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To join us at our next Meeting, Workshop, or Operating Event.

Guests are always welcome!

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.

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The new entrance to the EAA 690 hangar is shown here.  Please CLICK ON THE IMAGE for the updated GARS Meeting Location page which contains a larger map with directions. Please enter the gate on the right. Follow it around the back of the buildings.

JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA)

October 16th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
VFW Post 5255, 368 Grayson Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

This is a free event that is open to all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the general public. We will be offering Radio Merit Badge Classes at JOTA. Come learn and have fun at JOTA 2021. JOTA is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our own community. Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Girl Scouts. This is the official JOTA site of the Northeast Georgia Council Amateur Radio Club KK4BSA

We will be offering two Radio Merit Badge Classes at JOTA. Space will be limited to 2 classes of 15 students.  Registration is only required for the Merit Badge Registration. Anyone else is free to just show up.

We will have 2-3 HF stations and one VHF/UHF station.  Volunteers, Elmers, and Control Station Operators, please email Steve for more information on where you can help.

Jamboree on the Air is one of my favorite events and I hope to have a good turnout this year.

Yours in Scouting,
Steve Back WB2OGY (callsign at arrl.net)


GARS MEETING

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

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

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

PROGRAM:  October 12, 2021 – Favorite Ham Radio and Related Websites – Bill Cherepy WB4WTN

ZOOM INFO:  To be posted here a few days before the next GARS Meeting.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

  • October 12, 2021 – Favorite Ham Radio and Related Websites – Bill Cherepy WB4WTN – Operational – In-Person and Zoom
  • November 9, 2021 – Current status of the HamSCI projects – Dr. Nathaniel A. Frissell Ph.D. W2NAF
  • December – Typically no Meeting just the GARS Holiday Party

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: Until the COVID 19 D variant numbers get under control our Workshops will be via Zoom.

EAA 690 Hanger, Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 

ZOOM INFO: To be posted a few days before the Workshop

PROGRAM:  September 21, 2021 – Backup Generators – Kerby Spruiell KG5DLD

Portable to Whole House Backup Generators 

Kerby Spruiell KG5DLD

Kerby is the President of the Austin Amateur Radio Club and past Emergency Coordinator for Travis Co ARES.  He is a member of Infragard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector to protect the critical infrastructure of the United States. Of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors defined in Presidential Policy Directive 21, his focus is on Communications. All 16 infrastructure sectors rely on the power grid to function normally.  The presentation to GARS is on backup power generator options for your family/home with a focus on; type of generator, generator size, fuel options, and costs. The presentation will include a Q&A period to help you select the generator option appropriate for your needs and budget.  In the aftermath of Texas’ Snowmageddon Kerby has upgraded his portable generator to a whole house generator.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • September 21, 2021 – Portable and Whole House Backup Generators – Kerby Spruiell KG5DLD
  • October 19, 2021 – GARS Repeater System  –  David Adcock KA4KKF
  • November 16, 2021 – Antenna Building, Design, and Installation – (Looking for Elmers like you to share your experiences)
  • December – Typically no Workshop just the GARS Holiday Party
  • January 18, 2022 – Re-capping and tube testing to bring radios back to life – Don Woodward KD4APP

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

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS: Click here to view our Previous Presentations.


GARS BREAKFAST

Join GARS for Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel off Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd and I-85 – Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM.

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.