under development – updated 10/17/2023


Gainesville Amateur Radio Society

Club Callsign – K4GNV


Held on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Location (in the main building, second floor):

Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 211
4000 NW 53rd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32653

These are hybrid meetings so you can also attend via Zoom at: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/964853731

Other than monthly club meetings, most GARS activities take place at:

Waldo City Square
14450 NE 148th Avenue, Waldo – 15 minutes north of Gainesville.
google map reference: 29°47’29.5″N 82°10’10.5″W, or “29.791532, -82.169591”

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Other regular events are:

GARS hosts FCC license testing on the first Saturday of even numbered months.
Testing is conducted by the Gainesville team of ARRL Volunteer Examiners (the VE Team).
These sessions are held at Waldo City Square starting at 1pm – no appointment is necessary.
Please be sure to arrive a little early, as we do not allow late test takers to enter after the session starts.

Important Details about testing – click here

Tech Day – also held at Waldo City Square, are “open house” for anyone interested in amateur radio.
These happen two weeks after the testing sessions – 1:00-4:00pm on the third Saturday of even numbered months.
Always well attended, these provide a fun and relaxed place to chat, get advice on all things radio/electronics/licensing, and meet locals.