129 results for author: Scott Toth

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/


Come out and join us as we operate from Mayo River State Park for the North Carolina Parks On The Air event, September 9th and 10th. We will be located in the Group Camp area, where primitive camping is permitted. The site is a bit smaller than where we normally operate at Hagan Stone, but still provides some amenities such as picnic tables, fire pit, pedestal grill, and bathrooms. There are plenty of trees for wire antennas as well. The tentative plan right now is to set up a single dipole and one HF station. We can expand the operations if needed, depending on the number of folks who come out. The rules for this event do not lock us into a partic...

August GARA Meeting

August 28, 2023 - 6:15 to eat, meeting at 7:15pm Please join us as we discuss the upcoming NC POTA event.   Carl KC4WGA will also share his latest portable solar generator. Please remember our new location!  The PorterHouse Burger Co. 4608 W Market St. Greensboro, NC 27407 https://www.porterhouseburgerco.com/

2023 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 23th 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. Carl Fenske will conduct his TARPN node building workshop Saturday June 24 @ 10:00AM. Registration for this workshops is now closed. Field day operations will start at 2PM Saturday June 24 and end at 2PM Sunday June 25.  We will be operating two HF radio stations (Class 2A) and possibly a 6M station. Several of us will be ...

April GARA Meeting: New Location and GPS Disciplined Oscillators

We will be having a presentation from Brad, KN4ODM, on GPS Disciplined Oscillators at this month's meeting. Beginning this month, meetings will be held at the PorterHouse Burger Company. Join Online Here

March GARA Meeting – RARS and TARPN

Tadd and Nancy Torborg will be presenting at this month's meeting. Nancy, KB2TNR, will provide information on the upcoming RARSfest in Raleigh, and Tadd, KA2DEW, will do a presentation on TARPN. They will need a little more time than usual so we are going to move the start of the meeting up 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 PM so we can get business conducted and they can begin around 7:15 PM.Thanks,John CrabtreeKJ4JWCGARA Vice President Google Meet Link

January GARA Meeting: New Trailer, and WFD Prep

This month, we will hear from David McLin AC4A in preparation of Winter Field Day. David has with the help of several others worked hard to have a good plan in place for this year’s event, and we surely hope to have a great participation rate. We encourage everyone to come out, even if just for a few minutes to see the setup and maybe make a few calls on the air. We are also looking at options on how we can potentially stream part of Winter Field Day as well. Not only that, but our brand new trailer will be at the meeting on Monday and at WFD too! Come check it out and help us decide how best to outfit and configure it. Event Calendar ...

Winter Field Day with GARA

Winter Field Day (WFD) will take place starting Saturday, January 28, at  2 PM  and ending Sunday, January 29 at 2 PM. Just like the ARRL Field Day. We can start setting up the Friday before (Jan. 27) 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 PM. We will ...

October GARA Meeting: Building a Hotspot

With the proliferation of cheaper digital handheld radios, it has become much more affordable for hams to connect through the internet to others around the world. However, the repeaters that used to be required to do this haven't gotten cheaper. With the advent of "digital hotspots," amateurs are now able to talk with other hams worldwide without needing to rely on a repeater at all. In this month's GARA presentation by Scott Toth, ND4L, you'll learn what to buy and how to build an inexpensive hotspot that will put all of your digital radios to use even when you're not near a repeater. Download Presentation