The North Georgia GMRS organization was created in April of 2007, by Gary M. Beckstedt Sr., Dianna M. DiOrio and Bracy Poppell. We started out as a user supported group open to anyone with a current GMRS license. Our goal is to provide education and training in the art of radio communications, installation of equipment and proper usage of emergency communications protocol, during an emergency call out. In addition to the educational programs we support, we also provide and maintain our coverage area with reliable repeater coverage for licensed GMRS users. Additionally, we support and provide Emergency Communications access for County wide CERT Programs, Mounted Search and Rescue Teams and Organized Community Watch Programs within our region.
Review the Membership & Use Page for more information.
Over the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to grow and expand in areas that have allowed us to cover a major part of the entire State of Georgia, as well as parts of southeast Tennessee and areas in North Carolina. We will continue to move forward searching for new sites, as we work to improving and expanding our coverage for better service.
In 2013 North Georgia GMRS incorporated under the State of Georgia as a Non Profit Charity. During the course of this year we will begin further organizing and applying for our Federal 501/C3 status. By making this change to our organization, it will allow us to seek additional funding from both private and corporate sources, enabling North Georgia GMRS Inc. to expand our educational programs and improve the radio coverage for our communities and families alike. Donations are our only source of funding and we encourage everyone to continue the support us as you have done in the past.
Our community repeaters are top-of-the-line, commercial grade systems and provide 100% continuous duty for our network. In addition to providing quality service to the GMRS community, we also desire to provide a website that will help educate and assist you in learning more about the GMRS radios and network.
Education & Funding is the key to our growth. Please feel free to browse the site and take advantage of the information we are providing. You may want to start by clicking on “Is GMRS 4 Me“ . Questions, comments and suggestions are always welcome.
You don’t have to be a user to join our mailing list. It’s an easy way to keep up with news and information about our network. The mailing list sign-up is located in the right side menu area.
Donations of any amount are always welcome and we encourage you to read our 2012 Funding Drive Letter & Progress Report.
All though much of what we do involves hard work, there are times when the view is definitely worth the climb. Though the wind often makes talking difficult, the view more than makes up for it.