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.


Next GSARA meeting - February 19, Open at 7 - Meeting begins 7:30. All are welcome

February Propagator

Field Day 2020

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.

The Shack is Open!

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

February Shack Times
Feb 1 – closed (MOY luncheon)
Feb 8 – Bob Buus
Feb 15 – Art Olson
Feb 22 – Denis Commette
Feb 29 - John King

GSARA Fashion

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:

Get your license this month!

The GSARA monthly on Saturday, FEBRUARY 22 at am AT THE RED CROSS BUILDING AT SHAFTO AND WEST PARK IN TINTON FALLS ACROSS FROM THE WAWA. 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

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.

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