CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Can You Hear Me Now ?

Welcome to The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club website. We're glad you're here! GSARC operates in sunny Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Please explore our website to find out more about who we are, what we do and get regular updates.

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GSARC MONTHLY MEETINGS 

WILL BE HELD AT THE MOOSE LODGE 

479 Burcale Rd.

Myrtle Beach SC 29579

Directions

 

LICENSE EXAMS ARE HELD AT THE CAROLINA FOREST LIBRARY MEETING ROOM

2250 Carolina Forest Blvd

Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Directions

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

There are many benefits of becoming a member of 

The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club

Swap Shop

 

GSARC is now offering a place for members to 

list items for sale, trade or wanted to buy. Click on the Swap Shop tab in the Members section. If you would like to post something please email us at:

swap-shop@w4gs.org

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

May 18, Arkansas QSO Party

May 25-26, CQ World-Wide CW Contest

June 3, 7:00 pm - GSARC General Membership Meeting

June 15, 9:00 am GSARC Exam Session 

June 22-23, Field Day 2024

 

 

 

See Events Page for More Detail

 

 

Dits and Dahs

- SCHEART Scheduled ZOOM License Training Sessions:

SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in June of 2024. This is for Technician, General and Extra. All classes will be running from June 17th through 21st ... More

 

 

- Rules for the use of the  SCHEART System

The mission of the SCHEART system is to provide an auxiliary communication path for licensed amateur radio operators to support hospitals, county emergency management officials and state agencies during emergencies. It is available to amateur radio operators for legal operation within the FCC Part 97 Rules and Regulations when it is not being used for emergencies or officially sanctioned activities.

Read more .. SCHEART System

 

 

- FCC to Require Two Factor Authentication for CORES Users

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced an upcoming change to the Commission Registration System (CORES) that licensees use to pay any application or regulatory fees, manage or reset a password on an existing FRN, or request a new FRN.

Read the Full Article Here

 

- How to Renew your License Online 

  Click Here

 

- Just an FYI regarding manual FCC filings and payments.

 

Some have utilized the FCC form to renew their license or make FCC payments in the past by mail.  Within the next 90 days, the FCC will be closing the PO Box used for those filings.  They will no longer accept any mailed in manual filings or payments. All payments and filings will be required to be done electronically.

 

Payments will be accepted by credit card or debit from a bank account. 

More information can be found in the Federal Register at

https://tinyurl.com/bdfh7w4n. The fees charged by the FCC can also be found at https://www.fcc.gov/wireless-fees.

 

- Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become

Effective on May 3 - Details

RF Exposure Calculator Here

 

- What is Ham Radio - A Complete Guide

 

New Proposed Antenna Legislation 

Read More

 

VIDEO - 'A Passion for Ham Radio'

 

- The History of the Car Radio 

Read More

 

- Important FCC information relating to CORES/CORES2. Applies to all FCC Licensees -

View Documentation Here

View Access Point Screen Shot Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Make sure to say hello if you hear them OTA.

     

John Dawson - KQ4QOP

James Dawson - KB2WNO

 

GET TESTED, GET LICENSED

AND GET ON THE AIR !