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Genesee County Radio Club
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Hello fellow Amateur Radio Operators. To celebrate the 40th Annual Crim Festival of Races, the Genesee County Radio Club in association with GCARES, will be running a special event station on Saturday August 27th, 2016. We will be operating on 7.200 MHz (+/- 7 kHz), 14.230 MHz (+/- 7 kHz) and on 146.460 MHz FM from 7 am EDT (1100Z) until 10 am EDT (1400Z). A special QSL card will be available for confirmed two-way communications for those QSL's received with a SASE to our club address to the attention of our QSL manager. Come help us celebrate one of Michigan's premier road races!
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The Genesee County Radio Club has been serving the Greater Flint Community for 81 years. We own and maintain two repeaters located on top of Hurley Hospital that are open to any and all who wish to use them, you can find the details on the Repeater Page, our repeaters serve as back-ups to the local ARES group.
Our club website, repeaters, Field Day that we put on each year and annual operating expenses are fully funded by our membership dues. We also sponsor VE testing each month, with the exception of May, along with holding Amateur Radio License classes at the Davison Community Enrichment and Education Center by our members.
Please consider joining the Genesee County Radio Club. You can fill out a Membership Application and send it in to help us continue to provide service to both the amateur and public communities.
The Genesee County Radio Club, Inc. (GCRC) was founded in 1933 in Flint Michigan by a group of amateur radio (ham) operators. From these early days, the club evolved into a group of citizens dedicated to communications excellence, right up to this day. Currently the group operates under the club callsign W8ACW. In addition the club operates 2 repeaters, one VHF and the other UHF. Also, the club holds a VE session at the Southern Lakes branch of Mott Community College on Thompson Road between Flint and Fenton. The club was awarded the Edison Amateur Radio Award in 1953 following the tireless work by club members following the devastating Beecher tornado in June of that year. Since that time, the club has participated in various emergency activities ranging from drills to traffic-handling for Operation Desert Storm, to support nets during the tremendous Midwest flooding during the summer of 1993.
GCRC provides a wide variety of programs and activities for its members. These include operating Field Day in June, the Michigan QSO Party in April and bringing in great speakers and offering ham radio classes to the public. Our annual holiday dinner and radio equipment auction are all enjoyable events!
Club Night Location and Time
During the School year, GCRC holds monthly meetings (Club Night) at the Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation (DCER) Building Room 106 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.
During the summer months, the club meets at the Valley Coney Island (corner of Miller and Linden Roads) on the 3rd Tuesday starting at 6:30pm.
Directions to DCER
DCER offices are located at 1250 N. Oak Road on the north side of the Davison Alternative Education building, on the campus of Davison High School. The Davison Alternative Education building is just south of the high school. The Phone number is 810.591.0177
GCRC Club night is open to any and all who want to attend.