Amateur Radio Club spends day at Sea Girt Lighthouse

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SEA GIRT — Members of the Garden State Amateur Radio Affiliation [GSARA] spent the day at the Sea Girt Lighthouse Saturday, Aug. 19.

“We made 25 [radio] contacts, most in the morning … We had no foreign contacts and about 10 state contacts,” said Howard Suffill, president of the amateur radio club.

The nine members in attendance Saturday set up their equipment along the lighthouse porch at 7 a.m. Visitors were invited to view the equipment and ask questions.

“It was a gorgeous day, we would have liked to make more contact, but the ability to make communication [was limited],” said Mr. Suffill.

According to Mr. Suffill, the club has broad appeal with about 100 active members ranging from 12-year-olds to members in their 80’s.

“Anyone can be part of the club,” Mr. Suffill said.

Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Garden State Amateur Radio Club, can visit the GSARA website at http://www.gardenstateara.org.

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