Tech Days


by on Jun.19, 2012, under Club Information, Tech Days, Training

January 12th in Lawrenceville Georgia – sponsored by

The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society

Gwinnett Medical Center’s Resource Center

665 Duluth Highway (Ga 120)

Lawrenceville Georgia 30046

More information at

Building Tape Measure Yagi Antennas

by on Mar.23, 2012, under ARES / RACES, Club Information, Meetings, Tech Days, Training

Hello Everyone,
This month we will be building some tape measure yagis and learning a little bit about ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding). If you want to build an antenna, the part you need are listed below. If you don't want to build one, come on out anyway and learn about yagi antennas and ARDF.

Three feet of 1/2″ schedule 40 PVC pipe.

Two, 1/2″ schedule 40 PVC crosses
One, 1/2″ schedule 40 PVC Tee
Six, hose clamps large enough to fit over the PVC tee and crosses.
One, tape measure 1″ wide and 10 feet long, we will be cutting this up so use a broken one or find a cheap measure.
A couple of feet of RG-8x or equivalent with one PL259 connector.
Electrical tape or heat shrink to cover the ends of the tape measure.


Noel Jacques – K1EB


See Pictures from Tech Day

by on Jun.04, 2009, under Club Information, Tech Days

Glenn Hancock was with us Saturday and joined ARES. He took some great photos of the event. You can view the pictures he took at:

Thanks Glenn –

Tech Day Update

by on Jun.04, 2009, under Club Information, Tech Days

Tech Day was pretty successful so I am going to try and make this a monthly event. The next Tech Day will most likely be June 13.

Tech Day will serve several purposes.

  • Training for emergency operations.
  • Experimenting with various modes of operation.
  • Opportunity to get other hams to join the club.
  • Opportunity to get non-hams interested in amateur radio.
  • And the best purpose, have fun.

If you know some who would be interested in joining us at the next Tech Day, go ahead and ask them to come on out.

Tech Day

by on Jun.04, 2009, under Club Information, Tech Days

This is kind of last minute but some of us have put together a “Tech Day”. We will be experimenting with Cross band repeating, D-STAR, and D-RATS if you want to come have some fun and play around with something new then come on out.

Our cross band repeater will be on 146.530MHz and 446.250MHz simplex with no PL tone. If you can’t make it out then please try and contact us on one of the two simplex frequencies and give us your position. Your position report is import as we are trying to gauge what out coverage area is with this cross band setup.

This event will occur Saturday at 9:30AM in Heritage Park. The cross band repeater should be online by 10AM. If anyone needs directions just click the Google maps link and the bellow.

Google Maps

We will also be monitoring the KE4UAS and WA4DIW repeaters just in case anyone needs directions.

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