4 results for month: 10/2015

Sunday Night Tech Forum from October 25, 2015 – Basic Antennas – Listen Now!

If you missed the Tech Forum this past Sunday night, you can still benefit from all of the basic antenna knowledge that was shared!  Click the player above to hear the entire forum.  And as always, join us at 7:30pm on Sunday evenings on the 145.150 W4GSO repeater to ask questions and share knowledge yourself!  You can also join via Echolink by joining node N5ODE.

How to Listen – A Guide for Hams

By C.W. Thompson, K4HC In working HF contacts, especially DX contacts, one of the first things (and often the second and third thing, as well) people are told to do is to LISTEN. It seems obvious that in order to make a successful two-way radio contact, each person must hear the other, and be able to communicate, if even briefly for a signal report and to exchange call signs. It is repeated often enough – LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN. I think that there is more to it than that – you need to LEARN to listen, and hear, and comprehend what you receive over the air. I should be up-front – I have no training in this area. But I do feel I have something ...

GARA is Now a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

Following a lot of legwork by various Board members, GARA has finally received confirmation of 501(c)(3) status!  This means that both dues and donations are now tax-deductible.  We hope this helps you, and the club, find ways to continue to make great things happen for the amateur radio community in Greensboro and beyond.

GARA Open House

This Saturday at 1000 hrs GARA’s is holding its Open House at Hinshaw United Methodist Church, 4501 Gate City Boulevard (High Point Rd), Greensboro. Everyone is invited.  See the Event page for directions. This is the time to show off that special project you have been working on. If you are a new ham or one that has been away from the hobby for a while, this is your chance to get caught up on what is new, and get answers to your questions. GARA’s is trying something different this year. It’s holding its first members only swap meet during the open house. Bring that stuff that has been hanging around in your shack for years, maybe you can ...