June 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:39. Members in attendance: 14

Minutes from last meeting accepted by W1GIG and KC1FB.

Treasurer report: We’re in good shape! The bank is trying to charge us a fee for the account, but KC1FB is going to fight it with advice from K1FC.

Old Business:

American Legion Tribute to Veterans and Touch-a-Truck, headed by George, went really well! Demonstrations of police dogs, World War Two memorabilia and reenactors were some of the attractions. We had an HF station set up there and operated off battery power from 11 AM to 6:15 PM, so we did a great job. We’ve been invited back for next year. Civil air cadets and high school students were interested in our station, so we may have gotten a few new hams as well. Read More →

Setting up APRS on an iOS device

Mike, N1PLH, has created these instructions for setting up APRS on an apple device. While it is not radio, it uses some of the same APRS technology, and can be useful in tracking  hams during public service events.


Free crank up tubular tower w/rotator and quad

There is a tower available for free. It comes with a rotator and a quad. It is a Wilson tt-45b, 45′ and is located in Bethel.

You will have to take a team that knows how to do tower work to safely go get it. Serious only. Contact WB2JVB for details.

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May 2015 Minutes

Meeting called to order at: 7:39 PM

Number of members in attendance: 21

Committee reports: Charles is doing experiments with the repeaters- he’s taken both repeaters, East and West (pointed north), and both are on at the same time on the same frequency. One is running on a different PL, this helps us gets better coverage, PLs are 114.9W, 100E. If you want to run IRLP on 2M, you may be able to use the West (Charles needs to double check it and will let everyone know).

Volunteering Opportunities:

– 5/16: ConnJam and the Tree Festival Read More →

April 2015 Minutes

President Sam NV1P, called the meeting to order at 19:40  Local time, in the GNARC/ Norwalk Comm Center.

Nine seconds into the meeting,  a motion was made to accept the minutes of the previous meeting, and it was seconded most enthusiastically.

Sam Introduced one of our members,
Joel Hallas, W1ZR …  Technical Editor for QST Magazine (Ret.), and writer of the monthly QST column “The Doctor is in”.
Joel made a very interesting and informative presentation covering “Stealthy Antennas.”
His presentation was supported by slides, and ran 71 minutes. Read More →

Local Skywarn classes

Many have asked about local Skywarn training classes. The NY office has just posted the schedule.

There is a class in Bridgeport. See the following link for details and if you need to register.


March 2015 Minutes

March 11th GNARC Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7:34.

Attendance: 27 people.

New Business:

Do you have a spare rotor or spare coax to lend the Westport ham club? They’re trying to get a station set up and would dearly appreciate it! Contact Tim (W1GIG) if you do. The club might lend one to them, so check with Tim first before deciding to lend yours. Read More →