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
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, 

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


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.

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