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Guests are always welcome to any of these events!

MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month (except December) starting at 7:00 pm.

WORKSHOPS: Third Tuesday of every month (except December) starting at 7:00 pm.

 


*** MEETING LOCATION ENTRANCE ***

GARS meets at:

EAA 690 Hangar #1
Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field

690 Airport Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

(Near the intersection of Hwy 316 and Hi-Hope Road)

Talk-in is usually available on the 147.075+ MHz, PL=82.5 Hz repeater for most GARS events held at the EAA 690 Hangar.

The new entrance to the EAA 690 hangar is shown here.  CLICK ON THE IMAGE for a larger map and to get directions.  Please enter the gate on the right.  Follow it around the back of the buildings to the parking area.


GARS WINTER FIELD DAY

Winter Field Day 2022, January 29/30, is right around the corner.  We dedicated the January Workshop to getting your logging software configured so log submissions include Gwinnett ARS to combine our individual scores into a club score.  For those that use N3FJP logging software and missed the Workshop take a look at David’s presentation in PDF (410KB) format.


GARS HamCram Technician License Classes

Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27

This is the entry-level license session

For more information on the test session, click here to email the instructors.

STUDY GUIDE:
We will be using the hamradioschool.com material.

CLASS:
8:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and 8:00am to 3:00pm Sunday
Thirty Minute Lunch Break with lunch brought in, both lunches and test for $25.00
EAA hangar Briscoe Field Lawrenceville, GA near the intersection of highway 316 and Hi-Hope Road
Click here for directions

EXAM SESSION:
3:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday
This exam session is a closed session only available to those students who sign up for the class.

REGISTRATION:
*** Pre-registration is Required ***

*** See registration in the sidebar ***

*** There is a no refund policy for no shows ***


GARS DOG SHOW

The March 30th to April 3rd Dog Show is an annual GARS/Gwinnett ARES public service, fundraising, event going back over 20 years.  We provide ticket collection and parking duties for the Lake Lanier Cluster Dog Show at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.  We need about 12-15 people per day.  This is a fun event.  All you need is an HT for simplex communications, a safety vest, and maybe a chair.  See the article in the April 2021 GARzette, page 8.

Sign up here, simply put an X in the column(s) you wish to participate in, fill in your call, and name.


GARS MEETING

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month, except December. Guests are always welcome to our functions!

WHEN: Second Tuesday – Doors open at 6:30 pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: EAA 690 Hangar, Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 

PROGRAM: February 8, 2022 – TBD

ZOOM INFO:  To be posted a few days before the next meeting.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

  • February 8, 2022 – TBD
  • March 8, 2022 – TBD

MORE INFO: Click here for more information about our Monthly Meetings

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS: Click here to view our Previous Presentations.


GARS WORKSHOP

The GARS Workshop meets on the third Tuesday of every month, except December. Guests are always welcome! Doors open at 6:30 pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00 pm. The presentation starts after brief introductions and announcements.

WHEN: Third Tuesday – Doors open at 6:30 pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: EAA 690 Hangar, Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 

PROGRAM: February 15, 2022 – Re-capping and tube testing to bring radios back to life – Don Woodward KD4APP

Don KD4APP is a General but was licensed in the nineties as a “No-code Technician” from a class taught by Jim Stafford W4QO.  About 3 years ago Don and his son purchased a “vacation” home in Blairsville, which gave Don more time to pursue HF, 6M, microwave, and electronics.  He built an electronics workshop at his mountain home.  After working on transistor era radios Don decided he wanted to try his hand at restoring tube era radios.  After he re-capped his first radio, a Hallicrafters S-120, he got the bug and purchased several more tube-era radios that are in various stages of completion.  Don has added radio and electronics test equipment to his workshop over the years and has various test instruments including a tube tester and even a spectrum analyzer that measures up to 40GHz.  Don will bring his tube tester and after the presentation, he has offered to test any tubes that anyone brings.  He will also bring one of his smaller tube radios that have been re-capped.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • February 15, 2022 – Re-capping and tube testing to bring radios back to life – Don Woodward KD4APP
  • March 15, 2022 – How I built a 4-element 2m Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM
  • April 19, 2022 – An Intro to DMR – Bob Hoffmann K4CQO

MORE INFO: Click here for more information about our Monthly Workshops

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS: Click here to view our Previous Presentations.


GARS NET

Join GARS for our weekly Monday Night; Want, Sell, Swap, and Information Net,

WHEN:  Every Monday Night – Starting at 7:30 PM

WHERE:  GARS Primary 2M Repeater on 147.075 MHz (+ offset), CTCSS = 82.5 Hz

ECHO LINK:  W4GR-R node 405614  

REPEATERS:  GARS Repeater Systems


GARS BREAKFAST

Join GARS members for Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel off Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd and I-85.

WHEN:  Most Saturday mornings – Starting around 7:30 AM

WHERE:  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 75 Celebration Dr, Suwanee, GA 30024


GARS EXAMS

GARS conducts Monthly Ham Radio Exam Sessions for all levels of license.

WHEN:  Second Sunday of every month – Doors open at 1:45 PM, Exams start promptly by 2:00 PM

WHERE:  EAA 690 Hangar – 690 Airport Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

MORE INFO:  Click here for more information.