108 results for author: Scott Toth


November GARA Meeting – Show and Tell!

As you know, GARA's November meeting is normally when elections are held to fill positions on the Board of Directors and other elected positions. This year will be slightly different because of our online meeting format. GARA members will be e-mailed with a link to an online ballot when the Feed Line is sent over the weekend. However, because voting will be held electronically, that means that our general meeting time can used in other ways. This year, we will be spending the time with a "Show and Tell" when you can show us your latest ham radio gear and tell us about the fun things you have going on. You can join the meeting online here. The ...

October GARA Meeting – Parks on the Air

UPDATE: Here is Yakov's presentation if you would like to re-read through the slides: Download We will again be conducting this month’s GARA meeting using Google Meet at 7:15pm EST on Monday, October 26, and since we will not meet on the 145.150 repeater, there will be no need to check into the net.  To join, go to meet.google.com and type in code: jmy-gpuw-dob or click the button below. Our program this month will be about Summits and Parks on the Air and will be presented by Yakov Rokhlin, a GARA Club and board member.  Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award program for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages ...

September GARA Meeting – History of SSB

This month, we will conduct our monthly GARA meeting using Google Meet and we will not meet on the 145.150 repeater. To join, go to meet.google.com and type in code: jgd-jovp-wcd Keith Thomas (KA4JAH) has prepared a presentation for this month’s program about the early history of ham radio and modes of communication leading up to and including Single Side Band (SSB) operations.  We generally associate SSB with HF operations, but it is not limited to HF.  Keith is an Amateur Extra Class operator and an experienced HF operator.  He also hosts two local SSB Activity Nights.  If you have a 2m/6m SSB capable radio, please ...

July GARA Meeting – Field Day Wrap-Up

Join us on Monday evening, July 27, for our July GARA meeting. Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, the meeting will be held on the 145.150MHz W4GSO VHF repeater beginning at 7:15pm. We will take check-ins per normal, and after a short business meeting, David McLin, AC4A will tell us about the GARA Field Day activities, who participated and how, and our resulting score. Be sure to drop by!

Special Meeting with ARRL Section Manager on June 23

Calling all local hams: here is some information about an opportunity to meet with Dr. Marv Hoffman, WA4NC, the new NC ARRL Section Manager.  The meeting will be held online via Zoom and will take place from 6:00-7:00pm this coming Tuesday, June 23.  Dr. Hoffman will give a PowerPoint presentation and address as many topics as possible during the meeting time.  Since space is limited, please RSVP with Scott Toth, ND4L by June 20 if you would like to attend. Please e-mail Scott at nd4l @ outlook.com.  Include your name, callsign, email address and optionally one or more topics you would like for Dr. ...

GARA May Meeting- FT8!

Our May meeting will be a tutorial on how to use FT8. We will take check-ins on the W4GSO 145.150MHz (100Hz tone) repeater beginning at 7:15pm on Monday, May 25, but you can watch the demo via live stream on YouTube in the embedded player below: https://youtu.be/8Pl0hmoNL8o

Meeting on the Air

This month’s program is on Emergency Preparedness. As amateur radio operators, we have already committed ourselves to providing emergency communications, but we must be ready to respond to and survive during an emergency. For individuals or families, emergency preparedness includes plans to respond to a house fire, an extended power outage, or an evacuation. Some large-scale emergencies include natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding), wide spread disease outbreaks, and terrorist attacks. Will Glasgow, KN4WMC, is passionate about emergency preparedness and he will present some of the basics of emergency preparedness ...

March GARA Meeting: On the W4GSO 145.150MHz Repeater due to COVID-19

The program this month will be presented by Scott Toth, ND4L and Matt Trull, KX4GG on The C4FM/Fusion Digital Mode.  This is one of the modes that we can access on both our 145.15MHz and 442.8625MHz GARA club repeaters.  I would like to invite everyone in the club to join in the conversation on our 145.15 repeater at our virtual club meeting Monday, March 23 from 7:15-8:30 PM.  Please consider inviting Hams who are not currently members of our club, as well as members of other clubs, to join us.   On a personal note, I have had a Fusion HT for almost a year, but have not known how to program my radio nor take advantage of ...

February GARA Meeting: Cutting the TV Cord

At this month’s program, I will be presenting why you may want to consider TV CORD CUTTING. We will discuss the components of Over-the-Air television (like we used to do before cable TV was an option), choosing the best antenna (bigger isn’t always better with a TV antenna), OTH and streaming programming, and setting up an OTA DVR for your home. I will conclude with a live demonstration. Carl Fenske, KC4WGA Meeting Info

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