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Dacula Memorial Day Parade May 31st, 2021

We help set up the parade participants. We start at 0700 and will be through by 1300. The Parade is a go.

Contact Earl, AF4FG to get more information or search on this website. Click here to sign up for the parade. Just close the spreadsheet window that is opened when through.


Welcome to the Gwinnett Amateur Radio Societygroup

The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society (GARS) is an amateur radio club and a special service club serving Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the North Metro Atlanta area. With over 300 members, GARS is an active part of the Amateur Radio community and plays an important role in Gwinnett County.

 

MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday of every month (except December) starting at 7:00 pm

WORKSHOPS: 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) starting at 7:00 pm

 

Come join us at our next Meeting or Workshop — Guests are always welcome!


Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the following events have changed:

  • ALL Meetings  – To be held online until further notice, more information and invitations will be on Facebook, Groups.io, Discord server
  • ALL Workshops – To be held online until further notice, more information and invitations will be on Facebook, Groups.io, Discord server
  • ALL Ham Radio Testing Sessions – CANCELLED
  • January 2022, join us for TechFest ( http://techfest.info )

    (Please check back often for the latest updates)


Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus),
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS will be held Online using

Zoom, Check below for correct ID’s for meeting or workshop.

 

*** LOCATION ENTRANCE CHANGE ***

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Due to construction at the airport, the entrance we have been using is now closed. Instead, we will enter at the gate next to Advanced Aviation. Please CLICK ON THE IMAGE for the updated GARS Meeting Location page which contains a larger map with directions. If the gate is closed check the gate to the right. Follow it around the back of the buildings.

 


GARS MEETING

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the following events are not being held in person:

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: Online Meeting using Zoom.

Zoom Link

ZOOM MEETING INFO: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88497337639?pwd=c2t4V1lncklXdXFZVk9NaTR3Y0UrUT09

Meeting ID: 884 9733 7639  Passcode: 20210413

One tap mobile

  • +19294362866,,88497337639#,,,,*20210413# US (New York)
  • +13017158592,,88497337639#,,,,*20210413# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location

  • +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Find your local number: Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

PROGRAM: April 13, 2021 – ARRL Vice President Jim Fenstermaker K9JF – ARRL Foundation Scholarships

Jim Fenstermaker K9JF will present “The ARRL Foundation Scholarship & Grant Programs”.  Jim has been a member of the ARRL Foundation for 10 years.  Since 2019, he has been the chairperson of the ARRL Foundation Scholarship team.  During this time, the scholarship team has awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to deserving student ham radio operators.

He has also served as ARRL Northwestern Division Vice-Director and Director for 14 years, and ARRL Vice-President.   He was elected as an ARRL Honorary Vice President following retirement from the ARRL Board.

Jim is an active Radio Amateur operator having achieved DXCC Honor Roll #1 (worked and confirmed all DXCC entities, 8 bands Worked All Zones, and the USA-County Award having worked and confirmed all 3077 USA Counties.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

  • April 13, 2021 – ARRL Vice President Jim Fenstermaker K9JF – ARRL Foundation Scholarships

  • May 11, 2021 – TBD (Your chance to volunteer and tell us about your ham radio project)

  • June 08, 2021 – TBD (Your chance to volunteer and tell us about your ham radio project)

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

PREVIOUS MEETINGS: Click here to view our previous Meetings and Presentations


GARS WORKSHOP

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the following events are not being held in person:

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: Online Meeting using Zoom, invitations will be on Facebook, Groups.io, and Discord server.

ZOOM MEETING INFO: Check back a few days before the next GARS Workshop.

PROGRAM: April 20, 2021 – Bob Wilson N6TV – Everything You Need to Know About USB and Serial Interfaces

Bob N6TV is an avid CW Contester, Serial Port Expert/Guru/Wizard, and even sells Serial Box products.  See his QRZ bio for more details on his S-Box and S-Box-USB.  Bob has been a regular guest speaker at Dayton Contest University (CTU) for over a decade.  Plus he has other guest speaker appearances under his belt.  So if you use Serial or USB ports to control your rig for contesting, DX, or just want to get the most out of your gig/station you will want to attend his presentation.  Seats are limited to the first 100.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

  • April 20, 2021 – Bob Wilson N6TV – Everything You Need to Know About USB and Serial Interfaces
  • May 18, 2021 – Bennett Smith WB5GVY – Fire Hose – 20 Minute Intro to 6 Meters & Meteor Scatter Radio Sports
  • June 15, 2021 – TBD (Your chance to volunteer and tell us about your ham radio project)

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

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS: Click here to view our previous Workshops and 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