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The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club website. Operating in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The club operates 6 repeaters on 145.110, 147.120, 145.290, 146.805, 441.775 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 Myrtle Beach Fire Station # 6, 970 38th Avenue North , Myrtle Beach.  Click Here for Map

All are welcome! 

GPS Coordinates   33.7229250°  -078.8647694°
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2019 Dues

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The GSARC Treasurer
is now accepting dues for 2019.
The fiscal year shall be
January 1st through December 31st.

Dues shall be twenty-five dollars [$25.00] per year for Regular Membership
[Full Voting Rights].
Dues shall be ten dollars [$10.00] per family member per year for Family Membership
[Full Voting Rights].
Dues shall be fifteen dollars [$15.00] per year for Associate Membership
Renewal for all types of membership will be accepted at any monthly meeting or any official club function, by mail or by email if paying by PayPal.
A new application form must be filled out and submitted each year.
Application can be filled-out on the
GSARC home page W4GS.org
Mail dues to:
GSARC Treasurer
PO Box 2135
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-2135
PayPal to
(Add Name and Call Sign)
Any questions, contact Bob Chapman at


Next Scheduled
GSARC Meeting
Monday November 12th 2018 7:00 PM
Myrtle Beach Fire/Rescue
Station No. 6
970 38
Avenue North
Myrtle Beach

Minutes from the October 2018
meeting are available for review
at the GSARC Web Page
Members-Only section


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GSARC Beachfest $100 Winner

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Congratulation to Michael Hammel, KM4FWT (pictured on the right) winner of the $100 Advanced Ticket drawing held on Friday evening. 




Click here: w4gs.org/A/mediagallery/album.php to view pictures from BeachFest provided by Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM


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American Legion Veteran's Day

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American Legion ham club to conduct
Veterans Day on-air event

To contact Special Event Stations N9V:

  • tune to 7.225 MHz (+/- 5 KHz)
  • to 14.275 MHz (+/- 5 KHz)
  • to the 2m K9DC 147.315 Repeater at Indianapolis;
  • to IRLP Node 9735
  • *CROSSRDS* Conference node.to the EchoLink

Any ham radio operators who contact the stations are eligible to receive a QSL card and a commemorative certificate to document their participation.

All hams are welcome to check into this special event, whether TALARC members or not.

More information about TALARC and K9TAL, The American Legion, and club membership for eligible wartime veterans is at www.legion.org/hamradio.

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SKYWARN Recognition Day

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-2135

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GSARC Equipment Sale

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The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club is accepting bids for the sale of used amateur radio equipment.
Bids will be accepted by mail until Friday, November 23rd 2018.
An informational document containing item descriptions, minimum bid and bid submittal procedure can be found in the following file.


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Saturday Breakfast

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BOB EVANS Restaurant

The location is 3384 WACCAMAW BLVD,
at HWY 501 and George Bishop Parkway.
This is just West of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Hope to see many of you around 7:30 AM



It is not a buffet style restaurant. Also,


they have a “Value Menu that they


consider to be in lieu of a “Senior’s














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FCC Enforcement Advisory

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The FCC has issued an


The document can be accessed at the following link:


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Concern Rising within Amateur Radio Community over WWV-WWVH Shut Down Proposal

ARRL members and Amateur Radio clubs are expressing increased concern over the inclusion of WWV and WWVH on a list of proposed cuts in the White House’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. The proposed cuts also would include the Atomic Clock signal from WWVB used to synchronize specially equipped
clocks and watches. Online petitions soliciting signatures include one established by Tom Kelly II, W7NSS, of Portland, Oregon, who would like to see funding for the stations maintained. At this point, the budget item is only a proposal, not a final decision. That would be up to the Congress to decide.

ARRL is among those worried over the possible loss of WWV, WWVH, and WWVB and is suggesting that members of the Amateur Radio community who value the stations for their precise time and frequency signals and other information sign Kelly's petition and/or contact their members of Congress promptly, explaining how the stations are important to them,
beyond government and military use.

Kelly’s petition, which may be signed by US residents, notes that WWV is among the oldest radio stations in the US, having been established in 1920. “The station has transmitted the official US time for nearly 100 years, and is an instrumental part in the telecommunications field, ranging from broadcasting to scientific research and education,” his
petition says. “Additionally, these stations transmit marine storm warnings from the National Weather Service, GPS satellite health reports, and specific information concerning current solar activity and radio propagation conditions. These broadcasts are an essential resource to the worldwide communications industry.”

NIST’s full Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request to Congress calls for the agency to “discontinue the dissemination of the US time and frequency via the NIST radio stations in Hawaii and Fort Collins, Colorado..” The agency noted, “These radio stations transmit signals that are used to synchronize consumer electronic products like wall clocks, clock radios, and wristwatches, and may be used in other applications like appliances, cameras, and irrigation controllers.” The specific cut, which would come from the NIST Fundamental Measurement, Quantum Science, and Measurement Dissemination budget, would amount to $6.3 million.

In its budget request, NIST said that it plans to consolidate and focus work on its efforts in quantum science while maintaining essential core capabilities in measurement science research and measurement dissemination, as well as eliminate “efforts that have been replaced by newer technologies, measurement science research that lies outside
NIST’s core mission space, and programs that can no longer be supported due to facility deterioration.”

WWV and WWVH broadcast time and frequency information 24/7, including time announcements, standard time intervals, standard frequencies, UT1 time corrections, a BCD time code, geophysical alerts, and marine storm warnings. Transmissions are broadcast from separate transmitters on 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz. An experimental 25 MHz signal is also currently on the air. WWVB transmits standard Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) signals on 60 kHz to appropriately equipped timekeeping devices.

NIST Public Relations Director Gail Porter told Tom Witherspoon, K4SWL — editor of The SWLing Post, which has been tracking developments — that NIST “is proud of the time and frequency services we provide through our radio stations, and understands that these services are important to many people.”

NIST Director Walter Copan has supported the overall budget request. “This budget request ensures that NIST can continue to work at the frontiers of measurement science by preserving investment in core metrology research,” Copan said. “Through its constitutionally mandated role, NIST performs work that only the government can do, and produces
enormous return on US taxpayers’ investment. Translating measurements into technically sound standards across all industries enables effective international trade and US competitiveness.”


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