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ARRL Digital Contest

The 2023 ARRL International Digital Contest is just over a week away, the June 3-4 weekend, from 2 PM local time on Saturday through 8 PM Sunday.

We need operators for the Club’s Multi-Op entry!  A Google Doc signup sheet for operating in the contest is posted here.

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2023 Field Day

The DVRA will once again participate in the annual ARRL Field day.  The ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. 

On the fourth full weekend in June, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.  

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VHF Activity Day

On Saturday June 10th the club will hold a “VHF Activity Day” at 10AM at W2ZQ. This event will be held just prior to the June VHF contest, which starts at 2PM.  This guarantees activity as contest participants will be on the air getting ready for the contest.

In addition to using the 5 element,

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DVRA awarded Grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications

The Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) is happy to announce that it has been awarded a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), a private foundation that supports and promotes amateur radio. The grant will allow DVRA to install a large 15-ft. (4.57 meter) dish antenna at its W2ZQ station.

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Attention members: CW Class to start on May 23rd

Registration for this year’s CW class is now open to all DVRA club members. There is no fee for this class and is one of the many benefits of being or becoming a DVRA club member. Class will begin Tuesday May 23rd at 7:00 PM via the Zoom conference application.

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DVRA Antenna Committee Event – Field Day Antenna Construction held at DVRA

The DVRA antenna committee held an antenna workshop and construction event for members on Saturday, May 6th at 12 Noon at the DVRA

During this event Greg Mauro K3EA ( discussed the design and then led the building, tuning and testing of a 10/15m coupled-resonator dipole to supplement our field day antennas. 

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DVRA Fox Hunt Report – April 15, 2023

April 15th brought threats of thunderstorms but none of them dared interrupt the re-scheduled first DVRA Fox Hunt of the 2023 season. Spirits were high among the eleven participants. That’s not a typo. Eleven people forming six teams started searching for the elusive fox under overcast skies but with pleasant 70 degree temperatures.

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Fox Hunt Training Session – March 25, 2023 9am

Fox season is upon us!  The DVRA will host an Introduction and Training Session for those who desire to learn about the art and subtle science of radio direction finding, aka Fox Hunting.  This session will be conducted in person at the Shack and include a presentation that demystifies what it’s all about.

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt – April 15, 2023

It’s time to release the Fox!

DVRA will host its first Mobile Fox Hunting Session of 2023.  Join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Saturday, April 15 at 9:00am ET (rescheduled from April 1 due to inclement weather).  Hunts are usually done by 12:00 noon.

Please sign up below to receive further information and instructions.

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Spring Cleanup and Outdoor Painting at W2ZQ

The Annual Spring Clean Up at Club Station W2ZQ will occur on Saturday, April 8th . We will also be repainting the trim on the outside of the building, and we’ll need 6-8 volunteers.

The work will start at 9AM.

All members are encouraged to participate. 

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