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, repairing and restoring radio gear or that special something for the ham shack. 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. You are also welcome to all the meetings (online on Zoom for the moment) and having input into the programs and events that club holds. It is the best $20 ($25 for family membership) you will ever spend! Everyone is always welcome to any meeting.

Congratulations Matt, N2UG

First ever Presidential Award winner presented to Matt, N2UG by Art, N2AJO

New Propagator Online

The JANUARY 2021 Propagator is now available for download or reading online. You can retrieve it from the button below. You can read it online or, if you wish, download it as a .PDF file.

Propagator

To view the flip book right click and choose ‘Full Screen’

VE Testing

If you are interested in getting your ham license, watch this page with GSARA updates into times and place.  The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the schedule and practicality of holding sessions either inside or outside (until at least the Spring).  However, we may be able to help out if an opportunity becomes available.  In the meantime, please know that the FCC now requires an e-mail address. 
 

Swap Shop

We are offering this free page for club members and other hams to swap, borrow, buy and sell equipment. Feel free to use it at will. If you go to this link, you can find things that other club members are selling or looking to buy.

Swap & Shop

Meeting Minutes

Did you miss the last business meeting? Did you want to refresh your memory about what happened and who was there? Go to this link and take a look at the archive of all the business meeting for the past several years.

Meeting Minutes

GSARA Swag

GSARA has branded shirts, light winter jackets and baseball caps that you can personalize with your name and callsign. The jackets are S-XL and are $60, 2-XL $62 and 3-XL $63. Caps are in blue or stone and are $21 and golf shirts in blue or stone are $25. Email Art Goldberg to order one today at agold42@gmail.com – and don’t forget to tell him how good a model he is!

 

Connect with Discord


GSARA connects with Discord. Join any number of rooms or discussions with other members of the club and connect on any number of subjects: DX, Satellites, Homebrew, AM, and many others. A great way to keep in touch.

Contact Phil, N2EDX for your invitation to the GSARA Discord service

 Mail 

Using the Remote System

The club’s IC7300 is connected online to RemoteHams and now available. Use the button below to read how to configure your station for use with the RemoteHams system.

Remote Hams

Join GSARA or Renew

Paying online has become very popular at the GSARA. It is convenient, fast and easy. You can join the club as well as renew with our online application  forms. It pretty much doesn’t get much easier than that! Just choose the correct dropdown. We are the GSARA welcome you warmly and we know you will be delighted with the most active ham radio club on the Jersey Shore.

Download App

Apply Online

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Nets and Meeting

There are several nets that you are most welcome to join:

Tuesday night net at 8:30 PM – GSARA repeater. Informal and fun and you don’t have to be a member of GSARA: REPEATER FREQUENCY W2GSA 147.045 (+) PL 67

THURSDAY NIGHT Coffee Klatch – check your email for the Zoom Room address and times – usually 7:30 with room opening at 7:15. Everyone welcome! (NOTE: THE WEDNESDAY MEETINGS INCLUDING THE BUSINESS MEETING WILL BE MOVED TO THURSDAY EVENINGS BEGINNING IN DEC/JAN. THIS WILL BE A PERMANENT CHANGE. WATCH THIS SITE FOR MORE DETAILS)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MONTHLY Fusion Net – 8:00 – GSARA repeater – Turn AMS off and use digital voice narrow. We love hearing people from across the globe through Wires-X. Join us!

THE NEXT FUSION NET IS ON FEBRUARY 10 AT 7PM 

Using Fusion

You are welcome to use our W2GSA fusion repeater as you wish.  However, please look over the protocols and guidelines by pressing the button below for guidance:

Using Fusion