History of DSRC Meetings and Events

Scroll down for meeting topics and historical artifacts from the past 20 years

2019-2020 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 17 Sep – Field Day Review, Dennis McClary KC2IMI; How I Spent My Summer, DSRC Members; ARRL EC-001 Q & A, Tom Devine WB2ALJ;
    Video: How to Pull Images from Satellites in Orbit, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Oct – Portable Operation, Skip Arey N2EI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Nov – The 1924 Grimeton, Sweden VLF communications station SAQ, Doug Fearn K3KW;
    Logging for Special Event Stations, Don Corrington AK2S, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 7 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, 2:00 PM, Flaming Grill and Supreme Buffet, Hamilton Township
  • Sat 4 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 21 Jan – Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSO) for the Radio Amateur, John DeGood NU3E and Joe Jesson W2JEJ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Feb – N1MM+ Logging Software, Don Corrington AK2S, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 21 Mar – 45th Annual Trenton Computer Festival *** CANCELLED ***; “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 17 Mar – Monthly meeting *** CANCELLED ***, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Apr – N2RE Spectrum, Joe Jesson W2JEJ, via Cisco Webex, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 May – It All Started Here, Don Corrington AK2S, via Cisco Webex, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Jun – DSRC Field Day, Dennis McClary KC2IMI;
    ARRL Field Day Log Submissions, John DeGood NU3E;
    Meshtastic, John DeGood NU3E, via Cisco Webex, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 27 Jun and Sun 28 Jun – ARRL Field Day from home stations
  • Tue 21 Jul – Virtual Shack Tour, Don Corrington AK2S, via Cisco Webex, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Aug – Virtual Shack Tour, Al Katz K2UYH, via Cisco Webex, 7:30 PM
  • Fri 10 to Sun 12 Oct – Vintage Computer Festival East XV, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ

2018-2019 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 18 Sep – Field Day Review; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Oct – Amateur Radio in Space, Don Corrington AK2S, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Nov – The Hams Can: Amateur Operators and the Birth of Household Radio, Florencia Pierri, Curator, The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 1 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, 2:00 PM, Flaming Grill and Supreme Buffet, Hamilton Township
  • Sat TBD Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 15 Jan – Programming Your Amateur Radio with CHIRP, Don Corrington AK2S & Bob Nelson K2QPN, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Feb – Whaddon Mk VII, Bob Nelson K2QPN, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Mar – The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN), Randy Smith, WU2S, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 23 Mar – 44th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 16 Apr – Micro BITX – HF for Less, Kevin Meredith, KB3BUT, 7:30 PM
  • Fri 3 to Sun 5 May – Vintage Computer Festival East XIV, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 21 May – Raspberry Pi Desktop with Multi-SDR applications, Joe Jesson, W2JEJ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Jun – Field Day Planning; Videos: Field Day Safety and Field Day in 1947, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 22 Jun and Sun 23 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August
2019 Field Day was at the American Red Cross

2017-2018 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 19 Sep – Cassini Saturn Mission; Field Day Review; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Oct – RF Health Risks, Joe Jesson, W2JEJ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Nov – FT8, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 2 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, 2:00 PM, Flaming Grill and Supreme Buffet, Hamilton Township
  • Sat 6 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 16 Jan – Advances in Low-Cost SDR Performance; New SDR Transceiver Development Systems, Joe Jesson, W2JEJ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Feb – RemoteHams, Bob Beyer, KE2D, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 17 Mar – 43rd Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 20 Mar – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Apr – Nuclear Energy — My Time at PPPL, Bryan McPhee, N2RTZ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 May – Work the World With WSJT-X: 2018 MicroHams Digital Conference Talk by Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented by Rebecca Mercuri, KA3IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Fri 18 to Sun 20 May – Vintage Computer Festival East XIII, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 19 Jun – Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI; Mercer County ARES/RACES, Roger Ding, KD2FDT, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August

2016-2017 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 20 Sep – Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Gerry Jurrens N2GJ; Field Day Review; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Oct – Design History and Restoration of the RCA AR-88 Interception Receiver, Joe Jesson W2JEJ; 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Nov – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Shure SM58 Microphone, Rebecca Mercuri KA3IAX; 7:30 PM
  • Sat 3 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Sat 7 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 17 Jan – The Relentless March of Aviation Technology and Its Pioneers, Brian McPhee N2RTZ; 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Feb – DSRC Repeater Upgrades, John Frercks KD2AAR; 7:30 PM
  • Sat 19 Mar – 42nd Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 21 Mar – Wire Antennas in Trees, Doug Fearn K3KW; 7:30 PM
  • Fri 14 to Sun 16 Apr – Vintage Computer Festival East XII, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 18 Apr – N2RE Repeater Changes and Improvements, John Frercks KD2AAR; 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 May – Secrets of the World’s Most Mysterious Codes (video), Dennis McClary KC2IMI; 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Jun – Field Day Planning, Vintage Radio and Communications Museum, Dennis McClary KC2IMI; 7:30 PM
  • Sat 24 Jun and Sun 25 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August

DSRC Officers

President – Dennis McClary KC2IMI
Vice President – Rebecca Mercuri KA3IAX
Treasurer – Stan Subhan N2FMI
Secretary – John DeGood NU3E
Public Service Coordinator – Gerry Jurrens N2GJ
Public Information Officer – Robert Uhrik WA2BSP

2015-2016 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 15 Sep – Field Day Review; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Oct – Walkie-Talkies by Gotham Sound (30 minute video), Rebecca Mercuri KA3IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Nov – Microsoft .NET Micro and Gadgeteer Frameworks, Mike Rauch K2VPX, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 5 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Sat 9 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 19 Jan – The AMSAT Fox 1 Project, Don Corrington, AK2S, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Feb – T42US DXpedition (Havana Cuba), Stephanie Koles WX3K, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Mar – Movie Night: “Radio at War”, Rebecca Mercuri KA3IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 19 Mar – 41st Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Fri 15 to Sun 17 Apr – Vintage Computer Festival East XI, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 19 Apr – Social Evening at Princetonian Diner, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 May – Avionics and Navigation, Brian McPhee N2RTZ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Jun – Titan II Missile Museum photos and video tour, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 25 Jun and Sun 26 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August

2014-2015 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 16 Sep – Field Day Review; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Oct – 3D Printing Workshop, Rebecca Mercuri, KA3IAX and Kevin Meredith, KB3BUT, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Nov – HF Digital Voice with FreeDV and Improving the SignaLink USB Noise Floor, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 6 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Sat 10 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 20 Jan – Low-Cost Software Defined Radio Advances, Joe Jesson, KC2VGL, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Feb – DMR, Jamie Pugh, N2VVL; Pi Day Planning, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 14 Mar – Pi Day Special Event Station; 9 AM to 3 PM (1300 UTC to 1900 UTC)
  • Tue 17 Mar – D-Star, Randy Gutentag, WA2RMZ, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 21 Mar – 40th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Fri 17 to Sun 19 Apr – Vintage Computer Festival East 10.0, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 21 Apr – Getting Started on 1296 EME, Al Katz, K2UYH, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 May – HVAC Basics & Small Emergency Generators, Pat Howard, K2PAT, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Jun – Installing ARES Standard Anderson PowerPole Connectors, Gary Wilson, K2GW; A Homebrew Coaxial Colinear Antenna for 1090 MHz ADS-B Reception, John DeGood, NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 27 Jun and Sun 28 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August

Field Day 2015 Public Relations Coverage

Here’s a link about our Field Day 2015 operations, from nj.com

“Super” Pi Day Special event station N2RE – Princeton, New Jersey

The David Sarnoff Radio Club will host a special event station on March 14, 2015 in conjunction with the Princeton Pi Day & Einstein Birthday Party that will be held in Princeton New Jersey. Einstein’s birthday was March 14th the numeric equivalent of Pi! Princeton, NJ celebrates the amazing coincidence like no other city on earth! DSRC will join in celebrating this occasion with an amateur radio special event station.

STATION: N2RE
DATE: Saturday, 3.14.15 -THE REAL PI DAY & EINSTEIN’S BIRTHDAY
TIME: 1300 UTC to 1900UTC (9am EDT to 3pm EDT)
FREQUENCIES: 14.314 MHz, 21.314 MHz, 28.314 MHz USB (40m, VHF/UHF simplex, as well as CW stations may also be operating)
To receive a special event QSL card send a self-addressed stamped business envelope along with your QSO information (call sign, state abbreviation, band, UTC time of contact) to: Bob Uhrik – WA2BSP

N2RE Super Pi Day
QSL Card from 3,14,15 Pi Day

2013-2014 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 17 Sep – Field Day Review, Dennis McClary KC2IMI; How I Spent My Summer Vacation; “The History of the Internet and its Flexible Future” (video), 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Oct – The ARRL Amateur Auxiliary and the Official Observers Program, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Nov – 1966-1969, Allen & Hurley Electronics – The Last Wireless Communications Shop in Trenton, New Jersey, Joe Jesson KC2VGL, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 14 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Sat 4 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 21 Jan – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Tue 18 Feb – The ARRL 100th Anniversary: A History, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 15 Mar – 39th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 18 Mar – A New Home in the Country: The Sarnoff Collection’s Move to TCNJ, Benjamin Gross, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 7:30 PM; Note: Meeting at The College of New Jersey; 2000 Pennington Road; Ewing, NJ 08628; Roscoe L West Hall, Second Floor
  • Tue 15 Apr – WWV, Tom Ray, 7:30 PM
  • TBD – Vintage Computer Festival East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 20 May – Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM
  • TBD – 36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Wireless Technologies
  • Tue 17 Jun – Cabinet Making at RCA, Stanley Saperstein; Field Day Planning, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 28 Jun and Sun 29 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August

2012-2013 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 18 Sep – Field Day Review, Dennis McClary KC2IMI; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Oct – Battleship New Jersey Radio Club, Rich Enwright KB3NRL, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Nov – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 1 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • TBD – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 15 Jan – Working At Height – The view from my office (without a window), John Frercks KD2AAR, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Feb – Cheap and Easy SDR, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 16 Mar – 38th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 19 Mar – AllStar Link, Brian Boccardi N2MPM, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Apr – Joint Meeting with IEEE PCJS Broadcast Technology Chapter: ARRL Lab: Trials, Tribulations and (Tall?) Tales, Ed Hare, W1RFI, ARRL Laboratory Manager, 7:30 PM
  • TBD – Vintage Computer Festival East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 21 May – High Frequency Radar for Oceanographic Purposes, Dr. Hugh Roarty, Rutgers University, 7:30 PM
  • TBD – 36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Wireless Technologies
  • Tue 18 Jun – Field Day Planning, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 22 Jun and Sun 23 Jun – ARRL Field Day at 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
  • no meeting in July or August

2011-2012 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 20 Sep – Field Day Review, Dennis McClary KC2IMI; ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference, John DeGood NU3E; How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Oct – Battleship New Jersey Radio Club, Rich Enwright KB3NRL, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Nov – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 3 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Sat 14 Jan – Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Day, Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey
  • Tue 17 Jan – Optimizing Your Ham Shack for Operator Comfort and Efficiency, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Feb – Health Check: David Sarnoff Radio Club; Making Contacts From the Mountain Top, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 10 Mar – 37th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, “Ham Cram” and License Testing sponsored by DSRC
  • Tue 20 Mar – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Go Kits, Kip Burnett KB2EGI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Apr – Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 5 and Sun 6 May – Vintage Computer Festival East 8.0, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
  • Tue 15 May – Co-Locating Radios for Field Day, George Holubec NE2U, 7:30 PM
  • Mon 21 and Tue 22 May – 35th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Wireless Technologies
  • Tue 19 Jun – Field Day Planning, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun – Field Day
  • no meeting in July or August

Field Day Coverage 2012

From US1 Newspaper

2010-2011 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 21 Sep – Field Day Review, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Show-and-Tell, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Oct – “We Are Engineers” — Dr. Harry Olson and Audio Research at RCA, Rebecca Mercuri, KA3IAX and Kevin Meredith, KB3BUT, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Nov – Introduction to the Texas Instruments MSP430 LaunchPad, John DeGood, NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 4 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 18 Jan – An American Inventor: Maj. Edwin Howard Armstrong, produced by the Antique Wireless Association, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Feb – ARISSat-1 (formerly SuitSat-2), Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Mar – Emergency Alert System (EAS), Jim Heminway, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 2 and Sun 3 Apr – ARRL NJ State Convention and 36th Annual Trenton Computer Festival
  • Tue 19 Apr – High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), Nikola Tesla, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 May – TI LaunchPad Reprise, John DeGood, NU3E and Martin Harriss, K2MH, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Jun – Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, Dayton Hamvention Review, Gary Wilson, K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 25 Jun and Sun 26 Jun – Field Day
  • no meeting in July or August

2009-2010 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 15 Sep – Field Day Review, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Show-and-Tell, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Oct – Frequency Calibration at Minimal Expense, Norberto Perez, NY8N, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Nov – The Op Amp in Audio and Music Circuits, Rebecca Mercuri, KA3IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 5 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 19 Jan – The Wireless War – Bletchley Park, Barry Cohen, K2JV, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Feb – Ham Radio Videos, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Mar – BlackBerry Software Development, John DeGood, NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Apr – Powering America, Frank Palacek, KC2TKD, 7:30 PM
    Slides (2.3 MB PDF) Notes (91 KB PDF) (see ArchiveArchive Page)
  • Tue 18 May – Akihabara: Tokyo Electronics Flea Market, John Garmendi, N2DV, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Jun – Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary, KC2IMI; Puxing PX-777+ HT, Rebecca Mercuri, KA3IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 26 Jun and Sun 27 Jun – ARRL Field Day at at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • no meeting in July or August
DSRC operated the W0W special event station as part of this event!

2008-2009 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 16 Sep – Field Day Review, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Show-and-Tell, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Oct – Knots as Tools, Norberto Perez NY8N, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 25 and Sun 26 Oct – Special Event Station W0W: Martians for Education, Van Nest Park
  • Tue 18 Nov – Roving in a BIG FLAT State, Greg Jurrens WD0ACD (Gerry N2GJ’s cousin), 7:30 PM
  • Sat 6 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 20 Jan – MEETING CANCELED
  • Tue 17 Feb – US Digital Television Transition, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
    ( Archive Page link)
  • Tue 17 Mar – Using the Internet for Accurate Weather Forecasting, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Apr – HF Beacons, Building the Softrock SDR, Ham Radio Deluxe (from amateurlogic.tv), Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 May – Staying Active in Amateur Radio, Brian Boccardi N2MPM 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Jun – Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, DTV Transition Experiences, DSRC Members, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 27 Jun and Sun 28 Jun – ARRL Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • no meeting in July or August
Dr. Olsen, KC2ONX, in space overalls shakes hands with Gerry Jurrens, N2GJ
Materials Scientist Dr. Greg Olsen, KC2ONX visits BSA Radio Merit Badge Day, 2009.

Dr. Greg Olsen, KC2ONX, who traveled to the International Space Station in 2005, visited Gerry Jurrens, N2GJ and Scouts at BSA Radio Merit Badge Day, Sarnoff Corporation, 1/10/09.

2007-2008 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 18 Sep – Field Day Review, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Show-and-Tell, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Oct – Severe Winter Weather – Blizzards (Weather Channel DVD), 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Nov – GDMSS – Maritime Radio Communications for the 21st Century, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 1 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 15 Jan – HF Antennas for Portable Use, John DeGood NU3E, Annual Election of Officers, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Feb – APRS Update and Workshop, Brian Boccardi N2MPM, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Mar – QRP Today, Gerry Jurrens N2GJ, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Apr – Amateur Extra License Review Session, Brian Boccardi N2MPM, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 26 Apr thru Sun 27 Apr – 33nd Annual Trenton Computer Festival, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • Tue 20 May – Weird Antenna Projects of New Jersey, Rebecca Mercuri KA2IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Jun – Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 28 Jun and Sun 29 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • no meeting in July or August

DSRC Officers

President – Dennis McClary KC2IMI
Vice President – Rod Borchardt KB2MRI
Treasurer – Stan Subhan N2FMI
Secretary – John DeGood NU3E
Public Service Coordinator – Gerry Jurrens N2GJ
Public Information Officer – David Willmore N0YMV

2006-2007 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 19 Sep – Field Day Review, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Show-and-Tell, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Oct – U.S. Manned Space Flight: A Triumph of Teamwork (film), Discussion of FCC “Omnibus” Report and Order, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Nov – Introduction to Printed Circuit Board Layout, David Willmore N0YMV, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 2 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 16 Jan – A Brief History of Multiphonic Recording and Playback, Rebecca Mercuri KA3IAX, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Feb – Morse Show-and-Tell: Bring Your Keys, Paddles, Keyers, etc.; Camp Run-A-MOC Video, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Mar – Station Automation Software, Gary Wilson K2GW and John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Apr – Digital Shortwave Broadcasting, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 28 Apr thru Sun 29 Apr – 32nd Annual Trenton Computer Festival, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • Tue 15 May – “Blue Planet” (IMAX), 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Jun – Dayton Hamvention Review, Gary Wilson K2GW, Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • no meeting in July or August

2005-2006 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 20 Sep – ARISS Operation, Field Day Review, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Oct – Combat Television, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Nov – 10 GHz Operation, Marc Franco N2UO, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 3 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM (tentative)
  • Tue 17 Jan – Emergency Power, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Feb – Batteries, David Willmore N0YMV, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Mar – Playing with the Buddipole, Ed Kaftanic KE2MM and Stan Subhan N2FMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Apr – Introduction to Embedded USB Development, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Fri 21 Apr thru Sun 23 Apr – 31st Annual Trenton Computer Festival, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • Tue 16 May – SAREX, Bob Hopkins WB2UDC, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Jun – Field Day Planning, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 6:30 PM [NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME]; David Sarnoff, RCA, and the Arc of the American Century, Dr. Alex Magoun, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 24 Jun and Sun 25 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • no meeting in July or August

2004-2005 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 21 Sep – Field Day Review, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Show-and-Tell Session, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Oct – Simple VHF Direction Finding, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Nov – Antennas for Battleships, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 4 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM (tentative)
  • Tue 18 Jan – Talking into Space: Adventures with Ham Radio Satellites, Sterling McBride KI5AB, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Feb – APRS: Enhancing the Radio Experience, Brian Boccardi N2MPM, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Mar – Volunteer License Examiners, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 16 Apr and Sun 17 Apr – 30th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • Tue 19 Apr – Signal Processing with PIC Microprocessors, David Willmore N0YMV, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 May – World’s Shortest Film Festival, Dennis McClary KC2IMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Jun – Dayton Hamvention Redux + Field Day Planning, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 25 Jun and Sun 26 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • no meeting in July or August

Field Day 2005: We had great coverage of the event from The Princeton Packet, The Trenton Times, and US 1 (alas, all the links have gone!)

2003-2004 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Sun 14 Sep – DVRA Hamfest, NJ National Guard Armory, Lawrenceville, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Tue 16 Sep – Field Day Review, Road to Monmouth Review, Summer Vacation Review, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 21 Oct – AO40 Operation, Marc Franco N2UO, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Nov – An Illustrated History of the David Sarnoff Research Center, Alex Magoun, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 6 Dec – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Sat 10 Jan – RESCHEDULED – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 20 Jan – Show-and-Tell, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Feb – SKYWARN Training by National Weather Service, 7:00 PM
  • Tue 16 Mar – Antenna Modeling, John DeGood NU3E 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Apr – SDR-1000 Software Defined Radio, Bob McGwier N4HY, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 1 May – Sun 2 May – 29th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ
  • Tue 18 May – Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Jun – Field Day Planning, Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 26 Jun and Sun 27 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds
  • Tue 20 Jul – Shack Visits: David N0YMV and Stan N2FMI, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Aug – Shack Visits: Marc N2UO and Gary K2GW, 7:30 PM

2003 DSRC Officers

• President – Charlie Dieterich, N2CTW
• Vice President – Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI
• Treasurer – Bette Henney, WB2MNX
• Secretary – John DeGood, NU3E
• Public Service Coordinator – Gerry Jurrens, N2GJ

2002-2003 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 17 Sep – Homebrew Portable Antenna, Ed Kaftanic KE2MM; ARRL Atlantic Division Election, Tony Gargano N2SS, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 28 Sep – DVRA Hamfest, NJ National Guard Armory, Lawrenceville, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Tue 15 Oct – Field Day Recap, Rod Borchardt KB2MRI; It All Comes Down to the Antenna, David Willmore N0YMV, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Nov – Vacationing in Aruba with Ham Radio, Rod Borchardt KB2MRI; From Omaha Beach to the Tour de France, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 7 Dec – Annual Holiday Party, Super Star East Buffet, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 21 Jan – 12 Volt Power Distribution, Gary Wilson K2GW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Feb – Grounding, Pat Howard K2PAT; Shielding, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Mar – Emergency Antennas and the Smith Chart, Bob Evans N2LO, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 Apr – EME, Marc Franco N2UO, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 3 May and Sun 4 May – 28th Annual Trenton Computer Festival New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ
  • Tue 20 May – Digital Voice in Amateur Radio, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 17 Jun – Field Day Planning; Road to Monmouth, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 28 Jun and Sun 29 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds

2001-2002 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 18 Sep – Public Service Event/Emergency Communications, Kip Burnett KB2EGI; BB62 Update, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Oct – Project Night, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 20 Nov – MARS/AFC6YPX and Vietnam in the 1960s/1970s, John Riganati WB6LCD, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 8 Dec – Annual Holiday Party at Super Star East Buffet, 311 Nassau Park Blvd, West Windsor, NJ, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 15 Jan – The Collins Radio Company: History and Products, Rudy Kerl, K2MVW, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Feb – Restricted Antennas, Bob Uhrik, WA2BSP, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 19 Mar – RF Exposure Safety Workshop, Charlie Dieterich N2CTW; Extreme Narrowband Digital Modes, John DeGood NU3E, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 16 Apr – Digital Encoding and Modulation, David Willmore N0YMV, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 4 May and Sun 5 May – 27th annual Trenton Computer Festival, New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ
  • Tue 21 May – Tour of Nassau Broadcasting Studios, Mick Rapeer W2YNO, 7:30 PM
  • Tue 18 Jun – Field Day Planning, Rod Borchardt KB2MRI, 7:30 PM
  • Sat 22 Jun and Sun 23 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds

11 September 2001

DSRC members activate N2ARC at American Red Cross Central New Jersey Chapter following WTC tragedy: photo gallery from N2GJ

N2ARC was in contact with other Red Cross chapters when even phone communications was impossible due to system overload.

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N2ARC was in contact with other Red Cross chapters when even phone communications was impossible due to system overload.


2000-2001 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 19 Sep – Ham Radio, What’s News? (With Field Day Recap); moderated by Charlie Dieterich N2CTW
  • Tue 17 Oct – Direct Readout of NOAA Weather Satellites; Dan Marlow KC2FJZ
  • Tue 21 Nov – American Morse: The Original Code; Doug Fearn K3KW
  • Sat 16 Dec – Annual Holiday Party at Super Star East Buffet, 311 Nassau Park Blvd, West Windsor, NJ, 2:00 PM
  • Tue 16 Jan – You Can Tune an Antenna, But You Can’t Tune a Fish; Rod Borchardt KB2MRI and Charlie Dieterich N2CTW
  • Tue 20 Feb – Battleship New Jersey; Joe Cramer N2XYZ
  • Tue 20 Mar – Aircraft Navigation and Communications Equipment: How They Get There When You Can Not See the Ground; John Ferrara W3GVF
  • Tue 17 Apr – Broadcast Digital Television – A Ham Radio Perspective; Charlie Dieterich, N2CTW
  • Tue 15 May – Tour of Channel 52 Transmitter Site; Charlie Loughery KA3CFQ
  • Tue 19 Jun – Field Day Planning; Rod Borchardt KB2MRI; Amateur Digital Modes Update; John DeGood NU3E
  • Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds

1999-2000 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 21 Sep – The Changing Role of Amateur Radio in Emergency Communications, Kurt Weirich, K2URT
  • Tue 19 Oct – Warbling and Raising Hell, John DeGood, NU3E
  • Tue 16 Nov – Ham Radio: A 2020 Vision, Charlie Dieterich, N2CTW
  • Sat 11 Dec – Holiday Party, 2:00 PM at Old Country Buffet, Langhorne, PA
  • Tue 18 Jan – Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Antennas, Frank Rutter, K3AW (Silent Key)
  • Tue 15 Feb – Project Night, Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI
  • Tue 21 Mar – Emergency Communications Preparedness, Tom Opalack, KB2ECX
  • Tue 18 Apr – Scuba Diving in the Cayman Islands (very nice DX site!), Art Greenberg, WA2LLN
  • Sat 29 Apr – Annual Spring Dinner, 6:30 PM at Number 1 Chinese Kitchen Buffet, 100 Flock Rd
  • Tue 16 May – Amplifier Measurement Techniques, Bob Evans, N2LO and Dave McGee, W2KV
  • Tue 20 Jun – Field Day Planning and Amsat Phase 3D, Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI and John DeGood, NU3E
  • Sat 24 Jun and Sun 25 Jun – Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation grounds

Photos from Field Day 2000

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Hams enjoy field day in the field behind Sarnoff Corp.


1998-1999 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 15 Sep – Homebrew Show-and-Tell and Field Day Recap, Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI
  • Tue 20 Oct – History of the Telegraph Key, Ed Vickner, K2SNK
  • Tue 17 Nov – National Traffic System, Gerry Jurrens, N2GJ
  • Sat 12 Dec – Holiday Party, 4:30 PM at Old Country Buffet, Langhorne, PA
  • Tue 19 Jan – Antennas, John DeGood, NU3E, and Ray Simpson, WA2PYX
  • Tue 16 Feb – Radio Astronomy, Darryl Foyuth, N2JVP
  • Tue 16 Mar – Repeater Link: A New Band for Your Radio, Jim Millner, WB2REM
  • Sat 20 Mar – DSRC Annual Spring Dinner, 6:30 PM at Seasons Restaurant, Quaker Bridge Rd next to Quaker Bridge Mall
  • Tue 20 Apr – The Modulation Station, John P. Iovacchino, KC2DNX; John J. McGuckin, KB3CYC; Raymond J. Huber, KC2DNY
  • Thu 20 May – Technology and the Media, Bev Aaron, KD3DJ, WPVI-TV6 Technology Reporter (Joint Dinner Meeting with ACM/IEEE-CS)
  • Tue 15 Jun – Field Day Planning, Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI;
    visit by ARRL SNJ SM Jean Priestley, KA2YKN;
    AWA film on the 1921 Trans-Atlantic tests and amateur station 1BCG
  • Sat 26 Jun and Sun 27 Jun – Field Day on Sarnoff Grounds
  • Sat 7 Aug – “Kingston 1999 Parade” public service communications W2K

1997-1998 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 16 Sep – Radio Control and Amateur Radio, Ed Kaftanic, KE2MM, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, members
  • Sun 12 Oct – DVRA and DSRC Joint Outing: Fox Hunt and Luncheon, 10:00 AM
  • Tue 21 Oct – Open Forum — Wire Antennas: What Works and What Doesn’t, John DeGood, NU3E
  • Tue 18 Nov – Emergency and Public Service Communications, Paul Toth, KB2WNZ
  • Tue 16 Dec – EME, Then and Now, Allan Katz, K2UYH
  • Tue 20 Jan – Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to RF Fields, Charlie Dieterich, N2CTW
  • Tue 17 Feb – Tour of Red Cross Emergency Communications Center, Ed Kaftanic, KE2MM
  • Tue 17 Mar – 10 GHz “Show and Tell”, Bob Evans N2LO and Dave McGee W2KV
  • Tue 21 Apr – How I Got Interested in Amateur Radio, Gerry Henney, N2BZF
  • Tue 19 May – Mount Everest: The Ultimate QTH, Roger Moseley, MD
  • Tue 16 Jun – FISTS CW Club, John DeGood, NU3E; Field Day Planning and Strategy, Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI
  • Sat 27 Jun and Sun 28 Jun – ARRL Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation Grounds

US1 Newspaper coverage of Field Day 1997

1996-1997 DSRC Events and Meetings

  • Tue 17 Dec – Authoring for the World Wide Web, Larry Ward
  • Tue 18 Feb – QRP (low power) and Portable Operation, James Bennett, KA5DVS/2
  • Tue 18 Mar – 160 meter Operation, Peter Hutter, WW2Y
  • Tue 22 Apr – An Introduction to Spread Spectrum with Emphasis on Amateur Radio, Ray Simpson, WA2PYX
  • Tue 20 May – An Introduction to Radio Direction Finding, Joe Silvasi, KC2J
  • Tue 24 Jun – World’s Smallest Fox Hunt, Joe Silvasi, KC2J; Field Day Planning, Rod Borchardt, KB2MRI
  • Sat 28 Jun and Sun 29 Jun – ARRL Field Day at Sarnoff Corporation Grounds

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