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NJ QSO Party Preliminary Results

Here are the preliminary results for those club stations participating:

W2ZQ
895 Qs
67,650

W3PR

5,525

WA2TMF

5,423

K2GW

24

TOTAL

78,622

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

Admission

$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

Directions:

From Route One North and South:

Take Washington Rd / Route 571 East for 1.25 miles,

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All invited to the club shack open house on Aug 12th

To celebrate the anniversary of the refurbishment of the W2ZQ Amateur Radio station, the DVRA is hosting an open house on Sunday August 12th from 1 to 5 PM.

All hams and the public are welcome to tour and use the modern facility which the DVRA has used since 1953.

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Memories of ARRL Field Day 2018

The DVRA Field Day event on June 23rd and 24th 2018 was a great effort by many club members, long time friends, and several members of the public that walked up. The weather was forecast to be challenging, however the rain held off until after the initial setup was completed Friday evening and only our security team was impacted.

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Jun 13th Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, June 13th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation on “Field Day” by Cliff Green, WA2TMF.  Cliff will discuss the history of Field Day and the DVRA’s plans for operation from Richard J. Coffee Mercer County Park in West Windsor on the weekend of June 23-24.

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May 9th Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, May 9th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation on “Mercer County ARES/RACES” by John Pugh, WJ3P.

John, the Mercer County Emergency Coordinator, will explain how the ARRL, in cooperation with the Mercer County Office of Emergency Management, The American Red Cross,

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Apr 11th Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, April 11th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation on “Operating an Amateur Station Remotely” by Bob Beyer, KE2D. Bob will discuss the concept of what is required for remote station control, some of the present options and approaches, and then talk specifically about the RemoteHams solution that he uses. 

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Mar 14th Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, March 14th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation on “Ham Radio Deluxe” by Dom DiClementi, N3DD. Dom will lead us on a brief review of the amateur radio software suite and how the five applications are the best asset you can add to your ham shack.

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Feb 14th Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, February 14th 2018, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting will feature a presentation on “Drones” by Stephen DeLuca, KD2OTC. Stephen will focus on the current state of the consumer drone technology describing the different types of drones available, as well as, typical uses for them. A review of drone subsystems will be discussed with a particular emphases placed on remote control and remote viewing technology (FPV).

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WA2TMF Cliff explains the W2T and W2P special event station activities

video credit: Steve Gingo

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