Operating Remote on Field Day in June 2023.
Weather prevented us from setting up our Field Day Location. 


I became an amateur radio operator in June 2020 during the Pandemic as a way to utilize the idle time we that was being experienced. Becoming a radio operator was something I had thought about growing up ini the 1990’s, however, life, cell phones, etc took over and I pushed it to the side.

After passing the Technician exam in June of 2020, I began studying for the General license and successfully completed that in November 2020. This is when the HF bug really set in, however, due to life returning to normal, studying for the Extra license proved to be a challenge. Thankfully after some more cramming I passed the Extra exam in July 2022.

I am presently operating a Kenwood TS2000 as my HF rig with a G5RV. For VHF/UHF I am utilizing a Icom ID-880H.  In the car I operate the Anytone 5888 which is a simple dual band VHF/UHF mobile radio. Presently utilizing an Anytone 878 and a Raspberry Pi converted with a MMDVMHost to work DMR>

I have become involved with the Canadian-American Net ( This net provides operators a chance to check in with CW or Phone. I am a member of OMISS (#14456), and paticipate in the nets with the 3905 Century Club. I have not reached my club member status yet, but I continue to work towards it.

I’m a graduate of William Paterson University in Wayne with a Bachelors in Communications (Broadcast Journalism emphasis). I have worked in telecommunications since 1997 supporting multiple types of networks elements and network types.

Outside of Amateur Radio and work I am a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. When not on the engine or ambulance I volunteer with Livingston Boy Scout Troop 12 an Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor.

CJ Melhorn – KD2TZX

Club Meeting Location:

American Red Cross Office

209 Fairfield Rd

Fairfield, NJ 07004

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