Crony Lunch (Thursdays @ 11 AM)
Join us for a weekly gathering of all those who are interested in ham radio or just chit chat with friends and cronies. We meet at Judy's Cafe, 3443 W. Campbell Rd in Garland, at 11 a.m. For talk-in tune in to 146.660 MHz (-) with a PL of 110.9.
Weekly Information Net (Thursdays @ 7:30 PM)
Join us for the weekly Information Net on our VHF repeater (146.660MHz(-) PL110.9) or our UHF repeater (442.700MHz(+) PL110.9). Both repeaters will be linked for Information Nets only.
If you are using a dual band radio and listening to both repeaters, please reduce the volume of one repeater to avoid an echo when you transmit. If there are any technical problems the VHF repeater will be our default repeater.
Hands-On Meetup (1st Saturday from 12 PM to 3 PM) (In person and virtual)
On the 1st Saturday of each month we have a "Hands-On" gathering from noon until 3 p.m. Bring a piece of equipment that needs repair. Bring your expertise and help a new HAM. Visitors are always welcome. You do not need to be a licensed amateur radio operator to attend.
GARCC Open House (3rd Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM) (In person and virtual)
On the 3rd Saturday of each month we have an "Open House at the GARCC" from 9 a.m. until noon. Come by and say hello, bring any equipment you would like to sell, and enjoy the exchange of ideas and opinions in this informal setting. Visitors are always welcome. You do not need to be a licensed amateur radio operator to attend.
Board Meeting (2nd Monday @ 7 PM) (In person and virtual)
On the 2nd Monday of each month the elected officers meet at the GARCC, 1027B Austin Street at 7 PM. This is where a lot of the behind the scenes club business is discussed. We welcome any current member to attend these meetings, although we do reserve the right to call a rare executive session when needed.
Monthly Meeting (4th Monday @ 7:30 PM) (In person and virtual)
We hold our monthly club meetings on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Freeman Heights Baptist Church at 1120 North Garland Avenue, Garland, Texas 75040. This is north of the intersection of Walnut Street and Garland Avenue. Things get started with a summary of recent and upcoming club activities, which includes officer and committee reports. Following a short break, there is a featured speaker who covers a timely and interesting topic related to amateur radio.
Notice for June 2022: Because of the ARRL Field Day occurring the last full weekend in June the GARC monthly meeting will be held on June 20 which is the third Monday of June. That will allow for a final club meeting before Field Day.
Visitors are always welcome. You do not need to be a licensed amateur radio operator to attend. Come discover our club and learn why it pays to become a member.
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Skywarn Training (2021 All classes are virtual)
Please check the SKYWARN site here for upcoming classes.
Come join us for this year's SKYWARN training. It's free and no registration is required; feel free to just show up.
9:00 AM - Noon (Basic Training)
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (Advanced Training)
SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.
Field Day (4th Full Weekend in June)
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.