So you passed your Technicians Exam, What Next?

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OK, you finally got the nerve to go and take the Technician Exam, and Wallah! You passed! What next? Well, I believe we've all been in that same position. Lucky for you, you're in the right place if you took the Exam at a local Radio Club.Stick around and ask questions. Pretty much everyone in the Hobby is willing to help out a New Ham. If you're a...
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Our Holiday Party

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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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Battleship New Jersey Visit

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On November 2, 2019, members of the West Essex Amateur Radio Club embarked on a ham-centered field trip to the battleship New Jersey located in Camden New Jersey. In attendance were members Bret, (AC2NI), Steve, (AC2EI), Phil, (KD2PQZ), Henry (KC2WRQ), Steve, (N2DH), with the group being led by our esteemed president, Don (K2DEG). We were warmly re...
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WEARC Goes to the ARRL

WEARC Trip to ARRL Headquarters The view as we drove up.
Don K2DEG and Benett AC2NI took a trip to the ARRL on June 11th, 2019.We won't bore you with all the details but..... Both Don and I have been hams for many, years yet neither of us had ever been to the ARRL. We decided it was about time. Our group was supposed to be larger but 2 members' personal commitments caused th...
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DMR Hot Spot Night

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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 b...
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Education Lesson on FT 8

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The following outline is an introduction to the digital mode on hf. 1.Get the latest software at https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html2.Your computer needs digital audio drivers3.Your computer has to be in sync with the time and must be within +/-.5 seconds https://time.gov/4.Regardless of what band your rig is on it must be in USB5....
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Ted - W2PNE Looks Back

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My interest in ham radio began when I was a sophomore in high school, age 14, and KN2VVN demonstrated his ARC-5 World War II receiver and transmitter. Having told me about all the countries he previously contacted I was somewhat surprised when all I heard were these strange sounds of dots and dashes, and yet, there was something about putting on th...
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Anonymous Equipment Donation

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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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My new Kenwood TS890

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 This is an amazing radio. The receive clarity is outstanding. I am a SSB rag chewer so I really enjoy clean clear audio. My previous rig was the Kenwood TS590S. I enjoyed using that radio. It has excellent clarity but the TS890 take the receive to a new level. The quality of the signals I receive are so clear and crisp. It makes listening muc...
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Repairing our Alpha Delta Parallel Dipole Antenna

2019-05-15-20.45.27
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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The New Beginning - From Our President Donald Saltzman, K2DEG

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The WEARC started in 1994 with the main goal to come together in an atmosphere where like-minded amateur radio operators could both discuss and engage in contesting, DX'ing and all modes of ham radio communication. As expected, the annual Field Day is the most-anticipated club event for WEARC, as it is for most amateur radio clubs. Our club will of...
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Sad passing of our President

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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

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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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