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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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SJRA Centennial Bumper Magnets Now Available

SJRA Centennial Car Bumper Magnet

SJRA is pleased to announce that official SJRA Centennial bumper magnets are now available.  These six-inch-diameter emblems may be attached to your (steel) automobile and displayed proudly for years to come.  The club is asking a donation of $5 for each magnet.

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SJRA to Activate K2AA for November Sweepstakes this Year

The SJRA Board of Directors has enthusiastically approved activating the K2AA station for the ARRL November Sweepstakes.  It is expected the location will be Ken Botterbrodt's Command Center parked at his residence.  The Sweepstakes will occur on the weekends of November 7-8 (CW) and November 21-22 (Phone).  We have confirmed that members may operate their own stations as well as operate the K2AA station for a time in each contest.  So contact Ken at Ken@k2wb.com to confirm a spot on the team that earns a Clean Sweep for SJRA!  This is a great opportunity f

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SJRA Year-End Party Scheduled for December 9

South Jersey Radio Association cordially invites all members and families to attend the SJRA Christmas Party on December 9 at 7 pm at the Gibson House.  The regular business meeting and awards ceremony will follow.  Note the meeting is on the second Wednesday due to Gibson House availability.

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

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SJRA to activate SNJ Counties for NJ QSO Party 2015

The NJ QSO Party runs Saturday, 19 September (12:00 Noon to 11:59 PM) and Sunday, 20 September (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

Ken - K2WB and Jon - W2MC will be operating as a ROVER station using the South Jersey Radio Association club call of K2AA during the QSO Party, traveling to each county in the South Jersey area.

The rover plan is:

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