Announcements as of 2015-10-21

Happy BTTF day to everyone.

Not long now to the biggest calendar event for GCARS.

Our Hamfest is less than 4 weeks away and we need everyone help to make it just like all the others,

Just contact any of your committee members and let them know you can help out.

If even it's only an hour. All help is appreciated !

Announcements as of 2015-09-29

* Wanting to showcase what Amateur Radio Operators are all about ?

    Needing to refine you skills is setting up your portable station ?

    Next month can provide you the means to do so, with October being Jamboree     on the Air month.

    So get those cobwebs off the antennas and test your gear.

    GCARS need your help !

* A big Shoutout to all our listeners including Les, Andy, Murry, Vince, Ronny Murphy, Billy, Garry, John, John, Larry, Jill, Daphne, Peter, Bruce Nola

* Would you like to personalise a GCARS morning nets. Always on the lookout for more talent.

* Ideas for club events. Please email

* Our newsletter always needs filling. If anyone has some reviews, projects to share or classifieds. Contact

* Pamplona, Spain might have the running of the Bulls but we have Brisbane to Gold Coast counting of the Wheels. Brisbane WICEN has asked GCARS for volunteers to help with this years Brisbane to Gold Coast Bicycle Ride. If you can help, please contact Liam or Peter, the for more details.

Barbeque and Social at Clubhouse - 18 May 2014

posted 30 Apr 2014, 15:14 by GCARS Secretary   [ updated 30 Apr 2014, 15:18 ]

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.

Thank You VK4CKD!

posted 27 Oct 2013, 05:03 by Ben VK4UT

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 appreciated, we will be looking forward to making contacts via this soon. 

Queensland Rural Fire Service Visit

posted 27 Oct 2013, 05:02 by Ben VK4UT

Don't Forget this Saturday

We are visiting the

Queensland Rural Fire Service Communication vehicle. 

Location: 32 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba.

Time: On site at 10:00

Date: Saturday 14th September 2013. 

Please note: enclosed footwear MUST be worn.

NO thongs or sandals - You will not be admitted.

GCARS Hamfest 2013

posted 16 May 2013, 11:49 by GCARS Treasurer

GCARS Exhibitors Application form 2013 now on line, get in quick before all the tables go. 
Please down load the actual form to fill out. 
See you there!

GCARS Members start planing on how you can help on the day. 

VK4RGC-3 Digi Operational!

posted 13 Apr 2013, 02:51 by Ben VK4UT   [ updated 13 Apr 2013, 02:51 ]

After a longer than expected delay, the VK4RGC-3 APRS digipeater has been returned to service at Springbrook.

With new hardware and an improved antenna, it is expected to offer better coverage than ever before.

Nominations for 2013 GCARS Committee

posted 29 Mar 2013, 00:03 by GCARS Secretary

All financial members of GCARS Inc. are invited to nominate for one of the vacant committee positions that will arise at the 2013 AGM to be held 27 April 2013.
Just fill out the online form; completing where required including names of proposer and seconder and email completed form to
All positions are vacant and new members of GCARS are especially welcome d to nominate.
Do not worry about being new of having an F-Call; Everyone will be treated as an equal.


posted 8 Feb 2013, 19:40 by GCARS Secretary   [ updated 8 Feb 2013, 19:42 ]

There is a world wide revival taking place at the moment in our hobby of Amateur radio.

The surprise is, the number of amateur radio operators wanting to use the mode of continuous wave transmission CW (Morse code ).

If any club member is interested in why this happening, has an interest in Morse code, or would like to find out more about this mode of operating with a view to acquiring the knowledge and skill required to join this envied and respected group of elite radio operators,

You are invited to attend the club rooms on Saturday the 16th February @ 11:00am
A BAR-B-Q is planned so come along and make a day of it.

Weather Watch and Storm Chasing

posted 9 Jan 2013, 23:06 by GCARS Secretary   [ updated 19 Jan 2013, 13:57 ]

Yesterday, Saturday, 19 January 2013, at 10 am well respected meteorologist, and storm chaser, Anthony Cornelius gave a presentation at the GCARS clubhouse at 85 Harper Street, Molendinar.

 All those who came  along to the clubhouse and listened to Anthony's presentation posed their questions and received complete  answers to some of those nagging questions.
A bar-b-q followed at 12noon
Brilliant  - Thank You Anthony from all at GCARSI


Committee Meeting- 12 November 2012

posted 6 Nov 2012, 18:43 by GCARS Secretary

There will be a Committee Meeting on
Monday, 12 November 2012 at 7pm.
The meeting will be held in the clubhouse at Harper Street, Molendinar and all members are welcome to attend.
We will be discussing the Hamfest, dealing with membership applications, and expenses.
We, the committee, look forward to seeing a good turnout.

Lionel Veale - Memories of WW II

posted 15 Oct 2012, 22:55 by GCARS Secretary   [ updated 17 Oct 2012, 21:39 ]

LIONEL Veale was one of 80 men to serve behind enemy lines for the Australian Imperial Force -- and one of only 38 to tell the tale.

The 93-year-old World War II veteran spent the majority of his service gathering intelligence, taking shelter in jungle hideouts and rescuing stranded Allied personnel. He would report his observations by a portable transceiver, much like the famous WW2 Coastwatchers.

The former coastal defender helped defy Japanese forces at battlegrounds throughout the hundreds of islands in the Pacific.

Lionel Veale - World War II veteran

Come along to the clubhouse
at 85 Harper Street, Molendinar
and listen to Lionel relate some of his experiences and display the radio equipment used
27 October 2012 - 10 am

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