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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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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to 2021!

We are starting a new session, with several new officers and some new ideas.  One of the goals for the year is to emphasize education and training programs, as well as continuing to offer the successful programs that are already in place.

The following members are new to the Board of Directors this year:

  • Paul Andrews,

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3D Printing and Amateur Radio

On Wednesday, January 13th 2021, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “3D Printing and Amateur Radio” by Mark Steele, KD2NOM

Mark will talk with the DRVA members about his experiences with 3D printing and how this rapidly growing technology is being used by the ham radio community.

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Amateur Radio License Testing Session Scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021 has been cancelled.

Amateur Radio License testing session scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID occupancy restrictions.

The next scheduled testing session is March 13th.

For more information on the 2021 Exam schedule, please visit:

DVRA 2021 Exam Information

The DVRA apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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W2T and W2P special event stations run Dec 26th through Jan 6th

QSL cards and certificate available for a $5 processing fee

Special QSLs and certificate available for these two events!

  • W2T will be on the air from Dec 26th to Dec 31th, 2020
  • W2P will be on the air from Dec 31st to Jan 6th,

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Amateur Radio License Testing Session conducted by the DVRA is Scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021

Training & Examination Director Martin Crabtree, W3PR has decided to run a scheduled Amateur Radio License testing session on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

In order to meet the current state/local social distancing requirements, please download important DVRA Social Distancing Procedures (HERE).

Here are some highlights:

  • Test Takers will need to email Martin Crabtree,

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Dec. 9th DVRA monthly meeting (VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE) features a presentation titled “Ham or Not Ham”? by Cliff Green, WA2TMF

On Wednesday, December 9th 2020, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “Ham or Not Ham”? by Cliff Green, WA2TMF.

A fun and intriguing quiz that will test your ability in determining who is a “Real Ham”

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