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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.

 


*** 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 TECHFEST

With great regret, the GARS Tech Fest scheduled for January 15, 2022, is postponed until 2023.  This decision was not made lightly as it came down to numerous deciding factors. There were new last-minute facility requirements that had to be met, which weren’t resolvable to date. The Covid-19 / Omicron variant factored in as well.

Please join us at the next Tech Fest.

Have a Merry Christmas with a Happy and Safe New Year!

Joe Biddle, AD4PZ, GARS President


GARS WINTER FIELD DAY

Winter Field Day, January 29/30, is right around the corner.  We will be dedicating the January Workshop to getting everybody’s 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, we will help you configure it so others can see how your station is doing by looking at the combined results on the W4GR.com Winter Field Day 2022 Status page.  See the GARS Workshop program below for more details.


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: January 18, 2022 – GARS Winter Field Day – Logging Software Configuration – David Adcock KA4KKF

Winter Field Day, January 29/30, is right around the corner.  We are going to use this Workshop to make sure everybody has their contest logging software configured to contribute their scores towards Gwinnett ARS and to share their Current Score Statistics so we can see how other GARS members are doing in the contest.  The primary focus will be on N3FJP Winter Field Day Contest Log 2.8.1

Outline of the Workshop

  • Download and install N3FJP Winter Field Day Contest Log 2.8.1
  • Download and save the Winter Field Day rules
  • Go over the rules so everybody knows what exchange they are to use and set that up
    • Combination of “class”, “category”, and ARRL Section
    • Class – Number of simultaneous transmissions, (1 for most of us)
    • Categories, only 1 of 3; Indoor, Outdoor, Home, (Home for most of us)
    • ARRL Section, GA
    • So for most of us, 1H GA, spoken as One Hotel Georgia
  • Make sure they have N3FJP configured and set to Gwinnett ARS so our club scores combine
  • We will go over how to include Bonus Points in your log submissions; alternate power, outdoors, satellite
  • Configure N3FJP software to work with W4GR.com so we can see what other club members are doing

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • January 18, 2022 – GARS Winter Field Day – Logging Software Configuration – David Adcock KA4KKF
  • February 15, 2022 – Re-capping and tube testing to bring radios back to life – Don Woodward KD4APP
  • March 15, 2022 – OPEN, This your chance to show-n-tell about your favorite project.

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.