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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 ! ! !

  


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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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GSARC SIMPLEX nets

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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.

 


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Advanced Skywarn Training

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A prerequisite to the Advanced SKYWARN Storm Spotter training is completion of the Basic SKYWARN Storm Spotter course.
Folks interested in taking the Basic Storm Spotter course can find the National Weather Service 'on line' version at:
 
 
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) Wilmington is conducting an Advanced SKYWARN Spotter training webinar for  the GSARC/Horry County ARES on Saturday, 20 Feb at 10 AM.  It is  also opening to anyone else that might like the training.  The advantage of a webinar over a formal classroom is that anyone, anywhere, with a computer and internet access can participate. 
Please register at the links below:
 
Advanced SKYWARN Training
 
Join us for a webinar on Feb 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST.

Register now!
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
 
 
 
Thanks again!
 
Jim Grant
KJ4CMN

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Saturday Breakfast

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Happy New Year to the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club!
 
On Saturday, January 9th, 2016 and until further notice, we will meet for breakfast at Akel's Family Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.  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.
 
We are fortunate to live in an area with so many fine dining choices and I must say that Golden Corral and Harry's provide a truly excellent breakfast and a fine value.   Feedback on all three places was largely positive and parking and elbow room at Akels was mentioned as a strong plus by many.
 
A good target time is 7:45.  Past experience tells me half the group will be there before 7:45 and folks are welcome to wander in at any time (8:15-8:30 is fine!).  A few blue hats will serve as a welcoming beacon for all.
 
Over the next few weeks, let's see how pleased we are with Akels and please let me know your thoughts on this.
 
73s.
 
Tom Hastie, KM4BYO

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2016 Membership Drive

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                                                   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

kf4cje@w4gs.org

 


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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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BEACHFEST 2016

  GRAND STRAND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

PRESENTS:

20th ANNUAL GRAND STRAND ARC

"BEACHFEST 2016”

& Computer Expo

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016       8 AM UNTIL 2 PM

 

Academy of Hope

(formerly)

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

TBA

 

 

 

VE TESTING (10:00 AM)      ARRL FORUMS      HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

 

Proposed VENDORS:

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

dBj Radio Electronics   ~   National Weather Service   ~   Transel Corporation (Electronics-Lasers-Lights)   ~   Antek Supply Co. 

AND MANY MORE

 

 

 

FREE PARKING    ~    ON-SITE CONCESSIONS    ~    TALK-IN 145.110 {PL 85.4 Hz}
PRIZES AWARDED EVERY HOUR
 

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

 

 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $7.00 AT THE DOOR

                                                                                                                                    

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

 

 

Visit us on Facebook

         Grand Strand Hamfest 2016 facebook page.         

 

If you do not have a facebook account, you can feel free to create one while you are on the page.

Please check this page often as information will be added since the hamfest is approaching.

 

 

 

Click here to download the official vendor application and Flyer 

 

INFO: 

Edward Jordan, KF4ECK   {843 458 3856}  EMAIL


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GSARC Joins SCHEART Network

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You thought the GSARC was a great place to be before?  Well look out!  It's even better now!


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GSARC Supports Myrtle Beach Marathon

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