Check out our Christmas parties coming soon! ALL HAMS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY AND ALL PARTIES. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the festivities.
**GAARC Christmas Celebration
The Gastonia Area Amateur Radio Club (GAARC) will have their Christmas dinner at Amber Jack’s this year. GOOD FOOD, GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD TIMES!
Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Amber Jack Seafood & Steaks Restaurant, 4253 S New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056
Host: AJ4QJ (Michael Ledford, President)
The Gaston County Amateur Radio Society (GCARS) is proud to announce we will have our Christmas Party at Be’s Noodles and Bahn Mi. Get ready for a culinary adventure with Vietnamese inspired cuisine. This will be an exclusive private event – the restaurant is opening on a Monday just for our party. The owner is very excited to have us.
There will be GAMES, GIFTS, AND FUN!!
Door prizes
Prize for Best Christmas Attire – this can be socks, ties, shirts, sweaters, hats, anything you have with a Christmas theme
Ham Trivia Games, and more!! Guaranteed fun for all that attend.
Date: Monday, December 5th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: Be’s Noodles and Banh Mi, 2524 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056 (the corner of Cox and Franklin, behind the Walgreens)
Host: KV4WB (Annlette Key, President)
**ARES Holiday Potluck Dinner
The Gaston County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) will be hosting its annual Christmas Party with a covered dish affair. These potluck dinners are always a nice intimate party with delicious side dishes and great people. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the start of the holiday season with ARES. If you are attending, you will need need contact KM4LWL (Chantel Stevenson) to get on the potluck sign-up sheet.
Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: EOC Bldg, 615 N Highland St Gastonia, NC 28052
Host: AJ4JZ (Bill Stevenson, EC)
Hope to see you there!!!

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!


Chantel, KM4LWL

KF4TLL, sk 11/3/2016

We send our most sincere condolences to George, NC0G and Scott, N2JSP in their loss. We will greatly miss Sherland, KF4TLL, now a silent key.

Sherland was a wonderful wife, mother, sister,  friend and more. She encouraged me to become a ham.  We got into “trouble” talking too loudly near the CW station during field day two summers ago. It was so much fun being hushed by the CWer’s!! She always had a smile on her face and encouragement to share regardless of what was happening.  Life will not be the same without her.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poteat family.

73,  Chantel, KM4LWL 🙁

Spencer Mountain 10 mile Race this weekend!

GCARS has been invited to do the emergency communications for the Run Around Spencer Mountain event again this year. As always, there will be 2 races – a 10 mile and a 5k race. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!! This is always a fun event with operators stationed at each mile marker. We may meetup for lunch afterwards.?

Date: Saturday, November 5th

Time: 7:00 am (The race actually begins at 8 am)

Place: Warlick Academy, 1316 Spencer Mtn. Road, Ranlo, NC 28054

Contact: Cy Rowe (K1CY) for more information about the event