GARS (Gainesville Amateur Radio Society)

GARS club meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. The in-person meeting will be located at:
       Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 211
       4000 NW 53rd Ave
       Gainesville, FL 32653
These will be hybrid meetings so you can also attend via Zoom at:

Gainesville Amateur Radio Society held a "get on the air" event at the Waldo Emergency Operations Center (Waldo EOC) on Saturday September 23rd. Well attended and fun.

2023 Summer Field Day happened June 24-25, the biggest event on the Amateur Radio calendar. We had a wonderful time at Waldo City Square. Even the weather cooperated.

Please check our Facebook page for current news, events and related stories, on the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society Page. We are updating our webpage, so check back frequently.

Other than monthly club meetings, most GARS activities take place at the Waldo City Square, located at 14450 NE 148th Avenue, Waldo - 15 minutes north of Gainesville. What3Words: "bathtub.snooze.crispier", google map reference: 29°47'29.5"N 82°10'10.5"W, or "29.791532, -82.169591".

Looking for a helping hand to explain specific radio interests? Email to You will receive a response from a volunteer.

Meeting Schedule
& Programs
Pay 2024 Dues
Specials Club Events
Contact Us
Gainesville Amateur Radio Society
Executive Committee
Club Awards
Photo Gallery
Special Presentations
Club By-Laws
Awards Criteria
GARSMouth Archives
Current Updates
Gainesville Amateur Radio Society
Please donate to our
Tower & Repeater
Meeting Minutes
Repeater List
Website updated Nov 13, 2023
Technical Corner
ARRL - NFL Section
Next local FCC license testing is 1pm Saturday December 2nd (see "Testing" below), also next GARS club monthly meeting Tuesday 11/21/2023 6:30pm.