Category Archives: GCARS Monthly Activities

Regular Meeting: Monday 5/1/2017 @ 7 p.m.

Come on down! If you are interested in electronics or amateur radio, come on down! The regular meeting is Monday, May 1 at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Red Cross building at 190 S. Oakland Street, Gastonia, NC. We will be discussing our pending DMR repeater installation and learning about digital storage oscilloscopes. Hope to see you there!

GCARS February Meeting Tonight!!

GCARS February meeting is tonight, Monday, February 6th at 7 pm.

We meet in the Red Cross Building (upstairs) at 190 S. Oakland St. Gastonia, NC.  Tonights program is about digital modes.

We welcome all those who have any interest in ham radio and electronics. You do not have to be a licensed ham to attend!

GCARS November Meeting is tomorrow!

Gaston County Amateur Radio Society (GCARS) will have its November monthly meeting tomorrow, November 7th at 7 p.m., at 190 S. Oakland St. Gastonia, NC upstairs in the Red Cross Building.

Bill Stevenson, AJ4JZ, will be teaching us about Arduino technology. This will be fun!

We welcome all those who have any interest in ham radio and electronics. You do not have to be a licensed ham to attend!

73,

Chantel, KM4LWL

the pixies are here! the pixies are here!

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We will be building a 40 meter CW transceiver at our GCARS September 5th monthly meeting! If you signed up during the August meeting, then your pixie is here! If you didn’t sign up and you are interested in building one, please comment below. We have ordered five more and hope to have them before the Sept. meeting!!

**Please note that the kit did NOT include a power plug. If you look at the photo above, Bill, AJ4JZ,  has attached a 9 volt battery plug and a tip positive power plug from Radio Shack to the pixie.  The radio operates on 9 to 12 volts, so you will need to bring your own power source.  Please comment below if you have questions.

We look forward to learning and having a lot of ham radio fun next month! Thanks, Chantel, KM4LWL

**GCARS June 2016 Monthly Meeting**

Please join us on Monday, June 6 at 7 pm upstairs in the Red Cross Building located at 190 S. Oakland St. in Gastonia, NC.

This meeting is a joint meeting of GCARS, ARES and GAARC (Gastonia Area Amateur Radio Club) for planning and preparing for Field Day on June 25 and 26!!!! You do not want to miss this meeting!!

I hope to see you there!

73, Chantel, KM4LWL

March 10th ARES Meeting Venue Change!!!

As you know, the ARES meetings are usually held every 2nd Thursday at the EOC Bldg in Gastonia.  However, due to a scheduling conflict with the Fire Department, the ARES Meeting will need to be changed to the Red Cross Bldg for this Thursday, March 10, 2016 meeting ONLY.
ARES
Thursday 3/10/16
7 pm
Red Cross Building
190 S Oakland Street
Gastonia, NC
PLEASE CONTACT NC0G (George Poteat) if you have any questions.
Thanks & 73,
Chantel, KM4LWL

GCARS Meeting March 7th @ 7pm!!!!

Can you believe it is March already? I think it came in like a lion!

It is time for our March GCARS meeting!! We will meet at 190 S. Oakland St. Gastonia, NC upstairs in the Red Cross Building.

We have lots to discuss so please join us!

Our program for March is “Key Electronic Components for RF Briefly Explained”.  There will be a quiz following the presentation!! Just kidding! Well maybe…

I hope to meet you there!

God bless & 73,

Chantel, KM4LWL