Welcome to the Gator Amateur Radio Club, GARC, a University of Florida Student Organization. The W4DFU amateur radio station was established in 1934 and represents the Gator Nation internationally on a daily basis, through HF,  Satellite and Echolink We are RadioActive Gators!

The Gator Amateur Radio Club Meetings holds monthly meetings, station nights/open houses and other events. Exact dates/location/times and events are posted on the calendar/meetings page.

Above: Our HF1 station - Flex Radio Flex5000A Software Defined (SDR)  transceiver and a Mosley Pro67 Yagi - Technician License Class and Test Session on Feb. 15, 2014.  See link for details and to register
Above - Gator Nation Earth Station
Dr. Garlitz finishes trip to Banaba Is, Fiji and Tarawa.
See the QSL's...
Early scoring Oct. 2013 School Roundup has UF #1 overall

UF #1 College Score Oct. 2012 School Roundup

SwampSat launches Nov.19

SwampSat Gainesville Sun Feature 12/22/13

Marvin Moss, W4UXJ, using our W4DFU Collins radios in 1957

9/15/13 AFGAR Kick-off Event, using our 1950's Collins radios

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

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

Our Collins Era 1957 Gear has come home in 2013

View our antenna farm

ertificate earned for participating in SEC Championship event 2011



us leaders@gatorradio.org ; Faculty co-advisor, Dr. Jay Garlitz, AA4FL (352) 246-6003

Gator Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 100012, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610-0012       Station: (352) 846-0239       Last updated 02/06/2014

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