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New SJRA Web Site Features - for club members

SJRA members now have access to the club roster and by-laws on-line.  You will find these new features on the membership page--  please log in and give them a test drive.  Also stay tuned for more changes  ... 

P.S. Please notify the web-team of any desired roster changes by sending a short note (using the link on the bottom of the site home page). Thanks. 
 

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SJRA Elections Coming Up – Is This Your Year to Run?

SJRA will hold its biennial election at the May general meeting, but already Ray N3RG and his nominating committee are beating the bushes for new candidates for the board of directors and to fill spots among the club officers.  A slate of candidates must constitutionally be provided at the April meeting, at which time nominations are also accepted from the membership.  To be nominated a person only needs to state his willingness to serve in the post; candidates for president and vice president must have served on the board for one term. 

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SJRA Takes 2nd Place in 6A for Field Day 2016

The December QST reported that SJRA placed 2nd in the 6A transmitter category and 9th overall in Field Day for 2016.  Both results are a credit to the club and to those who contributed.  There were 42 contestants in category 6A and more than a thousand overall.  Congratulations to all.  More detailed results are available on the Field Day page.

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2016 Christmas Party Changed to Dec 21

The date of the annual SJRA Christmas Party has been changed to December 21 due to the non-availability of the Gibson House on the previous date.  Sorry about the confusion on the date.  Other details are still consistent with the article below.

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SJRA Christmas Party 2016

South Jersey Radio Association cordially invites all members and families to attend the SJRA Christmas Party on December 14 at 7 pm at the Gibson House.  The regular business meeting and awards ceremony will follow.

The menu for the dinner (provided this year by Villa Catering) includes the following: 

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Rejuvinated K2AA Strikes Double Gold in 2016 Field Day

KD2AWE and KD2JPW Operate GOTASJRA had a whopping turnout of 69 people for Field Day this year as it marked its 100th anniversary, and this translated into a greatly improved score compared to recent years.   The performance was highlighted by great results from the 20m and 40m CW stations captained by Bob KE2D and Ray N3RG.  In addition,  GOTA captain Bobby KD2AWE (at left with KD2JPW) brought out a

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Commemorating with ARRL100 Years of SJRA

John MacMillan presents 100th Commemorative Magnet to ARRLJon MacMillan, W2MC, Vice President of the South Jersey Radio Association, presents ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, with a magnet commemorating 100 years of SJRA. Congratulations to all SJRA members on 100 years of service!

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SJRA Centennial QSO Party

It is a rare occasion when an amateur radio club can celebrate a landmark anniversary. In this case the South Jersey Radio Association (SJRA) is preparing to celebrate its centennial anniversary and stake its claim to being one of the oldest continually meeting clubs of its kind in North America. Founded on June 12, 1916 in the home of William G. Phillips in Collingswood, NJ, the history of SJRA dates back to the very inception of radio, predating the first commercial radio broadcast by four years! The club became affiliated with the ARRL in 1920.

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Earn Your SJRA Historic SJRA/100 Centennial QSL Card this Weekend!

South Jersey Radio Association is celebrating its 100th year in 2016, including operating K2AA/100 during the January VHF contest.  This is a great opportunity to collect your first historic, commemorative Centennial QSL card sponsored by SJRA.  The contest runs from 2pm Saturday January 30 to 11pm Sunday January 31, local time, but one does not need to operate in the contest to make a contact or to obtain your Centennial QSL card.   Your contact WILL help SJRA/K2AA/100 improve its score in the contest.

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'Twas the night before Holiday ...

 

'Twas the night before Holiday, when all through the shack 
Not a ham was a chewing, not even a snack...

Read an original holiday greeting, from club member KD2JPW, here

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