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—– Understanding the Smith Chart ——

Robert Evans, N2LO will present “Smith Chart 98.6”. Robert was going to call it “Smith Chart 101”, but 101 exceeds present guidelines. So Smith Chart 98.6 it is. 🙂

The Smith chart, invented by Phillip H. Smith and independently by Mizuhashi Tosaku, is a graphical calculator or nomogram designed for electrical and electronics engineers specializing in radio frequency (RF) engineering to assist in solving problems with transmission lines and matching circuits.

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How to Work the FM Satellites with your HT

On Wednesday, March 10th 2021, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “How to Work the FM Satellites with your HT” by Clint Bradford, K6LCS.

Clint Bradford, an AMSAT Ambassador says, “Getting started with ham satellites is easier than you may think”!

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New Sunspot Cycle 25 could be one of strongest on record, new research predicts.

On Wednesday, February 10th 2021, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “New Sunspot Cycle 25 could be one of strongest on record, new research predicts” by Dr. Scott McIntosh.

Dr. Scott McIntosh and a team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are predicting that the Sunspot Cycle 25 that started last fall could be one of the strongest since record-keeping began.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to 2021!

We are starting a new session, with several new officers and some new ideas.  One of the goals for the year is to emphasize education and training programs, as well as continuing to offer the successful programs that are already in place.

The following members are new to the Board of Directors this year:

  • Paul Andrews,

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3D Printing and Amateur Radio

On Wednesday, January 13th 2021, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting HELD VIA VIRTUAL WEB CONFERENCE will feature a presentation titled “3D Printing and Amateur Radio” by Mark Steele, KD2NOM

Mark will talk with the DRVA members about his experiences with 3D printing and how this rapidly growing technology is being used by the ham radio community.

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DVRA Tech Net

The DVRA Tech Net has added an additional night to the schedule.  This additional session will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 9PM on the 440MHz, C4FM/Fusion, repeater.  The repeater output frequency is 442.650Mhz, +5Mhz for transmit, in C4FM mode.  

The Tech Net which started last year is held weekly at 9PM on Sunday nights on the DVRA 2 meter repeater. 

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Open House & Picnic Postponed

Unfortunately, the DVRA Open House & Picnic has been POSTPONED this year as a result of COVID-19. However, in lieu of the Open House, a membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12th 2020. Please click HERE for more information.

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CW Class Review

Monday April 1, 2019

Thursday March 28, 2019

Monday March 25,

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Shack and Station Hours

The shack and club station are regularly open to members and visitors the following days and times.

Click for driving directions

Tuesdays

  • 1pm – 4pm ET, and
  • 6pm – 8pm ET
  • Closed to visitors Dec. 25th for the Christmas Day holiday

Thursdays

  • 1pm –

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W2T / W2P Promo Video

Watch our W2T / W2P promo video on the special event prepared by KB2RMS Steve

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