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DVRA Fox Hunt – June 5, 2021


It’s time to release the Fox!

DVRA will host its first Fox Hunting Session of 2021.  Join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Saturday, June 5 at 9:00 am ET.  Hunts are usually done by 12:00 noon.

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Naming Contest for DVRA Tractor

Just a little fun….. a contest to name the new DVRA lawn tractor. The winner will have the name emblazoned on the tractor, as well as, earn a prize!

The prize is winner’s choice:

  • A full size discone antenna
  • A tri band handheld transceiver

Submit your entries to membership@w2zq.com by May 15th. 

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DVRA SWAPFEST

DVRA will be hosting a Swapfest on Saturday, April 24th. The event will be held from 11 am to 2 am at the grounds of the W2ZQ station. Click here for directions. All club members are welcome to set up and sell their excess ham radio/electronics gear.

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QRP Event at the Shack

The DVRA will be conducting a QRP operating event on the grounds of W2ZQ on Saturday, April 17th from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm.

Come out for a day of outdoor low-power operation with your fellow club members, as well as, some special outdoor and QRP-oriented demonstrations from our very own Glen Johnstone NK1N.

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Spring Clean Up and 40m Antenna Repair at W2ZQ

The Annual Spring Clean Up at Club Station W2ZQ will occur on Saturday April 10th . We will need many volunteers, as we will also be repairing the 40 meter beam.

The beam repair will start at 8AM.

Grounds and building cleanup will start at 9AM.

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ANTENNA COMMITTEE CONSTRUCTION EVENT TO BE HELD MARCH 27TH

The DVRA antenna committee will be holding a construction event for members on Saturday, March 27th at 12 pm at the DVRA shack.

Participants will be able to construct any of the following items: a quarter wave 2 meter ground plane antenna, a 3-foot coax jumper, or a feed line window mount.

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How to Work the FM Satellites with your HT

On Wednesday, March 10th 2021, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “How to Work the FM Satellites with your HT” by Clint Bradford, K6LCS.

Clint Bradford, an AMSAT Ambassador says, “Getting started with ham satellites is easier than you may think”!

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Chris Tenev, K2QFA featured on CQ Amateur Radio

DVRA’s Chris Tenev, K2QFA is featured on this month’s CQ Amateur Radio Magazine. Chris is the Secretary of the DVRA and hosts the club’s Tech Net on Sunday and Wednesday night’s (Tech Net).

Chris is operating QRP portable while on a ski trip to Vail,

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Attention all members: CW Class to start in March

The DVRA has scheduled online CW classes for beginners and intermediate level Morse Code enthusiasts. The classes will be conducted online, utilizing the ZOOM application. They will be held for a half hour, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes will start on March 2nd and go through April 22nd.

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New Sunspot Cycle 25 could be one of strongest on record, new research predicts.

On Wednesday, February 10th 2021, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “New Sunspot Cycle 25 could be one of strongest on record, new research predicts” by Dr. Scott McIntosh.

Dr. Scott McIntosh and a team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are predicting that the Sunspot Cycle 25 that started last fall could be one of the strongest since record-keeping began.

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