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*** URGENT UPDATE ***
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
  • 2021 TechFest has been CANCELLED  ( http://techfest.info )

    (Please check back often for the latest updates)

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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),
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS will be held Online using:

Zoom

 

*** 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: At the EAA 690 Hangar (click here for more info) Online Meeting using Zoom, invitations will be on Facebook, Groups.io, and Discord server.

PROGRAM:  March 9, 2021  – Neil Foster N4FN – The Art of QSL’ing (or how I learned the hard way)

Neil Foster N4FN will present; The Art of QSLing (or “How I Learned the Hard Way”). For 100 years, amateur radio operators have been exchanging QSL cards to confirm two-way radio contact between stations. In this presentation, you’ll hear about how it all works. Neil also holds the British “A” license as G0NBJ (ex G5DKW) and has been licensed since 1960. He has 12 DXCC awards and has 347 countries/entities confirmed in LoTW, Honor Roll, RSGB Commonwealth DXCC and needs only 3 for number 1 honor Roll. He has operated from 13 DX entities.

UPCOMING MEETINGS 

  • March 9, 2021 – Neil Foster N4FN – The Art of QSL’ing (or how I learned the hard way)
  • April 13, 2021 – 
  • May 11, 2021 – 

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: At the EAA 690 Hangar (click here for more info) Online Meeting using Zoom, invitations will be on Facebook, Groups.io, and Discord server.

PROGRAM: March 16, 2021 – Rich Donahue K0PIR – Improve your portable and RV mobile operation

Rich is what many would call a YouTube Celebrity.  In the last 5 years, he has put together over 350 YouTube videos and articles covering the ICOM 7300, Icom 7610, and amateur radio software programs.  He also started a website, www.K0PIR.us, to cover the ICOM 7300.  After a close call with meningitis and a stroke in 2019, he decided to turn his attention to portable ops and relaxing in his travel trailer. The ICOM 7300 has a permanent spot in his camper and he enjoys experimenting with various antennas.  If you want to hear more, you’ll enjoy this workshop.  

In the meantime check out his YouTube Channel “Ham Radio with K0PIR”.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS  

  • March 16, 2021 – Rich Donahue K0PIR – Improve your portable and RV mobile operation
  • April 20, 2021 – Bob Wilson N6TV – Everything You Need to Know About USB and Serial Interfaces
  • May 19, 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 0730.

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

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