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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt – October 1, 2022

It’s time to release the Fox!

Join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am ET.  The starting point for this hunt is the Chapin School South Parking Lot located at 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton NJ 08540 – Map – For the coordinate inclined: 40°18’39.4″N 74°41’37.2″W or 40.310942,

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DVRA Fund Drive

The DVRA board voted last month to create a separate fund with the intent of purchasing a new HF radio for Station A at W2ZQ.  Going forward, all proceeds from the sale of surplus equipment and any donations, designated as such, will go into the “Station A Radio Fund”.   

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COME HELP DVRA / W2ZQ PERFORM ITS FIRST-EVER POTA ACTIVATION ON SEPTEMBER 24th

W2ZQ activation complete! Thanks to all who participated

“Parks On The Air” (POTA) has become a very popular Amateur Radio program. It’s an on-air activity that helps Amateurs practice many skills while enjoying our great hobby,

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VHF Activity Day

On Saturday June 11th the club will hold a “VHF Activity” day. This event will be held just prior to the June VHF contest, which will guarantee success.

In addition to using the 6 meter beam, we will also temporarily install some additional VHF and UHF antennas.   The intent is to generate interest in VHF and UHF operating, not necessarily a full blown contest operation. 

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W2ZQ in the ARRL International Digital Contest

ARRL has added a new event to its annual lineup of radio contests.  Scheduled for the first full weekend in June, this year’s event will be on June 4 and 5, Saturday afternoon at 2 PM through 8 PM Sunday.  W2ZQ will be active as a Multi-Operator contest entry,

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SIX METER BEAM ADDED TO W2ZQ ARSENAL

A 5 element, 6 meter beam was installed on the South tower on Saturday,  April 23rd.  This gives the club station additional capability on the Magic Band.   If you get a chance, stop by the shack to get a demo and get on the air with the new beam. 

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DVRA Antenna Committee Event – Field Day Antenna Construction

The DVRA antenna committee will be holding a construction event for members on Saturday, May 14th at 10 a.m. at the DVRA shack.

During this year’s event we will build, tune and test a 4-band, ground mounted vertical over a radial field. Rain date will be the following day.

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QRP – Portable Operating Event and Swap Fest – April 30th

The Delaware Valley Radio Association will be conducting a QRP / portable operating event on the grounds of W2ZQ on Saturday, April 30th from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm.

Come out for a day of outdoor low-power operation with your fellow club members.  Bring your own setup,

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Annual Spring Cleaning – Saturday, April 9th

The DVRA has scheduled its annual spring cleanup event at the DVRA shack for April 9th. We would like to clean out and organize our tool room this year (also the furnace room if time permits), as well as straighten the brush line along the west side of our lot to make lawn mowing easier.

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The new DVRA apparel is now available

The new DVRA apparel is now available.   The logos are embroidered on all the items by a local vendor. 

The special DVRA online apparel store will be available until March 26th.

Place your order soon. DVRA Apparel Store

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