Welcome to the GSARA amateur radio club. We welcome everyone, regardless of their ham radio or electronic experience, novice or old-timer.  Check out the events throughout the year on this page. And, you are invited to join the club!

W2GSA Repeater: FM, 147.045+ PL 67 – C4FM (Fusion) available

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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW): August 20-21

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) is an annual event held on the third full weekend of August each year. The event was the brainchild of John Forsyth and Mike Dalrymple who were members of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group in Scotland. The event, which started in 1998, has developed into an international gathering of amateur radio operators from an estimated 95 countries

We are getting close to the ILLW event on Aug 20-21, 2022. I am requesting that you notify Art Goldberg this week if you plan to come. His email is on the cc line above. If we only have a few folks respond then we will call it on Saturday afternoon and pack up. We would need to have 15-20 folks between Sat and Sun to hold the event for 2 days. If we have enough responses then we need 2 volunteers to stay overnight. Right now it looks like just Saturday from 9am until 4 pm. There isn’t a time slot schedule as we did for field day. Come for an hour or two and with three rigs you will get a chance to operate.

VE Testing

September 24 (at our hamfest)

For full information, contact Roberto, AC2PD at rmattos@optonline.net

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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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 22 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.



W2GSA Repeater: Analog FM, 147.045+ PL 67
Everyone is most welcome to our meetings and nets