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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!


 Field Day 2016 June 25TH     See You There ! ! !



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 


All Members of the GSARC,


On behalf of the entire Field Day Committee I would like to thank each and every one of ourl members for their participation in 2016 Field Day. We had participation by over thirty attendees, most of which were club members. That is almost 1/3 of all club members. We would like to thank those club members who brought guests, you never know if we might get a few more members that way.


We feel that this year's event was a rousing success. It is because of the entire club's participation in the event, that makes whatever effort we had to put into this all worthwhile. I would like to thank all those members who came early in order to set up canopies and antennae, and whatever other things you did to make this an outstanding event.


It seems we cannot get a break from the Weatherman. Sorry to say this event had to be called short, due to impending thunderstorms and possible lightining.  We faced this same problem last year. Maybe with a little luck we can get through a whole event next year.


At this point I would like to thank Gordon, W4EGM, for the fine PR work done as the club PIO. Also a big thanks to Rick, WB4LZW, and Larry, W2FTV, for the repairs on the Club generator in the waning hours leading up to the event. Thank you Bob, KK4KSY, and Larry for making up the 100 foot lengths of coax, sure made things easier on Saturday. Mike Hammel, KM4FWT, graciously offered his generator for club use for this event, and the grounding rods and assorted sundry other pieces of equipment we could not have operated without. Matt, AF4UZ, gave continuous support in sorting through some of the equipment and dipole antennae at the Red Cross. He also solved the problem of dealing with hot coals at the end of the event by supplying a Coleman Gas Stove, and finally he manned the grill in cooking lunch for everybody. Also thank you Rick for picking up all the food for the event and successfully keeping everybody hydrated.


I would be remiss if I did not thank Gary, K5GLB, for the Fox Hunt. I know there were many who attemped to find the "Fox" and quite a few were successful. This kept many people quite busy for many hours. And last but not least, I must thank David, KM4BYN, who assisted me in locating Gary's Pumping Station office and allowing us to get delivery of the privy to the proper location.


Thank you all for you help and participation.


John F. McCann, Jr


Field Day Co-Chairman


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Field Day 2015 at the Coastal Carolina Campus

Updated Tuesday, August 18 2015 @ 06:27 AM EDT


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Leon Jordan, KF4AYM - Silent Key

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To all Club Members GSARC:


Obituary for Leon Creel Jordan
Conway, SC......Mr. Leon Creel Jordan, 85, widower of Juanita M. Jordan, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Compass Rehabilitation Center in Conway following a brief illness

Born May 22, 1931, in Conway, he was the son of the late Henry Scarborough Jordan and Gertie Creel Jordan. Mr. Jordan was the owner/operator of Leon’s Trim Shop and had worked in the automobile upholstery industry for more than 60 years. Mr. Jordan served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of Oakey Swamp Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was a HAM radio operator and member of the G.S.A.R.C.. He was also a member of the original J & J Coffee Club. Mr. Jordan was predeceased by his wife; his brother, Herman Jordan; his sister, Willie Mae Stroud; and his great-grandson, Christopher Miller.

Survivors include his children, Lamar Jordan (Cynthia), Edward Jordan, Craig “Crash” Jordan, and Tammy Truett (Doug), all of Conway; his grandchildren, Jason Jordan (Julia), Sylvia Miller (Mark), and Nicholas Truett; his step-grandchildren, Tony Truett (Amy) and Tammy Baxter (Nick); 5 great grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; his brother, Henry Junior Jordan (Elizabeth) of Conway; and his sisters, Eunice Dunn (Lloyd) of Conway and Martha Richardson (Billy) of Florence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Oakey Swamp Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Lee Singleton, Rev. Gene Gardner, and Rev. Darren Hardwick. Entombment will follow at the Hillcrest Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, from 5:00PM-7:00PM on Monday, July 11, 2016.

Memorial donations may be made to Oakey Swamp Baptist Church, 3795 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, SC 29527.

Please sign the online guest register at http://www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family. 


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GSARC Meeting Location

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Change in Location for GSARC Monthly Business Meeting


The location for our business meeting has been secured at the Myrtle Beach Fire Station # 6. It is located at 970 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, just 1 block east of Robert Grissom Pkwy on the left. This will be effective for the May 2nd meeting.


The GPS coordinates are 33.7229250°N  -078.8647694°W



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The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club has started a series of SIMPLEX radio nets in order to train the emergency procedures that would be needed in a time of degraded communications  operations.  As part of this training, bimonthly 2 meter SIMPLEX nets will be conducted, one at 10:30 AM on the first Saturday of each month and one at 8 PM on the third Monday of each month.  The net will begin on the GSARC Conway repeater (145.110 MHz/85.4) and then move to the chosen simplex frequency.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate.  We will also periodically conduct both 6 meter and 10 meter nets.  These will also begin on the 145.110 repeater and then switch to the selected frequency.  These nets have no set schedule but will be based on both interest level and available dates.  Please refer to the Events Calendar on this website to see net dates once they are finalized.


***The 2 meter SIMPLEX net normally scheduled for the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM will, instead, be held on the second Saturday of June (11 Jun).  This is because the monthly ARES training class at the Surfside Beach Fire Dept. will occur on the first Saturday (4 Jun).  The SIMPLEX net will return to the first Saturday of the month for July (2 July).****



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Saturday Breakfast

General News
Akel's Family Restaurant in Myrtle Beach will be the new location for the GSARC Saturday Breakfast.  Akel's is located on 17 Business just north of Mr. Fish for those familiar with the area.  The address is 6429 N. Kings Highway MB, SC 29572. Feel free to bring your spouse, friends, and invite guests to attend.  Everyone is welcome to attend! We will still gather at the usual time beginning between 8:00 & 8:30 AM.  
Tom Hastie, KM4BYO
GPS Coordinates 33.738325°N  -78.829369°W

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Advanced Skywarn Training

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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that participated in the Advanced SKYWARN Spotter training webinar on 20 Feb 16. 
We had 34 people statewide to sign in.  The National Weather Service (NWS) does this training every two or three years per office so if you missed this one then Google "Advance SKYWARN Training" and see when the next webinar will be.  It could be anywhere in the nation!  Training in the NWS Wilmington area is listed on their SKYWARN web site at:  http://ilm-skywarn.net/.
Basic SKYWARN 'on line' training is available at:  https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23   This will give you a certificate if you take both modules.  There are also many other training videos available on YOUTUBE.
Advanced SKYWARN training videos are also available on YOUTUBE.  Here is one link.  There are many others.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3l2P3z0Bc  This will not give you a certificate.
I hope you find this helpful...
Thanks again!
Jim Grant

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2016 Membership Drive

General News

                                                   It's that time of year again to start promoting our annual "Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club" membership drive for 2016.

                                                        The GSARC this year (2015) had 108 Full Member--Family and Associates. What a great year for membership.

                                                                                    Let's Make 2016 Even Better

                                                   Please pass along this application to non-members that may want to come aboard and/or come back to the GSARC.

                                              We are a "Great Club" with fantastic members. Without you, "The Members", the GSARC would not be where we are today.

                                                                                  Continue To Support the GSARC

                                                        Please, Please, use the GASRC application when paying dues (it helps the treasurer keep good records).

                                                       You can pay dues by Check or Cash during meetings, USPS, breakfast and/or using PayPal on the website


                                                                               Any Questions send me an E-mail and I will get back to you ASAP.

                                                              Thanks again for your support as a member of the "Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club".


Jim Wood KF4CJE / Treasurer / GSARC



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View From 147.120

General News

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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& Computer Expo


Saturday, November 12, 2016       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")


Click for MapQuest directions 



Forum Schedule






Proposed VENDORS:

Tarheel Antennas, Inc.  ~  AC-DC  ~  The WireMan Inc.   ~    Personal Stitches  

dBj Radio Electronics   ~   National Weather Service   ~   Transel Corporation (Electronics-Lasers-Lights)   ~   K4NET Computers

BuyTwoRadios.com  ~  Silver Tip Antennas (KD4ADN) 




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

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\   Large Outside Tailgating Spots   /////////////////





DEALER / VENDOR INSIDE TABLES.....................$12.00 EA
  OUTSIDE TAILGATE SPOT & 1 Ticket.................  $12.00 EA
       PRE-PAID ATTENDEES.....................................$6.00 EA  (SASE)

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Upcoming Events

Wed Aug 24, 2016

ARES 2 meter traffic net

Thu Aug 25, 2016

GSARC Thursday Lunch

Sat Aug 27, 2016

GSARC Breakfast

Thu Sep 01, 2016

GSARC Thursday Lunch


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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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