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You are invited: DVRA Open House Picnic August 18th

Come join us for a day of food and fun. On August 18th the DVRA will be hosting its annual Open House Picnic. Bring your family and friends to take a tour of our state of the art amateur radio facility and enjoy a day of activity and fun with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts.

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DVRA seeks 20 volunteer amateur radio operators for Jul 20-21 NJ State Triathlon

Volunteers supporting the NJ State Triathlon. Image credit CGI Racing.

The Delaware Valley Radio Association is proud to support the New Jersey State Triathlon two-day event on Saturday July 20th and 21st, 2019 beginning at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey.

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Please note that the Wednesday, July 10, 2019 monthly meeting is canceled due to renovations at our meeting space in the church basement of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. We apologize for the short notice.

In lieu of our August monthly membership meeting, the DVRA will host an open house and club picnic on August 18th.

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Antenna Committee Construction Event held on June 8, 2019

The Antenna Committee met at the DVRA shack on Saturday,
June 8th.  In attendance were
members Rich Freedman, N2EHL; Greg Mauro, K3EA; Steve McCann, KC3LPO and Jack
Tatar, K2WLD.  At the event, a ¼ wavelength,
20 meter elevated vertical was measured, built and tested.  The vertical was placed about 35 feet from
the shack along the metal fence and mounted atop a 10’,

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Gain acceptance to the W2ZQ Operators Club by logging 25 QSOs at the shack

W2ZQ Operators Club members are memorialized on a wall plaque at the DVRA club shack and receive a fine certificate shown for display at his/her home shack.

The DVRA Executive Committee is pleased to formally announce the introduction of the W2ZQ Operators Club.

To gain acceptance to the W2ZQ Operators Club,

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DVRA’s 440 Wires-X system back in service and ready for use

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DVRA’s 440 Wires-X system is back in service and ready for use. The repair of the Yaesu FTM-100DR allowed the team to restart the system earlier this week. Special thanks to Mark KC2TGM for his expertise in network support.

To address the concern of hearing the most popular room used — CQ AMERICA LINK — chatter all day,

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DVRA Antenna Committee to hold construction event on June 8

Schematic for a 20-meter vertical ground plane antenna courtesy of Greg Mauro, K3EA.

The DVRA Antenna Committee was formed to focus on the design, construction and installation of amateur radio antennas for club members. The two goals of the antenna committee are to hold antenna construction events and to assist club members with antenna projects.

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June 12th monthly meeting to feature presentation titled ‘The Six Ws of Amateur Radio Satellite Analog Operation’ by Glen Johnstone, NK1N

Glen Johnstone, NK1N

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation titled The Six Ws of Amateur Radio Satellite Analog Operation by Glen Johnstone, NK1N.

Open to both members and non-members. Feel free to join for all or part of the meeting.

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Mike Daly, KC2SBR, is first place winner of DVRA hidden transmitter hunt

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.

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DVRA welcomes 17 new members in 2019

DVRA club shack

We wish to welcome the following new members to the Delaware Valley Radio Association who joined in 2019:


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