Welcome to the Gator Amateur Radio Club, GARC, a University of Florida Student Organization, and it's support group - AFGAR, The Alumni and Friends of Gator Amateur Radio
W4DFU amateur radio station was established in 1934 and represents the
 Gator Nation internationally on a daily basis.  We are
RadioActive Gators!

Learn about college Scholarships Available to GARC members...

Our Flex-6600 HF Software Defined Radio-Server has arrived.  We will be able to operate our W4DFU station based radio from anywhere on campus.  Thank you to the ECE dpt for making this happen.  Look for us operating remotely from the NEB atrium!

Ipad and laptop operation here we come...

Take our Technician Course and Test session October 20, 2018
Click for info

FT8 demo - A new digital mode you may enjoy using at W4DFU

Past #1 School Roundup
See all our Awards!

Join our Facebook group facebook.com/groups/W4DFU/

Our HF2 position, Flex-6600 and Orion II Click to enlarge


Use our Top Page menu or Quick Links below the photos to start out on a fun W4DFU adventure

 Give our Echolink node a try using our Echolink repeater, software or phone application.  Our node is 258454.

 See Echolink details here

Codeplug for programming

W4DFU Repeaters
(Click for more details)

FM: 146.910 MHZ +600 kHz,
PL 123.0: Echolink Node 25284
Location Beaty Towers,
UF Campus

APRS: 144.390 MHz;
 Location UF Health/Shands Hospital

DMR 444.8125 MHz +5MHz,
CC 1, TG and TS
see http://k4usd.org
Location: UF Health/Shands Hospital, with backup power.

Visit our display this Fall Semester at the Marston Science Library

Sign-up for our listserve

SwampSat Gainesville Sun Feature 12/22/13

See our 1930's era transmitter that was donated to the club

Our Collins Era 1957 Gear came home in 2013

View our antenna farm

ertificate earned for participating in SEC Championship event 2011



us leaders@gatorradio.org ; W4DFU FCC Trustee, Dr. Jay Garlitz, AA4FL (352) 246-6003

Gator Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 100012, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610-0012      Last updated 11/07/2018

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