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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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GSARC Winter Field Day

General News
Winter Field Day 2019
LOCATION:   American Red Cross EOC
Market Common
3531 Pampas Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
DATE: Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019
 TIME: 1400 EST – 1900 EST
 
The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club will operate from inside the Red Cross building as we did last year.  We will meet after breakfast for set up; location and times to be chosen later. 

George Baker N4BAK has the N3FJP WFD logging program available; if you want to install it on your computer, just arrive a little early.
Paper logs are also acceptable but you will need to bring your own supplies.

Our Category will be Indoor while our Class will be determined by the number of active transmitters.
For example-if we have 4 active transmitters
our Exchange would be:
K4XXX this is W4GS, we are Four India, Sierra Charlie
CW would be K4YM de W4GS 4I SC TU.
 
Use this great opportunity to try out your new portable antennas. Go Kits or other Christmas gifts.  Bring them out and have some fun!  Remember, there are few natural supports for antennas so bring your own fishing pole masts/supports or use verticals. 
 
This is also a B.Y.O.E.
(Bring Your Own Equipment) event. 

Headphones will prove handy to combat the noise level produced by nearby multiple stations.
Questions can be directed to Alton Miller NE4EA ssbal@twc.com

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Charleston HAMFEST

General News

The  46th  Annual  and  Original
CHARLESTON HAMFEST,  COMPUTER  SHOW
and  ARRL  2019  State  Convention

is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019
at the same location as last year.

 

Comments: If you have any Comments, Suggestions, or Questions with regard to the Charleston Hamfest, Please send them to CARSinfo@wa4usn.org

 

Notice: This Hamfest is considered a family affair. C.A.R.S. reserves the right to eject any inappropriate materials from the premises. C.A.R.S. is not responsible for theft or accidents occurring at the Hamfest site.

Time: Doors open at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.
Dealers will be able to set up from 5 to 9 PM Friday and after 6:30 AM Saturday.

Location: Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd., N. Charleston, SC (32.885° N, 79.993° W).
Exit 213 off I-26, East Montague Ave.  .  The Center is close to Tanger Mall.

Talk in: The WA4USN linked Repeater System (146.790- No Tone Charleston, 146.940- Tone 123.0 Summerville and 147.045+ Tone 103.5 St. George).

Other area repeaters are 145.450-, 146.760-, 147.180+, 147.270+, 147.300+, 147.345+, 443.800+, and 444.825+ (all with Tone 123.0) and 147.150+ Tone 91.5

Tables: Pre-registered - $10.00 per 8ft table. At the door - $12.00 per table, if available. Chairs - $2.00 each.
Tailgating: Tailgating fee is $8.00 (must purchase admission ticket).

Camping: No camping facilities available. Self Contained Only parking available.

Prizes: Grand Prize: $400.00, Second Prize: $200.00,
Third Prize: $100.00.
Prizes will be drawn at 2:00 PM.
You need not be present to win.
Door prizes will be given away during the day,
must be present to win.

Tickets: Tickets will be sold Saturday morning at the door.
Admission $5.00 (includes 1 prize ticket). Additional prize tickets - $1 each or 6 for $5. Children under 12 admitted free.

Food: Light breakfast plus world famous C.A.R.S. Dogs
and BBQ Sandwiches available for lunch.

Activities: FORUMS (ARRL, Natural Disasters, etc.).

QSL Card Checker:You can't just show up with a hand full of cards. Anyone that needs cards checked should go to nj4f.webs.com , and go to the Card Checking link.
This will tell you what you need to do BEFORE the hamfest.

Forum and Activity Schedule:

  9:00 AM   Update on Digital Mobile Radio
plus 50 YEARS of CARS
                     Donald BryanT KB4RRC & Lloyd Mitchell KO4L

10:00 AM   RRL Update, Division Happenings
                     James Boehner N2ZZ & Marc Tarplee N4UFP

11:30 PM   Intro to Digital Modes on HF
                     Greg Keys KG4GEK


  1:00 PM   VE Exams
Volunteer Exams: ARRL VE exams will be given on site. P
lease bring your Social Security Number, original and copy of your amateur license (if licensed) and any CSCE’s you have, $15 fee, and two ID’s, one with a photo. Testing begins at 1:00pm on a WALK-IN basis. Call KT4YW, Sheila, at (843) 871-4368 or email aj4uq@arrl.net for more info.

Point of Contact: Steven Lamendola, KE4THX,
706 E. Saltash Aly.,   Goose Creek, SC 29445
(336) 740-4382   or   email: steven.lamendola@gmail.com

Hamfest Flyer, available at https://wa4usn.org/hamfestm.htm


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2019 Dues

General News

 

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
[Non-voting].
 
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
gsarctreasurer@w4gs.org
(Add Name and Call Sign)
 
Any questions, contact Bob Chapman at
gsarctreasurer@w4gs.org
 
 

 

 
 
 

 


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GSARC Meeting Location

General News

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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Saturday Breakfast

General News

Saturday Breakfast Reminder
 

 

 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 Menu”.

 

 

 

 

 

 




 
 

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Thursday Lunch Group

General News

Join us every Thursday for lunch at Big D's BBQ Trough located at 2917 Church St, Conway, SC 29526.

The scheduled time is noon but if you want to beat the rush come a bit earlier. We have reserved tables

and usually have to pull more together. Food is served Cafeteria style and the menu can be viewed here

 

 

 


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BEACHFEST 2019

  GRAND STRAND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

PRESENTS:

23rd ANNUAL GRAND STRAND ARC

"BEACHFEST 2019”

& Computer Expo

ARRL South Carolina Section Convention 

 

October 26, 2019      8 AM UNTIL 2 PM

 

 

 

Drawing to be held Friday night

for all Advanced tickets sold. 

Value will be $100

Donated by

   

 

 

 

 

 

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  ~ South Carolina Single Sideband Net 3915 kHz

dBj Radio Electronics   ~   National Weather Service   ~   SERA Repeater Journal

Transel Corporation (Electronics-Lasers-Lights)   ~   K4NET Computers

BuyTwoRadios.com  ~  Silver Tip Antennas (KD4ADN) ~ Top Gun Electronics

AND MANY MORE

 

QSL card Checking 

ARRL Roanoke Division Director DXCC Card Checker David Fuseler, NJ4F, 
will be Checking DXCC, WAS, WAC and VUCC QSL cards at the ARRL booth.
Go to ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc.after entering application data
and listing all cards on the website, print the app and list to bring to me.
If you have questions for David, contact via email at nj4f@arrl.net or telephone 843-647-0101

 

 

 

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 6 ftTABLES.....................$12.00 EA
  OUTSIDE TAILGATE SPOT & 1 Ticket.................  $12.00 EA
      Advance Tickets...(SASE).......................................$6.00 EA 
 
 
Download & mail your completed application to:
 
BEACHFEST
2013 Highway 378
Conway, SC 29527
 
 
 

Visit us on Facebook

         Grand Strand Hamfest 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 for a .pdf copy of the 2019 GSARC Beachfest Flyer 

 

 

INFO: 

Edward Jordan, KF4ECK   {843 458 3856}  EMAIL

Buddy Brown, KD4UXM EMAIL


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Rag Chew with us !

General News

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

For more about our Nets, click here.


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Upcoming Events

Thu Jan 17, 2019

GSARC Thursday Lunch
2 meter Thursday Net

Sat Jan 19, 2019

GSARC Breakfast
2 meter Saturday Net

Sun Jan 20, 2019

2 meter Sunday Net

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