, FL 34668)

Every Tuesday morning at 10 AM (excluding Holidays) the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club will hold its informal coffee break at McDonald’s on US Hwy 19 N across from the Flea Market in Port Richey, FL. Hope to see you there.

73,

Michael Christopher, W2IW

President GCARC

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Fall Radio Clinic

Are you having problems programming your favorite 2 meter or dual band HT or mobile unit? Maybe you would just like to check your SWR and power output? Well, come on down to the GCARC club house located at 6909 Tierra Verde Street, Port Richey Florida we’ll be glad to help you with programming and checking your forward and reflected power.

Have your General or Extra class license but no equipment but would like to be “radio active” or maybe a tech license but would like to see what HF is all about, come on down, the club has two operational HF stations with three different HF antennas. I would love to see you . I am usually at the club house most days of the week on the air or doing some sort of work at the club house.

If you’d like to call before coming down you can reach me at 727-809-1225.

73,

Michael Christopher, W2IW

President GCARC