First Public Display of the WEARC Satellite Tracker


Our satellite tracker has finally come of age. It made its first public appearance during Field Day 2022. After some last-minute upgrades, the project was considered deployable and set to work tracking satellites for real. After a night research we were armed with a list of potential targets. The list was short, only 14 possible satellites and only...

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Starting a New Life for the Clubs Donated IC-701


Long before I joined the club a couple of years ago, a club member, now a silent key, donated his IC-701. He was Harold K2IBM an active member who recently went silent key. Since we have been getting some new club members there is a need for a "loner HF station" so a new member who has not yet invested in a rig can get on the air. In the past these...

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How to Set-Up and Test Your Station


A beginners guide to practical testing, setting up your equipment and how to start at Homebrew. This is a blog of the first run of this presentation captured from a Skype Club Meeting held Wednesday January 27th, 2021. The recorded video and a downloadable set of slides are below.  Part One – How to set-up and test your station • We review typ...

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Ideas for Your First HF Station


New to Ham Radio?Questions about setting a up station?Which radio do I buy?Which antenna should I use? WEARC will help you find the answers to these questions and more. This is not a sales pitch. This presentation will highlight the options available for setting up a station in your home or apartment. You can enjoy all of the fun of communicating h...

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Sharing my antenna tuner


After a club.meeting some members asked for a demonstration of using an antenna tuner. Although there are a lot of YouTube videos and articles online I did not see an example like the one I was given as a young operator. Loading an incandescent light bulb Using a light bulb as a dummy load is a good way of seeing how tuning affects power. Fun as we...

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Our Holiday Party


Our annual Holiday party was held on Saturday December 14th, 7PM at Don Pepe II. Spouses, significant other, and other were invited. We had a great record breaking turn out this year, over 20 people attending! Our President Don awarded a liquid prize to the person having the nearest birthday. This was won by Harold W2IBM.

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DMR Hot Spot Night


Tonight's general meeting turned into a show and tell for DMR Hot Spots, three members showed their personal Hot Spots and these covered the range from home made to commercial supported unit. You see all three in the photo. The one on the left was from Benett AC2NI who was the first member to build his Hot Spot and use DMR. In turn the middle unit ...

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Anonymous Equipment Donation


At our general meeting on 6/19/2019 we were about to start planning the upcoming Field Day when a stranger appeared at the door. We think W3??? Announced himself and offered us the remnants of his ham gear because he wanted it to go to a good home. He was downsizing and leaving Ham Radio and had found us from our website. In the excitement to see w...

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Repairing our Alpha Delta Parallel Dipole Antenna


Our May 15th club meeting was used to repair our "new" Alpha Delta Parallel Dipole Antenna. This antenna is a Parallel Dipole Antennas which consist of the Alpha Delta DELTA-C center insulator and end insulators, ISO-RES coils connected to the 80/40/15 meter wires, and separate wires for 20 and 10 meters. You can find details of the antenna here. &...

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Sad passing of our President


I am very sad to announce that John Weinfeld N2NO has gone silent key. He was our club president and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace our friend. 73 N2NO remembered by Mike Hartmann, NI2S I first met John on the front steps of the Grover Cleveland Junior High School in Caldwell, waiting for the doors to open on the first day of sch...

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We did some great DX that day


Looking cautiously round, to ascer-tain that they were not overheard, the two hags cowered nearer to the fire. She was bouncing away,  Looking cautiously round, to ascer-tain that they were not overheard, the two hags cowered nearer to the fire. She was bouncing away,

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We had a field day at sometime


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Club Meeting Location:

Essex Fells Service Building,

307 Runnymede Road, Second Floor,

Essex Fells, NJ 07021

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