GMRS anyone??

As many of you know the license fee for GMRS is going down to $35 for a 10 year period. Pasco county has many GMRS licensees out there. Alot of us have an Amateur radio license and a GMRS license. They operate on 462MHZ, and there are repeaters. Most of the ham gear with 440 Mhz in it can be modified for GMRS use…… yeah yeah yeah…not part 90 whatever accepted. I do not care!  You want to buy a GMRS radio go ahead no one stopping you.

The price is right $3.50 a year gets up 22 channels simples and 8 of them can be used for repeater.

In Pasco County there are a couple of repeaters up and running.

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live long and prosper


G.C.A.R.C. Field Day plans

Lets get the party started for this year. Check back here for the latest plans on Field Day.

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ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers from 2020, Add Class D and E Power Limit

02/10/2021The COVID-19 pandemic-modified ARRL Field Day rules from 2020 will continue this June with the addition of a power limit imposed on Class D (Home Stations) and Class E (Home Stations-Emergency Power) participants. The news from the ARRL Board’s Programs and Services Committee comes as many clubs and groups are starting preparations for Field Day in earnest. Field Day 2021 will take place June 26 – 27.


“This early decision should alleviate any hesitancy that radio clubs and individual Field Day participants may have with their planning for the event,” said ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE.

For Field Day 2021:

  • Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. This year, however, Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.
  • An aggregate club score will be published — just as it was done last year. The aggregate score will be a sum of all individual entries that attributed their score to that of a specific club.

ARRL Field Day is one of the biggest events on the amateur radio calendar. Last summer, a record 10,213 entries were received.

“With the greater flexibility afforded by the rules waivers, individuals and groups will still be able to participate in Field Day, while still staying within any public health recommendations and/or requirements,” Bourque said.

The preferred method of submitting entries after Field Day is via the web applet. The ARRL Field Day rules include instructions on how to submit entries, which must be submitted or postmarked by Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

The ARRL Field Day web page contains for complete rules and entry forms, as well as any updated information as it becomes available. Join the ARRL Field Day Facebook page.