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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.





Winter Field Day 2023 is 28 and 29 Jan. held  locally at Blythe Island Regional Park in Campground (Shelter#3)

HAMCATION 2023 Orlando:  10, 11 & 12 February



The first ever Georgia State Parks On The Air (GSPOTA) event will be held for two days on April 1st and the 2nd!

The organizers promise a GSPOTA webpage soon, but for now you can see more information on their Facebook page at:




New GARA repeater install...Click here for PICTURES



                CLICK HERE  for emergency radio operators FEMA courses







 ARRL Field Day 2023
          24 - 25 June      

Welcome to the GARA. 

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