Welcome to the GSARA

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, repairing and restoring radio gear or that special something for the ham shack. 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. You are also welcome to all the meetings (online on Zoom for the moment) and having input into the programs and events that club holds. It is the best $20 ($25 for family membership) you will ever spend! Everyone is always welcome to any meeting.

Membership year begins


The 2021 membership year has begun. If you did not renew and wish to remain a member of the club you will need to reapply from the links on the other side of the page. Maintaining your membership not only supports the club in its activities, but also supports you in our hobby and gives you access to the many features of the GSARA.

Learn CW: GSARA class to start

The beginner CW class is getting popular. Already there are 9 students signed up and ready to go.

If you want to learn CW and have never done it before, now is a good time. The invitation with all the sign-in details are below. The class limit is 25 so please be sure to let Cy know at k2cys@arrl.net if you are interested in the class.

Using an iambic keyer.  Click on the paddle above

CW CLASS NEWS Meeting Name: GSARA CW CLASS Summary: HELLO GSARA CW CLASS! I am delighted that you are going to be joining the CW Class for Beginners. The goals of this class are easy: i) Learn the alphabet ii) Learn the numbers iii) Learn common punctuation That’s it. No contesting techniques. No high speed stuff. And taught in a friendly and engaging way among colleagues at the GSARA. This email is the invite which will confirm your being there. We will start on Sunday March 21 to May 9 at 4:30. Some people wanted earlier, some wanted later and since I can’t accommodate everyone, I tried to find a place in the middle. We will meet for 90 minutes with a break at the 45 minute mark for a couple of minutes. Please be sure get an audible oscillator and either a straight paddle or iambic paddle. I AM GOING TO EXPERIMENT WITH ADOBE CONNECT FOR TEACHING. THIS CLASS IS MY GUINEA PIG. LOL! If there are changes of plans because of a rabbi duty, I will let the class know, naturally and we will reschedule. Meanwhile: you will need this: https://morsecode.world/international/trainer/trainer.html Go to ICR (Instant Character Recognition) and Choose KOCH tab. Make a bookmark there as that will be what you use to practice all the letters we have learned. We will go over the website and how to use it in our first class. Invited By: Cyril Stanway (rabbicy@msn.com) When: 03/21/2021 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) To join the meeting: https://meet83382479.adobeconnect.com/gsara_cw_class/Accordion Sample Description

Field Day Planning Beginning

Although Field Day is on the last full weekend of June, the GSARA is beginning its planning for a who-know-kind of Field Day experience.  How will COVID affect anything?  Will we be outside?  Inside?  A combination of both?  How will this work?  These are all things we are beginning to plan and we will keep you full up to date.

New Propagator Online

The March 2021 Propagator is now available for download or reading online. You can retrieve it from the button below. You can read it online or, if you wish, download it as a .PDF file.



Welcome to our new members:

Rob Brunner KB2RTI

VE Testing

If you are interested in getting your ham license, watch this page with GSARA updates into times and place.

Swap Shop

Buy, sell or trade gear.  Check the link below.  Find that item you really need or sell the item you no longer need.

Swap & Shop

Meeting Minutes

For all the minutes of the past GSARA meetings, use the link below.

Meeting Minutes


GSARA has branded shirts, light winter jackets and baseball caps that you can personalize with your name and callsign. The jackets are S-XL and are $60, 2-XL $62 and 3-XL $63. Caps are in blue or stone and are $21 and golf shirts in blue or stone are $25. Email Art Goldberg to order one today at agold42@gmail.com

Join GSARA or Renew

Use the links below to join or renew your GSARA membership.  Applications are reviewed and approved each month during the GSARA business meeting (which is the first meeting of the month).

Download App

Apply Online

Please Choose

Nets and Meeting

There are several nets that you are most welcome to join:

Tuesday night net at 8:30 PM – GSARA repeater. Informal and fun and you don’t have to be a member of GSARA: REPEATER FREQUENCY W2GSA 147.045 (+) PL 67
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm: SSB on ten meters on 28.390 MHz. Even those with just a technician license can join on SSB. Everyone welcome!
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 MARCH 17 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.
Sundays at 9:00 pm: 6-Meter AM phone on 50.405 MHz.


QRZ Your Picture?

If you wish, send Cy K2CYS your picture and callsign for the Members of GSARA page on the club website.  Send your pic to k2cys@arrl.net

Using Fusion

To use our Fusion repeater, please look over the protocols and guidelines by pressing the button below for guidance:

Using Fusion

Using the Remote System

The club’s IC7300 is connected online to RemoteHams and now available. Use the button below to read how to configure your station for use with the RemoteHams system.

Remote Hams

Connect with Discord

Join the GSARA Discord room and be a part of any number of rooms or discussions.

Contact Phil, N2EDX for your invitation to the GSARA Discord service