W4QQ North Georgia Amateur Radio Club, Dahlonega

North Georgia Amateur Radio Club, Dahlonega

NGARC, callsign W4QQ, is an amateur (ham) radio club in Lumpkin County, Georgia affiliated with American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Email for NGARC Secretary w0jwd@arrl.net

Facebook for NGARC at NGARC Facebook

VHF/UHF FM Repeaters

Thursday Night Net

Officers for 2020

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at El Jimador restaurant in Dahlonega. We have a social dinner at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm which usually lasts about 1 hour.

Lockdown 2020 Meetings held on ZOOM videoconferencing web server during Covid-19 lockdown

contact w0jwd@arrl.net for ZOOM instructions if not received via monthly email

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant
91 W Main Street
Dahlonega, GA
directions. Next to the Holly Theater
Map to El Jimador

Bob Lear, W4ZST Tech Notes

  1. July 5, 2016 notes
  2. July 5, 2016 notes part 2
  3. July 5, 2016 notes part 3
  4. Aug 12, 2016 notes
  5. Nov 7, 2016 notes
  6. Feb 2017 notes
  7. Oct 2017 notes
  8. Bob and John's EME mis-Adventure
  9. Bob and John's EME mis-Adventure Slide Show
  10. Bob Lear's report from 2017 Dayton Hamvention
  11. Bob Lear's 2017 SouthEastern VHF Society Report
  12. Bob Lear's How to understand Hamfest Fleamarket talk
  13. Bob Lear's Common Ham Radio Talk abbreviations and keywords
  14. Bob Lear's Repeater Talk keywords
  15. Antenna Tuner Notes
  16. Flat Top Antenna
  17. 2018 Jan VHF/UHF Contest
  18. 2018 EME Antenna WorkDay
  19. 2018 June Bob's musings
  20. Has Joe Taylor destroyed Amateur Radio? Inquiring minds want to know!
  21. Notes on Presentation on Receiver technology given at June/July 2019 meetings by W4ZST
  22. Chart goes with Presentation on Receiver technology given at June/July 2019 meetings by W4ZST

Links to NGARC club presentations

  1. Youtube Video Repairing the N4KHQ 440mhz Repeater Antenna
  2. Wires-X Presentation by Michael Stanley AI4PL, Sept 2019

Links to Internet Tech Notes

  1. List of technical articles on grounding and lightning protection

ARES Information (Amateur Radio Emergency Services)

ARRL Public Service webpage

Georgia ARES webpage

Download ARES Standard Training Plan

Georgia ARES Facebook group


NGARC members support the the yearly Six Gap bicycle race and several local parades by providing emergency communication services.

NGARC sets up an live club station for the Dahlonega Fourth of July celebration or Trail Fest

Six Gap bicycle race September 26-27, 2020

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Southeast Repeater Directory

Gateway Amateur Radio Club, Cleveland, GA (GARC)

Sawnee Amateur Radio Association (SARA), Forsyth County

Atlanta Radio Club (ARC)

North Fulton Amateur Radio League (NFARL)

North East Georgia Amateur Radio Club (NEGARC) Banks and Jackson Counties

Lanierland Amateur Radio Club (LARC) Serving Hall and Surrounding Counties

Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society (GARS)

North Georgia Tri-State Amateur Radio Club, Blairsville, GA License exams the first Sat of every month.

Ellijay Amateur Radio Society, Gilmer County includes list of area repeaters and club schedules.

Dalton Amateur Radio Club (DRC), Dalton, GA

News & Events

Georgia QSO Party is held annually the second full weekend of April http://georgiaqsoparty.org/

SE Area VHF Nets from Bob Lear!

ARRL Hamfest Listings Search ARRL for listed events anywhere, anytime.

The Georgia Section ARRL for upcoming events in Georgia.

The ARRL study guides for the all license class exams are available NOW at the ARRL bookstore.

License Examination Schedule Get your Ham License, you'll thank yourself !

Georgia License Exams (note currently incomplete.please check individual clubs web pages listed above)

Some Study and Practice Exam web sites

W4EEY YouTube training

Dave Casler's YouTube training





ARRL online practice exams For Technician, General, and Extra Class licenses.

Other Study Materials

Skywarn Spotter Training

Membership. Dues are $20 individual, $25 family due in April.

Download the NGARC membership application here Please bring to a meeting.

Buy, Sell, Wanted lists. Hamradio related only.

To be added to the club's Monthly Newsletter or if there are questions, please send email to the club secretary Randy Rick w0jwd@arrl.net

Club Pictures

Demo of EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications at Bob Lear's

Studying for her license at age 10