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Gaston County Amateur Radio Society Monthly Meetings

Gaston County Amateur Radio Society (GCARS) has monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month, at 7 p.m., at 190 S. Oakland St. Gastonia, NC upstairs in the Red Cross Building.

We welcome all those who have any interest in ham radio and electronics. You do not have to be a licensed ham to attend!

If you  would like to get your amateur radio license, click here:


If you have any interest in joining or questions, please contact AJ4JZ by email (please use the address below and remove the * and % characters) Thanks & 73!

AJ4JZ email:  a*j%4*j%z@earthlink.net


GCARS at NPOTA Kings Mountain National Military Park 4-16-16

GCARS at 2017 ARRL Field Day 6-24-17


NOW there are Four (4) GCARS Weekly Nets!

 The first three GCARS nets are weekly on Tuesday evenings:

1) The 440 net begins at 8 pm. The frequency is 444.550 mHz (no tone).

2) The 2m net begins at 8:30 pm. The frequency is 147.120mHz (100Hz tone).  The 2m net may also be accessed via ECHOLINK through the KG4ZJF-R repeater link, node 671596.

3) The GCARS Traders Net immediately follows the 2m net each Tuesday night!

NEW on Saturdays:

4) A new net is the “World Wide” Net on Talk Group 91 (Brandmeister World Wide), Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) local time, on our new N4GAS DMR Repeater:

This repeater may be reached at 445.7250 MHz (- 5 MHz offset), color code 1.

All of these repeaters (N4GAS) are located on Spencer Mountain in Gaston County.

Please tune in and join us for announcements and fun rag chew!!!


GCARS weekly lunch meet up details!

Each Monday, GCARS meets at Grits N Greens located at 125 N Main St. in Lowell, NC.  https://www.facebook.com/gritsngreens/

Each Friday, GCARS meets at Friendly’s located at 119 N Main St in Stanley, NC. https://www.facebook.com/Friendlys-of-Stanley-234106239958527/

Please join us for good food & fellowship!

Interested in Joining GCARS?? The application needs to be completed and brought to a GCARS meeting. Please contact KM4LWL with any questions by FACEBOOK (see the page link above) or email the President, Annlette, KV4WB at this address (remove special characters and use callsign only -sorry this is an anti-spam measure): N$4%G^A*S@arrl.net. Thanks & 73.


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