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.

Field Day 2021 planning is in full swing. We will have a hybrid Field Day this year both in the field at Palaia Park and at home for those who do not want to be outside due to the pandemic or any other reason. We will aggregate our club scores again so that we can see how everyone in the club is doing. Be sure to plan the last full weekend of June for this wonderful event.


June Propagator


Welcome to our new members:

Welcome Kris Jensen, K2ULT to the GSARA. Kris is a General Class and is planning to get on the air soon and enjoys CW and repairing vintage gear.

Welcome Dale Andrews, KD2WHZ. Dale is a General Class and is active with his UV-5R. Welcome to Dale to the GSARA!

VE Testing

If you are interested in getting your ham license, the next VE session is JUNE 26 AT 9:30 AT THE RED CROSS BUILDING ON WEST PARK AND SHAFTO IN TINTON FALLS. FOR REQUIREMENTS AND QUESTIONS, CONTACT ROBERTO AT rmattos@optonline.net

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

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 JUNE 17 AT 7PM
Sundays at 9:00 pm: 6-Meter AM phone on 50.405 MHz.
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.

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


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


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