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

VHF/UHF FM Repeaters

Thursday Night Net

Officers for 2017

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

Next Meetings

Meeting locations

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

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. Bob and John's EME mis-Adventure
  8. Bob and John's EME mis-Adventure Slide Show
  9. Bob Lear's report from 2017 Dayton Hamvention
  10. Bob Lear's 2017 SouthEastern VHF Society Report

Youtube Video Repairing the N4KHQ 440mhz Repeater Antenna

Links to Internet Tech Notes

  1. List of technical articles on grounding and lightning protection


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

NGARC sets up on the Dahlonega Square for the Fourth of July celebration

Six Gap bicycle race Sunday, Sept 24, 2017.

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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

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

News & Events

SE Area VHF Nets New 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





ARRL online practice exams includes new Extra Class exams!.

Membership. Dues are $10 individual, $15 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