photo 1We are a group of men and women who have a uniting interest in Amateur Radio.  (What is Amateur Radio?)   Our club is friendly, engaging and meets regularly.  We have an active station at the American Red Cross Building in Tinton Falls and the club station is open to all members usually every Saturday for several hours.  The club hosts the W2GSA repeater (147.045 + with a PL of 67.0) and it is an open repeater.  You are welcome to use it.



A photo from one of the GSARA’s testing sessions. Everyone passed!

If you are interested in getting your ham ticket, the GSARA holds monthly tests.  For the next date, please email Rich, N3RB at n3rb@arrl.net. 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 732-972-1397 or n3rb@arrl.net.

In the meantime, go to the ARRL.ORG page and there find the resources for getting your license.  There are also many online resources – just Google ‘ham radio online study.’   We are looking forward to seeing you on the air!  And, when you get your license, come to the GSARA shack and operate the equipment!



Jim, K2EI, getting the potato gun ready for Field Day so we can have antennas in the trees.

The Garden State Amateur Radio Association not only welcomes you to visit our web page, but you are most welcome to visit with us personally at our meetings which are held twice monthly. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM in the American Red Cross – Regional Office, Tinton Falls, NJ.  This facility is open to the public and all Hams, friends of Hams, relatives of Hams, non-Hams, and wannabe-Hams are invited to attend our meetings. Click here to see a map of the location.  We publish a monthly newsletter called, “The Propagator.” 

Reminder to check into the GSARA Net at 8:30 Tuesdays on the W2GSA Repeater and then the QCWA net at 9 PM



Membership is open to everyone, and you need not be a licensed amateur radio operator. If you are a non-Ham, you will receive plenty of encouragement to pursue a license. Ham or not, you will thoroughly enjoy the activities and the fellowship of the community of amateur radio operators.  Please do come to our next meeting; and you might think about filling out this Application and taking it with you.  You may also download the club’s By-Laws and Constitution at this link.  Welcome!




October 2016



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