Silent Key: Dudley Davis N4DPD

I much regret that Dudley Davis N4DPD passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at home with his family.

Dudley was one of the first hams that became one of my elmers.  We went to multiple hamfest over the years and he helped me grow in the hobby. For several years we would goto Grumpys on Sunday mornings. He was active member of the Orange Park Amateur Radio club and member of the Clay County Sixers.

Dudley was a great friend to many of us and will be missed.

The viewing will be Monday 02/02/2015 from 5PM-7PM.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home
529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

The memorial service will be Monday 02/09/2015 @ 7PM
Lakeside Church Of Christ
2539 Moody Ave,   Orange Park, FL 32073

Michael Hendershot K4MKH

QRP Meeting 01/31/2015

The QRP club meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Orange Park High School at 1pm.  They do more than just operate, you will learn about electronics, antennas, soldering and more.  If you have an idea for a fun project let them know,  they are always open for new ideas.

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VE Testing and Changes For 2015

During 2014 there were 6 test sessions with 90 candidates. 83 earned a new license or upgraded their current licenses.

Don Fraser(K2DF) has turned over the position of VE Liaison Coordinator to Richard Miller (K4IFG).  During the last 8 years he has conducted 95 test sessions. We would like to thank Don for everything he has done and for supporting the Orange Park Amateur Radio Club,  your time and dedication is greatly appreciated.

The testing dates for 2015 are March 14, June 13,  Sept 12, and December 12.  The contact and registration information is on the registration page.

QRP Meeting Change: October 25, 2014

The QRP group normally meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 1pm at Ted’s classroom across from the OPHS Cafetorium.

However this month the 2nd Saturday (11 October) the group will not meet because Ted and some of the group we be attending the Melbourne Hamfest. They will meet on the 4th Saturday (25 October) as usual.


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2014 Orange Park Hamfest – October 4, 2014

The  Orange Park Amateur Radio Club Hamfest is October 4, 2014 from 7am to 1PM.

Download The Printable Hamfest Flyer

RSVP For Camping Form

The admission, tailgating, camping, and parking are all FREE!.  Tailgate check in is Friday (Oct 3) @ 5PM.

We will have raffle tickets for sale for a 50/50 and a radio.

The raffle ticket prices are
50/50 – $1.00
Radio – $5.00

If you would like to camp please RSVP using the form or email us at so we can reserve a spot.

The camping is only DRY camping so no power or water onsite. Check in will be that Friday at 5PM and checkout will be Sunday by 2pm.

Jacksonville Dog Fanciers’ Assoc, Inc
6932 Morse Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida
Get Directions From Mapquest

The official link to the hamfest page is