Current Announcements:

  • Auxcomm training. We still 3 or 4 more attendees for this very intense course. We need to know if you want to attend. All info is available on the above post. Please sign up on the event page, or let Jon Rosunland Know if you plan to attend.
  • October 1 st and the Harvest of Harmony Parade is approaching. If you interested in volunteering for this annual event. We of course can use all the help we can get. Please sign up on the sign up page.

Thanks for visiting the GIARS Web site. We have now added a page, accessed from the top menu, where any ham from anywhere who may want to volunteer to help out at the Nebraska State Fair this year can sign up. You will receive an entry pass. We can use all the help we can get as this is a very long event and often guys will have signed up for more than one shift. Any help would be appreciated. It is always great fun and a good chance to build relationships with other hams in the area. I have met several hams active and inactive at this event who didn’t even know we were there. So come on out and wave your flag. 


The club meets every third Thursday of the month at the red cross building in Grand Island starting at 7:00pm for a meet and greet, and then we attend to business at 7:30. The public is welcome to attend. Additionally, every Saturday morning at 8:00am we meet at the State street McDonald’s for coffee and breakfast and a lot of good conversation. A lot has changed with the club, many new members and ideas, new technologies, and we seem to have more activities all the time. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings.

The Hastings club informed us at the march meeting that they are planning to begin testing every month before their meeting starting at 6:00 at Gray communications building at Hastings college. Anyone willing to help out as a VEC would be welcomed. Contact Brad – KD0JCP – 402-462-4619 Ext 117

At the march meeting it was voted on and approved that all hams who have taken the test and became new licensees within the first year will have club dues waived for that year. We would love for you to join us no matter the reason you became a ham. there is something to do for all of us and that is what makes it fun. 

We are looking for contributors to the website. If you have the ability and desire to write a story one or two times a month and post it on the site let Dan, n0dnd or Stan, n0yxv know and you will be given access. Stories can be anything interesting about ham radio or a member of the ham community. The format here is magazine like so the site can accommodate a lot of different styles and it is sure to fit in. We are looking for quality not quantity. Participation is a good thing and you will be proud of what you do.

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