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The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club website. Operating in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The club operates 4 repeaters on 145.110, 147.120, 146.805 and 444.675 MHz. For more about our repeaters, click here.

If you would like to join and become a member of an outstanding radio club, fill out the Membership Application, mail it or present it at our next club meeting. It's that easy !

Club meetings are held at 7pm on the first Monday of each month except January and July at the Santee Cooper Building, 1703 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach. Click Here for Map All are welcome!



Our field day site is located at the Coastal Carolina University
301 Allied Drive, Conway, SC 29526

Science Building Parking Lot on the Atlantic Campus

33.800625, 78.998613



June 27th & 28th.


Please see attached CCU Campus map.  Field Day site on the map location is building #53 parking lot DDD. This is on the East side of Hwy 501 across from the entrance to CCU.

The club will meet at 8:00 am Saturday, June 27, at the rear parking lot of the building. 

The club has two tents and antennas for most of the HF bands, which must be set up. 
The club will also have a generator  for power. If you have a pop-up tent and folding chair and table, please bring them.  If you want to operate your own HF radio, make sure you bring a DC power supply and extension cord.  If you have your own generator, please bring it.

Additional items you might want to bring:

Hat, Sun screen, Insect repellant, Pen & paper to log contacts.

The club will provide drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch and dinner.

Plan on operating till approximately 8:00 pm Saturday night.

We need volunteers to set up and break down.
Ham operators holding Technician and General licenses will be able to operate under the club’s Extra license, as long as there is a Ham operator  present  with an Extra license. 

I hope to see you all on Saturday June 27. 
If you have any questions, please call me at 843 236-4891.
Bob Froelich


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Field Day 2015 at the Coastal Carolina Campus

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Saturday Night Net

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Temporary Frequency change for Saturday Night Net



Due to the ongoing ambient noise interference on the 147.120 repeater we are having to move the Saturday night net to the 145.110 repeater (for a few weeks). Jason K4SHP (Trustee) is putting together equipment to try and resolve this problem. After the new equipment is installed we will know where we stand. If the noise persist the FCC may have to be called in to help find a solution. The work on the 147.120 may take a while due to the summer heat. Please bear with us as we go forward.

Saturday Night Net: 8:00 PM, 145.110, PL-85.4Mhz




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View From 147.120

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Panoramic picture from the top of the Maisons-Sur-Mer where the 147.120 repeater is located. I took this picture from just below the location of the antenna mounts. From the roof you can see the smoke stacks at the Grainger Steam Plant in Conway, the water tower at the intersection of Hwy 9 and US 17, and as far South as...


Jason, K4SHP


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Because of the small number of individuals signed up for the class, the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club regrets to announce the Technician class scheduled for  Oct 2 and 4 has been cancelled.
We hope to be able to offer another class in the near future. We frequently give Tech Classes, anyone interested please email edu@w4gs.org and indicate if you prefer to attend during the week or the weekend.  Check our website www.w4gs.org from time to time for the next class schedule.
The next scheduled VE testing for all licenses will be held in conjunction with our
"BeachFest" Saturday, November 8th. Information about the testing is on the web site www.w4gs.org 
Allen Kenny


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Saturday, October 31, 2015       8 AM UNTIL 2 PM


Academy of Hope


Old Pee Dee School

3521 Juniper Bay Road

Conway S.C. 29527

Latitude N33 50.302 (+33° 50' 18.46")     

Longitude W079 07.655 (-79° 7' 40.17")


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FREE PARKING    ~    ON-SITE CONCESSIONS    ~    TALK-IN 145.110 {PL 85.4 Hz}

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DEALER / VENDOR INSIDE TABLES.....................$12.00 EA
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Please check this page often as information will be added since the hamfest is approaching.




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The GSARC holds 4 nets each week. Please join us on the air.

  • Saturdays at 8:00pm on the 147.120 MHz Repeater
  • Sundays at 8:00pm on the 145.110 MHz Repeater
  • Tuesdays at 8:00pm on the 444.675 MHz Repeater
  • Thursdays at 8:00pm on the 146.805 MHz Repeater

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If you would like to join and become a member of an outstanding radio club, fill out the Membership Application, mail it or present it at our next club meeting. It's that easy !

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