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DVRA awarded Top Club for 2018 New Jersey QSO Party

The 2018 New Jersey QSO Party, sponsored by the Burlington County Radio Club K2TD, took place September 15th and 16th, 2018. Contest objectives were to contact as many NJ amateur radio operators in as many NJ counties as possible, and for NJ stations to contact as many amateur radio operators in the US,

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Amateur radio operator Paul Andrews W2HRO describes his path to the moon using EME moon bounce

It’s been a long road but I finally got to the moon. This is the story of how I got there and how W2ZQ paved the way.

I was born in Trenton, NJ and grew up just a few miles from the W2ZQ club station in West Trenton.

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In 1979, amateur radio operators sent holiday greetings around the world

In this Mercer County Messenger newspaper clipping from December 13, 1979, members of the DVRA offered their talents to Quaker Bridge Mall shoppers by delivering holiday greetings to servicemen and civilians around the world.

Thanks go out to Hamilton Township Library’s archivist, Tom Glover WA2RVU,

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2018 DVRA Holiday Party Photo Album

Members and guests celebrating at the 2018 DVRA Holiday Party. Photo credit Lance Weight, KC2MTO

 

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DVRA receives presentation by TCNJ students on the history of communications

The DVRA receives a presentation by students enrolled in The College of New Jersey’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, titled “The History of Communications” under direction of Dr. Allen Katz, K2UYH.  November 14th, 2018

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K2AFO Andrew helps introduce Scouts to amateur radio

Eagle Scout Andrew Orsini, K2AFO, helps introduce Scouts to amateur radio during K2BSA 61st JOTA activities at the W2ZQ club station.  October 20th, 2018

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Memories of ARRL Field Day 2018

The DVRA Field Day event on June 23rd and 24th 2018 was a great effort by many club members, long time friends, and several members of the public that walked up. The weather was forecast to be challenging, however the rain held off until after the initial setup was completed Friday evening and only our security team was impacted.

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DVRA members visit W1AW

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Memories of August 2016 Shack Remodel

The entire remodel took place between August 13 and September 03.

General Shack Design

  • Two operating positions separated buy partitions with some sort of acoustic sound reduction. Operating tables/desks will be movable to provide for rear access for cabling
  • Meeting Area
  • Minimal solder/repair area for minor repairs
  • Relocation and consolidation of 2 meter repeater equipment

Construction Tasks

  • Removal of all equipment and items to a temporary storage POD
  • Dismantle and remove existing operating table and work bench
  • Replace all ceiling tiles
  • Paint all walls and add acoustic tiles in strategic places isolate sound
  • Install new flooring over existing floor
  • Consolidate 2m repeater equipment

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Memories of the Aug 2016 Summer Picnic

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