Open House – GNARC’s New Comm Center – 8/6 – 7PM

As I’m sure everyone has heard we’ve managed to get an official GNARC communications center, and I’m sure everyone is excited to see it. We’re going to have an open house on Wednesday, August 6th.

It’s going to be paid members only, so if you want to check the place out and haven’t paid dues now would be a good time to renew or join. Doors will open at 7, and pizza will be waiting for you. PLEASE RSVP to this email if you plan on coming.

Address is 100 Fairfield Ave, Norwalk. Almost directly across I-95 from Fire HQ. Caution some bridges are under construction. Use Cedar or Stuart to cross over. Map here

Sam NV1P

Picnic – Directions and Update

The map is accurate in the post below. Just MapQuest or Google 173 Old Boston Rd in Wilton, CT.  If you need further info please email me (WB2JVB “at” arrl.net).

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Summer Picnic – August 7th!! – Food – Friends – Fun

Hi everyone!!!!

The GNARC annual picnic will be taking place very soon, specifically on Aug. 7th. “But wait”, you might say, “that isn’t a Wednesday!”. Well, indeed it isn’t. At the last meeting the membership voted, and the consensus was that in general Thursday tends to be a more relaxing day of the week, so we’re going with that.

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GNARC has a new home!!

Thanks to the City of Norwalk, Fire Marshal Chris Hansen, WO1T, and Fire Chief Denis McCarthy- GNARC has a new home.

We now have an official Club Station/Clubhouse located at the Norwalk Fire Dept. Maintenance facility.

Currently the front of the facility is vacant, and we will need to gather our resources together to make this a professional and functional club station and Emergency Operations Center. I am looking for volunteers who are interested in putting in many hours of effort to construct the station, erect the tower and antenna(s), assemble furniture and more. We may also need donations, as well as help moving items from various locations.

This is a very exciting opportunity for GNARC and the membership- and I am looking forward to getting on the air from this excellent location.

More updates to follow as things develop. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly (email address is on the member directory page).

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Charles G. Lelievre, N1LLL

June 2014 Minutes

Meeting called to order by President Sam NV1P at 8:04pm.
-Charles N1LLL played a public service announcement promoting GNARC Field Day. It was recorded by one of the DJ’s at the radio station.
-New members/guests: Ed Whitley KC1BWE, Greg Smith KC1BWT Read More →

May 2014 Minutes

Meeting called to order by President Sam NV1P at 8:02pm. 19 people were in attendance.

Secretary’s report: A work party is needed to put the Norwalk Library’s “inverted V” antenna back together. All the materials have been obtained (Bamboo poles, concrete blocks, 200 ft of paracord). We are trying to contact radio personality Danny Lyons of WEBE108, to try and do a live radio spot to help advertise Field Day. A press release is forthcoming for FD.

Motion by George AB1QK to accept April’s minutes on GNARC’s website, seconded by Steve NA1SV. Read More →

April 2014 Minutes

 

  • -Meeting called to order by President Sam NV1P at 8:00pm
  • -There was a presentation of “The History of Hallicrafters” by Don Hudson KA1TZR
  • -Motion by Dave Heiden N1TJG to approve secretary’s March minutes on the website, seconded by Jim KC1FB
  • -Secretary’s report: For the June meeting only, GNARC will be back at Stop & Shop (385 CT Ave, Norwalk).
  • -Half dozen Bamboo trees are on top of the Belden Ave library, for rebuilding the “inverted V” antenna, as well as 4 concrete blocks. Marty also said one of his YL friends’ ex-husbands was a HAM (last name is Gordon, unknown call). In December he died, & she’ll be in touch to help arrange for GNARC to get his gear.
  • -Treasurer’s report: We’re “doing well”, including $600 rec’d from sale of equipment by Jay NE2Q.  Renewal notices have gone out. Motion to accept (report): Paul WB2JVB, seconded by Steve K1RF.
  • -Visitors/Guests: Brian Vetter N2KMX, Gary (no license………yet!!)
  • -Old Business: none
  • -New Business: Curt states he has new Maple firewood to be given away.
  • -David Day N1DAY (from FARA) made a report about FARA’s activities.
  • -Public Service: Sam states more bodies are needed for the annual tree festival, held at Cranbury Park (Gallagher Estate) on May 17th.  There will also be a tree festival art exhibition from April 22nd , through May 6th, at the Gilbert & Bennett Cultural Center, 49 New St, Wilton, between 9:00am & 4:00pm, free to all.
  • -On April 29th, there will be free Skywarn training at WestConn, in room 125 of the science building, midtown campus, 181 White St, Danbury, between 7:00pm – 9:30pm.
  • -Sam announced Westport’s “Mini Maker Faire”, being held at the Westport Library, Jesup Rd, on April 26th. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth, starting at 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • -Repeater: Curt W1FSM answered the question about “East” & “West” being heard on the 2 meter repeater. “East” indicates the main repeater, while “West” indicates the back-up repeater.
  • -Motion to adjourn the meeting: Steve K1RF, seconded by Dee N1ZD at 9:15pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Martin KA1WBN Diamond GNARC Sec’y & PIO