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All in-person meetings and events suspended to May 1st 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 May 1st, 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 JUNE

The Delaware Valley Radio Association’s 90th Anniversary Banquet previously scheduled for Saturday April 18 is NOW POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE IN JUNE 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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Mar 11th DVRA monthly meeting features a Swap Meet

Undated photo of the DVRA booth at the annual hobby show held at the Trenton War Memorial.

Note: New meeting place due to construction renovations at Our Lady of Good Council Church.

On Wednesday, March 11th 2020, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a Swap Meet* hosted by the Executive Committee.

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It’s not too late to sign up for your first amateur radio license exam this Friday evening January 24th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm sponsored by the DVRA.

Space is limited so enroll now.

To assist candidates in earning their FCC Amateur Radio License, Delaware Valley Radio Association Training Coordinator Martin Crabtree, W3PR, will be holding a Technician Class licensing course starting this Friday evening, January 24th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.   Classes will held every week except for Valentine’s Day (Jan.

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Feb 12th DVRA monthly meeting features presentation titled “Software Defined Radio—An Overview”

Greg Mauro, K3EA, operates SSB voice on 20 and 40 meters during the 2019 CQWW DX SSB Contest at the Delaware Valley Radio Association – W2ZQ club station on Sunday, October 27th. Photo courtesy Anthony Giancarli, KD2NHG.

Note: New meeting place due to construction renovations at Our Lady of Good Council Church.

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DVRA Antenna Committee acquires an antenna analyzer for loan to club members

MFJ 259C antenna analyzer

Looking for another member benefit to joining the Delaware Valley Radio Association?

This month the DVRA Antenna Committee acquired an MFJ 259C antenna analyzer that can be borrowed by club members. The analyzer will be loaned out for one week periods.

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Jan 8th DVRA monthly meeting features presentation titled “Modern Repeater Communications using WiresX”

Rory Shaffer NJ3U performs tower work at the Delaware Valley Radio Association in West Trenton, New Jersey. Photo courtesy Rory Shaffer.

Note: New meeting place due to construction renovations at Our Lady of Good Council Church.

On Wednesday, January 8th 2020, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation titled Modern Repeater Communications using WiresX presented by Rory Shaffer,

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