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.

Field Day 2020 is being planned and it promises to be even bigger and better than last year. Some things we are planning:

  • 4A – Four stations, emergency power
  • Better rest room facilities
  • Sleeping tent(s)
  • Functional GOTA station
  • Digital, CW, and SSB demonstrations
  • Effective advertising and banners, etc.

If you have ideas, please let Denis, K2NPT know. We are aiming for 100% participation this year. Make your plans for the last full weekend of June 2020 from set up on Saturday morning to take down on Sunday afternoon.

Field Day Sign-Up Sheet

We are getting a jump start on Field Day in June and the committee is working very hard to make this as successful as possible.  Field Day is June 27-28 from 2 PM to 2 PM EST.  We will need help setting up and tearing down, operators, volunteers, meet-and-greet, and so forth.

Sign up at this link today to get your favored time and tent.

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GSARA Remote Capability

The GSARA now has remote capability with and IC7300 in the shack that can be operated from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a PC. You can find the details on setting up your remote capability from this link:

VE Testing Suspended This Month

Because of the current pandemic of COVID-19, the VE session slated for MARCH 28 has been cancelled until a later time.  We are really sorry for this inconvenience but we want to keep everyone safe.  Please check this website and the GSARA Facebook page for updates. 


Mark your calendars! The 2020 DELMARVA Hamfest and Electronics EXPO is Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Georgetown, Delaware. Plan now to attend this great Hamfest and ARRL Delaware State Convention.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit with Atlantic Division Director Tom Abernethy, W3TOM and Vice Director Bob Famiglio, K3RF. PLUS meet featured speaker Dan Henderson, N1ND from ARRL Headquarters. Commercial vendors include Ham Radio Outlet, The RF Connection, Direct Tools, and MANY others. Tailgating, FREE license testing, guest speakers, great door prizes (ARRL Gift Certificates, Ham Radio Deluxe Software, and MFJ gear are just a few examples). QSL Card Checking, super raffle, silent auction, delicious food, and MORE. Contact Jamie, W3UC at or 410-202-7690 for more information. An inside table is $15, with additional tables $12 each. Tailgating $10 per space. Admission is only $6. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to enjoy our hobby!

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.