2019 Raffle Prize


*** You do NOT have to be present to win the Raffle Prize. ***

For 2019, we will be raffling off a Yaesu FT-991A. The Raffle Prize drawing will be held at 2:00pm at the GARS table, immediately after all the Door Prizes have been given away. Raffle Prize tickets are separate from Door Prize tickets. Raffle Prize tickets must be purchased. The Raffle Prize will only be drawn from the Raffle Prize tickets. Door Prizes will only be drawn from the FREE Door Prize tickets, so be sure to get your FREE Door Prize ticket when you enter the TechFest venue.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20.

Tickets will be available for sale at TechFest.

GARS representatives will also try to visit area clubs with raffle tickets for sale.


The FT-991A is the next generation in all mode, all band MF/HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with C4FM (System Fusion) Digital capability. The FT-991A includes multi-mode operation on CW, AM, FM, SSB, and Digital Modes (Packet, PSK31, RTTY and C4FM), with 100 Watts of HF/50mhz Capability (50 Watts VHF/UHF).

The New FT-991A now includes a high-resolution full color 3.5″ TFT Touch panel for superior operability and visibility, incorporating a High Speed Spectrum and High Resolution real-time scope with ASC (Automatic Spectrum-scope control) built right in.

The FT-991A is designed for the most competitive operating situations, with a suite of new features to enhance the experience. Whether you primarily operate at home, mobile or in the field, the FT-991 will provide outstanding fundamental performance plus give you easy access to the full range of exciting modes available on the ham bands today.

2019 Exhibitors

2019 Exhibitor List



Alford Memorial Radio Club



Atlanta Radio Club

Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society

Gwinnett ARES

Decatur Makers





CW Ops

McConnell Middle School Radio Club

Heavy Metal

SE DX Club – DX’ing 101


North Fulton Amateur Radio League

North Georgia QRP

New Hams-David Harden



2019 Door Prizes







*** You MUST be present to win a Door Prize. Unclaimed Door Prizes will be redrawn at 1:30pm until a winner is found. ***

Door Prize Drawings start at 10:00am and continue every hour at the top of the hour until our final Door Prize Drawing at 2:00pm when we will give away our Grand Door Prize listed below.

All attendees of TechFest should receive one FREE Door Prize Ticket upon entering TechFest (not to be confused with the Raffle Prize tickets that are available for purchase). FREE Door Prize Tickets will be drawn to win all the Door Prizes listed below.

*** Grand Door Prize – ID-51A PLUS2 ***

ARRL – (www.arrl.org)
1 – $50 ARRL Gift Certificates
2 – $25 ARRL Gift Certificates

HRO – (www.Hamradio.com)

6 volume Handbook set








2019 Forums


Portable Operations by Ryan Kovacs



” INTRO TO DMR and DMR ADVANCED TOPICS” presented by Ken Bryant

DMR portable repeater

CC 15
K4USD Network



“Lightening Protection and Grounding” by Greg Abernathy



Chili Cook-Off Contest

Vaden – NN4K
2018 Chili Cook-off winner


Bring a crock pot full of chili to enter the contest. Bring your award-winning chili in the morning and give it to the food staff. A panel of three judges picks the winner at 11:00am. The winning cook’s picture will be in the February GARzette and the winner gets bragging rights for a year!

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