Special QSLs and certificate available for these two events!
- W2T will be on the air from December 26th to December 30th 2018
- W2P will be on the air from December 31st to January 6, 2019
To commemorate the historic Battles of Trenton and Princeton, the Delaware Valley Radio Association will operate special event stations on the days of those battles from its club station. The club station is located right along the route of march of Washington’s troops from the river crossing at McKonkey’s Ferry (now Washington Crossing, PA) to the battle site in Trenton.
W2T History – The Battle of Trenton
Defeated and chased all year by the British, the American army barely reached the safety of Pennsylvania on December 8, 1776. Although the Americans removed anything that could be used to transport British troops across the Delaware River, their eventual defeat was almost inevitable, assuming any American troops remained after enlistments ended in January. In a move studied to this day, General George Washington decided that a bold raid could change the course of the war and preserve his army.
The morning of December 26, 1776 was one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. After crossing the icy Delaware River in the dark, the army landed at Johnson’s Ferry. At 4 am, the American troops began their five-mile march south to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian garrison in an unexpected dawn attack.
W2P History – The Battle of Princeton
On December 29, he led his army back into Trenton. On the night of January 2, 1777, Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek. That night, he evacuated his position, circled around General Lord Cornwallis’ army, and went to attack the British garrison at Princeton. The American victory at the Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was one of the most consequential of the American Revolution. George Washington and his soldiers marched north from Trenton and attacked a British force south of the town.
QSL Cards and Certificate
QSL Cards for both W2T & W2P events can be had by sending a SASE (to accommodate 3.5″x5.5″ sized cards) to:
W2T or W2P c/o DVRA
PO Box 7024
West Trenton NJ 08628-0024
Additionally, for contacting both stations, W2T and W2P, a Certificate conferring a “commission” as Lieutenant in the Continental Army Signal Corps can be had for a $5 processing fee and mailing label.