COVID-19 Information

Updated 25 January 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, club activities have been modified.

Business Meetings

Business meetings are being held online only using BlueJeans. Links to join the meetings are included in the monthly meeting announcement e-mails sent to our announcement maling list.

Open Shack

Update: The Open Shack scheduled for 26 January 2021 has been moved to Van Leer room C456 (across the hall from the shack).

Open Shack events are being held in person with social distancing safety measures in place. All attendees must pre-register before that month's event. Rather than everyone gathering in the shack, we will meet in a large, open area to socialize, and anyone who would like to visit the shack will be allowed to do so on a rotating basis. Food from Chick-Fil-A will be provided by the club to any interested attendees.

Attendees must adhere to the safety rules in place:

  • Face masks fully covering the mouth and nose shall be properly worn at all times, except when eating.
  • Attendees shall eat only in their assigned spots, and shall immediately replace their masks upon leaving their spots.
  • Any additional safety instructions given by the officers must be strictly observed.

Cooperation with these rules is necessary to allow us to continue holding in-person events for the foreseeable future.

Open Shack events will continue to be held monthly and announced on our announcement maling list. Attendees should meet at the entrance to the IDC, just inside the main entrance of the Van Leer Building.

Other Events

Any other club events, including contests, will include social distancing and other safety provisions. Additionally, all safety rules pertinent to the event's location must be observed. Full details will be provided in the event's announcement.


Club Activities

A schedule of club events may be found at the bottom of our homepage. Make sure to check there for any updates about our activities.

Monthly Meetings

The Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club, W4AQL, meets on the second Monday of the month. Usually, people begin to gather at the shack, room E496-A of the Van Leer Building, on the campus of Georgia Tech, at around 6:30–6:45 PM to chat and play with our radios. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM in the shack.

The Archive of Minutes is online. Currently this contains minutes from the March 2010 meeting and on.

During normal meetings, we discuss the business of the club and welcome input from members in the decisions we make. We welcome anyone interested in joining or finding out more about how we operate to come to our meetings (and hopefully join).

Open Shack

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we open the shack to everyone affiliated with or interested in us. More relaxed than a formal business meeting, we serve pizza and generally get on the radios, work on projects, or just hang out and talk. If you're interested in joining, Open Shack is the perfect opportunity to get to know our club and its members.

License Services

We periodically hold an Amateur Radio Boot Camp for people who are interested in getting a technician class amateur license.

We also hold monthly license exams for all license classes in cooperation with the Atlanta Radio Club.

Other Activities

We regularly participate in various contests and other events, which are generally announced to our members and posted on our calendar.