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Spring Cleanup at the Shack on April 13th

We’ve scheduled our annual spring cleanup event at the DVRA shack for April 13th.

If you can help this year, please wear your work clothes, and bring a shovel, brush clippers or pruning saw if you can. Weather permitting, we may also do some painting. We’ll start at  9am.

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5th Annual QRP Day & Swap Fest

The Delaware Valley Radio Association will be hosting the 5th annual QRP operating day on the grounds of the club station, W2ZQ on April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  This event is open to all local amateurs.  As in the past, we will also hold a Swap Fest.  Bring your items for sale or trade.  

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt – April 6, 2024

It’s time to release the Fox!

DVRA will host its first Mobile Fox Hunting Session of 2024.  Join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Saturday, April 6 at 9:00am ET.  Hunts are usually done by 12:00 noon.

The starting point for this hunt is the Chapin School South Parking Lot located at 4101 Princeton Pike,

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DVRA members participate in Girl Scout Daisies “Thinking Day On The Air” event

On the afternoon of February 16, DVRA members Tobi AD2CD, Bob K3EDP and Bob KB3BB participated in a Girl Scout Daisies “Thinking Day on the Air” event at the Cranbury Public Library. The event drew eight Daisies, ages six and seven, several parents and leader Delpha Georges, who initiated, led and organized the event.

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Fox Hunt Training Session – March 16, 2024 9:00am

Winter is the time hams work indoors preparing for this year’s outdoor events.  With that in mind, the DRVA presents its annual Fox Hunt Introduction, Training, Antenna Workshop and Mini-Fox Hunt (or FHITAWMFH for short…we’re gonna have to work on that one…)

Please join Glen, NK1N, for a morning of fun and fox hunting. 

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ASSEMBLING A HOME STATION SEMINAR – Held on February 24th at W2ZQ

On February 24th the DVRA held a seminar on building your own home station.  Beginners and seasoned hams were welcomed.

The seminar included a review of available equipment, useful accessories and antenna ideas.  Setup and construction info, tips and tricks were also presented.

Contact Greg at k3ea.dx@gmail with any questions.

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A Successful and Fun – W2T POTA” – Parks On the Air Activation at Washington Crossing Historic Park

In association with the W2T special event held at the W2ZQ station from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31st (see separate announcement of that event here: W2T and W2P special event stations will run from Dec 26th through Jan 7th – Delaware Valley Radio Association (w2zq.com)), the DVRA conducted a 3-hour “POTA PL-ooza” Parks On The Air activation at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania on Friday,

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Ham Radio Operation By Remote Control: Overview & Demo Held at W2ZQ Station on Jan. 27th

Nine members came out to the W2ZQ station at 10 AM on Saturday, January 27th as Bob Bowden KB3BB provided an overview of five different methods currently available for operating Amateur radio at a distance.

He concluded with a live demo, remotely operating his home station in Pennsylvania.

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt Report – Wrapping up the 2023 Season

The DVRA held its final fox hunt of the 2023 season on December 2nd.  The hunters gathered at the Chapin School amongst fog that socked in the Princeton Area.  At nine o’clock the fox was activated, and the event was underway. 

The fox was quite sly this outing – hiding in Turning Basin Park on Alexander Road between the Delaware &

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“W2T POTA-PL-ooza” Parking Lot Parks On the Air Activation Planned For December 29th

WHAT TO BRING: Bring your licensed self, and of course bring family member(s) or a friend if you think they might enjoy seeing portable Amateur Radio in action! If the weather is nice enough to spend time outdoors, bring folding lawn chairs for yourself and for anyone else in your party.

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