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We're getting SET again! - The 2020 Simulated Emergency Test is scheduled for 10/3/2020. - (Posted: 09/18/2020)

Southern New Jersey Section amateur radio emergency communications operators are preparing the annual 2020 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday – October 3rd. The purpose of the annual SET is for amateur radio operators to apply their emergency communications skills in a realistic simulation of an emergency event that could occur. The event is not a contest, rather an experiential learning event for enhancing skills and knowledge.

SNJ Section leadership in collaboration with Southern NJ County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Coordinators has selected a “Derecho” weather event for the exercise. The exercise has been designed to comply with all COVID-19 requirements. All operators will be applying their skills and knowledge independently from their homes.

The Section objectives for the event are designed to apply operating skills utilized in the constantly changing emergency communications environment. This year’s simulated event will primarily focus on serving two served agencies of Southern New Jersey Section amateur radio emergency communications, regional office of the National Weather Service and County Offices of Emergency Management.

If you are interested in participating, please contact your County Emergency Coordinator, list available on this website, or Section Emergency Coordinator.

First Annual "Dream Rig" Youth Essay Contest. - (Posted: 07/01/2020)

Press Release by the Intrepid-DX Group

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Intrepid-DX Group is a US based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities in developing countries.

Announcing our first annual Youth Essay Contest-Prize is a Dream Rig!

The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobby because they are our future!  We are establishing an annual Dream Rig Youth Essay Contest to learn the suggestions of young people for attracting other young operators to Amateur Radio.

What is the Prize?

The prize is a factory fresh ICOM IC-7300!  See the features here:

Contest Rules:

1)    Two-page Essay answering these questions: A) What are your amateur radio goals? B) What can we do to attract more youth to amateur radio?

2)    USA Amateur Radio License Holders Age 19 or younger.

3)    Promise to keep the radio for one year, not flip it, trade it or sell it, and to use it on the air.

4)    Send essay in text or MS Word attachment to by July 31, 2020.

5)    You may alternatively mail it to: The Intrepid-DX Group, 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA 95148, USA.. Must be postmarked by July 31, 2020.

6) The winner of the Essay Contest will be announced on our Website and Facebook page on August 10, 2020

All submissions become the property of the Intrepid-DX Group and may be published. 

Questions: Send an email to

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DVRA Tech Net Sunday evenings 9PM 147.670 Mhz (-600 MHz) PL Tone 131.8 - (Posted: 04/04/2020)

All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to join the Delaware Valley Radio Association Tech Net Sunday evenings at 9PM. Tune in to catch the weekly DX report by Cliff Green WA2TMF. Check In's are encouraged to ask questions, discuss technical aspects of amateur radio, and discuss their latest projects. The Tech Net is held weekly on the DVRA repeater 147.670 MHz (-600 MHz) PL Tone 131.8   

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