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New Repeater

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Good morning everyone,

 

With the excitement of the new 441.775 repeater coming online it has been brought to my attention that the repeater is being "kerchunked" quite a bit.

 

While this is common place it has been exacerbated with the new machine. I would like to remind everyone that it is not good repeater etiquette (or FCC legal) to simply "kerchunk" the repeater without identifying.

 

If you are testing your rig or trying to see how well the repeater is working in your area the correct (and FCC legal) way to do so would be to identify using your call sign and state that you are testing.

 

73

Jason (K4SHP)

Trustee, GSARC


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Winter Field Day

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Winter Field Day

 

 

Good evening everyone,

 

    Well, after checking my emails I have identified three club members (KM4FWT, WB4LZW, WB4FTU)  that have let me know they are interested in participating in Winter Field Day at the Red Cross EOC at Market Commons.  We are scheduled to be there on Friday & Saturday (26-27 Jan).  I am sure I received other emails but I can't located them in my pile of emails.  If you are interested in participating and have already sent me an email, please send it again.  If you are interested and have not let me know, please shoot me a email at kj4cmf@w4gs.org and get on the list.  And the planning proceeds!!!  Thanks guys!

  

 

Jim Grant, KJ4CMN

Vice President

G.S.A.R.C.

 


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2018 Dues

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The GSARC Treasurer is now accepting dues for 2018.
 
The fiscal year shall be January 1 through December 31
with dues payable the first of the year.
 
Dues shall be twenty-five dollars [$25.00] per year
for Regular Membership [Full Voting Rights].
 
Dues shall be ten dollars [$10.00] per family member per year
for Family Membership [Full Voting Rights].
 
Dues shall be fifteen dollars [$15.00] per year for
Associate Membership [Non-voting].
 
 
Renewal for all types of membership will be accepted at any monthly meeting or any official club function, by mail or
by email if paying by PayPal.
 
A new application form must be filled out and submitted each year.
Application can be filled-out on the GSARC home page W4GS.org
 
Any questions, contact Dave Goodman at ka3jrm@w4gs.org

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Rag Chew with us !

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The GSARC holds 4 nets each week. Please join us on the air.

  • Saturdays at 8:00pm on the 147.120 MHz Repeater
  • Sundays at 8:00pm on the 145.110 MHz Repeater
  • Tuesdays at 8:00pm on the 444.675 MHz Repeater
  • Thursdays at 8:00pm on the 146.805 MHz Repeater

For more about our Nets, click here.


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GSARC Meeting Location

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Location for GSARC Monthly Business Meeting

 

The location for our business meeting has been secured at the Myrtle Beach Fire Station # 6. It is located at 970 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, just 1 block east of Robert Grissom Pkwy on the left. This will be effective for the May 2nd meeting.

 

 

The GPS coordinates are 33.7229250°N  -078.8647694°W


 

 


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Thursday Lunch Group

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Join us every Thursday for lunch at Big D's BBQ Trough located at 2917 Church St, Conway, SC 29526.

The scheduled time is noon but if you want to beat the rush come a bit earlier. We have reserved tables

and usually have to pull more together. Food is served Cafeteria style and the menu can be viewed here

 

 

 


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Saturday Breakfast

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The clubs Saturday morning breakfast is at the Golden Coral Steakhouse at 868 Oak Forest Lane in Myrtle Beach (This is  the Golden Corral near the Wal-Mart off Seaboard St. (Vicinity US 501 and Seaboard St.)  Golden Corral opens at 0730 so plan on being there between 0745-0800.  They have plenty of room for us.  

Hope to see many of you there.  

Thanks folks!

 

Jim Grant

KJ4CMN

Vice President

G.S.A.R.C.

 

 

GPS Coordinates

 33.70496662512927°N  -78.91138315200805°W   DD (Decimal Degrees)

33° 42' 17.88 N  78° 54' 40.979 W  DMS (degrees, minutes, seconds)

 

 


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BEACHFEST 2018

  GRAND STRAND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

PRESENTS:

22nd ANNUAL GRAND STRAND ARC

"BEACHFEST 2018”

& Computer Expo

 

Date TBA  keep checking back          8 AM UNTIL 2 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Hope

(formerly)

Old Pee Dee School

3521 Juniper Bay Road

Conway S.C. 29527

Latitude N33 50.302 (+33° 50' 18.46")     

Longitude W079 07.655 (-79° 7' 40.17")

  

Click for MapQuest directions 

 

 


Forum Schedule

TBA

  

 

VE TESTING (10:00 AM)      ARRL FORUMS      HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

 

Proposed VENDORS:

Tarheel Antennas, Inc.  ~  AC-DC  ~  The WireMan Inc.   ~    Personal Stitches  

dBj Radio Electronics   ~   National Weather Service   ~   Transel Corporation (Electronics-Lasers-Lights)   ~   K4NET Computers

BuyTwoRadios.com  ~  Silver Tip Antennas (KD4ADN) 

AND MANY MORE

 

QSL card Checking 

ARRL Roanoke Division Director DXCC Card Checker David Fuseler, NJ4F, 
will be Checking DXCC, WAS, WAC and VUCC QSL cards at the ARRL booth.
Go to ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc.after entering application data
and listing all cards on the website, print the app and list to bring to me.
If you have questions for David, contact via email at nj4f@arrl.net or telephone 843-647-0101

 

 

 

FREE PARKING    ~    ON-SITE CONCESSIONS    ~    TALK-IN 145.110 {PL 85.4 Hz}
PRIZES AWARDED EVERY HOUR
 

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\   Large Outside Tailgating Spots   /////////////////

 

 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $7.00 AT THE DOOR

                                                                                                                                    

DEALER / VENDOR INSIDE TABLES.....................$12.00 EA
  OUTSIDE TAILGATE SPOT & 1 Ticket.................  $12.00 EA
      Advance Tickets...(SASE).......................................$6.00 EA 
 
 
Download & mail your completed application to:
 
BEACHFEST
2013 Highway 378
Conway, SC 29527
 
 
 

Visit us on Facebook

         Grand Strand Hamfest facebook page.         

 

If you do not have a facebook account, you can feel free to create one while you are on the page.

Please check this page often as information will be added since the hamfest is approaching.

 

 

 

 

INFO: 

Edward Jordan, KF4ECK   {843 458 3856}  EMAIL

Buddy Brown, KD4UXM EMAIL


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GSARC 2016 Ham of the Year

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GSARC 2016 Ham of the Year Edward Jordan, KF4ECK

 


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GSARC SIMPLEX nets

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The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club has started a series of SIMPLEX radio nets in order to train the emergency procedures that would be needed in a time of degraded communications  operations.  As part of this training, bimonthly 2 meter SIMPLEX nets will be conducted,  at 10:30 AM on the first Saturday of each month   The net will begin on the GSARC Conway repeater (145.110 MHz/85.4) and then move to the chosen simplex frequency.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate.  We will also periodically conduct both 6 meter and 10 meter nets.  These will also begin on the 145.110 repeater and then switch to the selected frequency.  These nets have no set schedule but will be based on both interest level and available dates.  Please refer to the Events Calendar on this website to see net dates once they are finalized.

 

 

 


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