WU2S to present recent advancements in AREDN at GSARA

Submitted by KA2PBT on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:59

Randy Smith (WU2S) will showcase recent advancements in the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN - pronounced “R-DEN”) project, how people are deploying it, and examples of applications and services provided, at the Wednesday, May 1st meeting of the Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA) beginning at 7:30 PM.  GSARA meets at the Red Cross office at 1540 W Park Avenue, Tinton Falls NJ (cross street Shafto), very near the Wawa on Shafto Road**.  GSARA's website is https://www.gsara

FLARC Helps Celebrate World Amateur Radio Day!

Submitted by KA2PBT on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:39

The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will help celebrate World Amateur Radio Day with an Open House that showcases its club station and demonstrates amateur radio and its value. The event will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 2PM-9PM EDT at FLARC's clubhouse which is located within the Fair Lawn Recreation Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ.

The Garden School --Bringing Amateur Radio To Today's Youth

Submitted by KA2PBT on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:20

Bringing youth to amateur radio is the holy grail for many hams. But a small school in Queens has accomplished just that and with award-winning results. John Hale, KD2LPM will lead a panel discussion on the development and growth of a club which has been nationally recognized for its achievement. The Garden School launched the club in 2016 and stands out as one of the few active radio club in any of the city's schools.


Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:02

Steve, K2SO is reporting that he needs 8 ops for the Celebrate Israel Parade on June 2 (Sunday). It runs from 11-4 but he will need the ops there no later than 9 (due to street closures, etc. ) The job is to assist the announcers so that they have the correct line of march. Chairs may be available - not guaranteed. T shirts will be given out. Bring snacks and lunch - again may be provided but just in case. They use 2 meters - headphones are a must. Questions or volunteers can contact Steve K2SO - k2so@arrl.net



Upcoming NNJ SKYWARN Spotter Training

Submitted by KA2PBT on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:57

skywarn logoAn ARRL NNJ Section based SKYWARN Spotter Training Class (May 29 2019 in Wayne, Passaic County NJ) is now open for Pre-registration (REQUIRED!).

This Class is not just for Passaic County NJ residents, any and all interested parties are invited!

More details and a Link to Pre-Register are available at:

Operators needed for NJ Marathon

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 17:56

The NJ Marathon will take place on Sunday April 28th , 2019 in the Long Branch area.

Volunteer communicators are needed. All you need to do is standby a watering hole and watch the runners go by. Bring a chair if you need to!

This is an excellent way to give back to the community with the knowledge and expertise of a ham radio operator.

I you have questions, please attend the upcoming NJECT meeting on Saturday April 20th 9AM at the Bayville First Aid Building, 660 Route 9 Bayville.

Strict security measures are in place for the Marathon.

World Amateur Radio Day 2019

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 18:31

World Amateur Radio Day is Thursday, April 18.  It is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

If your club is planning to operate or has put together a specific activity, let Ed Efchak WX2R, our Public Information Coordinator know.  His can be reached at: wx2r@arrl.net

More about WARD here:  http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html  

South Plainfield Maker Day 2019

Submitted by KA2PBT on Sun, 03/24/2019 - 15:11

Congratulations to the members of the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) for another successful Maker Day event at the John F. Kennedy Library in Piscataway!

Twenty youngsters were guided in soldering electronic kits such as a flashlight-LED, Wireless microphone, electronic digital clock, electronic voltmeter/thermometer, electronic organ and a Morse Code oscillator.

Participants were also treated to a demonstration of FT8 on HF using an indoor loop antenna!

Licensing Class in Morristown

Submitted by controlop on Fri, 03/22/2019 - 18:59

The Morris Radio Club and the Splitrock Amateur Radio Association are jointly offering a Technician Class Ham Cram training opportunity, with VE session, in early April in Northern NJ.

The classes with be conducted over two Saturdays, 04/06 9AM-1PM & 04/13 8:30AM-2PM. An exam will be offered after the 04/13 session.

VE testing fee is $15.   Two forms of ID required including one government issued photo ID. All license class tests will be offered on April 13th.

The location of the classes and exam is:

WRAET Simplex drill

Submitted by AL0Y on Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:31

Wayne Radio amateur Emergency Team (WRAET) will be conducting a simplex drill.

Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team will be conducting their second drill, for EmComms. Participants in this drill will test the ability to communicate using simplex frequencies from different key locations in Wayne, NJ (in Passaic County) as part of a drill sponsored by Wayne OEM (Office of Emergency Management).