134 results for author: Scott Toth

2024 ARRL Field Day and Picnic with GARA

Plan now to join the Greensboro Amateur Radio Association for our 2023 ARRL Field Day activities! Setup will commence Friday, June 21 starting at 2 PM at Hagan Stone park group campsite 1. We will be putting up antennas, setting up the solar cells and batteries, and will start setting up the radios. We will have our antenna building workshop on Saturday June 22 @ 2:00PM. Registration for this workshops is now closed. Field day operations will start at 2PM Saturday June 22 and end at 2PM Sunday June 23.  We will be operating two HF radio stations (Class 2A) and possibly a 6M station. Several of us will be camping out Friday ...

GARA Picnic Registration

Please use the form below to register and pay for your meal at the GARA Picnic on Saturday, June 22 at Hagan-Stone Park in Pleasant Garden. We will be having typical cookout fare like hamburgers, hotdogs, etc. Select the number of people in your party ($5 per guest) and you will be taken to PayPal for checkout. paypal.HostedButtons({ hostedButtonId: "YRNWKBTAXVLR2", }).render("#paypal-container-YRNWKBTAXVLR2")

Antenna Building Workshop Sign-Up

Use the form below to register for the workshop and indicate which antenna(s) you'd like to build. Link to Google Sign-Up Sheet

May GARA Meeting: Building Antennas

Anthony Luscre-K8ZT will join us virtually and do a presentation on antennas to tie in with the past classes and the antenna building project for Field Day. First licensed in 1981 as KA8NRC, Anthony has been a QRP operator from his very first QSO (no one told him Novices should not start with a 2-watt QRP rig). Changed callsign to K8ZT in June 2000 after updating to Extra Class License He is active in a variety of Amateur Radio activities, but his favorite activity is operating! Whether it is contesting, DXing or rag chewing, satellites, etc. CW Phone or Digital, the QRP contacts have added up and now top 115,000. First drawn to contesting by ...

HF Operating Event

Open to all hams! GARA will be hosting an HF operating event from 2:00pm on Friday, April 19 until the evening of Saturday, March 20. Our host, Todd Huffines, KO4KWD, has made his property available for both days and you're welcome to camp overnight if you'd like. There are restrooms and other facilities easily available on premises. This event will be somewhat informal in that you're encouraged to bring your own portable HF gear to setup and work alongside everyone else!  Even though we won't be at a park, we will all operate "POTA-style" with portable radios, antennas and power, but we will all use a common callsign.  Come anytime ...

March GARA Meeting: Software Defined Radio!

Join us Monday as Jesse, K4AX, presents onSoftware Defined Radio (SDR) PorterHouse Burgers6:15pm to eatMeeting at 7:15pm -John Crabtree, KJ4JWC

February GARA Meeting: APRS

The February meeting presentation will be made by Terence Crandall, N4TLC, on APRS. Come and find out what it is, what you might need, and how to use it. The meeting starts at 7:15 with dinner beforehand.

Winter Field Day with GARA

Winter Field Day (WFD) will take place starting Saturday, January 27, at  2 PM  and ending Sunday, January 28 at 2 PM. Just like the ARRL Field Day. We can start setting up the Friday before (Jan. 26) no earlier than 2 PM. This year, we will be operating from Hagan Stone park, group campsite 1, the same location we used for the ARRL Field Day last June.The current plan is to operate one HF station. Scott (ND4L) has agreed to lend us his tent for the operating station, so now all we need are volunteers and equipment. We will set up Friday afternoon starting at 2 PM, complete any remaining setup Saturday morning, and begin operating at 2 ...

November GARA Meeting: Annual Meeting, and Bring Your Favorite HT!

This month, it is very important that all club members attend either in person or online as we will have our annual leadership election. This is our opportunity to help shape our club with our vote. Please plan to attend. Many thanks to Fred Lomax, W4US for being our Nominating Committee this year. Here are the nominations from last month's meeting.  Please let us know if you are interested in running for a board position or would like to nominate someone else.  We can have multiple candidates for each position! Tentative Ballot (subject to change) President: Scott Toth ND4LVice President:  John Crabtree KJ4JWCSecretary:  Greg Ray ...

September GARA Meeting

September 25, 2023 - 6:15 to eat, meeting at 7:15pm  Keith, KA4JAH, will be doing a presentation on antenna modeling software at this month’s meeting. Please remember our new location!  The PorterHouse Burger Co. 4608 W Market St. Greensboro, NC 27407 https://www.porterhouseburgerco.com/