2022 Atlanta Hamfest Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to Amateur Radio educator Ralph Pickwick, KJ4CNC, the first recipient of the newly established “Educator of the Year Award” to be presented at the 2022 Atlanta Hamfest. The award, to be given annually, recognizes outstanding dedication in educating and advancing today’s youth about ham radio. Ralph is registered with the ARRL as a License […]

2022 Atlanta Hamfest Georgia Club of the Year Award

The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society W4GR was founded 39 years ago by amateur radio operators from The Scientific Atlanta Radio Club who lived in Gwinnett County. An ARRL affiliated club, it is now one of the largest and most active amateur radio clubs in Georgia. The club focuses on education, service, and commincations. GARS members […]


  GARS COVID-19 Madness Sprint     COVID19 Madness Sprint: Was a weekly Sprint where participants contacted as many 1×1 Special Event Stations as they could, on as many bands as they could, and use as many modes as they could; CW, Digital, Phone, etc.    Weekly winners of the GARS COVID-19 Madness Sprint: Jul […]

Beginner’s Corner December 2019

Ragchewing       I subscribe to a ham blog from KB6NU.  I always like to learn from other hams, whether they are new or have been on the air for decades. I received ham blog dated November 27th, 2019 from KB6NU that sparked something in me.     He quoted Wayne Green, W2NSD, “Rag-Chewing for Fun”. […]

Beginner’s Corner November 2019

Test Equipment for the New Ham, and other Hams, as well              I bought a new portable antenna.  I have family responsibilities, so it took me a while to take it out and try it.  It would not work.  What was wrong with this antenna?  I had seen videos of other amateur radio operators […]

Beginner’s Corner October 2019

A New Antenna for VHF and UHF Operation       I don’t think I have ever promoted a commercial product in this column before, so this is a first. Disclaimer: I am not making any money off of this. This is not a commercial advertisement, but just a way to make hams aware of a […]

2017 May Madness

2017 May Madness Logs must be submitted electronically by midnight May 31, 2017 to AB4HF The following are the rules for our May Madness contest this year the Contest begins 5/5/17 at 6:00 PM and ends 5/14/17 at 11:59 PM Download a log sheet here. Download the rules here. MAY MADNESS 2017 (A contest for […]

2016 Field Day

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2015 Field Day

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