VE Session March 9

We have scheduled a VE session for Saturday March 9 at 10am

Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

All Amateur Radio exam levels will be available.

Jan 10 Meeting Minutes

Monthly Members Meeting
January 10, 2024 – Meeting Minutes

Attending: Officer members –Jon AI1V, President; Dave N1DPD, Treasurer; Tom W1TEG, Secretary. Other members & guests in attendance included; Hugo AA1XV; Joe KC1AUH; Tom KB1FBX; Toy K1WYQ; Steve W1SMS, Pete KC1PWH and Marty K1MGD.
Location: Comstock Community Center, 180 School Rd, Wilton CT

Minutes: Meeting called to order at 7:40 PM by Tom W1TEG; – all in-person, no Zoom link was offered..

Order of Business

  • Nominating Committee: report for election of Board members: Nominated were Hugo AA1XV for President; Tom KB1FBX – Secretary, Dave N1DPD for Treasurer and Marty K1MGD for VP. Motion to waive By Laws requirement for a quorum to be present for the election was made, seconded and unanimously voted. Thanks were noted to outgoing officers Jon AI1V and Tom W1TEG. Brief comments from nominated individuals occurred. No nominations from the floor received. All nominated were effectively elected for new terms starting immediately.
  • Open Discussions: Discussed activities ahead including POTA, HF activity due to good cycle conditions, Field Days, Nets, DXing and presentations planned.
  • Classes: no new class is currently planned.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Accounts remain strong with minimal spending during the prior period and future month; 65 members have paid their dues to date. Holiday Party expenses were minimal ($275). The treasurer will look into expanding the funding source from merchandise offered by the club. Dues for the coming year were voted (8 in favor, 2 opposed) to remain the same at $35 – after general discussion. Need to better define the benefits of club membership to all in the upcoming dues solicitation.
  • Meeting Presentation – none planned for this meeting.
  • VE Session: next session is March 9 at Norwalk Library. Extra VEs are needed.
  • Future meetings – Seeking ideas for future presentations and discussions.
  • Club Dues — Annual Dues of $35 are due and payable January 1, 2023. Please PAY VIA PAYPAL. A link is on our website.

Next meeting will be February 15th a THURSDAY. IN-Person at Comstock Community Center, 180 School Rd, Wilton

Meeting adjourned 9:00 PM.
W1TEG, Secretary.

GNARC merchandise store updated

The store that sells our logo merchandise has been upgraded, with a new look and the ability to order more items. Some items can now be customized with name and call sign. Check it out. GNARC STORE

Steve, K1RF’s Field Day Presentation 2023

Steve gave this presentation on simple wire antennas to the field day group at our 2023 field day in Westport.

June 2023 Meeting Minutes

GNARC Zoom Meeting Minutes – 06/14/23.


KC1YL    Lisa

Paul       W1IP

Steve    K1RF

Jon         W1DYN

Dee        N1ZD

Dave      N1DPD

Discussed Field Day participation and how to generate more interest in this event. Jon AI1V will be sending out another sign-up for operating at Field Day.

W1IP suggested starting a regular get together to do some educational things like POTA, Antenna Setups, and maybe fox hunts.

Respectfully submitted,

David D’Arinzo


K1RF OCF Antenna Presentation

Please see this link for a copy of the presentation given By Steve, K1RF at the April 2023 meeting.

February 2023 Meeting Minutes

AttendingOfficer members –Jon Perelstein AI1V, President; Dave D’Arinzo N1DPD Treasurer; Tom Gunther W1TEG, Secretary.  Other members in attendance included: Paul W1PPL; Bill KC1TX; Toy K1WYQ; Dee N1ZD; Hugo; Steve W1SMS; Steve N9SJM; Ed K3EIN; Jess ND1L; Jonathan W1DYN; Dave N1DPD; Tom KB1FBX; Steve K1RF; Rusty K4SAA; MJG N1VSV and Pete Hubbard.    

Minutes:  Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Tom W1TEG; via Zoom

Order of Business

  • Open Discussions:  Members discussed various recent DX and other FT8 experiences on 10M and 15M; as well as other general radio topics.  General discussions occurred before and after the presentation. 
  • Classes:   no new class is currently planned.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Accounts remain strong with minimal spending during the prior period and future month;  41 members have paid their dues to date; forms 990 were filed as required.  The treasurer will look into expanding the funding source from just check or Pay Pal today to potentially add Venmo.
  • Meeting Presentation – Dr Jonathan Shapiro presented an interesting overview titled “Introduction to Python Programming”.  He ran through both his library of reference materials on the subject and how he had utilized the programming technique to support testing routines.  He provided a real time look at the program in use and answered many questions.  The presentation and Q&A ran for 45 minutes.
  • VE Session:  next session is Feb 25 at Norwalk Library.  Extra VEs are needed. 
  • Future meetings – We have asked one member to present an overview of his Raspberry Pi projects for our March meeting and Steve K1RF is prepared to present a look at a specific dipole antenna type in April. 
  • Club DuesAnnual Dues of $35 were due and payable January 1, 2023.  Please PAY VIA PAYPAL.  A link is on our website.

Next meeting will be March 8th. Via Zoom starting at 7 PM.    

Meeting adjourned 8:40 PM

W1TEG, Secretary.