First Contact!! – New member makes his first contact

Neil Tardi, KD2KWJ (left) and Joel Dennis, KS3F operating at SJDXA club station, N2CW.

Saturday June 9, 2018 will be a date in history!

At least for one of OBARC’s  newest members, Neil Tardi, KD2KWJ. Neil visited the South Jersey DX Association shack and met up with Joel Dennis, KS3F.

Joel had Neil sit down and he went over the equipment and after some short demonstrations handed the headset to Neil who made his first contact! Congrats Neil…it just gets better from here!

Amplifier for Sale!

Frank, N2HWL,has a SB1000 Heathkit linear amplifier for sale. It is very clean with one paint chip in rear top corner. Other than that the condition is perfect. Upgrades include: new HV capacitor bank, soft start, 220 volt wired, blocking diode in keying circuit for newer transceiver use. Works as it should, good output on all bands. 3500z tube. Also have original manual and schematics in a 3-ring binder. $850.00

For any questions or interest please contact Frank at 609-713-0312 or

Noise Cancellers – RFI Survival Guide

Today we received this nice correspondence from John Fallows VE6EY. Please take a moment to review his message. It may prove to be very useful to you.

“Earlier this year, I published a series of articles on my web site called “Noise Cancellers – RFI Survival Guide”. The purpose of this information was to help hams and shortwave listeners lower their local HF noise floor and improve reception.


RFI from neighbors is a constant challenge.  Properly set up, noise cancellers are amazingly effective in cleaning up or reducing RFI. Sucesss depends on understanding what kind of noise you can fight, how noise cancellers work, and most important, designing and installing noise probe antennas around your location. This five-article series does just that. It also includes a detailed video demonstrating effective noise cancellation.


Please take a moment to review these articles. If you find them to be useful, please consider passing these along to your members or contacts.


You can use these articles by linking to them on your web site, Twitter feed, Facebook page or by e-mail. The URL is:


Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.”