Welcome to the Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society Site

Gastonia Gaston County North Carolina

The Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society is a Non-Profit Organization and was founded in 2016. We are ARRL Affiliated. Our mission is to "Promote amateur radio and good will while enhancing fellowship among radio amateurs, provide education to persons with common interests, assist with emergency communications and provide community assistance and partnerships with local organizations. The GGARS club call sign is KM4TEG. This call will only be used for special events and net business.

Monthly Meetings

  • Meeting 8 Sep 2018 at 2pm
  • The GGARS meets monthly and the time and location can be found here Everyone is encouraged to attend these meeting to discuss the future of the GGARS. Members with questions, concerns or ideas are to present to the board of directors in writing their topic for discussion. Once the board has adjourned we will resume with activities and fellowship.


  • The Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society will hold nets on our local repeaters weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm EST. Click here to get more information


  • Thank you for considering membership with the Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society. You can download our application and email it to us. The Greater Gaston Amateur Society is the fastest growing club in the Gaston County area.


  • GGARS hosts all element testing sessions on the regular monthly bases. We teach both Technician and General classes at these sessions. You must arrive by the scheduled time to participate in the class. We have a very high passing success rate with people who attend these classes and utilize the study materials. Click here for more informaion


  • Test Session 11 Aug at 9am
  • Cookout September 8 ,2018
  • GGARS partipates in many event, such as, Field Day, QSO Parties. GGARS ran a special event station N4S for the Eclipse in the Summer of 2017.Click here to view our special events page

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