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Join the GSARA and be a part of the Jersey Shore's premier ham radio club

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), 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 $15 you will ever spend! Everyone is always welcome to any meeting.

Washington Updates

There are always things happening in Washington pertaining to radio.  Use this link to keep up with all the news.

December Shack Times

Attention GSARA:  If you want to use the shack on Saturdays, John King KA2F has agreed to open the shack on Dec 15, 22, 29 from 10AM to 2PM.  You are warmly invited to pop in, operate or just hang around.  Everyone is welcome

Get your ham radio license!

Get Your License this Month

Welcome to the World of Amateur Radio

Be part of radio fun

The GSARA monthly test session will be held at the Red Cross Regional Headquarters in Tinton Falls on Saturday, November 24 at 11 am.  

The fee is $15 and you should bring the original and a copy of any amateur license presently held and the original and one copy of any credit (CSCE) forms that you have (copies will be sent in with your test results).  Also bring 2 forms of ID with one being a photo ID.  For more information, contact Rich Bilon, N3RB at 732-972-1397 or

Get your GSARA ID Badge

Get your GSARA ID Badge!  Just fill out this easy form and the club will take it from there.  For any questions, be in touch with Howard, W2HTS at  Here is the link to the form

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Saturday Shack Time

Did you know that as a member of GSARA you can come in on Saturdays and use the shack, find that missing resistor you need, and generally share some ham radio time with some friends?  Every week, an email is sent to the club members with a time that the shack will be open.  Take advantage of it.

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!