GSARA Home PageCy Stanway2021-03-02T06:48:48-05:00
Welcome to the GSARA
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.
Membership year begins
The 2021 membership year has begun. If you did not renew and wish to remain a member of the club you will need to reapply from the links on the other side of the page. Maintaining your membership not only supports the club in its activities, but also supports you in our hobby and gives you access to the many features of the GSARA.
Learn CW: GSARA class to start
The beginner CW class is getting popular. Already there are 9 students signed up and ready to go.
If you want to learn CW and have never done it before, now is a good time. The invitation with all the sign-in details are below. The class limit is 25 so please be sure to let Cy know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the class.
CW CLASS NEWS
Meeting Name: GSARA CW CLASS
Summary: HELLO GSARA CW CLASS!
I am delighted that you are going to be joining the CW Class for Beginners. The goals of this class are easy:
i) Learn the alphabet
ii) Learn the numbers
iii) Learn common punctuation
That’s it. No contesting techniques. No high speed stuff. And taught in a friendly and engaging way among colleagues at the GSARA.
This email is the invite which will confirm your being there. We will start on Sunday March 21 to May 9 at 4:30. Some people wanted earlier, some wanted later and since I can’t accommodate everyone, I tried to find a place in the middle. We will meet for 90 minutes with a break at the 45 minute mark for a couple of minutes.
Please be sure get an audible oscillator and either a straight paddle or iambic paddle.
I AM GOING TO EXPERIMENT WITH ADOBE CONNECT FOR TEACHING. THIS CLASS IS MY GUINEA PIG. LOL!
If there are changes of plans because of a rabbi duty, I will let the class know, naturally and we will reschedule.
Meanwhile: you will need this:
Go to ICR (Instant Character Recognition) and Choose KOCH tab. Make a bookmark there as that will be what you use to practice all the letters we have learned.
We will go over the website and how to use it in our first class.
Invited By: Cyril Stanway (email@example.com)
When: 03/21/2021 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
To join the meeting:
https://meet83382479.adobeconnect.com/gsara_cw_class/Accordion Sample Description
Field Day Planning Beginning
Although Field Day is on the last full weekend of June, the GSARA is beginning its planning for a who-know-kind of Field Day experience. How will COVID affect anything? Will we be outside? Inside? A combination of both? How will this work? These are all things we are beginning to plan and we will keep you full up to date.
During the COVID pandemic, all meetings will be on ZOOM. Watch your email for details or ask Denis, K2NPT at firstname.lastname@example.org. When we are able, we will resume normal meetings. We invite you to become a member of the Jersey Shore’s most dynamic ham radio club.
Repeaters and Nodes
W2GSA Repeater 147.045 + tone 67.0 hz – FM and C4FM (Fusion/WIRES-X – Room 43360)
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 email@example.com
Join GSARA or Renew
Use the links below to join or renew your GSARA membership. Applications are reviewed and approved each month during the GSARA business meeting (which is the first meeting of the month).
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MONTHLY Fusion Net – – 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 MARCH 17 AT 7PM
THURSDAY NIGHT Coffee Klatch – Membership meetings first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and Business meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30. All meetings are via Zoom with an invitation sent out to members.