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Storm Robotics Wins Championship

 
On March 26, 2013, the Lenape/Cherokee Storm Robotics Team was awarded the highly coveted Chairman's Award that recognizes the team's outstanding contributions to the community and the FIRST robotics organization. This award is the highest award that a team can receive and is considered a great honor...

 

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SJRA is now offering Free Amateur Radio License Examinations ...

Beginning April 10, the SJRA will offer free monthly Amateur Radio License Examinations. The exam sessions are open to the general public as well as club members. For more information, check out our Amateur Radio License Exams page here

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January VHF Contest with W2MC/R

W2MC/R in Cape May NJ
Rover at Mt. Mitchell
Rover Op Position
FT-736 in Rover
IC-706

I am sure most either remember or heard that I went out Roving with my old Ford E150 (full-sized van) for the June 2012 VHF Contest. Well…on the last day of December, I succumbed to the siren-song of a ‘new-to-me’ Ford F-250 pickup, and traded in both my Durango (the daily driver) and the Ford Van (farming/rover vehicle) to purchase the F-250. This, of course, led to a quandary…”how to turn the new pickup into a Rover?” Significant re-think and re-design went into the conversion, but I now have a “new” vehicle for the VHF contests – the Stealth Rover.

Twelve SJRA Stations Join VHF Sweepstakes

A good number of SJRA members tuned in for the VHF Sweepstakes on Jan 19-20, which ran from 2pm Saturday to 11pm Sunday.  In my own log can be counted N3AVT , KF2Y (a new old member), KC2TN, N2CPR, N3RG, W2MC, WB2EOD, KC2THQ, KC2SNI, N2VW, N2MM (a frequent Field Day contributor for SJRA), and N2SCJ.  Note that almost all of these were contacted on 2 or 3 bands.  The SJRA area is becoming a hotbed of activity for the VHF contest.  It was very pleasant and something of a reunion.  With all of this SJRA activity in the VHF contest, participants should turn in their logs to the ARRL and to Jon

January 2013 VHF Contest

I participated in this past weekend's VHF contest. I operated for about 12 hours spread over Sat/Sun. About 75 contacts were made. About 10 were SJRA club members. About half of the contacts were on FM.  The table below is a summary of stations I worked.

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SJRA Members Mailing List

Below is a link for members to sign up to the SJRA-members list. This is a moderated list.

 

SJRA Email List

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Low Power 40-m Receiver Project - Mario's Kit

40-m Low Power Receiver Kit Designed by Mario

During the October meeting about 20 adventuresome members took up Mario's challenge to build a radio receiver. Much of the meeting was spent getting each project on track. For example Lou N2HQL provided the KV2M/KV2R entry with some 0.022 in solder that greatly eased the soldering process. Since then the individual projects have been moving along at various speeds. KV2M/KV2R have mounted all but about 15 components, for example, and we probably are near the cow's tail.

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Jamboree On The Air 2012

SJRA will be participating with Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) on Saturday, October 20th 2012 at the Pine Hill Boy Scout Reservation from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Look for us operating as W2H around the Boy Scout calling frequencies: 40 Meters 7.190 20 Meters 14.290 15 Meters 21.360 10 Meters 28.390 We'll also likely be on the SJRA repeater (145.290) or the Pine Hill repeater (146.865) We'll be looking for JOTA stations and amateurs for the Scouts to talk with. Jon W2MC

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Boy Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) October 15, 2011

N3RG surrounded by scouts
W2MC Operating
W2H-Ray N3RG operating
N3RG demonstrating Amateur Radio to several Girl Scouts
WA2DWX surrounded by scouts

The South Jersey Radio Association participated with the Southern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America to participate with the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) on Saturday October 15, 2011. We operated with the special call "W2H" at Pine Hill as part of “Harvest Fest” – A day-long event that included other activities (Fishing, Dog Training, Fire, Police, Crafts, Hayrides – it was great!) Participating from the SJRA: – Ray Golley, N3RG – Jon MacMillan, W2MC From the Southern New Jersey Council, BSA: – Dave West Jr. N2XHJ – Dave West Sr.

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