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Welcome to the GSARA Website

Welcome to the Garden State Amateur Radio Association 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.

(GSARA) is a ham radio club dedicated to advance the art, science and enjoyment of amateur radio

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, the repeater, purchase new equipment and provide funds for special events like Field Day or Hamfests.

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!

Autumn Hamfest a BIG Success

The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout for the Autumn Hamfest.  It was great to see old friends and make new ones.  People bought, sold and, of course, ate.  Many thanks to all the GSARA members who filled in all the slots to make the event such a success.  Many thanks to Denis and Art for making this event truly wonderful!

September Propagator

Events that need your help


Twin Light Bike Tour  September 30th  6-8 Operators  Monmouth County   Howard  W2HTS@arrl.net

JDRF ( Juvenile Diabetes )  October 7th 3-6 Operators  Avon  Tom N2VFK@verizon.net

CROP Walk October 21st  6-8 Operators  Red Bank  Tom N2VFK@Verizon.net

Even if you are unsure of your skills operating, this should not be a concern as we will pair you with an experienced operator.  Please help us help our community with these important events.

GSARA on Social Media

The next VE session will be on September 22 on OCTOBER 27 11 AM AT THE RED CROSS BUILDING IN TINTON FALLS ON SHAFTO AND W.PARK AVE.  Testing is $15 and please bring your photo ID and, if you have it, your CSCE (if you already passed an exam).

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.

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