Battle of Trenton and Battle of Princeton Special Event Station
To commemorate the historic Battles of Trenton and Princeton, the Delaware Valley Radio Association will operate special event stations on the days of those battles from its club station. The club station is located along the route of march of General Sullivan’s Division from the river crossing at McKonkey’s Ferry to the battle site in Trenton.
QSL Cards for both events can be had by sending an SASE to the club PO Box. Additionally, for contacting both stations, a “commission” as a Lieutenant in the Continental Army Signal Corps can be had for a $5 processing fee and a mailing label.
Delaware Valley Radio Association
P.O. Box 7024
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0024
For more information check out QRZ.com – Both Special Event Stations will be good on QRZ prior to the event.
Schedule for W2P and W2T are as follows;
Battle of Trenton
Dec 26, 1400Z-2200Z, W2T, Trenton, NJ. Delaware Valley Radio Association. 14.250 7.250. Certificate & QSL. DVRA – W2T, PO Box 7024, Trenton, NJ 08628. Anniversary of the Battle of Trenton. QSL Card for SASE. If you also work the W2P for the Battle of Princeton on January 3, you can get a certificate of Commission in the Continental Army Signal Corps.
Saving an Army to Create a Country
Defeated and chased all year by the British, the American army barely reached the safety of Pennsylvania on December 8, 1776. Although the Americans removed anything that could be used to transport British troops across the Delaware River, their eventual defeat was almost inevitable, assuming any American troops remained after enlistments ended in January. In a move studied to this day, General George Washington decided that a bold raid could change the course of the war and preserve his army.
The morning of December 26, 1776 was one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. After crossing the icy Delaware River in the dark, the army landed at Johnson’s Ferry. At 4 am, the American troops began their five-mile march south to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian garrison in an unexpected dawn attack.
Battle of Princeton
Jan 3, 1400Z-2200Z, W2P, Trenton, NJ. Delaware Valley Radio Association. 14.250 7.250. Certificate & QSL. DVRA – W2P, PO Box 7024, Trenton, NJ 08628. Anniversary of the Battle of Princeton. QSL Card for SASE. If you also work the W2T for the Battle of Trenton on December 26, you can get a certificate of Commission in the Continental Army Signal Corps.