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Membership Meeting Locations

Due to ongoing renovations at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, the DVRA membership meetings for September through December with be held at Incarnation – St. James Church, 1545 Pennington Road, Ewing Township, NJ 08618 (Basement). For driving directions Click Here.

Our next meeting is scheduled on Wednesday,

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September 11th monthly meeting to feature presentation focused on ‘Solar Cycles and Tips for DX Chasing During the Solar Minimum’ by Cliff Green, WA2TMF

Cliff Green, WA2TMF at his home station in 2019. Photo courtesy Cliff Green.

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation focused on Understanding Solar Cycles and Disturbances; The Affects on Earth and Amateur Radio Communications; plus, Tips for DX Chasing During the Solar Minimum by Cliff Green,

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QRP 5 watts from Corolla NC

Cliff Green WA2TMF operates QRP 5 watts with his FT-818 and homebrew 40m vertical and 20m hamstick dipole in Corolla, NC (Outer Banks). Cliff worked 6 EU countries and 10 USA across phone and CW. Photo courtesy Cliff Green.

Cliff Green WA2TMF operates QRP 5 watts with his FT-818 and homebrew 40m vertical and 20m hamstick dipole in Corolla,

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DVRA General License Class

The Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) will be holding an “Upgrade to General” class this fall to help currently licensed Technicians obtain their General class license. Classes will be held:

  • On Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM (Exception: Wed. 9/18 in lieu of Thurs. 9/19)
  • From September 12th to November 21st (No class on Oct.

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You are invited: DVRA Open House Picnic August 18th

Come join us for a day of food and fun. On August 18th the DVRA will be hosting its annual Open House Picnic. Bring your family and friends to take a tour of our state of the art amateur radio facility and enjoy a day of activity and fun with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts.

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DVRA seeks 20 volunteer amateur radio operators for Jul 20-21 NJ State Triathlon

Volunteers supporting the NJ State Triathlon. Image credit CGI Racing.

The Delaware Valley Radio Association is proud to support the New Jersey State Triathlon two-day event on Saturday July 20th and 21st, 2019 beginning at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey.

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Please note that the Wednesday, July 10, 2019 monthly meeting is canceled due to renovations at our meeting space in the church basement of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. We apologize for the short notice.

In lieu of our August monthly membership meeting, the DVRA will host an open house and club picnic on August 18th.

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Antenna Committee Construction Event held on June 8, 2019

The Antenna Committee met at the DVRA shack on Saturday,
June 8th.  In attendance were
members Rich Freedman, N2EHL; Greg Mauro, K3EA; Steve McCann, KC3LPO and Jack
Tatar, K2WLD.  At the event, a ¼ wavelength,
20 meter elevated vertical was measured, built and tested.  The vertical was placed about 35 feet from
the shack along the metal fence and mounted atop a 10’,

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Gain acceptance to the W2ZQ Operators Club by logging 25 QSOs at the shack

W2ZQ Operators Club members are memorialized on a wall plaque at the DVRA club shack and receive a fine certificate shown for display at his/her home shack.

The DVRA Executive Committee is pleased to formally announce the introduction of the W2ZQ Operators Club.

To gain acceptance to the W2ZQ Operators Club,

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DVRA’s 440 Wires-X system back in service and ready for use

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DVRA’s 440 Wires-X system is back in service and ready for use. The repair of the Yaesu FTM-100DR allowed the team to restart the system earlier this week. Special thanks to Mark KC2TGM for his expertise in network support.

To address the concern of hearing the most popular room used — CQ AMERICA LINK — chatter all day,

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