10/09/2018 – Getting Started with D-RATS by John Davis, WB4QDX
09/18/2018 – Getting Started with D-Star by John Davis, WB4QDX
The presenter was John Davis, WB4QDX, the President of GARS. He’s also one of the architects and implementers of the Georgia statewide ARES D-STAR system.
The presentation focused on the use of D-STAR on modern radios where all you have to supply is FROM and TO.
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08/21/2018 – Show and Tell of Various Morse Code Keys by Mac Mc Donald, NN4K
07/17/2018 – CPR and AED Training by Sandy Jackson, KJ4DRO
06/19/2018 – Getting Started with Satellites by Ruth Willet, KM4LAO
05/15/2018 – Getting Ready For Field Day and Computer Logging by David Adcock, KA4KKF
04/17/2018 – Introduction to Morse Code (CW) by Mac Mc Donald, NN4K
Great websites for learning Morse Code online:
Great programs for Morse Code offline:
03/20/2018 – Overview of different Digital Modes and Digital Clients by Bill Hawkins, WR1TR
02/20/2018 – Getting Started with FT8 by Bill Eggers, WB2RIS
01/16/2018 – Grid Chase and LOTW by Mike Weathers, ND4V
12/19/2017 – No Workshop
No workshop in December. See you in January!
11/21/2017 – Powerpole Connectors by Dave Bruse, W4DTR
This coming Tuesday, November 21st, will be our next GARS Workshop. This month’s Training/Mentoring Workshop will focus on Powerpole connectors. We will have a short presentation about Powerpole connectors for around 15 minutes, followed by questions and answers. Afterward, we will split up into groups and attach Powerpole connectors. If you have other ham radio related questions (not related to this month’s focus), there will be a separate group to answer them.
If you have one or more power cables for any of your radios that you would like to change over to Powerpole connectors – BRING THEM.
If you bought a Powerpole crimper and/or some Powerpole connectors, and want to learn how to use them – BRING THEM.
If you have a Powerpole crimper and are fairly proficient at attaching Powerpole connectors, and you would like to help others – PLEASE BRING THEM.
Powerpole connectors cost around $1 per connector (Red & Black housings together) for the standard PP15/30/45 types. They can be purchased locally at HRO, or online from Powerwerx. Several people will be bringing their own, so please be prepared to pay $1 per connector if you don’t have your own. We will be meeting at the EAA 690 Hangar. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the workshop will start at 7:00pm. See gars.org for more info.
10/17/2017 – Radio Programming by John Davis, WB4QDX
This coming Tuesday, October 17th, will be our next GARS Training/Mentoring Workshop. This month’s focus will be on programming your radio(s). John, WB4QDX will give a short presentation for around 15 minutes. Then we will take some questions about radio programming followed by a decent size break. After the break, we will open it up to general ham radio questions (not specifically about radio programming).
If you have a radio that you would like help programming – BRING IT.
If you are fairly proficient programming radios and would like to help others – Please bring your laptop and programming cables to help others. You don’t have to be proficient at more than one programming software package or more than one radio manufacturer. You just need to be willing to help.
During the break, we can program radios! Hopefully there will be enough variety for each of you to see the differences between Chirp and RT Systems and the manufacturer’s programming software. (I’m sure there are others too.)
We will be meeting at the EAA 690 Hangar. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the workshop will start at 7:00pm. See gars.org for more info.
09/19/2017 – Selecting Your First Radio by Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH
Our first GARS Training Workshop will be held on Tuesday, 09/19/2017. The doors will open at 6:30pm and the Training Workshop will begin at 7:00pm. For our first Training Workshop, we will start with the topic “Which radio should I get?” from our own Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH (and don’t worry, Ed can talk about things other than D-Star).
- Japanese vs Chinese vs American Radios
- Which band(s)
- Which mode(s)
- Power Supplies
- Mobile vs Fixed
We will still dedicate plenty of time at the end to allow for open discussion about anything else ham radio related, so everyone will get a chance to ask their questions regardless of the “Training Workshop Topic”.