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GARA Cookout and Field Day Activities

This year, the board has decided to do something different and hold our annual cookout in conjunction with Field Day activities.  Hopefully this will provide an opportunity for members to participate on the air for Field Day while enjoying food and camaraderie.  Since the cookout will be held at the Field Day location (Tannenbaum Park at the corner of Battleground Avenue and New Garden Road in Greensboro), there will be a few minor logistical and menu changes to help make things work more smoothly.  The menu changes should also help accommodate more people.  Here are ...

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Field Day Volunteers Needed – Meeting on May 26

Field Day 2016 is fast approaching. According to the ARRL, the objective of Field Day is: GARA will be hosting a Field Day station at Tannenbaum Park in Greensboro on June 25 and 26, but we cannot do it without help from you!  There will be an information and organization meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Glenn McNairy Branch Library at 4860 Lake Jeanette Road in Greensboro.  Everyone is encouraged to come to the meeting to see how you can be involved in Field Day. Patrick Moore, K2CPR is coordinating Field Day for GARA this year. He would love ...

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Happy Memorial Day!

Please join GARA in honoring our veterans this Memorial Day by setting aside some time to remember their sacrifices. We hope that everyone has an excellent weekend with friends and family remembering all those who have served, and especially those who paid the ultimate price while serving our country.

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Watch the GARA May Meeting Live

When we're ready, we'll start up our super Internet video machine and live stream the entire meeting in the player above.  The stream should begin around 7:15pm EST tonight, May 23, just before the Field Day presentation with Patrick, K2CPR begins.  Although we'd prefer to see you in person at Captain Bills, we're happy to see you online!

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Patrick Moore, K2CPR to Present on Field Day Preparations at GARA’s May Meeting

We had a great meeting with Barry Baines, WD4ASW at our last general meeting in April. His presentation was excellent and inspiring, and it was an honor to have him at our meeting. Visit www.w4gso.org to watch his presentation if you haven't already seen it. With Field Day quickly approaching, May's meeting will revolve around the club's preparations for the event.  Patrick Moore, K2CPR will present and let us know about Field Day plans, where there are still needs, and how you can become involved.  You won't want to miss the meeting or the event- both will be a great ...

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Watch the GARA April Meeting Live

When we're ready, we'll start up our super Internet video machine and live stream the entire meeting in the player above.  The stream should begin around 7:15pm EST tonight, April 25, just before we hear from our guest, AMSAT NA President Barry Baines, WD4ASW.  Although we'd prefer to see you in person at Captain Bills, we're happy to see you online!

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The DR-1X is On the Air!

You may have been wondering about our new repeater and its status.  Well, wonder no longer: it's on the air now! Our engineering committee ran into a few issues preparing the repeater for installation, but without going into all of the gory details (see the recent Feedline articles for those), suffice it to say that enough of the kinks have been worked out to put the repeater on the air.  One of the things you'll notice immediately is that there are a few things still missing: scheduled announcements, voice identification, courtesy tone, etc. are missing temporarily ...

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AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW to Present at GARA’s April Meeting

This is an exiting opportunity for anyone interested in satellites, space communications, or anything related to amateur radio.  Barry Baines, the president of AMSAT, will be giving an in-person presentation at GARA's April meeting on Monday, April 25.  His talk, titled “An Overview of AMSAT,” will give an overview of AMSAT’s history, talk about the projects that AMSAT is working on currently, and discuss the importance of keeping amateur radio in space.  There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end. You definitely don't want to miss this ...

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Watch the GARA March Meeting Live

When we're ready, we'll start up our super Internet video machine and live stream the entire meeting in the player above.  The stream should begin around 7:15pm EST tonight, March 28, just before we hear from our guest, Tim Duffy, K3LR.  Although we'd prefer to see you in person at Captain Bills, we'd be happy to see you online!

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K3LR to visit with GARA!

Tim Duffy, K3LR, COO of DX Engineering and owner of one of the most prestigious amateur radio stations in the United States will visit with GARA via Skype at our next meeting on Monday, March 28.  Tim will talk about his history, how and why he put together one of the most impressive stations in America, and answer questions from you!  You won't want to miss this special time with the recent Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year award winner.  Make plans now to be at Captain Bill's Seafood on West Market Street in Greensboro on Monday!  The meeting begins at 7:15pm and ...

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