Many thanks to John Pugh, WJ3P for a very information presentation on Mercer County ARES/RACES at this month’s membership meeting.
“The main reason why the FCC lets hams play with over $10 billion worth of radio spectrum instead of selling it off to commercial interests is because we are prepared to supply Emergency Communications when needed.”
It is important that all HAMS get involved in one way or another to support Emergency Preparedness. It times of need our families, friends and communities will depend on us.
Download the full PowerPoint presentation (Here)
“Mercer County ARES/RACES”
by John Pugh, WJ3P
Directions to DVRA Club Shack
The DVRA Radio Shack is located off of Exit 75 (old Exit 2) on Bear Tavern Road in Ewing Township next to the Trenton-Mercer Airport.
DVRA repeater 146.670 (PL131.8)
The DVRA club radio station is immediately adjacent to I-95 Exit 75 (old Exit 2) at Mercer County Airport in Ewing Township. Head south on Rte 579 and immediately turn east into the short road marked NJ Dept of Transportation before you get to the airport entrance. If lost, just look for all the radio antennas across the street from the Ewing Water Tower!
When using a GPS, enter “798 Bear Tavern Road, Ewing NJ” and look for the driveway with the sign “NJ Department of Transportation West Trenton Maintenance Yard”. The DVRA club station is beneath all of the antenna towers on the north side of that driveway.