Our recent VE session
Our most recent amateur radio licensing examination session was held on Sunday June 18, 2023. We had two successful exam completions.
Congratulations to Jamila – KQ4JLT, who just received her Tech license. Welcome to the hobby.
Upgrading was Mike – KD2ZZA, who advanced to Amateur Extra classification. Congratulations Mike!
CRA will be administering our next amateur radio licensing examination (VE session) sometime in the fall. We also hold several Q&A style training sessions on several consecutive weekends prior to the exam. Times and location to be determined.
For further details and contact information, hover over the “Become a HAM” link above and click on the drop-down “License Tests/VE Session”.
Hamfest and Technology Expo 2023
- Saturday, March 11, 2023
- North Hunterdon Regional High School
- 1445 Route 31
- Clinton (Annandale) NJ 08801
- (1 mile south of I-78)
Vendors, Flea Market, Drawings, VE Exams, Food, Fun, ALL Indoors!
Flex 6700 Station Demonstration +
Vendors: KJI Electronics, Sauder Electronics
Vendors doors open at 6:30 AM
Buyer doors open at 8:00 AM, entry $5
Talk In on WB2NQV: 147.375 MHz, +0.6, PL 151.4 HzD
Details and registration at Hamfest Link
Information from Tony Ploski W2HWW 908-256-9568 or firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Hamfest table registration can be found here: Table Registration
Leslie Krug, KC2EIN, SK
Laszlo “Leslie” Krug, age 91 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Leslie was a long time member with the Cherryville Repeater Association from the early days when the club formed.
Bill Powell, WB1GOT SK
CRA regrets to announce the passing of Bill Powell, WB1GOT SK. He was a respected club member, friend, and the genius on the club’s Technical Committee. He served various roles with the club throughout the years all contributing to the club’s success.
2022 CEA & Johanna Foods Turkey Trot
November 24, 2022
New 220 Antenna is up!!
Lebanon 4th of July Parade
2022 ARRL Field Day is June 25-26
Another notable birthday, Leslie, KC2EIN. Happy 91st!
Happy belated 80th birthday to our very own Fr. Bill Thiele, W2BWL
Bill is a charter member of the Cherryville Repeater Association II.
The Cherryville Online store is once again open. Check out our new fall swag. We don’t have a close date so but be sure to get your stuff while it is open!
The Cherryville Repeater Association is an active club of licensed amateur radio operators and their families, most of whom live within 50 miles or so of Flemington, New Jersey, but some of whom live as far away as Bono, Arkansas. Membership is open to any ham, and potential new members are encouraged to come meet us at club meetings. Based in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and founded in 1973, CRA is an ARRL Special Services Club which provides “Community Service Through Communication.” Providing logistical coordination for parades, health and welfare communication for triathalons, walkathons, horse trials, boy scout activities, school activities, and other places people gather keeps our members busy throughout the year.
CRA members also respond in times of community emergency. The club is closely affiliated with the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management. Many club members are also members of ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) and the National Weather Service SkyWarn program. Trained in the special techniques required of emergency communication, we assist local government, police, and Red Cross in times of disaster (hazardous materials spills, flood evacuation, ice storm shelter activities, etc.). We are always on standby to assist wherever and whenever we are needed.
CRA maintains an extensive Repeater System on 2 meters (147.375 MHz, +600 kHz, CTCSS 151.4). With multiple voting receive sites linked to the main transmit site located at the Hunterdon County Communications complex in Cherryville, New Jersey (between Clinton and Flemington), coverage is provided from Interstate 80 to Philadelphia, and from Allentown, PA to Long Island, NY. In addition, CRA also maintains a second 2 meter repeater on 147.015 MHz, and repeaters on 224.120, 444.850 and 446.475 MHz.