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Jul 8th DVRA monthly meeting (VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE) features a presentation on DUGA-3: “The Russian Woodpecker” by Cliff Green WA2TMF

DUGA-3, The USSR’s Over The Horizon Anti-Ballistic Radar System

On Wednesday, July 8th 2020, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation on DUGA-3: “The Russian Woodpecker” by Cliff Green, WA2TMF.

A former top secret military object used by the Soviet Union,

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Wires-X and how it is best utilized for DVRA members

In this month’s Repeater Talk article, we will focus on the topic of Wires-X and how it is best utilized for all members enjoyment and maximum benefit.

The DVRA activated Wires-X in February of 2016 on our 440 machine.  With the HRI interface box located at the W2ZQ shack and very limited internet connectivity,

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DVRA June meeting to be held on June 10th at 7pm via a web based teleconference

DVRA’s May meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10th at 7PM via a web based teleconference.  Members should have received an email with instructions on how to join the teleconference.  If you are a member and did not receive the email please send a message to webmaster@w2zq.com

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2020 ARRL Field Day is on June 27th thru 28th

Join the Fun !!!!

ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 40,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

This year presents a real challenge for traditional Field Day operations and most clubs have canceled their events.

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Amateur Radio License Testing Session conducted by the DVRA is Scheduled for July 11th.

Training & Examinations Director Martin Crabtree, W3PR has decided to run a scheduled Amateur Radio License testing session on July 11th. In order to meet the current state/local social distancing requirements and looking over what other testing centers have done during the pandemic, the testing will be run a bit differently.

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All in-person meetings and events suspended until further notice due to COVID-19

As a result of the current COVID-19 situation, the DVRA is following the guidance of local authorities and the ARRL.  As such please note the following:

  • All in-person club meetings (General and Operations) are suspended until further notice, but please use our repeaters and nets to stay connected while maintaining a safe social distance.

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DVRA 90th Anniversary Banquet POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE IN September

The Delaware Valley Radio Association’s 90th Anniversary Banquet previously scheduled for Saturday April 18 is NOW POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE IN September as a result of COVID-19.

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DVRA transmitter hunt on Apr 11 POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE

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.

The Delaware Valley Radio Association amateur radio transmitter hunt previously scheduled for Saturday April 11 is NOW POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE as a result of COVID-19.

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Direction finding workshop on Mar 28 POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE

DVRA members Richard Henrie and Sidney Gietz using a directional loop antenna
( Photo taken from DVRA photo archives – date unknown)

Our DVRA amateur radio direction finding workshop previously scheduled for March 28th is NOW POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE as a result of COVID-19.

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Sunday Brunch on Mar 29 POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE

Our DVRA member Sunday Brunch previously scheduled for March 29th at the Town and Country Diner in Bordentown, NJ is NOW POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE as a result of COVID-19.

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