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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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“Transmission Lines Without Tears” Seminar

This seminar will be held on Saturday, February 26th at 10AM at the W2ZQ station and via Zoom.  The focus will be to discuss and demonstrate the fundamental principles of transmission lines between a transmitter and a properly matched antenna.

Additionally, demonstrating the effects of mis-matched loads will be shown. 

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“Assembling a Home Station” Roundtable / Seminar

A roundtable discussion on the basics of setting up a first station will be held on Saturday, January 22nd at 10AM.

 This will be a Zoom meeting with the discussion moderated by Greg Mauro, K3EA.   New and experienced hams are encouraged to join.

It will start with some ideas for a first station. 

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Recap of the August and December DVRA Fox Hunts

Rich, KD2CQ and Bill, W2WZ

Do It Again At The August 2021 DVRA Fox Hunt

The DVRA conducted another world famous Fox Hunt on Saturday morning, August 7th amid blue skies, warm temperatures, gentle breezes and, oh yes, the humidity.  The team consisting of Rich,

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W2ZQ extends Shack Hours to Thurs. Nights; 6 – 8 pm

With the focus of expanding its benefits to the membership, W2ZQ will be extending its shack hours to include Thursday evenings between 6 – 8 pm. We invite all to visit the shack and club station. Check w2zq.com/calendar/ for additional planned operating hours.

Please contact our Club Station Director Dom DiClementi,

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