Category: Beginners corner

Beginner’s Corner September 2018

Taking your Radio on the Road    Autumn and cooler weather will soon be upon us.  This means we no longer have to sweat it out when going outdoors.  Time to take that new radio of yours outdoors!    It’s nice to go to a local park and see who is on the air.  Gwinnett […]

Beginner’s Corner August 2018

Beginner’s Corner By David Harden, KJ4CMY I made a presentation a few weeks ago to a group of prospective hams.  I happened to find my old technician class study manual.  It was apparently buried deeply within the bowels of my office/shack.  You know it goes.  “I’ll set this down and look at it later.”  Then […]

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 […]

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