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Two Big Weekends for Contesters

The weekends of Sept 12-13 and Sept 19-20 are great ones for contesting.  The VHF sweepstakes is a low pressure, high-prestige contest on a regional scale.  If you have 2 m or 6m, you cancertainly rack up a respectable score, and credit it to SJRA.  There are entry categories for FM-only and 3-band (2m, 6m, and 432 MHz) for those who have not ventured into higher frequencies.  The objective is to get as many contacts and as many grid squares into your log.  For more information, see the On the Air/Contests section of the ARRL web site, www.arrl.org.

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SJRA Celebrates with Year-End Party

SJRA Christmas Party 2014South Jersey Radio Association celebrated the Holidays with its annual year-end party on December 17 at the Gibson House.  An excellent meal featuring entrees of roast beef and chicken marsalla, and numerous other dishes was enjoyed.  Everyone marveled at the oversized cake with a prominent SJRA emblem on it, and they enjoyed it as well.  N3AVT was awarded the Gordon Kressel award, whi

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SJRA Centennial Committee Adopts 100 Yr Logo

The South Jersey Radio Association’s 100th Anniversary Committee has adopted a special logo for the events of 2016.  The centennial logo borrows from the club’s current logo as well as a very early SJRA logo that contained the date of the club’s inception.  The centennial logo is shown in the first figure to the left.  The centennial logo is intended to be used throughout the year 2016 to commemorate 100

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Celebrate 2014 at SJRA Christmas Party December 17

South Jersey Radio Association cordially invites all members and families to attend the SJRA Christmas Party on December 17 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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Revised NJ QSO Party Leads Off October

Save Oct 4 and Oct 5 on your calendar for the New Jersey QSO Party.  This is a great friendly contest that is becoming more popular.  This year's date was matched with the California QSO Party, so that 10 m to 80 m contacts should be hot and heavy.  If you have not participated in a contest before, just be ready to give those California folks your CQP serial number and your state, and don't forget to mention that you are participating in both contests!  California operators will need the RST and your New Jersey county for the NJ QSO Party.  You will need their county and CQP serial number f

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ARRL VHF September Sweepstakes Approaches

The September ARRL VHF Sweepstakes happens on Saturday and sunday, September 13-14 this year.  This is a great contest to get into the swing of contesting as it is pretty informal, and one can compete reasonably easily.  There are competion categories for just FM, 6m and 2m, and VHF 3-Band as well as for those with a whole farm of antennas.  Activity starts at 2pm Saturday September 13.  Hope to hear you on the air.

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It's almost like being at the SJRA Field Day...

Check out the photos: click here to view photos (if you are having trouble viewing the site from a mobile device, try

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New web host for the SJRA web site

The migration of the SJRA web site to a commercial web host has been completed.  Along with the server migration, significant security fixes have been installed and Drupal has been upgraded.  Members are welcome to log in to view the latest Harmonics, and back issues.  If you are a paid sjra member without a user id please contact the sjra-web team (using the link on the home page of the web site) to request a log-in account.  At this time we are unfreezing the web site content, so be sure to look for upcoming changes and improvements in the weeks ahead.

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