Young telegrapher David Sarnoff

David Sarnoff Radio Club

established March 6, 1975
an ARRL affiliated club

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The David Sarnoff Radio Club is a general-interest amateur radio club serving the greater Princeton, NJ area. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. There are no dues. To become a member, simply attend at least one club meeting and complete the membership application form.

2020-2021 DSRC Events and Meetings

Monthly meetings are held from September through June, normally on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30PM. Refreshments are provided. All are welcome to attend an informal pre-meeting dinner.

Directions to Meeting Location

All meetings have become virtual, via Cisco Webex, due to COVID-19.

N2RE Repeater

DSRC 2 Meter Net

Held the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM local time on the N2RE repeater. The net is open to all radio amateurs.


Held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 PM local time, BPSK, 3580.5 kHz +/-. The net is open to all radio amateurs.

DSRC Email Group

Email group guidelines:

DSRC Officers

Mercer County ARES/RACES

David Sarnoff Radio Club members are encouraged to register themselves with Mercer County ARES/RACES. To do so, just send an email to the Mercer County EC John Pugh WJ3P for more information.

Two local emergency stations are supported by DSRC. N2ARC is the callsign at the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, the lead American Red Cross chapter in the event of a statewide emergency. W2MER is the callsign at the Mercer County Emergency Operations Center, located at the Dempster Fire Service Training School.

"Open houses" are held the last Monday of each month (except December and May) at 7:00 PM at both the American Red Cross, 707 Alexander Rd (2 blocks east of Rt 1, use rear entrance) and at the Mercer County EOC located on Lawrence Station Road. Lawrence Station Road is a right turn off of Quakerbridge Road about a half mile south of Quakerbridge Mall. Just follow the signs to the fire school. The Mercer County EOC is in the basement.

Emergency Communications Organizations

Emergency Communications Reference Information

New Jersey Amateur Radio License Plates

It is easy to obtain amateur callsign license plates in New Jersey. And if your callsign is no more than 5 digits you may also order plates for additional vehicles (e.g. W2ABC-1, W2ABC-2, etc.)
  1. Call 1-888-486-3339 and ask for the Special Plates Unit. Request an application for amateur radio license plates.
  2. Complete the application and submit it with:
  3. In approximately 3 months you will receive your amateur callsign plates in the mail.
  4. There is no additional annual renewal fee for amateur callsign license plates in NJ.

Meeting Presentation Downloads

16 Apr 2019, "Micro BITX - HF for Less", Kevin Meredith, KB3BUT
Slides (13 MB PDF)
21 Apr 2015, "Getting Started on 1296 EME", Al Katz, K2UYH
Slides (3.3 MB PDF)
20 Jan 2015, "Low Cost Software Defined Radio Advances", Joe Jesson, KC2VGL
Slides (3.5 MB PDF)
20 Apr 2010, "Powering America", Frank Palacek, KC2TKD
Slides (2.3 MB PDF)
Notes (91 KB PDF)
17 Mar 2009, "Using the Internet for Accurate Weather Forecasting", Gary Wilson, K2GW
Slides (224 KB PDF)

Amateur Radio and Related Links

Callsign Lookup


Titanic Medal

Titanic Medal

Pictured is the 30th medal in the distinguished Jewish-American Hall of Fame series. It commemorates 21-year-old David Sarnoff, who relayed the names of the rescued from the Carpathia's telegraph operator to newsmen and frantic family members, and honors Isidore and Ida Straus, who tragically lost their lives in the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912. On the reverse side is a poignant scene of a crowded lifeboat, with the Titanic sliding into the ocean.

When the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage 1513 lives were lost. These medals are dedicated to all the victims, so a maximum of 1513 medals have been authorized: 937 bronze, 500 pure silver, and 50 10kt gold. For information please contact the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, 5189 Jeffdale Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Telephone (818) 225-1348 (please leave message).

Author: John DeGood NU3E