2015 Holiday Party – December 10th – 6pm


Attention all hams!!!! It is that time again, the annual GNARC holiday party. An event not to be missed!

December 10th, 6pm until 10:30pm. Laurel Athletic Club 13 North Avenue Norwalk CT.

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November 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:34 pm.

23 members in attendance.

Motion to accept last month’s minutes made by N1ZD and seconded by AB1QK.

VP report: No big updates to date, although Charles N1LLL did have a question for the group to ponder: it might be worth trying to see if we can drum up any interest in doing 40/80M net at some point during the week in the evenings. Other than that, the repeaters are healthy and happy, we’re one of the hottest DMR machines around, and things are good!

Treasurer’s Report:  No new unplanned expenses, but Don KA1TZR sold some tubes to net over $20.00.  We’re still in great shape with our financial situation.

Holiday party is coming up – sign up form is about to be posted on the website by Paul as soon as Sam signs off on it.

Nominating committee’s report: slate for 2016 board (we’ll be accepting nominations from the floor up until election day at January’s meeting). The nominating committee is disbanding themselves at the end of 2015. At that point, the club will decide if they want to continue with a committee or go another route. The proposed slate for 2016 is as follows: George Flay (AB1QK) for president, Charles (N1LLL) for VP, Jim (KC1FB) for treasurer, Rachel Ambrose (KB1VWJ) for secretary. If you’d like to throw your hat in the ring, please let Sam or Charles know. Read More →

November meeting topic

This month’s meeting we will have special guest Larry Reid, AB1JC, who will be presenting an update on the Discovery Museums balloon project.

2 years ago we had our first taste of this amazing project, and this update will showcase all of the hard work that has been invested since then. Included will be images taken from the latest test run from 80,000+ feet. This is one of the more interesting projects going on in the area, and it’s worth coming down to the comm center on the 11th at 7:30, 100 Fairfield Ave. We hope to see you there.

October 2015 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:34.

15 members in attendance.

VP (Charles, N1LLL) report: everything is status quo and there will be a GNARC sign as part of the main sign for the comms center. It’s a surprise so we’ll wait and see!

No treasurer report since Jim isn’t here.

WA1VXM, John,  is in attendance, yay! He hasn’t been to a club meeting in a long time. He is donating 3 rigs to the club, they more or less work and are ours to do with as we will. Two dual band mobiles and an older dual band HT. Welcome back!

Old business: Bikes4Bikes happened two weeks ago, went over very well, had just enough volunteers to make it work. No injuries, no problems, everything went smoothly. Read More →

September 2015 Minutes

Meeting called to order at: 7:32
Number of attendees: 19

July meeting minutes accepted at 7:33 by NV1P, seconded by K1FC

Vice-President (Charles, N1LLL) report: Nothing much to report, we’ve done some stuff with the repeaters, haven’t figured out how to prevent stepping on each other, but we’re working on it.

Treasurer (Jim, K1FC) report: The club’s finances are in pretty good shape, unfortunately we didn’t make as much money at AWA sellling as we usually do. Tim and Jim went up to Boxboro to see if that was a valid alternative to AWA, and we may go up there instead next year. Read More →

Meeting Topic – September 9

Jon WB2RYV will be discussing some of the Windows 10 upgrading issues, including various security/privacy issues.

Summer Picnic – Come one come all – RSVP now

The joint GNARC/SARA picnic is this coming Sunday, August 23rd at 3:30 pm.

Address: 43 Wyndover Lane Stamford, CT.  Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ffvwG

Those who have been before know this is the best event of the year! In order to plan for food and drink WE MUST KNOW if you are coming. Please RSVP by Wednesday at 10pm.

Those who tell us they are coming get first dibs on food and drink. You are welcome to come even if you don’t RSVP, but you may go hungry. Yes, there will be a list….

Bring a side dish please and a chair if you want to sit down. There will be tables.

Email or call Sam, NV1P. Tell someone on the repeater or at the comm center. samd65@gmail.com