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 ARRL Field Day 2024
          22 - 23 June      

                                                                GREETINGS Y'ALL FROM COASTAL GEORGIA!


Welcome to the Glynn Amateur Radio Association (GARA) website.  GARA is a club of FCC licensed Amateur radio operators located in the Brunswick, Georgia area.  We are also known affectionately as "Hams".  Brunswick is located on  the  southeast Georgia coast situated in Glynn county on the Atlantic Ocean.  Included are Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island and this area is often referred to as the "Golden Isles."  Adjoining counties include McIntosh, Wayne, Brantley and Camden counties.

The GARA Club owns and operates a 2 meter FM repeater licensed as WX4BWK which is located on the Sidney Lanier Bridge.  GARA conducts a weekly net each Thursday evening at 7pm.  Repeater frequency is 145.330 MHz with a tone of 131.8 Hz.  Duplex offset is negative 600 Hz.  The repeater can also be accessed on Echolink node 903179 (WE8J-R).  The repeater and Net are open to all licensed Hams.  Of course, a license is not required just to listen.

GARA Club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at New China restaurant (meeting area) in Brunswick at 6pm eastern time.  Our Ham "Social" occurs on the last Friday of each month at Sunrise Diner in Brunswick at 6pm.   All Hams and those interested in the hobby are invited to attend.

Please feel free to look around our site and click on the provided links for more information.  If you are interested in joining the GARA Club, please click on the "JOIN" button above for more details.







If you have been wanting to study for a Ham Radio license, here is your chance with an intensive 1-Day "HAM CRAM" class for the TECHNICIAN level Ham License.  (Testing will follow on on the next Saturday. See Testing below.)

WHAT:  Technician level Ham License class. 1-day

DATE:  Saturday, April 27, 2024

TIME:  8am - 5pm

WHERE:  The Facility (at Telluric)

136 Venture Drive, Suite B
Brunswick, GA 31525

Tel: (912) 574-5271


INSTRUCTOR: Mr Wayne Greene (KB4DSF)

COST:  $75 per person




WHAT: TECHNICIAN level Ham license Exam Session

DATE:  Saturday, May 4, 2024

TIME:  9am

WHERE:  The Facility (at Telluric)

136 Venture Drive, Suite B
Brunswick, GA 31525


  • Find a session (upper right)

  • Choose location and enter zip code 31525

  • Choose 4 May GARA

  • Register

PRESIDING VE:  Mr David Barney (N4XWH)

COST: $14 per person








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