Category: Beginners corner

Beginner’s Corner June 2018

Beginners Corner App Happy     I have had a smart phone only for a couple years.  One thing I wanted to do with my smart phone was to use it in pursuit of my amateur radio experience.  Those neat little programs they have for smart phones are called “apps”. I presume that is an […]

Beginner’s Corner July 2018

Summits on the Air By David Harden, KJ4CMY Whether you just got your license or you have had it a long time, Summits on the Air might be just the ticket for you. What is Summits on the Air (SOTA)? According to their web site (, “SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that […]

Beginner’s Corner May 2018

Forgot Something?      A couple weeks ago, the Lilburn Emergency Amateur Radio Net (LEARN) invited GARS members to one of their outings.  We met at a nice pavilion and prepared to set up our radios as if we had been called up to deploy and communicate for a disaster.    We had a nice […]

Beginner’s Corner April 2018

Ragchewing and a Breath of Fresh Air      Ragchewing is the art of amateur radio conversation. It is more than just a quick contact (QSO) on the air and wishing someone “73” (best regards).  It is the art of having a lengthy conversation with either a friend or a stranger who happens to be […]

Beginner’s Corner March 2018

Beginners Corner – Spring Cleaning      As I write this the daffodils in are yard have bloomed and the blossoms on the trees are in full bloom.  Spring is in the air!  This is a time where men’s and women’s hearts turn to – well they should turn to getting the radios and auxiliary […]

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