Welcome to the GCARS web site.



There will be a committee meeting on 
Wednesday 28th September 2016 starting just after 07:30 pm.
All are welcome.
Please note due to this there might not be enough time for the Video's for that night.  
Location GCARS Club House.
Sorry for the late notice. 

Saturday 1st Oct 2016

From midday at GCARS Club House,

 there will be a BBQ.

VK4UT (Ben) and VK4JLK John are leaving the Gold Coast for other pastures.

Come on down and see them off.

See you there. 


Weekly activities:

08:00am morning Net - 147.600 every day
Tuesday Night HF chat from 07:30pm check in 146.700 for freq.
Wednesday night 07:00pm GCARS club house open.
Thursday night Trivia night from 07:30pm - 146.700
Saturday Afternoon GCARS club house open from 01:30pm
Sunday WIA news 09:00am - 146.700


The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Society is having it annual SUNFest
  • When: 10th September 2016
  • Where: Woombye School of Arts Hall (Blackall Street)
  • Doors Open: 9:00am
  • Food, drinks and snacks available at the Hall
  • Lots of new and pre-loved equipment for sale

The Summerland ARC 
2016 SARCfest, 
to be held at the Richmond Hill clubrooms,
Lismore, 
on Sunday August 28th.
08:30 to 4 pm. 
Further info from there web site. 

Nerds Warehouse 
proudly supports 
Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society Members. 
Pop in and see the team there.  

Nerds Warehouse Pty Ltd






There will be a committee meeting on 
Wednesday 4th May 2016 starting just after 07:00 pm.
All are welcome.
Please note due to this there might not be enough time for the Video's for that night.  
Location GCARS Club House. 


30th April 2016
Saturday

Ron VK2DQ will be at GCARS from 01:30 
for a informal chat, social gathering.

BBQ will be fired up as well cold soft drinks in the fridge.  
See you there. 


A Big 

to the 2015 Committee.



It is that time of the year the Annual General Meeting will be held at GCARS Club House,
85 Harper st, Molendinar.
on the 19th March 2016 at 10:00 
(please note this is also the local Council elections)
with a BBQ after. 

All positions will be come vacant, you must be a financial member to hold a position and vote.

Memberships can be email to the treasurer@gcars.com.au

Remember - the club is only as good as it's members.


Don't forget Trivia Night is on tonight at 07:30.
146.700 MHz come on up and have some fun.
see you there.

WIA 2016 Call Books.
If you would like one pop on down to the club on Sat.
$30.00 each


Numbers are limited so be quick.
We can order more if required.




If you missed out on Ron (VK2DQ) speaking last time then you have another chance then, 
so come along on

Saturday 5th March at GCARS Club House

Ron VK2DQ, life member and founder of the Radio & Electronics School, 

Will be joining us at the club for a general questions and answer session. 

The BBQ will be fired up and there are plenty of cold drinks in the fridge. 

So come down from 01:30 pm and ask Ron anything, it's bound to be an interesting and enjoyable afternoon!

Feedback from the last one was fantastic. 

Non-members (possible potential members) family and friends are most welcome. 
Further info listen to the morning net 08:00 on 146.700 MHz. 


If you have been listening to the morning net (146.700) you would have heard there is good interest in having a HF net again. 

The day picked is every Tuesday at 07:30 PM QLD time.

Checking in will start from 07:20 pm.

Should the noise on 80 Meters be too much we will move to 40 Meters, if that fails them we will default back to 2mts (146.700) IRLP 6702

Primary freq is 3.605 MHz  (80 Meters)

Secondary will be 7.125 MHz  (40 Meters)

So if you have HF gear and have Tuesday night free pop on up have a chat the more the better.

VK2TRD (Eric) or VK4FAAP (Fred) will conduct them or anyone one else that want's to give it a go. 


Please note change of date


There will be a committee meeting on 
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 starting at 07:30 pm.
All are welcome.
Please note due to this there might not be enough time for the Video's for that night.  

International Space Station - Viewing 

A couple of high passes over Brisbane/Gold Coast area on 

Feb 27th 2016 (next Saturday)

2 passes one morning and one evening for both early risers and the sleep in crowd.

Times are local time.

First pass - start 04:42am, reaches highest point at 04:46am, over the horizon 04:49am. The pass starts from the SW and moves to the NE.

Second pass - starts 07:41pm, reaches highest point at 07:44pm, over the horizon at 07:45pm. The pass comes out of NW goes over head towards the SW.

Passes will be easy to view as long there are no clouds in the sky. 

Listen on 145.825 with SQ open for the packet data bursts as ISS


more detailed viewing are on the link below for Brisbane. 





Feedback from those that attend was excellent,
Thanks Ron (VK2DQ) for attending. 




Saturday 30th Jan at GCARS Club House

Ron VK2DQ, life member and founder of the Radio & Electronics School, 

Will be joining us at the club for a general questions and answer session. 

The BBQ will be fired up and there are plenty of cold drinks in the fridge. 

So come down from 01:30 pm and ask Ron anything, it's bound to be an interesting and enjoyable afternoon!


Welcome to 2016
 Soon to be announced
Committee meeting - Wednesday night 27th Jan 2016
New 70cm Repeater
Gold Coast DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)
Just waiting for it to appear online in the ACMA database.  



Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas for 2015. 


For the 24th and 31st Dec 2015 (Thursday) will not be held due to the Christmas break. 
See you all in 2016 for some new and exciting questions. 

Update: 25th Jan 2016
To run the trivia night we need at least 4 persons anything less we cannot run it. 
So please support this fun event.



Foundation Examinations

On 6th of December, beginning at 10:00am with Q & A for those who would like to do a review prior to the exam and 2PM start for exams.

For those interested please contact Aidan 0417 849 852 or any GCARS committee member to book.


Thank you to those that attended the Hamfest, had a table, cooked, worked in the kitchen, the MC, assisted in the setting up, stayed behind and cleaned up and if I missed anyone Thanks because without you we would not have a HAMFEST. 



GCARS Club membership

for 2016 is due.  

 

If you pay at the Hamfest you go into a draw to win a mystery priZe ON THE DAY.


Join or Re-join AT the Hamfest and collect your ticket at the Hamfest.




New Trivia Night is now Thursday from the 5th Nov 2015
Pop on up and test your knowledge and have some fun. 
146.700 MHz at 07:30 pm 
log in from 07:15 pm.



Thank you to all the Volunteers that helped out over the weekend of 17th & 18th October 2015.



GCARS HAMFEST 2015 
Now has uploaded the application form for tables. 

Set up of the hall the night before.





At 08:00 AEST / (10:00pm UTC)
0n 146.700 Mhz. (VK4RGC)
IRLP node 6702 open till 08:15 for the net. 



VK4VKS Kaye has taken on the role of 5/9 editor for GCARS for 2015

If you have something of interest that can be published in the 5/9 then email Kaye.
 
New gear, Hot spots, Repeaters, Trivia, a event in your life, tips for others, upgraded your licence, up coming events, Contests, or just want to say Hi, ect....
then email Kaye.
Footnote: needs to be converted in word 2007 and emailed by the 25th of each month 




On The 22nd July 2015 (Wednesday) at 07:30 pm there will be a Hamfest meeting just before the Film night. 
We are looking for volunteers to assist on Friday and on the day of the Hamfest 14th November 2015. 



Thinking about joining GCARS then now is a great time till the end of the year 2015 membership is half price.
Fill out a membership application in the forms section.  

Just a quick reminder about the next committee meeting will be

Wednesday, 19th August 2015.

7:00 pm start at GCARS Club House

All members are welcome to attend as well.


Check out the News page for up to date info. 



For further info please email president@gcars.com.au


A Committee Meeting will be held on the 
13th June 2015 (Saturday
at 10:00 am
Location is GCARS Club house.
All members are welcome to attend as well. 
Possibly a BBQ afterwards. 


Monday night and every Monday night at 07:30 pm 
on 146.700 MHz there is a 


Come on up and have a go. 
past winners are on the Trivia Night link to the left of this. 



GCARS Club house will be open today and every Saturday
 from 01:30 pm to 15:30 approx times

call on 146.700 MHz to confirm. 
See you there. 




We are planning a Party /  BBQ at the club this  Saturday the 2nd of May, with a time of 11.00 start.

So let us give George VK4TD the best send off ever.

See you there and tell as many people as you can. 

WHERE: GCARS Clubhouse - 85 Harper Street - Molendinar
TIME:  11am
WHEN: Saturday 2 May 2015

Bring:Yourselves, Pre BBQ snacks, and something to drink!!






A Committee Meeting will be held on the 
18th April 2015 (Saturday
at 10:00 am
Location is GCARS Club house.
All members are welcome to attend as well. 








VK4VKS Kaye has taken on the role of 5/9 editor for GCARS for 2015

If you have something of interest that can be published in the 5/9 then email Kaye.
 
New gear, Hot spots, Repeaters, Trivia, a event in your life, tips for others, upgraded your licence, up coming events, Contests, or just want to say Hi, ect....
then email Kaye.
Footnote: needs to be converted in word 2007 and emailed by the 25th of each month 





Simon (VK4FSIH) and his wife Nicole are leaving us and returning back to ZL very soon.
GCARS are having a farewell day on Saturday 28th March 2015 starting between 11:00 - 11:30.

 If you would like to come along and say farewell, then you will need to bring a plate to share and any drinks.

The BBQ will not be available. 




To the new 2015 Committee





On the 7th March 2015 this Saturday GCARS will be conducting a Foundation exam with a possibility of Standard exam as well. 

Should you require this
please contact ASAP
Secretary VK4GF Bryn for further info. 


Location will be GCARS Club house. Times will be supplied by VK4GF



 AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held on 
Saturday 14th March 2015 commencing at 10:00. 
Location: Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society Club House
85 Harper Street
Molendinar.

All are welcome to attend, but to vote, to be nominated for a committee member or position you must be a financial member.
 (As below)
if unsure please email the treasurer@gcars.com.au

If YOU would like to be apart of the committee or the President, Secretary, Treasurer, 5/9 Editor, Grants Officer, then fill out the nomination form.
Nomination form can be found here.
Note: you will need to download the form and then fill it out and then push submit. If you view the form you cannot fill it out.


Please note: if are thinking about a position and not sure what is involved then please ask. 

On the day of the AGM nominations will be obtained from the nomination forms that have been submitted. 

If you are unable to attend the AGM there is a proxy vote form that you can filled out.


  • 2015 is here and so is the renewal of your GCARS membership. Further details can be obtained via the membership form.  
  • If you are currently a member there is no need to fill out the form as this will be processed for you (based on last years form), but if any of your details have changed from last year them let me know. treasurer@gcars.com.au
  • If you are a NEW member then the form will need to be filled out.       
  •           Membership form

Silent Key
Jim Scholz 
VK4YHN
Photo taken by VK4ON (Pam)

On the 17th January 2015 (Saturday) at the GCARS Club House we will be holding a get together for a memorial service for Jim. 
This will start be starting from 11:00
Please bring a plate to share plus any refreshments.

Everyone is welcome to attend. 


GCARS Committee wishes you all a Merry Xmas and a 
Happy New Year for 2015. 



 Committee Meeting 
Please note new date:
Saturday 29th November 2014 at the GCARS club House at 10:30.

Then afterwards Christmas break up lunch BYO. 



  • 2015 is just around the corner and so is the renewal of the GCARS membership. Further details can be obtained via the membership form.  
  • If you are currently a member there is no need to fill out the form as this will be processed for you (based on last years form), but if any of your details have changed from last year them let me know. treasurer@gcars.com.au
  • If you are a NEW member then the form will need to be filled out.       
  •           Membership form

The 2014 HAMFEST on the Gold Coast will take                place on  25th October 2014 (Saturday)                                              from 08:30                                  Location:  Albert Waterways Community Hall             Corner Hooker and Sunshine Boulevard                               Mermaid Waters QLD 4218                                2015 GCARS Membership can also be paid on the day                          via the Treasurers table.                              


 Committee Meeting 
Wednesday 1st October 2014, 7:15pm
All members are welcome at the meeting
Agenda -  Hamfest 2014
DStar
plus other items.....


On Saturday 23rd August 2014 
The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society will be holding a 
"Old Timers Day"

This will be forming a part of Seniors Week for the Gold Coast.

The day will be starting at 11:00 at the GCARS Club House,
 85 Harper Street, Molendinar.

Should you like to attend but have no transport 
please email  George VK4TD at president@gcars.com.au 
so we can assist.
Or give VK4TD a call on the morning net.

There will be a BBQ happening on the day as well.

All Amateur Radio Operators / families and potential Amateur Radio Operators are most welcome to come along.

See you there. 

This Sunday.......
BBQ / Social in the Park - Sunday 27th July 2014
Central Logan Park
Civic Pde - Logan Central 
Time 11:00 plus
bring a chair / table / drinks food ect... and your radio. 

Civic Parade



Welcome to the back 6 months of the year, if you have been thinking about becoming a member of GCARS now would be the time to do so. 
For the last 6 months of the year (July to December) GCARS offers 1/2 price membership for the remainder of the 2014 period. 
If you would like to know more, email the Secretary or Treasurer or fill out a membership form in the forms section.

Don't have a Amateur Radio Licence no problems,
Pop on down on Saturday afternoon to the club house for a chat.


Committee Meeting
7:00 pm  25th June 2014 (Wednesday)
GCARSI Clubhouse 85 Harper Street Molendinar

All members are welcome at the meeting

DStar will be discussed as per WIA letter. 

BBQ and Social at Clubhouse - Sunday 18 May 2014

There will be a social meeting at the GCARS clubhouse
on Sunday 18 May 2014, 10am
All are welcome and bring your friends and any potential members

        

29th March 2014

Change of antenna at GCARS.
on Saturday we changed a few antenna's on the eastern tower.
Removed the 2mt vertical, 70cm Yagi, replaced with a Diamond CP6 vertical HF antenna and 2 mt folded dipole. 
Thanks to those on the day, 
VK4LZE, VK4ZXI, VK4VRG, VK4TD, VK4RT and VK4PY





Monday nights on 146.700 MHz Trivia Night at 19:30 sharp.

Your Master Trivia Coordinators will be either
Peter VK4BT /  Fred VK4FAAP / Eric VK2TRD
 who will commence the Trivia night.

Any one can bring the questions for the next night just let Peter, Fred or Eric know.

This is a fun night with questions given on a multiple range of topics' (multiple choice)
Have pen and paper ready to go.
(unless you have a great memory)

We would like to hear you on air.





Committee Meeting
7pm  19th March 2014
GCARSI Clubhouse 85 Harper Street Molendinar

All committee members should be at our 1st Committee Meeting of 2014/2015
All members are welcome at the meeting



Hamfest Date now confirmed as the 25th October 2014 -
mark your diary's now!

Day Counter for AGM





2014 Membership
 
 2014 Membership of the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society is now open.
All those interested are welcome to visit the clubhouse at 85 Harper Street, Molendinar or fill out the membership form on line.

New Net starting

Mototrbo DMR - Talk Group 5 - National - Thursday

09:00 UTC, 19:00 Qld time, 20:00 NSW & VIc, 17:00 WA, 
and 22:00 NZ

Wednesday nights

Nothing to do then come on down to the  Film / Video / Radio / Gatget nights.
 
Each Wednesday night at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm at the GCARS Club House.
See you there.

Topic for the theme this Wed night

is

TBA - come along and you will be surprised


A big thank you to Mark VK4DMH for sourcing the video footage each week.

if you have a idea for a video topic then email treasurer@gcars.com.au
Listen on the morning nets for further details.
146.700 MHz.



Photo's of the event are now on the Photo Page.
A big thank you to those that attended and assisted with the event.

GCARS Hamfest 2013

posted a minute ago by GCARS Treasurer


 
INFORMATION for Prospective Members
 
If you have an interest in any aspect of Amateur Radio communications or would like to know more about our Society please contact our club Secretary Bryn VK4GF.
Mobile: 04 222 768 30

The Society welcomes new members, whether already certificated Radio Amateurs, or those wishing to get into the hobby. 

 
The Society runs classes to prepare would-be amateurs and also holds examinations conducted under the auspices of the Wireless Institute of Australia.

The Society has been responsible in recent years for inducting more people into the hobby than any other organisation in Australia. 

The Society's Patron is Mr. A. J. D. (Lex) Bell. OAM. LLB. To contact the Society or its members via Amateur Radio call on one of our Repeaters.

Try 146.700 (IRLP Node:6702) or call in one of our Radio Nets.

News & Events

  • Barbeque and Social at Clubhouse - 18 May 2014 There will be a social meeting at the GCARS clubhouse on 18 May 2014, 10am All are welcome and bring your friends and any potential members.
    Posted 30 Apr 2014, 15:18 by GCARS Secretary
  • Thank You VK4CKD! Thank You!      To VK4CKD Masahiro for donating to the                 Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society           a Diamond CP-6 -HF 6-10-15-20-40-80m Antenna.It was very much ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2013, 05:03 by Ben VK4UT
  • Queensland Rural Fire Service Visit Don't Forget this SaturdayWe are visiting theQueensland Rural Fire Service Communication vehicle. Location: 32 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba.Time: On site at 10:00Date: Saturday 14th September ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2013, 05:02 by Ben VK4UT
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