We'd like to which each and every one of you a warm Happy New Year and hope that you had a great Holiday! We'll be starting things off with our first meeting for the year on Monday Night (01/08/24).
The club will be meeting at its usual 7pm at the First United Methodist Educational Building in Downtown Attalla, AL.
Club Secretary Dave Waits, K4VMV will be presenting a program on Antennas and Antenna Building.
Please note that 2024 Dues are collected this month. There's a special family plan for multiple hams. Your club dues help greatly in keeping our repeaters on the air and assisting with our community outreach which is important to each of us.
$20 Dues can also be mailed-to: GARC, P.O. Box 392, Gadsden, Alabama, 35902-0392.
Thank you and 73!,
Delton Hartzog, WA4JLQ
Every second Monday of the month starting at 7PM CST in the First United Methodist Activities Room
You can join the meeting room by pressing on the button below.
Previous club minutes can be obtained by active club members upon request. See Club Secretary for more information.
The Gadsden Amateur Radio Club Annual Hamfest was held on September 9th, 2023 and was be located at the Etowah County Fairgrounds.Our hamfest this year will be charging a $5 entry fee to help offset expenses.
During this event, the local First United Methodist Church in Attalla, AL will house Licensing Exams on location provided by members of the WCARS VEC and Gadsden ARC group. Please contact Kip Williams, KJ4FHF (VE Lead) at [email protected] for inquiries.
Operators who currently already possess a callsign, are licensed, and/or simply upgrading your license class will not be charged the additional $35 as this counts as a license modification only. If you have let your call sign lapse after the 2-year renewal grace period; you may be subject to the $35 fee and forced to retake the exams.
For those wishing to take your exam at our Hamfests! — Please remember to bring your Photo ID, #2 Pencil, and testing fee.
A, minimal, dollar store calculator is recommended for the math portions of the test. The use of cellphones are disallowed for the duration of the exams. You may also test towards each of the three classes during the same test session provided you pass each pre-requisite and time allotted.
A talk-in for this event was held on the K4RBC Repeater at 146.670 MHz with a frequency offset of -0.600 and a CTCSS / PL Tone of 100 Hz. Those wishing to buy raffle tickets for the drawing will be $1 for single tickets or $5 for 6 tickets.
The Hokes Bluff Library Foundation and its co-sponsors, the Hokes Bluff Lions Club and Tawannah Lions Club, hosted the "BOOKING IT" THROUGH THE BLUFF event on April 23, 2022. The race included a 10K Run Only which began at 8:00 AM and Triathlon at 8:30 AM.
Want to learn how to Build your Own QRP Go-Kit? Find information about Satcom Operation? How about some ideas to try out with that latest SDR dongle? Check out our Library section!
Analog and Digital Repeaters
Through K4RBC (Reflector 58B) at 145.490 MHz, you can connect nationwide with supported D*Star radios. For more traditional use, we offer 12.5kHz FM on 146.670MHz (Offset -0.6 / PL Tone 100Hz)
We host several opportunities throughout the year for many different occassions such as Club Activations, Foxhunting, Triathlons, and of course, Field Day. More information located on our public Club Calendar.
At the Gadsden Amateur Radio Club, we strive to promote and educate from beginner level courses to more advanced fields of radio communications at no charge. It's our way of giving thanks back to our community!
To join, simply press the purple button above. We also offer practice license exams to help refresh your radio familiarity in a seperate section located on this service.
W1AM Audio News
The Gadsden Amateur Radio Club, a ARRL-affiliated club, was established on Fri, March 23, 1923. Since then we have devoted ourselves towards the promotion and education of the amateur radio craft by serving, the Northeast Alabama Area, along with the surrounding inhabitants of Etowah County.
Membership to the Gadsden Amateur Radio Club is $20 per year and per person. We offer discounts which are vaild for youth operators up to 18 years of age. This small contribution helps to fund club activities and also help cover maintenance expenses of the club repeaters. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of the club officers.