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

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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.


GARS MEETING LOCATION

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 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.

 


DACULA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Monday, May 30, GARS and Gwinnett Co ARES will help set up the parade participants.

  • We start at 0700 and will be finished by 1300.
  • For more information read this webpage or contact Earl, AF4FG.
  • This is an Gwinnett Co ARES qualifying event.
  • Bring your HT, Safety Vest, GARS Ball Cap, and dress appropriately for the weather.
  • We will use the Portable Repeater 147.045, PL 82.5, Minus Offset.

Click here to sign up for the parade.  Simply enter your info and close the page, your info is automatically saved.


GARS – ARRL FIELD DAY

ARRL Field Day is coming up fast, June 25 and 26.

We will be at Harbins Park, Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA again this year.

Plan your time for the fourth full weekend in June to be at Field Day 2022.

Please let us know if you will attend our Field Day, and whether you will be at dinner so that we may get an accurate count for ordering dinner.  Your family is invited to dinner too.  Please indicate how many will attend dinner on the spreadsheet.  If you can volunteer for bringing a radio or performing a specific task, please indicate that as well on the spreadsheet.

Click here to open our Google Spreadsheet to sign up.

We are on the Field Day site locator map.  Share this link with friends and family so they can join us, and if they are out of town maybe they can find a Field Day site near them.


GARS GENERAL LICENSE HAMCRAM CLASS

More class info and registration coming soon.

WHEN: Saturday 7/30 and Sunday 7/31; 8:00am to 4:00pm each day, exams start at 4:00pm Sunday.

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


GARS MEETING

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

WHEN: Second Tuesday – Meeting Starts at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: June 14, 2022 – Preps for GARS Field Day and Ice Cream Social at Harbins Park, Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA

PROGRAM: June 14, 2022 – Preps for GARS Field Day and Ice Cream Social at Harbins Park, Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA

Field Day Preperations

David Adcock KA4KKF – Field Day Chairman

We will meet at Harbins Park, Luke Edwards Road in Dacula (our Field Day site).  This will be an Ice Cream Social and BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag) dinner. 

Topic will be Field Day and will focus on Station Captains, Equipment Needs, Fuel for the Generators, Fuel for Setup, Tear Down, and, Night Crew, also know as Dinner, Breakfast, and Refreshments, and then there is Staffing the Stations for 24 Hours.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

  • June 14, 2022 – Preps for GARS Field Day and Ice Cream Social at Harbins Park, Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA
  • July 12, 2022 – How to build a 4-element, 2m, Cubical Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM – The Presentation
  • August 9, 2022 – Winlink email via Amateur Radio – Mark Bell N7GRB – The Presentation
  • September 13, 2022 – OPEN
  • October 11, 2022 – GARS Show-n-Tell – The Presentation
  • November 8, 2022 – Pi-Star DMR Hot Spot – Mark Prichard KN2TOD – The Presentation
  • December – 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: EAA 690 Hangar, Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 

PROGRAM: June 21, 2022 – Final Preps for GARS Field Day – Logging Software Configuration

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • June 21, 2022 – Final Preps for GARS Field Day – Logging Software Configuration
  • July 19, 2022 – How to build a 4-element, 2m, Cubical Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM – The Hands-On Workshop
  • August 16, 2022 – Winlink email via Amateur Radio – Mark Bell N7GRB – The Hands-On Workshop
  • September 20, 2022 – OPEN
  • October 18, 2022 – GARS Show-n-Tell – The Hands-On Workshop
  • November 15, 2022 – Pi-Star DMR Hot Spot – Mark Prichard KN2TOD – The Hands-On Workshop
  • December – GARS Holiday Party

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.

Reminder:  The current Technician question pool will expire on June 30, 2022.  All Technician exams given on or after July 1, 2022 will use the new Technician question pool.