General Meeting, June 22, 2021

This month's topic is Basic Electronics

Please join us for the June 22, 2021 Zoom meeting. We will have an introduction to Basic Electronics which may help many of you who are studying for your licenses. Dr. Joe McGee, NX4T, our Vice president, will do the presentation for us. Hopefully, if all goes well, it will be the first in a series of educational programs for hams presented by our club. We hope to give practical and useful information to our newer hams and refresh the knowledge base of our older hams. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and desired.

73’s to all.

Mini Field Day and Picnic at Vista View Park July 10, 2021

Come one, come all as we get back into the swing of things in ham radio.

Since it was too late in the pandemic game to know if it would be okay to have a social gathering yet, we had to forstall our outdoor Field Day in June. As the parks open up now, we are busy scheduling for the upcoming year.

We are busy planning Winter Field Day now and to get us back in the groove, have scheduled this Mini Field Day and Picnic at Vista View Park. You are invited to bring your experimental antennas and radio gear or go boxes and set up to practice if desired or just “show and tell”.

Everyone is invited but we need your RSVP and a small donation of $10.00 per person attending to cover the cost of food and refreshments.

Vista View Park is located at 4001 SW 142 Ave., Davie Fl. 33330. There is a $1.50 park entrance fee on the weekends as is standard at all Broward County Parks. The park hours are 8:30 am to 7:30 pm but we will hold the gathering from 09:00 to 16:00. We are planning a direction-finding exercise called a Fox Hunt. Stay tuned for other plans.

RSVP to Joe McGee NX4T @ mcgee3543@bellsouth.net or text your intention to his cellphone @ 954-782-3543.

73, Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) President Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association

In an effort to keep member records up to date, ARRL emailed Life Members on June 16, asking them to verify their mailing address. Several recipients of the email have called asking if the email was legitimate and from ARRL. Be assured that it is legitimate and was sent from ARRL. Thank you to all those who responded. If you need to update your address information, call (860) 594-0200, email membership@arrl.org, or respond to the email you received. You may need to cut and paste the web address into your browser.

Source: ARRL Letter, June 17, 2021


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