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!


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Attention UF Students: Attend GARC's Next GBM!
Thursday Sept. 21st, 2023

NEB 589 and on Zoom
6:00 - 7:00 pm

All UF students welcome to join GARC, regardless of experience or license!

We will have a presentation on getting started in ham radio, including licensing, applications of radio in EE and CompE careers, and what radios to buy as a beginner.

Zoom Link:



Join the W4DFU Discord Group

Participate in our Discord chat rooms to be part of planning club activities!

Learn about college Scholarships Available to GARC members...

Click photo to right for a larger sized GARC Winter Field Day 2022 collage

GARC members have a fully equipped satellite ground station for their use at W4DFU.  Works the OSCAR Sats and the International Space Station.

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

Past #1 School Roundup
See all our Awards!

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

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

See our online calendar for club actitivies

Codeplug for programming

Sign-up for our listserve

SwampSat Gainesville Sun Feature 12/22/13

W4DFU Repeaters
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FM: 146.910 MHZ -600 kHz,
PL 123.0:
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.

 The HF operating positions at W4DFU

Our Collins Era 1957 Gear came home in 2013

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

View our antenna farm

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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 06/30/2022

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