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Mike Daly, KC2SBR, is first place winner of DVRA hidden transmitter hunt

Mike Daly, KC2SBR, brought home first place in a nip-and-tuck battle to discover who could locate the transmitter first. Glen Johnstone, NK1N, edged out Brian Hagen, KR3LAX, for second place. A great time was had by all in superb weather conditions. Photo credit Steve Gingo KB2RMS.

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DVRA welcomes 17 new members in 2019

DVRA club shack

We wish to welcome the following new members to the Delaware Valley Radio Association who joined in 2019:

  1. BUTTERFOSS, RICHARD | KD2QXQ
  2. CATENA, RICHARD | N2RV
  3. DALY, MICHAEL | KC2SBR
  4. DANEK, JOHN | W2JAD
  5. FREEDMAN,

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Join 40,000 amateur radio enthusiasts across North America celebrate Field Day 2019 on June 22 and 23

ARRL 2019 Field Day runs Sat. Jun. 22nd – Sun. Jun. 23rd

On Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, over 40,000 amateur radio enthusiasts across North America will celebrate Field Day 2019. This is ham radio’s annual open house featuring demonstrations of the science, skills, and service that is amateur radio.

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DVRA’s May 8th monthly meeting to feature presentation by ARRL Southern NJ Section Manager and Emergency Coordinator

2019 ARRL Southern New Jersey Section Manager Tom Preiser, N2XW. Photo credit Tom Preiser.

On Wednesday, May 8th 2019, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation by ARRL Southern New Jersey (SNJ) Section Manager Tom Preiser, N2XW, and ARRL Southern New Jersey (SNJ) Emergency Coordinator Tom Devine,

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Join DVRA club members in an amateur radio transmitter hunt on May 18 in Mercer County

Jeff Ames, AC2VB (left) and Wai Yee Chiong, N1YEE pose with an amateur radio direction finding transmitter on Saturday March 16, 2019. Photo credit Stephen Gingo, KB2RMS.

The Delaware Valley Radio Association will host an amateur radio transmitter hunt in Mercer County, New Jersey on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 8:45am to 11:00am.

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DVRA seeks volunteer amateur radio operators for Apr 28 March of Dimes event

The Delaware Valley Radio Association is proud to support the March of Dimes / March for Babies event on Sunday April 28, 2019 from 9:00am – 11:00am at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey.

Our volunteer operators will spend approximately two hours and be stationed along the 7 mile route within the park to provide communications support.

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Calling Home from the Vietnam War, Ham Radio’s Role


Dennis Vernacchia, N6KI – In MARS bunker 50 years ago.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation titled “Calling Home from the Vietnam War, Ham Radio’s Role”. This is a first-hand story of how the building of a Ham Radio inspired MARS Station,

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Antenna Committee to hold first construction event, April 13th

The DVRA has a newly formed Antenna Committee with a focus on the
design, construction and installation of amateur radio antennas for club
members.  The two goals of the antenna committee
are to hold antenna construction events and to assist club members with antenna
projects:

1)   Hold one (or more) antenna construction events at club station

a.       Construct and test antennas for Field Day

b.      Construct and test antennas for members

The first construction event will be held on Saturday,

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W2ZQ goes down under!

Each year in late December, the Delaware Valley Radio Association (callsign W2ZQ) operates two special event stations W2T and W2P to commemorate two historic, local battles from 1776 and 1777 considered a turning point in the US Revolutionary War: The Battle of Trenton and The Battle of Princeton.

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DVRA to host amateur radio direction finding workshop on April 6

Jeff Ames, AC2VB (left) and Wai Yee Chiong, N1YEE pose with an amateur radio direction finding transmitter on Saturday March 16, 2019. Photo credit Stephen Gingo, KB2RMS.

The Delaware Valley Radio Association will host an amateur radio direction finding workshop at the club station on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

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