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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 ***

Name:
Email Address:


JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA)

October 15th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
VFW Post 5255, 368 Grayson Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

This is a free event that is open to all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the general public. We will be offering Radio Merit Badge Classes at JOTA. Come learn and have fun at JOTA 2022. JOTA is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our own community. Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Girl Scouts. This is the official JOTA site of the Northeast Georgia Council Amateur Radio Club KK4BSA

We will be offering two Radio Merit Badge Classes at JOTA. Space will be limited to 2 classes of 15 students.  Registration is only required for the Merit Badge Registration. Anyone else is free to just show up.

We will have 2-3 HF stations and one VHF/UHF station.  Volunteers, Elmers, and Control Station Operators, please email Steve for more information on where you can help.

Flyer; JOTA-2022.pdf

Merit Badge Registration

Jamboree on the Air is one of my favorite events and I hope to have a good turnout this year.

Yours in Scouting,
Steve Back WB2OGY (For more info you may email me a wb2ogy at arrl.net)


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.

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
2405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

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


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:  October 11, 2022 – GARS Show-n-Tell – The Presentation

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 

  • October 11, 2022 – GARS Show-n-Tell – The Presentation
  • November 8, 2022 – Radio Astronomy for Hams – Tom Crowley KT4XN – The Presentation
  • December – GARS Holiday Party
  • January 10, 2023 – OPEN
  • February 14, 2023 – Pi-Star DMR Hot Spot – Mark Prichard KN2TOD – The Presentation
  • March 14, 2023 – OPEN

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:  September 20, 2022 – Favorite Ham Radio and Related Websites – The Hands-On Workshop

The focus of this Workshop is to do a deep dive into some of the websites and apps discussed at the General Meeting.  Some may need configuration or other steps to get the most out of them.  Examples would be how to sign up for Log Book of the World, or create your QRZ bio.  Workshops are where you can bring your questions and seek help from the many Elmers.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • 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 – Radio Astronomy for Hams – Tom Crowley KT4XN – The Hands-On Workshop
  • December – GARS Holiday Party
  • January 17, 2023 – OPEN
  • February 21, 2023 – Pi-Star DMR Hot Spot – Mark Prichard KN2TOD – The Hands-On Workshop
  • March 21, 2023 – OPEN

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.

NOTE:  We have transitioned from in-person paper exams to in-person electronic exams using HamStudy and ExamTools. Please review the revised instructions under MORE INFO so you don’t waste any time performing any unnecessary tasks. Thanks!

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.