April 25 - BSA Scoutnado Camporee Emergency Communication training
April 26 - March for Babies - DVRA volunteers to provide radio communications
May 9 - License Exams
May 13 - Monthly Meeting - All welcome
June 10 - Monthly Meeting - All welcome
June 14 - 2015 Tour de Cure Ride - DVRA volunteers to provide radio communications
June 27-28 - ARRL Field Day - All are welcome
July 8 - Monthly Meeting - All welcome
July 18 - License Exams
July 18 & 19 - NJ State Triathlon - DVRA volunteers to provide radio communications
August 12 - DVRA Picnic - All are welcome
New VHF Repeater Installed
A new Yaesu System Fusion repeater was put in service on March 14, 2015. The DR-1X repeater is able to accept either traditional analog or digital C4FM signals. The current configuration is to output all signals in analog. The frequency for VHF FM is 146.670 using a PL of 131.8. The antenna is located at the DVRA shack near the West Trenton Airport at approximately 50 feet.
The DVRA invites licensed amateurs to take advantage of this resource in a responsible manner always observing good operating practices.
BSA Radio Merit Badge Day
The 10th annual BSA Radio Merit Badge Day was held at the College of New Jersey on January 10, 2015. Hams from the DVRA, DSRC, and the RVRC provided instruction in radio theory and hands on radio operation to 51 scouts. Photos from the event are in the Gallery. Participating hams were Gary Wilson K2GW; John DeGood, NU3E; Lance Weight, KC2MTO; Pete Fierro, KD2ARB; Bob Cardone, KD2EIM; Don Wright, AA2F; Hy Gold, AB2VG; Joe Jesson, KC2VGL; Gerry Jurrens, N2GJ; Earl Markey, WA3DX; Fatu Markey; KC3BHD; Lloyd Price,N2KP; Rory Shaffer, NJ3U; Frank Palecek, KC2TKD; Mark Juza, KC2TGM ; Steve Dambeck , W2ZXR; Roger Ding, KD2FDT; Gary Kinney, KC2ULS; Stephen Gingo, KB2RMS; Dave Rawlins, N3PHI; Harry Bryant, AA2WN; and Jeff Griesemer, WB2WCO.