The GSARA is an amateur radio club on the Jersey Shore in Tinton Falls, NJ. It is a club with a great diversity of people, interests and skills. We welcome everyone, regardless of their ham radio or electronic experience. We love to help each other to get the most out of the hobby. Please join us for any of our events, meetings and become an active member of the club.
GSARA Fusion & Analog Repeater
You are welcome to use our C4FM (WIRES-X) repeater and our FM Analog repeater. Click here for details on using Fusion.
W2GSA Repeater 147.045 + tone 67.0 hz – FM and C4FM (Fusion/WIRES-X – Room 43360)
There is not going to be a VE session in December because of the winter holidays and people being out of town. The next VE session will take place on January 22 at the Red Cross Building on Shafto and West Park in Tinton Falls.
This Month’s Propagator
To download the December 2021 .PDF, go to the dropdown ‘Propagator’ menu on the top of the page.
WE ARE IN NEED OF AN EDITOR FOR THE PROPAGATOR! BOB BUUS, W2OD, HAS RETIRED AFTER 30 YEARS OF EDITOR. WILL YOU STEP UP TO THE PLATE?
For now, the meetings for the GSARA are on Zoom as we are protecting ourselves and each other from the COVID-19 virus. We hope to meet live and in person very soon. Meanwhile, if you would like to join us and are a member, you will get an email from Art, N2AJO with the Zoom info. Not a member? No problem, email Art from this link and ask him for the info.
GSARA: Celebrating 50 Years as a Member Club of the ARRL
Propagator editor needed
Our club is in search of a new editor for the Propagator. As you may have read in the December Propagator, our long time editor Bob Buus, W2OD is retiring from his role as the editor after 30 years of service to the club. The Propagator has been around a long time and evolved as time passed to be what it is today. He has been very generous with his time and dedication as the editor of which always of us are very grateful. If you are interested or would like to find out more in what’s involved please let myself and Bob know. Time is of the essence as this is the last Propagator unless a club member steps up.
Remote Hams repaired
Greetings to All GSARA Members —
I’m pleased to report that, thanks to the efforts of Vladimir AC2F, Ryu K2RYU and Jim K2EI, the Remote Hams antenna has been repaired. GSARA members are welcome to use the Remote Hams system again for transmit as well as receive.
I’ve made test transmissions on all HF bands in CW mode using the repaired antenna, and the radio/tuner appears to load the antenna correctly. If you encounter any problems when using the GSARA Remote Hams system please let me know.
73, Paul, ad7i
Memorial get-together for the wife of Joe Wilkes, WA2SFF, Lois Wilkes
A memorial service to celebrate Lois Wilkes, KC2QQU is scheduled for Sunday January 16, 2022 2:00 – 4:00 PM at
No. All you need is to be interested in amateur radio and you will be invited and encouraged to take part in all club activities. Of course, to operate in the shack, you will need a license if you are operating without a properly-licensed amateur in the shack with you.
You will be a part of a very active club that is friendly and welcoming. We have many events throughout the year including HamFests, Ham of the Year celebrations, an open shack for you to operate from, stimulating general meetings which always have an interesting program, professional business meetings, testing sessions for hams wanting to upgrade or get a new license, Field Day, equipment loaning program, Elmering program, and much more.
Yes! The members of the club have a wide variety of ham radio and technical expertise. Everyone is most enthusiastic to help you with your next project or explain something to you. We have many technical experts, to be sure. But we also have people who operate in the full spectrum on ham radio: digital modes, radio astronomy, Morse Code, single sideband phone, AM, amateur television, public service events, contesting, building their own equipment and using ham radio with computers. If you have an interest in something, the chances are pretty good someone can help you get started or be a sounding board for your own ideas.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MONTHLY Fusion Net – – GSARA repeater – Turn AMS off and use digital voice narrow. We love hearing people from across the globe through Wires-X. Join us!
THE NEXT FUSION NET IS ON DECEMBER 15 at 7PM
THURSDAY NIGHT Coffee Klatch – Membership meetings first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and Business meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30. All meetings are via Zoom with an invitation sent out to members.