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It’s Membership Renewal time …… 

We truly hope you are enjoying your Delaware Valley Radio Association membership and thank you for being a valued member of our organization.

It’s that time of year when we very respectfully make a significant “ask” – to renew your membership for 2024 – in a time of rapidly increasing prices and financial pressures that seemingly come from every direction.

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt – December 2, 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, December 2 at 9:00am ET.

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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Congratulations to Chuck Lenoir, N3LBP – W2ZQ Operators Club Inductee

Kudos to Chuck, N3LBP as the newest member of the W2ZQ Operators Club.

To gain acceptance to the W2ZQ Operators Club, a DVRA club member needs to log 25 QSOs using the club callsign, W2ZQ, while operating the club equipment outside of any contests or special events. DVRA club members are invited to stop over at the shack during normal operating hours,

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W0W – Another Successful Special Event Station

Even with less than ideal weather, the DVRA’s WØW special event was a great success. Twenty hams came to Van Nest Park during the event. Fun was had by all. Quickly looking at the log, we made ~235 QSOs on SSB, FT8, & CW.

A special thanks go out to:

  • Mike,

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ANTENNA COMMITTEE CONSTRUCTION EVENT HELD ON Nov. 11th

The DVRA held a construction event for members on Saturday, November 11th at 10am at the DVRA shack.

Participants learned how to construct a 3-foot coax jumper, as well as basic soldering techniques.  Contact Greg at k3ea.dx@gmail with any questions.

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W2ZQ to enter 2023 ARRL EME Contest

The 50-1296 MHz sessions of the ARRL EME contest are held on two separate weekends: October 28th/29th and November 25/26th.  The contest starts on Friday night, the 27th at 8pm (local time) and ends Sunday night at 8pm.  The final weekend of the contest occurs November 25th/26th.

Operator training will be given on Monday,

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DVRA online Apparel Store is now open: New Fall Items added

The DVRA online apparel store is now open for a limited time. See new fall items added at the top of the page. Promote the club while staying warm and cozy.

The online store will be opened through October 29th.

Click here to make your selection –

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W0W 2023 – War of the Worlds Special Event Station

Greetings all! The DVRA will be marking the 85th anniversary of the Orson Welles broadcast of the War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938 with a special event station, W0W.

In the broadcast, Martian invaders first landed in Grovers Mill, NJ (in West Windsor township). The DVRA will be operating W0W on Sunday,

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Another Fun & Successful W2ZQ POTA Event

After a string of several very rainy days, the morning of September 30th saw the sky stop dripping just in the nick of time, allowing W2ZQ to set up two portable stations atop the 400’ Bowman’s Hill on the Northern edge of Upper Makefield Township in Pennsylvania. We set up two radios in a field on the opposite side of the parking lot serving the landmark 100’ high Bowman’s Hill Tower,

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RF Interference: Learn to identity the root causes and remedies

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2023, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presentation by Bob Brehm, AK6R titled “RF Interference: Learn to identity the root causes and remedies”.

In person monthly meetings are held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 W Upper Ferry Rd,

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