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28 Sep

September GARA Meeting - History of SSB

This month, we will conduct our monthly GARA meeting using Google Meet and we will not meet on the 145.150 repeater. To join, go to and type in ... more
27 Jul

July GARA Meeting - Field Day Wrap-Up

Join us on Monday evening, July 27, for our July GARA meeting. Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, the meeting will be held on the 145.150MHz W4GSO VHF repeater ... more
17 Jun

Special Meeting with ARRL Section Manager on June 23

Calling all local hams: here is some information about an opportunity to meet with Dr. Marv Hoffman, WA4NC, the new NC ARRL Section Manager.  The meeting will ... more
23 May

GARA May Meeting- FT8!

Our May meeting will be a tutorial on how to use FT8. We will take check-ins on the W4GSO 145.150MHz (100Hz tone) repeater beginning at 7:15pm on Monday, May 25, ... more
27 Apr

Meeting on the Air

This month’s program is on Emergency Preparedness. As amateur radio operators, we have already committed ourselves to providing emergency communications, but we ... more
22 Mar

March GARA Meeting: On the W4GSO 145.150MHz Repeater due to COVID-19

The program this month will be presented by Scott Toth, ND4L and Matt Trull, KX4GG on The C4FM/Fusion Digital Mode.  This is one of the modes that we can ... more
24 Feb

February GARA Meeting: Cutting the TV Cord

At this month’s program, I will be presenting why you may want to consider TV CORD CUTTING. We will discuss the components of Over-the-Air television (like we ... more
27 Jan

GARA Monthly Program Survey

In an effort to serve our membership better, we would like to get your input into which presentations and programs you'd like to see. Please complete the form ... more
23 Jan

January GARA Meting: Antenna Design with Roger Stout, N4RWS

I became fascinated with antennas in a UHF/ Microwave course many years before being licensed as KC4YLQ in 1991. (now N4RWS).  I've been privileged to work in ... more
23 Jan

Winter Field Day with GARA

Winter Field Day (WFD) will take place this year starting Saturday on January 25, at  2 PM  and ending Sunday, January 26 at 2 PM. Just like the ARRL ... more
20 Dec

No December Meeting

Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and we will see you again in January! Please be looking for communications related to Winter Field Day at Hagan ... more
20 Nov

Prepare to Cast Your Ballots

November is election month for GARA, and this month's meeting is an important one.  To encourage you to attend, we will be holding a door-prize drawing for two ... more
28 Oct

October GARA Meeting - Battery Management

This month I will be talking about a battery management project I am working on for a set of LiPo batteries to power a portable station. The goal is to monitor ... more
23 Sep

September GARA Meeting - Inexpensive VNAs in Action

A number of club members have recently purchased a vector network analyzer called “NanoVNA” off of eBay and we will be demonstrating how it works and measur... more
26 Aug

August GARA Meeting

Have you ever wondered what it takes to coordinate a large, international, and dangerous trip to a remote location so that other hams can add that new entity to ... more