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Fox Hunt Training Session – March 25, 2023 9am

Fox season is upon us!  The DVRA will host an Introduction and Training Session for those who desire to learn about the art and subtle science of radio direction finding, aka Fox Hunting.  This session will be conducted in person at the Shack and include a presentation that demystifies what it’s all about.

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Digital Mode Seminar, February 25th

A Digital / Sound Card Mode seminar will be held at the W2ZQ station on Saturday February 25th at 10AM.

The program will start with an overview presentation of Digital / Sound Cards Modes.  This will be followed by a demonstration of setting up a radio, interface and computer with the necessary hardware and software from “scratch”. 

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DVRA online Apparel Store: Winter Sale Has Ended, Watch for Future Openings

The new DVRA online apparel store’s winter sale has concluded. In this latest sale, the original apparel was available again and cold weather items were added.  DVRA logos are embroidered on these clothing items by a local vendor. And for an optional $6 extra, personalization could be added.

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Antenna Tuner Seminar – “Find Me a Match”

In our ongoing series of hands-on activities, the DVRA held a technical seminar on Antenna Tuners.

This activity focused on understanding the components used in antenna tuner design, followed by measurements made on a simple tuner to illustrate the performance. 

The Antenna Tuner seminar was held on Saturday,

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W2T and W2P special event stations ran Dec 26th through Jan 8th

Special QSLs and certificate available for these two events!

  • W2T was on the air from Dec 26th to Dec 31th, 2022
  • W2P was on the air from Jan 1st to Jan 8th, 2023
  • We mostly operated on SSB near 14.225 and 7.175
  • We popped up on other modes and bands,

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SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS W2T / W2P

On December 26th through January 8th the DVRA again activated our annual W2T / W2P Special Event operation to commemorate the historic Battles of Trenton and Princeton. 

Amateur operators across the US — and some across the globe — made it a point to work both W2T and W2P for the opportunity to receive the QSL cards and to earn a certificate conferring a “Commission as a Lieutenant in the Continental Army Signal Corps”

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W2T and W2P “POP-UP POTAs” OCCURRED ON DEC. 30 & JAN. 2

The 9/24/22 W2ZQ POTA activation was successful. Thanks to all who participated.

A new W2T Battle of Trenton “Pop-Up POTA” occurred on Friday 12/30 at Washington Crossing Historic Park in PA with 130 completed contacts… and a separate POTA for W2P commemorating the Battle Of Princeton was conducted on Monday,

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Basic Test Equipment Seminar held on Dec. 10th

The DVRA held a hands-on demonstration of basic test equipment at the W2ZQ station on Saturday, December 10th.

This event was geared toward the entry level of testing and troubleshooting.  Greg, k3ea demonstrated how to use a digital multi-meter, a directional watt meter, an SWR bridge,

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DVRA Fox Hunt Report – 12/3/2022

Supply chain issues prevented us from getting the good weather that was ordered for the day.  But the rain that was delivered on December 3rd did not dampen the spirts of the stalwart fox and hunters.  Six people in four teams met up at the Chapin School parking lot to embark upon the final fox hunt of the 2022 season.

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Basic Test Equipment Seminar – Dec. 10th at 10am

The DVRA will be conducting a hands-on demonstration of basic test equipment at the W2ZQ station on Saturday, December 10th at 10AM.

This event is geared toward the entry level of testing and troubleshooting.  We’ll look at how to use a digital multi-meter, a directional watt meter,

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