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


June 23 – 24, 2018

Start: 1800 UTC(1400 local) Saturday End: 1800 UTC Sunday
Always the fourth full weekend in June

2018 field day finds GARS at the same site as last year (Harbins Park). It is at the east end of the county. This site is out of the way but heavily used by trail walkers and bikers. There are NO ball fields at this park.

We will have a nice size pavilion and an open field plus a lot of trees. There will be signs at the last intersection and the entrance to the park.

Address for your GPS — 2995 Luke Edwards Road, Dacula GA 30019

Insert your street address city state zip code and this will draw you a map from your location to the park.

Email the Chairman if you want to help.


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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, July 10th – Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00pm

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

PROGRAM: Active Shooter by Officer Coats

Learn more about what to do in an Active Shooter situation.

* August – Got My License, Now What? by David Harden, KJ4CMY
* September – Learn more about the EAA by Joel Levine, WA4HNL
* October – Show and Tell by all of you
* November – Bouvet Island DXpedition by Bob Allphin, K4UEE
* December – Holiday Party!


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, June 19th – Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting Starts at 7:00pm

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

TOPIC: Getting Started with Satellites by Ruth Willet, KM4LAO

Learn about operating satellites, what satellites are available to us, their different modes and frequencies, satellite tracking software, along with many useful tips and tricks, and the answer to that age-old question – what is AMSAT? If you have gear for working satellites, but need some help getting it all to work – Bring it! We will try our best to help you.

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

* July – CPR and AED Training by Sandy Jackson, KJ4DRO
* August – Show and Tell of Various Morse Code Keys by Mac Mc Donald, NN4K
* September – Getting Started with D-Star by John Davis, WB4QDX

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