2015 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award

The Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award was instituted in 1968 by then Roanoke Division Director Vic Clark, W4KFC. Vic intended the award to be recognition for a long history of significant and consistent contributions to Amateur Radio. The amateur selected would have, over the years, dedicated much of his or her time to Amateur Radio and the ARRL.  Nominations for the award were solicited in late 2015.  The selection committee is comprised of past award recipients, and the administration of the award is done by the Roanoke Division Director.
Out of a field of five very worthy candidates, one clearly received the
majority of the votes.

Congratulations to our 2015 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award

David Ritter ND4MR of North Wilkesboro, NC.

The award presentation is currently planned at the 2016 Charlotte
Hamfest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 during the ARRL forum:

Please join us in congratulating our 2015 Roanoke Division ARRL Service
Award winner!

ARRL Roanoke Division
Director: James F Boehner, N2ZZ

*Not hunting the Fox!* GCARS Fox hunt is cancelled! :(

Due to weather conditions and lack of member participation, we have decided to CANCEL the Valentine’s Eve Fox Hunt originally scheduled for tomorrow morning, Sat. Feb. 13th @ 10 am.

Breakfast at Grits N Greens at 8 am is also cancelled.

Therefore, by default, the winner of the Fox Hunt is….. (drum roll please)


I hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Be safe and stay warm over the weekend.


Hunt the Fox this Saturday, February 13th!!!!

GCARS is having a fox hunt this Saturday!!!!!

Here are the details & logistics:

There is a special prize for the winner of the Valentine’s Eve FOX HUNT! You guys will want to win the prize for yourself or for your sweet Valentine!!! A picture & details of the prize is below.
 The prize includes:

  • Vintners Path Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
  • Nutty Rice Bites with Blueberries (1.25oz)
  • Garlic & Chive Bagel Chips (3oz)
  • Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight Squares (3pc)
  • Godiva Lava Cake Truffle (3pc)
  • Walnut Flavored Cookies (6oz)
  • Garlic & Herb Dip Mix (1oz)
  • Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles (2pc)
  • Dried Fruit & Nut Medley (2oz)
  • Powdered Almond Tea Cookies (3oz)
  • Truffettes de France Cocoa Dusted Truffles (3pc)
  • Valley Lahvosh Baked Sesame Crackers (2oz)
  • Plush Valentine Bear 7″
The sly fox will be George Poteat (NC0G)!!!!
When? Saturday, February 13, 2016
Where? Breakfast – 8am @ Grits N Greens 125 N Main Street Lowell
What? The fox will transmit on 146.535 beginning @ 10 am
The Fox will be hidden anywhere in Gaston County!
You do not have to attend the breakfast to participate in the fox hunt. Although, Grits N Greens has a great breakfast menu!! We hope you can make it! Best wishes & 73! Chantel, KM4LWL
Please leave a comment if you have any questions.