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Hamfest 2014 - 25 October



10th April update.

Tims' Family would like to let his friends know that his memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Monday the 14th of April 2014, at the Parkview Chapel, Allambe Memorial Park, 129 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Nerang.

All are welcome.

Jannine and family would like to thank everyone, and we are touched by the obvious love Tim has received from his many friends. Thanks for sharing your pics and stories.

Silent Key

It is with great sadness we advise the passing of Tim Armstrong VK4LZE 
(GCARS President) in the early hours of the 4th April 2014. 

Gold Coast Amateur Radio Club would like to pass on their sincere condolences to Tim's family and loved ones.

Other details to follow once known. 


GCARS Club house will be open on Saturday from 13:30 if anyone wishes to come down and chat. 

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!

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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
2nd April 2014

Show and tell, bring you rig down for the night.

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
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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