GSARA Home Page 2018-01-18T22:19:16+00:00
Get your ham license at the next VE session, January 27th 11am Red Cross Bldg Park & Shafto. Next GSARA meeting Jan 3 7:30pm

Welcome to the GSARA Website

Welcome to the Garden State Amateur Radio Association website.

The GSARA is a ham radio club dedicated to the enjoyment of the hobby.  We have a very diverse group with diverse interests.  Some of us are interested in operating, some like CW (Morse Code), some like SSB (voice), others like to build things or use digital modes or amateur satellites and some like the technical aspects of the hobby.  We meet twice a month to share a program, meet old and new friends and share our latest ham radio conquests or achievements or simply ask a question.  We welcome new members to club all the time (the application is at the bottom of the page).  Supporting the club gets you the right to use the shack on Saturdays (it is usually open), have a vote on the direction of the club, participate in all our events.  Your membership helps us maintain the repeater (the info for the repeater is on this home page, too) and helps us to buy new equipment when necessary, maintain our radio room and preparedness, and even buy food for Field Day.  It is the best $15 you will ever spend!  Please join us for any meeting and meet the men and women of the GSARA!

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Just Shmoozin’

It was cold outside but inside the group was warm and friendly.  Here are just some of the GSARA members who came a bit early in mid-January to do a little ragchewing before the meeting.  Everyone is welcome to do so.  The meetings are at 7:30 but people get there at 7 to talk and snack.

Congratulations Bob, W2OD

Congratulations to Bob, W2OD, on receiving an award from the Quarter Century Wireless Association for 65 years of service!  This is a significant milestone and we are delighted for Bob.  Presenting the award is Howard, W2HTS, President of the Garden State Amateur Radio Association.

Ham radio is for young people, too!

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 choose your first rig?

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.

Sharpen your skills – compete!

Now that you have your station up and running, how about getting involved in a contest?  There are so many contests and any one 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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