Welcome to the GSARA Website
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 CW (Morse Code), some like SSB (voice), others like to build things or use digital modes including Fusion and Wires-X or communication via amateur satellites and some just like the technical aspects of the hobby. 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. It is through this participation that the club keeps in touch with the innovations affecting our hobby and how these changes can be adapted to improve the experience for our members. Supporting the club entitles you to use the radio shack on Saturdays (it is usually open), have a vote on the direction of the club and participate in all club events. Membership helps the club maintain the radios, which include the repeater, purchase new equipment and maintain our radio room with up-to-date equipment.
Please join us and play a role in the ongoing communications revolution. It is the best $15 you will ever spend! Please feel free to attend any meeting and meet the men and women of the GSARA!
Coming in June – Enhanced Propagator
The June Propagator will have some terrific enhancements. In addition to the regular .PDF file with its wonderful colors and engaging style, you will now be able to download an EPUB version which will be the same bulletin but with enhanced features such as animation. It will make for a more enjoyable reading experience. The EPUB reader is free, of course, and can be downloaded from https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html. Choose your platform (PC or Mac). As always, Cy, K2CYS, the Propagator publisher is always happy to take feedback. Simply email him at email@example.com.
May 2018 Propagator
Get your license this month!
The next VE session will be on April 28 at 11 AM. The testing takes place at 11 am at the Red Cross building on Shafto and West Park in Tinton Falls. Testing is $15 and please bring your photo ID and, if you have it, your CSCE (if you already passed an exam).
New Roster Online
There is a new, updated club roster online at the Members’ Only Page. The roster was update on May 5, 2018. It is in both .PDF format for immediate reading and in downloadable in Excel.
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.