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Fox Hunt Training Session – March 16, 2024 9:00am

Winter is the time hams work indoors preparing for this year’s outdoor events.  With that in mind, the DRVA presents its annual Fox Hunt Introduction, Training, Antenna Workshop and Mini-Fox Hunt (or FHITAWMFH for short…we’re gonna have to work on that one…)

Please join Glen, NK1N, for a morning of fun and fox hunting. 

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ASSEMBLING A HOME STATION SEMINAR – Held on February 24th at W2ZQ

On February 24th the DVRA held a seminar on building your own home station.  Beginners and seasoned hams were welcomed.

The seminar included a review of available equipment, useful accessories and antenna ideas.  Setup and construction info, tips and tricks were also presented.

Contact Greg at k3ea.dx@gmail with any questions or if you have a specific topic you want to learn about the session.

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Demystifying Programming

On Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 at 7:00PM, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presenation by Mike Rauch, K2VPX titled, “Demystifying Programming”.

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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Ham Radio Operation By Remote Control: Overview & Demo Held at W2ZQ Station on Jan. 27th

Nine members came out to the W2ZQ station at 10 AM on Saturday, January 27th as Bob Bowden KB3BB provided an overview of five different methods currently available for operating Amateur radio at a distance.

He concluded with a live demo, remotely operating his home station in Pennsylvania.

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DVRA Mobile Fox Hunt Report – Wrapping up the 2023 Season

The DVRA held its final fox hunt of the 2023 season on December 2nd.  The hunters gathered at the Chapin School amongst fog that socked in the Princeton Area.  At nine o’clock the fox was activated, and the event was underway. 

The fox was quite sly this outing – hiding in Turning Basin Park on Alexander Road between the Delaware &

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ONLINE MEETING ONLINE: Balloon Launching with Ham Radio

On Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 at 7:00PM, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presenation by Walter Holmes, K5WH titled, “Balloon Launching with Ham Radio”.

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

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Basic Electronics Seminar held at the W2ZQ Shack

There are many benefits to being a member of the DVRA. As an example, the DVRA conducted a very informative basic electronics seminar on Saturday, December 9th.  Greg, K3EA taught basic electrical principles and demonstrated the proper use of test equipment. 

You can contact Greg at k3ea.dx@gmail.com for further information or questions.

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Conspiracies of the DVRA

On Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 at 7:00PM, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured a presenation by Cliff Green, WA2TMF titled, “Conspiracies of the DVRA”.

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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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’s Advancements in EME – Exciting update on the new 4.57m Dish Antenna

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, the Delaware Valley Radio Association’s monthly membership meeting featured an update on the new 4.57m dish antenna being installed on the grounds of W2ZQ.

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

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