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 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 eastern time.  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 Olive Garden restaurant (meeting room) in Brunswick at 6pm eastern time.  Our Ham "Social" occurs on the last Friday of each month at 6pm eastern time usually at Hardee's.  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 for more details.



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The GARA Club repeater antenna is barely alive. It suffers from nearly 20 years of salt air, moisture and storms and hurricanes.  The Club is buying new antenna and hardware but needs help to fund professional crew to climb 500 feet to remove and replace the antenna.  

We are taking donations now so if you would like to contribute any amount, please consider clicking here to safe and securely make a donation to the Antenna Maintenance Fund:





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