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21 Mar

March GARA Meeting - Show Me Your Shack

This month we will have a “Show Me Your Shack” evening!  Since we’re still meeting online for a little while longer, we thought it would be fun to have a ... more
22 Feb

February GARA Meeting - All About Dummy Loads

This month, our presentation will be on dummy loads.  What are they?What are they used for?  What do they consist of? We hope you all will get ... more
20 Jan

Winter Field Day with GARA

Winter Field Day (WFD) will take place starting Saturday, January 30, at  2 PM  and ending Sunday, January 31 at 2 PM. Just like the ARRL Field Day. We ... more
20 Nov

November GARA Meeting - Show and Tell!

As you know, GARA's November meeting is normally when elections are held to fill positions on the Board of Directors and other elected positions. This year will ... more
26 Oct

October GARA Meeting - Parks on the Air

UPDATE: Here is Yakov's presentation if you would like to re-read through the slides: Download We will again be conducting this month’s GARA meeting ... more
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
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