The Garden State Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (GSARA) is a ham radio club dedicated to advance the art, science and enjoyment of amateur radio. We have a very diverse group with varied interests. Some of us are interested in operating, some like different modes of communicating and some like building. We meet twice a month to share a program, meet old and new friends, share our latest ham radio conquests or achievements or simply ask a question.
We welcome new members to our club and encourage their participation in club activities. Supporting the club entitles you to use the radio shack on Saturdays (it is usually open), operate the remote station in the clubhouse, have a vote on the direction of the club and participate in all club events and make face-to-face connections with other hams. It is the best $20 ($25 for family membership) you will ever spend! Everyone is always welcome to any meeting.
Do you have something you want to share with the club that is ham radio related? Send it to Cy, K2CYS at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of the month.
Congratulations to Gary Metzger, KB2RPW, who was awarded the First Place Plaque for the #1 spot in the NJ QSO Party. Gary was presented this plaque by Steve Ostrove, K2SO, ARRL Section Director. It was great having Steve present this plaque to Gary who worked very hard to achieve this feat. Congratulations, Gary!
The Shack is Open!
|February Shack Times|
|Feb 1 – closed (MOY luncheon)
|Feb 8 – Bob Buus|
|Feb 15 – Art Olson|
|Feb 22 – Denis Commette|
|Feb 29 - John King|
Join or Renew Membership
The GSARA monthly on Saturday, JANUARY 25 at am AT THE RED CROSS BUILDING AT SHAFTO AND WEST PARK IN TINTON FALLS ACROSS FROM THE WAWA. 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 732-567-4396 or email@example.com
New Activities Committee
The club is happy to announce the formation of a brand-new committee which will be tasked with creating even more and exciting projects for the club with as much creativity as they can create. The New Activities Committee will create events that will engage club members and people interested in ham radio in fun and interesting events. Interested in being a part of this new committee? Let Art or Denis know.
Watch the Propagator and club website for news and updates.
The 2019 GSARA Member of the Year is our Chief Engineer Phil Festa, N2EDX. Phil has worked very hard over the past year in cleaning up the stations in the radio room of the Red Cross. He also was key in implementing remote operation of the IC-7300 via the Internet using free Remote Ham software.
A luncheon honoring Phil is on Saturday February 1, 1-4 pm. It will be at Huddy’s restaurant in Colts Neck. The cost is only $15 per person.
Swap and Shop
We have something new and very exciting. If you go to this link, you can find things that other club members are selling or looking to buy.