Welcome to the GCARS web site.

GCARS Hamfest 2020.

Date: 29th November 2020 (Sunday)
Venue: Country Paradise Parklands
231 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Nerang.
more info on the Hamfest page below.

GCARS are open on Saturdays now operating under the current 
COVID-19 requirements.
See you there.

VK4RGC 146.700MHz
 Repeater is 

But we are Currently using 
VK4RGX 147.225 MHz +600KHz off set 
91.5 Tone

Thanks to VK4QF

13th December 2019. 

It was been quite a while and it looks like it has slipped through the cracks.

Hence the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society would like to thank all the Amateurs that took on the VI4GAMES call sign during the 2018 period. To assist with the QSO, GCARS sent out over 700 QSL cards.
As well those that called into the VI4GAMES call sign when it was active.

Once again thanks without your support we would not have reached over 700 QSOs.

Gold Coast City Council is sponsoring GCARS as apart of a week long activities for Seniors Week. So if would would like to pop on down to the Club House, have some food off the BBQ, along with some soft drinks and see what Amateur Radio is all about, we would love to see you.

Date 24 August 2019 (Saturday)

Time 1pm to 4pm

Location: GCARS Club House 85 Harper St, Molendinar, 4214

All are Welcome.

See you there. 

8 AM each morning of the year there is a net on 146.700 MHz (Springbrook) Everyone is welcome to come in. 

You can also log in via Echolink 66702 if you are out side the footprint of the repeater.

Look forward to hearing you on the net soon. 

If you were unable to attend Russell's presentation (as below) you can watch the full presentation on YouTube.

Search for Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society
or push the YouTube button.

Tech presentation at GCARS following the AGM & sausage sizzle BBQ on Saturday April 27th.

Russell Williams, an ACMA Accredited Frequency Assigner will explain the procedure for assigning repeater frequencies, and how to calculate RF interference generated from one or more transmitters.

Russell’s presentation should commence soon after 11:30pm

All Welcome.

INFORMATION for Prospective Members
If you have an interest in any aspect of Amateur Radio communications or would like to know more about our Society please contact our club Secretary by emailing secretary@gcars.com.au 

The Society welcomes new members, whether already certificated Radio Amateurs, or those wishing to get into the hobby. 

The Society runs classes to prepare would-be amateurs and also holds examinations conducted under the auspices of the Wireless Institute of Australia.

The Society has been responsible in recent years for inducting more people into the hobby than any other organisation in Australia. 

The Society's Patron is Mr. A. J. D. (Lex) Bell. OAM. LLB. To contact the Society or its members via Amateur Radio call on one of our Repeaters.

Try 146.700 (IRLP Node:6702) or call in one of our Radio Nets.

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