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Monday, February 24 2020 @ 09:31 PM EST

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

The club operates 6 repeaters on 145.110, 147.120, 147.240, 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 the first Monday of each month except 

January and July. The location is at the Coastal Grand Mall, Unit 520, which is the Grand Strand Regional Health Finders click this link for a copy of the pdf,

copy of the exact location. 



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Myrtle Beach Marathon 2020

General News

We still need several individuals to step up and volunteer to assist with communications
for the 2020 Myrtle Beach Marathon
on Saturday March 7th 2020.

There are open positions that need an operator; also would like to have relief operators available for the varied assignments throughout the city.

If you would like to be added to our roster of volunteers, please email
as soon as possible.

A briefing of the club's activities on the day of the marathon will be held on Monday, March 2nd following the GSARC monthly business meeting.

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Membership Dues

General News


Dues are now being accepted for 2020
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
NOTE: the family member(s) must be a licensed Amateur Radio Operator
[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 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 Instructions:
Go to the MEMBER'S ONLY section of the GSARC web page.

Select the TAB marked
Membership / Membership Online Renewal
DO NOT use your individual PAYPAL
account, as an incorrect renewal payment amount will be applied.

Any questions, contact Bob Chapman at



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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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GSARC Meeting Location

General News



Change of Monthly Meeting Location

Effective with the Monday October 7th, 2019 scheduled meeting

The GSARC will now meet at
Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Cir # 520, Myrtle Beach, SC

The facility is located inside of
Coastal Grand Mall beside Dillard’s, across from Bed, Bath & Beyond

GPS Coordinates: 33.70111111°   78.92694444°



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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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General News





& Computer Expo

ARRL South Carolina Section Convention of 2020 


October 24, 2020      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

3521 Juniper Bay Road

Conway, SC 29527

Latitude N33 50.302 (+33° 50' 18.46")

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


Forum Schedule






Proposed VENDORS:



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

South Carolina Single Sideband Net 3915 kHz ~    HamBadgers.com  


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}



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





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:



2013 Highway 378

Conway, SC 29527




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         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 2020 GSARC Beachfest Flyer 




Edward Jordan, KF4ECK   {843 458 3856}  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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General News

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,  at 10:30 AM on the first Saturday 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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Upcoming Events

Tue Feb 25, 2020

70 centimeter Tuesday Net

Wed Feb 26, 2020

ARES 2 meter traffic net

Thu Feb 27, 2020

GSARC Thursday Lunch
2 meter Thursday Net


We have Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Coffee Mugs and tons more at the GSARC Shop!

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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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