Welcome to the Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society

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 285 members, GARS is an active part of the Amateur Radio community, and plays an important role in Gwinnett County.


Come join us at our next meeting or Workshop.

Guests are always welcome!


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

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


8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26 Sign up here

Location: Atlanta Expo Centers South Notes: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

We need your help to have enough folks to do the job from 6:00am until 2:00pm each day.

GARS and Gwinnett ARES provide parking fee collection at the parking lot entrance and parking lot supervision for the Cherokee Rose Cluster Dog Show. There is usually a donation for these services, and this is shared between GARS and Gwinnett ARES. This project isn’t for everyone, but if you like to spend mornings with some of your fellow amateur radio friends, you like the outdoors, and look forward to telling a tall tale or two and at the same time help fund some of our projects, then “COME ON DOWN”. You will be out in the weather, so dress appropriately. Since you’ll likely be standing, good foot wear is important. Bring a folding chair in the slight chance you may be able to sit for a few moments. If you’re there early, a small flashlight might help (more for being seen than seeing). Rain Gear as appropriate. We’ll have water on site and there is a snack bar on site. If you have a 2 mtr hand held, bring it and a spare battery, but it’s not a show stopper. The show is called The Cherokee Rose Cluster Held at: Atlanta Expo Centers South, 3850 Jonesboro Rd 30354   Sign up here


GARS Field Day 2018 is over, but if you took any photos at Field Day (or any other GARS event), please upload them to our Groups.io group for everyone to see.
* Simply go to https://groups.io/g/GARS/photos
* Click on the “New Album” button
* Enter an Album name in the format “2018 Field Day by YourCallSign”
* Click the “Create” button
* Click the “+ Add Photos” button
* and upload away!
When you are done, please send an email to the group letting them know you uploaded some pictures.


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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 11th – Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00pm

LOCATION: At the EAA 690 Hangar (click here for more info)

PROGRAM: Learn more about the EAA by Joel Levine, WA4HNL

What is an EAA, who are their members, and what activities do they do? Come to the meeting to find out.

* October – Show and Tell by all of you
* November – Bouvet Island DXpedition by Bob Allphin, K4UEE
* December – Holiday Party!
* January –


We meet on the third Tuesday of every month, except December. The purpose of the GARS Workshop is to provide local hams (new and experienced alike) a monthly opportunity to ask questions and to learn, hands on, from other hams. Guests are always welcome!

NEXT WORKSHOP: Tuesday, August 21st – Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00pm

LOCATION: At the EAA 690 Hangar (click here for more info)

TOPIC: Show and Tell of Various Morse Code Keys by Mac Mc Donald, NN4K

Come see and try various CW keys, and learn more about why there are so many different types and costs.

All ham radio related questions are also welcome.

Click here for more information about our Monthly Workshops

Click here to view our Previous Monthly Workshops and Presentations

* September – Getting Started with D-Star by John Davis, WB4QDX
* October –
* November –
* January –

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