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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.  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 6pm at Fish Tails Pub & Grill 7445 Blythe Island Hwy, Brunswick.   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.





- Please welcome our two newest GARA Club members Mr Chris Gibbs (AB4KK) and Mrs Lynn Gibbs (N4THF)!


- ARRL Field Day will occur on 24 and 25 June.  Locally, The GARA Club will participate at the Blythe Island Regional Park, in Glynn County in the Brunswick area.  Any GARA Club member wishing to participate with us needs to attend the business meeting on 12 June as well as the Friday Hamburgers 4 Hams meeting on 23 June.  Attendance is necessary for planning purposes.

This year's GARA Club Field Day Captain is Mr Wayne Greene, KB4DSF.

- NOTE:  Due to Field Day activities, our Hamburgers 4 Hams meeting will be held on Friday, 23 June.

- The KB4CC repeater in Camden county now has Yaesu FUSION digital voice capability.  It is open and needs no DCS nor squelch code.





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 ARRL Field Day 2023
          24 - 25 June      

Welcome to the GARA. 

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