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Attention members: CW Class to start on October 10th

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 October 10th at 7:00 PM via the Zoom conference application.

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DVRA IARU-Style Fox Hunt – October 7, 2023

It’s time to release the Foxes!

DVRA will host an IARU-Style Fox Hunting Session.  IARU-Style is an on-foot fox hunt where multiple foxes are released into the woods for hunters to find – Think: orienteering with radios.    Participate individually or form a team.

Join Huntmaster Glen,

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W2ZQ PARKS ON THE AIR (POTA) ACTIVATION NEAR BOWMAN’S HILL TOWER ON 9/30/2023

DVRA Members and Non-Member Guests: Come out and join us on Saturday morning, September 30, 2023 in the field and picnic area adjacent to the West side of the parking lot at Bowman’s Hill Tower in Upper Makefield, PA. Directions: 40°19’32.8″N 74°56’21.3″W – Google Maps This location is part of Washington Crossing,

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Members, join us to compete in the New Jersey QSO Party Contest on Saturday Sept. 16th

Members are invited to come to the shack on Saturday between noon and midnight to partake in the contest fun and to socialize.

The contest is only 12 hours, and FT8 is now an accepted mode of operation (as long as you can program the contest exchange).

Here are the details and our plans for the contest:

  • Saturday 9/16 from noon to midnight
  • 80 thru 10M (no WARC) Phone,

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt Report – August 5th

Photo by NK1N: Gary/W2LLT – Chris/KD2WAR – Richard/KG2PU – Rick/W2RDS – Bill/W2WZ (holding Mobile Fox) – Rich/KD2CQ – Megan – Chris/WA2SEM

Special guest foxes Bill, W2WZ and Rich, KD2CQ set up an excellent Mobile Fox Hunt Saturday, August 5th, 2023. 

Sunny, pleasant weather greeted the seven participants gathered at Chapin School.  At 9:00 they were on their way touring the highways and byways of Mercer County.  After arriving at the well-hidden Village Park in Lawrenceville,

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Antenna Workshop: 10/15/20m Vertical Antenna Build – Oct. 14th at 10am

The Antenna Committee will hold a construction event on Saturday, October 14th at 10am at the W2ZQ station.  We will review basic antenna theory and then build, tune and test a 10/15/20m vertical antenna. A vertical antenna’s maximum gain is at a low take off angle and therefore a good DX antenna. 

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SUCCESSFUL W2ZQ MULTI-MODE “PARKS ON THE AIR” ACTIVATION PERFORMED ON JULY 8

On July 8, 2023 W2ZQ performed a successful “POTA” activation from park K-6432, Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

At 8AM based on the weather forecast, it was decided to locate the activation at our Plan B “iffy weather” site which had the distinct advantage of shelter from possible rain!

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt – August 5, 2023

It’s time to release the Fox!

DVRA will host another fun Mobile Fox Hunting Session.  Join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Saturday, August 5 at 9:00am ET.  We will pursue guest foxes Rich, KD2CQ, and Bill, W2WZ.

Hunts are usually done by 12:00 noon.

The starting point for this hunt is the Chapin School South Parking Lot located at 4101 Princeton Pike,

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W2ZQ MULTI-MODE PARKS ON THE AIR (POTA) ACTIVATION ON JULY 8

DVRA Members and Non-Member Guests: Come out and join us on Saturday morning, July 8 in Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, PA as W2ZQ plans to conduct a two-station multi-mode (Phone and FT8) Parks On The Air (POTA) activation. Weather permitting, we’ll set up in an open area in the park within 100’ of the Delaware Canal.

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DVRA Fox Hunt Report – June 3, 2023

Special guest foxes Chris, WA2SEM and his daughter Megan set up a terrific IARU-Style (on foot) Fox Hunt Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.  

Special guest foxes Chris, WA2SEM and his daughter Megan set up a terrific IARU-Style (on foot) Fox Hunt Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.  

The teams were as follows:

  • Team NFA – Glen NK1N,

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