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W2ZQ extends Shack Hours to Thurs. Nights; 6 – 8 pm

With the focus of expanding its benefits to the membership, W2ZQ will be extending its shack hours to include Thursday evenings between 6 – 8 pm. We invite all to visit the shack and club station. Check for additional planned operating hours.

Please contact our Club Station Director Dom DiClementi,

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The DVRA helps in time of need.

On September 1, 2021, a tornado caused havoc in Gloucester County, NJ. The tornado damaged many homes and destroyed the HF and VHF towers at the Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club facility (W2MMD).

In honoring the Radio Amateur Code of supporting and assisting other amateurs and local clubs,

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Amateur Radio License Testing Session conducted by the DVRA is Scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021

Please contact Training & Examination Director Martin Crabtree, W3PR ( for details of the Amateur Radio License testing session scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Important Exam Information

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DVRA Fox Hunt – December 4, 2021

The Fox is At Large Again!

DVRA will host another Fox Hunting Session*. Please join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Saturday, December 4th at 9:00am ET. Hunts are usually done by 12:00 noon.


  • A 2m FM receiver
  • Some means of motorized transport (a car)

*To PETA: This is an Amateur Radio Direction Finding Event

Please sign up below to receive further information and instructions.

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Winlink and Sound Card mode Demonstration to be held on Dec. 11th

As part of this year’s series of special projects, Gary Wilson, K2GW will be giving a demonstration of Winlink and other sound card based modes.  This will be held at the W2ZQ station on Saturday, December 11th at 10AM.

Please contact Gary at with any questions in advance.

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Antenna Committee to Build 20m Loaner Dipoles for Club Members

The antenna committee will conduct a construction project on Saturday, October 9th at 10 AM at the W2ZQ shack.  20 meter dipoles will be built and tuned for use by members.

Contact Greg at if you want to help with the construction and/or would like to borrow one of the dipoles.

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Fox Hunt – Oct. 2nd Cancelled

Unfortunately, the fox hunt for October 2rd has been cancelled. The Fox’s vixen has other plans.  He will be unavailable to hide for the hunters.

Please check back for updates on the next scheduled hunt.

Huntmaster Glen, NK1N

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Hy Gold AB2VG – Silent Key

It is with the deepest regret to announce the passing of Chaim (Hy) Gold, AB2VG on Tuesday, September 14th. Hy was a longtime member of the DVRA, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for many years. Hy was an active participant in all of the DVRA activities and represented the best traits of an amateur radio operator.

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You are invited: DVRA Open House Picnic Sunday, August 15th – 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us for a day of food and fun. On Sunday, August 15th the DVRA will be hosting its annual Open House Picnic on the club grounds in West Trenton from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Click HERE for directions.

As an additional feature this year,

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Making QSO’s during a recent CW Class

Robert Caivano, K2KEM makes several QSO’s during a recent CW class at the shack.

CW is a great skill to master and you’ll have plenty of fun making QSO’s with Hams all around the world. So if you have any interest in learning a new and fun way to make contacts,

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