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 $20 you will ever spend! Everyone is always welcome to any meeting.

Hamfest Announcement

Help the Hamfest

The autumn Hamfest is coming.  This is the club's big fundraiser and it really takes a lot of people to make it happen.  We can use YOUR help!  Please go to this link and sign up for the Hamfest on September 28 from 8 am - 12 pm.  Anyone can do anything so, please, help us make this year's event the best ever.  There are details on the Hamfest on this homepage.

Online Videos

The club website is now happy to tell you that we have gathered all the videos of club meetings on one page.  Each month, the current video will be featured on the home page and also on the video archive page.  This way, if you missed a meeting you can simply click on the link and see the presentation.

Get your license this month!

The GSARA monthly test session will be held at the Red Cross Regional Headquarters in Tinton Falls on Saturday, AUGUST 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 732-567-4396 or

The Shack is Open!

Dyou 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.  Shack open times are 10-1.


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14 – Roberto M
21 – John K
28 – Ham Fest Closed


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GSARA Lighthouse Weekend

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