7:30 pm19:30

General Meeting - Field Day Preperation

  • Union Elks Club

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. 

Jan 29

Winter Field Day

  • "The Loop" @ Watchung Reservation

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. 

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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.


7:30 pm19:30

General Meeting - Show And Tell

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. 

7:30 pm19:30

General Meeting - Building Antennas

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. 

2:00 pm14:00

TCRA Fox Hunt

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!

7:30 pm19:30

Online WSPR Tutorial

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 fissel.rob@gmail.com. 

7:30 pm19:30

General Meeting

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. 

6:00 am06:00

Sussex County Ham Fest

  • Sussex County Fairgrounds

Come join us at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds for one of the biggest hamfests in NJ!

ARRL Field Day
Jun 26

ARRL Field Day

  • "The Loop" @ Wachung Reservation

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.

7:30 pm19:30

TCRA General Meeting

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.