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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.


GARS MEETING LOCATION

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 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 TECHNICIAN LICENSE HAMCRAM CLASS

WHEN:  Saturday 10/29/2022 and Sunday 10/30/2022; 8:00am to 4:00pm each day, exams start at 4:00pm Sunday (this is a CLOSED exam session, only open to registered students of the class).

WHERE:  EAA 690 Hangar, Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 

COST:  $25.00 non-refundable fee covers the class and lunch both days, and the exam fee for the exam given Sunday at 4:00pm. Pizza lunch will be brought in to save time.

===> There is also an FCC Application Fee: $35.00 – Billed by the FCC and payable directly to the FCC. This fee is in addition to the $25.00 Class Fee. This fee is only billed if you pass your license exam and get a new call sign, and it will be billed directly from the FCC to you (the applicant). This fee applies to anyone getting their first call sign (newly licensed), requesting a new sequential call sign as part of a license upgrade, or anyone requesting a new vanity call sign (regardless of whether a new vanity call sign is issued).

CLASS:  This class is for the Technician license, which is the entry level Amateur Radio License.

To register for our 2-day HamCram Class, use our registration form below.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  No Walk-ins accepted.  This fee is non-refundable.  Pizza lunch both days is included in your fee and will be brought in to save time.

We will be using the Ham Radio School Technician License Study Guide for this class.  You can purchase the study guide locally at Ham Radio Outlet in Doraville, or purchase the book online at HamRadioSchool.com.  We encourage you to at least look over the material in a study book and take some practice tests.  We will go over every question in the question pool during the class, but remember that the test will only be 35 multiple choice questions.  If you get 26 out of the 35 questions correct, you will pass the test.  We suggest that you take some practice tests prior to the class to familiarize yourself with the question format and some of the material.  Go to our exam page for sample online tests towards the bottom.

EXAM SESSION:  This exam session is a closed exam session only available to those students who sign up for the class.  Exams will begin 4:00pm on Sunday after the class is done.  The Exam cost is included in your fee.

QUESTIONS:  Questions about the class or the exam session — click here to email the instructors.

REGISTRATION:  Fill out this form, click “Add to Cart”, and enter your non-refundable payment information (Fee: $25.00).
*** Pre-registration is REQUIRED ***
*** There is a no refund policy for no shows ***

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STONE MOUNTAIN HAMFEST

and ARRL Section Convention

November 5 – 6, 2022
Sat: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stone Mountain Hamfest

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
2405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Ticket Booth | Prizes | Forums | VE Testing | Volunteer Sign-up


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: August 9, 2022 – How to build a 4-element, 2m, Cubical Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM – The Presentation

Dallas will go over his selection of plans found on the Internet and Bill of Materials.  The plan/goal is to make this from items found in most garages or the local big box hardware stores.  I’ll build/demo a 2m version of this antenna but the on-line calculators and ARRL handbooks give dimensions to make these for any ham band even multi-band versions.  

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UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

  • August 9, 2022 – How to build a 4-element, 2m, Cubical Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM – The Presentation
  • September 13, 2022 – Favorite Ham Radio and Related Websites – The Presentation
  • October 11, 2022 – GARS Show-n-Tell – The Presentation
  • November 8, 2022 – Pi-Star DMR Hot Spot – Mark Prichard KN2TOD – The Presentation
  • December – GARS Holiday Party

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: August 16, 2022 – How to build a 4-element, 2m, Cubical Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM – The Hands-On Workshop

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • August 16, 2022 – How to build a 4-element, 2m, Cubical Quad Antenna – Dallas N4DDM – The Hands-On Workshop
  • September 20, 2022 – Favorite Ham Radio and Related Websites – The Hands-On Workshop
  • October 18, 2022 – GARS Show-n-Tell – The Hands-On Workshop
  • November 15, 2022 – Pi-Star DMR Hot Spot – Mark Prichard KN2TOD – The Hands-On Workshop
  • December – GARS Holiday Party

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 MEETING & WORKSHOP DINNER

You are invited to join your fellow GARS members for dinner prior to our monthly GARS Meetings and Workshops (every month, except December).

WHEN:  Second and Third Tuesday of every month – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

WHERE: Sonny’s BBQ – 660 Duluth Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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.

Reminder:  All Technician exams given on or after July 1, 2022 will use the new 2022-2026 Technician question pool.