TCRA vs. NPARC in a winner take all club-based foxhunt challenge.
Join us for our 2017 Field Day in Mountainside, NJ.
Another hands-on TCRA meeting as we test and prep equipment in advance of our 2017 Field Day that upcoming weekend. PLEASE NOTE - a portion of the meeting will be restricted to members only. Any non-members will be asked to leave the room while the club discusses official business.
Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF, presents "HamSCI and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse" - a discussion about HF propagation during the upcomming 2017 total solar eclipse in August.
A hands on meeting, constructing coax stubs for 2017 Field Day.
Join us as we watch what it takes to organize a DXpedition to one of the top 50 most wanted DXCC entities.
Learn more about amateur radio software available for Mac OSX.
Jeff, NJ5R, presents an overview of the NTS and how to pass traffic.
Join us for an overview of mobile operation of amateur radios.
A reboot of the RTL-SDR dongle and it's many uses.
Join us as our VP, Andy (KC2GOW) discusses earth-moon-earth operation. Andy is an experienced EME operator on 2 meters, working the world off the moon.
TCRA will be hosting a small scale, 1A Winter Field Day event on Saturday from 10 AM until ??? (whenever we all decide to go home and warm up). We'll be using the same location as we have in the past for our normal Field Day - "The Loop" in the Wachung Reservation in Mountainside, NJ.
Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.
We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of a Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFDA is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA's goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
If you are serious about emergency communications as we are; we welcome you to join us for our yearly event. We are sure that you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.
Join us for a magnetic loop antenna demonstration.
Join us as Jeff, NJ5R goes over the basics of nets, including the proper way to pass traffic.
Join us for our first meeting of the year, where we look forward to member's show and tell from the holiday season, and a membership discussion on what they would like to see the club accomplish in 2017.
At this meeting, we'll have a hands on event where we'll build a few different types of antennas - a VHF ground plane antenna, and an HF end fed antenna. At the end of the meeting, two lucky winners drawn from a hat will get to take these antennas home with them!
If you'd like to build your own to take home, we'll provide a parts list prior to the meeting.
Tri-County Radio Association will be conduction a "Fox Hunt" of our own, demonstrating direction finding techniques to locate a hidden transmitter, located somewhere in Union County. Meeting location Union Elks, please mark your calendar!
This meeting focuses on learning the fundamentals of fox hunting (direction finding techniques), preparing for TCRA's foxhunt on Saturday, October 22nd. Gerry Miller will present.
Paul Biener, KD2DRM, presents information to the club about the Incident Command System (ICS), and it's uses during an emergency.
Join us as we visit the historic N2MO Ocean Monmouth ARC earth-moon-earth radio station for a first hand look at making moonbounce contacts.
Tim Duffy, K3LR, joins us via Skype for a presentation and Q&A session. A must see!
W2LI will be doing another NPOTA activation from Sandy Hook, NJ in September.
As promised, we'll host an online discussion and tutorial session on the HF beacon mode WSPR, as part of the WSJT-X program. We will be using Skype to facilitate this presentation, so you will need a Skype account to participate. Any and all are welcome! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin, K2ATP, discusses digital voice modes, including DMR, for UHF and VHF.
This week, we update the club on progress made to repairs on our repeaters. Also presented is a video about the DXpedition to South Orkney Island.
Field Day score summary, and pictures detailing our flagship event. Also, a documentary video on what it's like to be on a DXPedition to one of the most remote places in the world.
Come join us at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds for one of the biggest hamfests in NJ!
We look forward to welcoming all amateurs, family members, prospective hams-to-be, and the general public to our Field Day, on Saturday, June 25th, through Sunday afternoon, June 26th.
Join us as we finalize our Field Day preperation. We will be testing equipment provided by Trinitas to ensure a smooth deployment. We'll also be ensuring that our equipment minimizes RF interference to provide us with a nice low noise floor for our HF operations.
Join us for a very interactive, hands on TCRA general meeting, where we prepare for our Field Day at the end of June.
The Tri County Radio Association will be conducting an NPOTA activation from Thomas Edison National Historic Park (HP44) in West Orange, in conjuction with Edison Day.