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Dec 12th Member Potluck Holiday Party

On Wednesday, December 12th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature our annual Member Potluck Holiday Party.

  • Combined Directors/Business Meeting from 6:30 to 6:45 PM
  • Potluck dinner period from 6:45 to 9:00 PM

A few notes to members from the party coordinator,

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Join us compete in the ARRL November Sweepstakes Contest Nov 17-18

The ARRL November Sweepstakes (SSB) is THIS weekend and W2ZQ is ready!

The goal of this contest is to work as many US amateurs as possible in as many ARRL (and RAC/VE) sections as possible.  We will be running as Multiop, Single Transmitter class as there is no multi transmitter class. 

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Amateur radio exam session on Saturday Nov 10 in Princeton Junction

The examination begins promptly at 10AM at the American Red Cross facility in Princeton Junction, NJ.  Click here for driving directions

Please bring with you:

  • $15.00 cash or check made out to ARRL-VEC
  • A government issued photo identification – drivers license,

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Nov 14th Monthly Meeting moved to TCNJ’s Armstrong Hall

On Wednesday, November 14th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation by students enrolled in The College of New Jersey’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, titled “The History of Communications” under direction of Dr. Allen Katz, K2UYH.

The venue of this month’s special meeting is moved to Armstrong Hall (room AR 136) on the campus of The College of New Jersey.

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Join us compete in the CQ World Wide DX Contest Oct 27-28 UTC

The CQ World Wide DX Contest is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.

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61st JOTA this Saturday at the DVRA shack

Using amateur radio, Scouts connect with each other across town or around the world engaging in conversations, getting a glimpse of cultural and regional differences, while learning about science and technology.

Will count toward various awards.  For Cubs, Webelos, Scouts, Venturers.  Girl Scouts are welcome, too.

Click for driving directions to the DVRA shack and see more details on the flyer below.

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Work Party at the Shack on Sat Oct 13

We are holding a work party at the shack on Sat Oct 13th from 9am – 12pm.

On the agenda is:

  • Mowing and trimming
  • Organizing the workroom
  • Installing new door on furnace room

Click for driving directions

Remember your hat,

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Oct 10th Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, October 10th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation on “Amateur Radio Licensing: From Incentive Licensing to the Present” by Dom DiClementi, N3DD. Dom will lead us on a brief review of the major FCC license and rule changes over the years that shaped how we operate under Part 97 today.

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NJ QSO Party Preliminary Results

Here are the preliminary results for those club stations participating:

895 Qs









We are down from last year’s total by about 20k but part of the reason is we did not get all of the NJ counties and band conditions were miserable.

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Sep 15th Hamfest sponsored by DVRA

DVRA Hamfest

Buy – Sell – Trade

Saturday, September 15, 2018

8AM to 12PM

Vendor setup starting at 7:00AM

Sponsored by Delaware Valley Radio Association

West Windsor Community Park

Food, Door Prizes, Ample Parking and a Good Time for all so come out and enjoy the day with us


$7.00 General Admission

$15.00 per Table which includes 1 Admission

Vendors supply their own tables

Vendor setup at 7:00AM

Talk in:

W2ZQ repeater 146.67 -.600 PL131.8 also 146.520 simplex


From Route One North and South:

Take Washington Rd / Route 571 East for 1.25 miles,

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