Past Activities

Where GARS has helped the Community

​It's what Hams do

Tommy Knocker 10 in 2022


Tommy Knocker 2017 & 2019

​2016 Lighted Christmas Parade, Silver City

​Members of Grant County SAR, ARES and GARS teamed up to provide communications for the annual Lighted Christmas Parade.
The weather cooperated, floats were well lit and everyone had a great time!  

​Simulated Emergency Test
Wild Turkey Protest
November 19, 2016
From the Gila Cliff Dwellings to the community of Deming...a disaster of major proportions brought out Ham Radio Operators from ARES, DARC, GARS and Grant County SAR along with members of the National Park Service and the US Forest Service to report on the flight of Wild Turkeys as they protested the human consumption of Holiday leftovers.  A very fun and educational event...!

The Great New Mexico Earthquake Drill
October 20th, 2016
During the late morning hours of Thursday, October 20th, GARS, ARES and Grant County SAR members teamed up to provide "reports" to Incident Command as Control Operator Rhett McMahon K5TIJ monitored the K5GAR Repeater.  Using the Mega-Link repeater on Pinos-Altos peak, Grant County, via relay from Marc Levesque W5MTS reported to the State of New Mexico 4 check-ins.  An additional 2 check-ins gave Grant County a total of 6 for the drill.

Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival
October 1st, 2016

Signal Peak Challenge Mountain Bike Race
September 4th, 2016
Let the "Fourth" Be With You as The Mountain Awakens

The early morning was quiet...

And then they started arriving...

National Park Service 100th Anniversary
August 27th, 2016, Gough Park, Silver City, NM
Tommy Knocker