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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt – July 7, 2024

DVRA will host another fine Mobile Fox Hunting Session of the 2024 season.  Join Huntmaster Glen, NK1N, for this event Sunday, July 7 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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Operating HF like a Pro – Seminar on June 29th

Join us for another exciting and informative seminar at the DVRA shack on June 29th at 10am.

Learn to talk on HF like a Boss!

Want to take advantage of your Technician class privileges on 10 meters? Been a Ham for a while but don’t quite know the ropes of HF operations?

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DVRA IARU-Style Fox Hunt Report – 6/1/2024

Glen, NK1N  –  James, KB2FCV  –  Chris, WA2SEM  –  Ben, KC3VVA  –  Ryan, K2RPH  –  Masen  –  Bill, W2WZ

Rich, KD2CQ Photo

Well, the weather we ordered for June 1st was delivered on time and DVRA conducted a terrific fox hunt at Veterans Park in Hamilton.

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CW Academy

On Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00PM, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presentation on the “CW Academy”, given by Joe Spencer, KK5NA.

In person monthly meetings are held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 W Upper Ferry Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628 (Driving Directions).

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EME (“Moonbounce”) Training Sessions

On Saturday mornings, starting at 9 AM on July 6, hands-on training will be available for club members interested in learning the capabilities of our Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) station.

You can examine and ask questions about all the important equipment, both hardware and software. We’ll do some simple radio astronomy by pointing the 3 m dish at the Sun to measure solar radio noise and check antenna pointing. 

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DVRA Nets are now on the 440 MHz repeater

The 440 repeater is situated at 840 feet on the tower adjacent to the Quaker Bridge Mall and provides an increased coverage area for our nets.  To access the repeater, set your receiver to 442.650 MHz with a +5 MHz transmit offset and a PL tone of 131.8 Hz

With the greater coverage it is now much easier to join our nets:

The Tech Net is held every Sunday night at 9pm. 

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2024 Annual ARRL Field Day – June 22-23rd

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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Antenna Construction Event – 6 Meter Moxon  

The Antenna committee will hold an construction event on Saturday May 11th, 2024 at 10am at the W2ZQ station.  We will discuss, design, and construction techniques for Moxon beam antennas.  This will be followed by the construction and testing of an antenna that will be used for Field Day. 

Contact k3ea.dx@gmail.com with any questions.

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Magic Band Revealed — 6 Meter DXing

On Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00PM, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presentation on the “Magic Band Revealed — 6 Meter DXing”, given by Jim Wilson, K5ND.

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

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CLEAN SIGNAL INITIATIVE

On Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00PM, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presentation on the “ARRL’s Clean Signal Initiative”, given by Mike Ritz, W7VO.    For more information on the program go to:  arrl-clean-signal-initiative

In person monthly meetings are held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church,

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