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VE Testing Date

Dates of VE Testing Sessions

The GSARA monthly test sessions will be held at the venue specified at 11 am following the schedule below.  The fee is $15 and you should bring the original and a copy of any amateur license presently held and the original and one copy of any credit (CSCE) forms that you have (copies will be sent in with your test results).  Also bring 2 forms of ID with one being a photo ID.  For more information, contact Rich Bilon, N3RB at 732-972-1397 or n3rb@arrl.net.

  • Saturday May 27 @11 AM – Red Cross
  • SUNDAY June 11 @ 11 AM Maecom Hamfest
  • Saturday July 22 @ 11 AM – Red Cross
  • Saturday Aug 26 @ 11AM – Red Cross

 

Who We Are

We are a group of men and women who have a uniting interest in Amateur Radio.  (What is Amateur Radio?)   Our club is friendly, engaging and meets regularly.  We have an active station at the American Red Cross Building in Tinton Falls and the club station is open to all members usually every Saturday for several hours.  The club hosts the W2GSA repeater (147.045 + with a PL of 67.0) and it is an open repeater.  You are welcome to use it.

Club Meetings

Bob at the mic in Studio 6.

Bob, W2OD

The Garden State Amateur Radio Association not only welcomes you to visit our web page, but you are most welcome to visit with us personally at our meetings which are held twice monthly or join us on our Tuesday nets on the GSARA repeater (147.045 + .600 PL 67). We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM in the American Red Cross – Regional Office, Tinton Falls, NJ.  This facility is open to the public and all Hams, friends of Hams, relatives of Hams, non-Hams, and wannabe-Hams are invited to attend our meetings. Click here to see a map of the location.  We publish a monthly newsletter called ‘THE PROPAGATOR.”

Reminder to check into the GSARA Net at 8:30 Tuesdays on the W2GSA Repeater and then the QCWA net at 9 PM

Want your own License?

If you are interested in getting your ham ticket, the GSARA holds monthly tests.  For the next date, please email Rich, N3RB at n3rb@arrl.net. The fee is $15 and you should bring the original and a copy of any amateur license presently held and the original and one copy of any credit (CSCE) forms that you have (copies will be sent in with your test results). Also bring 2 forms of ID with one being a photo ID. For more information, contact Rich Bilon, N3RB at 732-972-1397 or n3rb@arrl.net.

In the meantime, go to the ARRL.ORG page and there find the resources for getting your license.  There are also many online resources – just Google ‘ham radio online study.’   We are looking forward to seeing you on the air!  And, when you get your license, come to the GSARA shack and operate the equipment!

Learning has never been easier.  Here are some links to help you study:

http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/index.html

http://www.qrz.com

http://www.arrl.org/exam-practice

http://www.hamtestonline.com

Interested in becoming a member of GSARA?

Membership in the club is all about creating a community of ham radio operators and our shared interest in all things radio.  Our club is active and involved both with each other and the community, especially the Red Cross.  We have participated in Field Day, Lighthouse on the Air weekends, we have an active shack that is open on Saturdays for all members to use or just come and have a shmooze with friends, Ham of Year celebrations, terrific HamFests and even chaplaincy services!  We help each other with everything from setting up shacks for members, lending out test equipment, putting up antennas and having special events.  For $15/year, you are supporting the club in its activities, helping to cover the costs of keeping us current, equipment purchases, and so forth.  We hope you consider membership.  You will be glad you did.

Application Form

GSARA is a proud member of the American Radio Relay League, the voice of Amateur Radio in the United States of America.

Are you a young person interested in the amazing hobby of ham radio?  This link should be your first stop to get an idea of the exciting world you can be a part of!

How do you know how to buy your first radio?  There are so many choices and so many questions.  Here is a good place to start.

Now that you have your station up and running, how about getting involved in a contest?  There are so many conteststhat will improve your skills no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned contester.  Use this link to get started, grab your coffee, and get on the air!

Where we are

GSARA is housed at the Red Cross Building on the corner of Shafto and West Park in Tinton Falls, NJ.  Use this link for a mapquest map.

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