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 October 2021 Newsletter


The PVRC October newsletter is now available for download from http://pvrc.org/Newsletters/2021_10.pdf
Thanks to Bryan N3FZ, Mike W4RN, Dennis K2SX, Frank W3LPL, and Pete N4ZR for contributions to this issue of the PVRC newsletter.
Additional thanks for Howie N4AF for help in getting file transfer up to the web site to work.
 
As you can see, my pipeline of "Meet the PVRC'er!" inputs dried up so I cheated and used myself. If you are willing to take a bit of time and provide information about yourself, email me and I will send you the short form.
 
The quality and usefulness of the PVRC newsletter depends on contributions from members. If you have suggestions for how I can make the newsletter more interesting or useful, let me know. If you have photos from club meetings, screen shots of new contest software, or brief writeups on station improvements or contest war stories, or just plain old stream of conciousnes rants - send them in any format to jpescatore at aol dot com./span
73 John K3TN

Click here for the PVRC October Newsletter  

 
5M Contests The next 5M Contests are:
  CQ WW SSB on October 30th - 31st
  ARRL CW on November 6th - 8th
  WAE RTTY on November 13th - 14th
  ARRL SS SSB on November 20th - 22nd
  CQ WW CW on November 27th - 28th
  ARRL 160 on December 3rd - 5th
  ARRL 10 on December 11th - 12th

Contest details can be found on the 5m Calendar clicking here.

PVRC Winners AND THE WINNERS ARE.....
PPVRC and our members are constantly winners in various contests.  From State QSO Parties to International Contests.  So we want start celebrating these winners.  Basically any member that receives a plaque, trophy or certificate for winning a contest or being the highest scorer in a region, state or zone then send us aphoto of your prize. 


2020-2021 5M Awardees/strong> (number represents million points)
Annapolis - W3FOX -2,  WK3A -3, K3MTR -4, K3ZZ - 5 & 10, WA3EKL - 15, 20, 25, 30 & 35, K2YWE - 40, W3UL - 45 and K3RA - 80
Central Virginia - K4YCR -1, K2KW -2, NN4RB -4, W4WWQ - 10, N3CW -15,  and K4XL -25
Colonial Capital -
K8LF - 5 and N1WR -50
Eastern Shore
- W3FA - 3
Laural Region -
AD5XI -1, K1BZ -3, WT3K -5, AA3S - 20 and K3TC - 35
MD Metro
- KP3MM -1, N1EK - 1, K3MZ - 2, KK4ODQ -3, N3XF - 3, W3IUU - 10, W4JVN - 10, W8ZN -10, K3KU - 30, K3TN - 30, N2YO -40, N3AM - 60, KT3Y - 80 & 90 and NN3W - 80
North Carolina East -
KM4SII - 1, K3TD - 2, KU4V -4, NZ4N -5, K3WA -10, NR4O -10, EA5DFV -15, W4IVF - 15, N1LN -80, N4CW -90, N4YDU -100 and N4AF -200
Northwest -
N3DUE -2, NX3Z -2, K3SX -3, K3EW - 4, K3JT -5, W3XOX -5, W3BTX -15, W3GB -15, WA3AER -15, WR3R -15, NA3M -20, W3EKT -25, W3KL - 25, ND3D - 30, AB3CV -35, N3MK -35, K3ZU - 40, N4ZR - 45, W3IDT -45, K3AJ - 60, N8II -100, W3LL -100, K3MM -150 and W3LPL -150
Over The Hill Lunch Bunch - K4HQK -5 and N3JT -30
Purcellville Blue Ridge Lunch Bunch - K2GO -2, KU1CW -5, N1RM -10, N4PD -15, K0ZR -25, W3IP -25 and W4RN -30
Rappahannock Valley - K4QS -5, NRCF -15, K4GM - 20, W0CN -20, W7IY -25, K3ZM - 30, KA4RRU -30 and W4NF -80
Southwest Virginia -
N6DW -5, W4TTY -10, K1GG -15 and W2RU -20
The Downtown DC Lunch Group -
K6ZO -1, KI3C -1, KL2A -5, NN3RP -10 and N3QE -100
Tidewater -
W4IPC -1
Virginia Metro -
N4RA -20

Chapter Meetings -  Chapters have been hosting meetings on the air or on line.  In a lot of cases members from other chapters have had opportunities to participate in meetings that they would normally not be able to attend.  This will continue for the some chapters while others are starting to meet in person again.  If you do not know when your chapter is meeting then go to the Chapter Listing page and contact the local Chapter Chairman for details on the next meeting. Click here for the PVRC Calendar.

2022 PVRC Elections
- Nominees for officer are underway and due by the end of October.  Elections will be held via online voting.  Nominee's so far are:
     President - N4GU - Mike Barts (NC East Chapter)
     Vice President - AA3S - Doug Hart (Laurel Chapter)
     Vice President - K3WA - Bill Axelrod (NC East)
     Secretary - N3QE - Tim Shoppa (Downtown DC Lunch Group)
     Treasurer - WA3AER - Ted Bauer (Northwest)
     Trustees (3) - N4ZR - Pete Smith, W2RU - Bill Hippisley, K3MM - Ty Stewart and N4RA - Dick Allardyce
     (Trustee positions up are VA/WVA, MD/DC/PA, At Large)
     (Information on Trustee elections are in the PVRC Bylaws, Section IV - Trustees - click here to review)
2021 -22 OLYMPICS - The new rules have been posted and can either be pulled down on the menu above or clicking here.  Many changes for the upcoming year.
PVRC Dues -
PVRC has chosen not to implement an annual Dues requirement. We depend on the generosity of all our club members to finance our annual budget. In addition, active PVRC members are expected to participate and submit logs for at least two PVRC Club Competition contests per year. When contemplating your donation to PVRC, each member should consider the benefit you are receiving from PVRC and its many opportunities for your personal growth in our wonderful hobby, then donate accordingly. Direct donations to PVRC via Credit Card or PayPal may be made by clicking the "Donate" button above or  below.  Donations to PVRC are not tax deductible.
- WA3A    

Introduction to PVRC
    PVRC has a rich history going back to its foundation in 1947, with valued traditions defining our club. "Once PVRC, always PVRC" expresses a positive open-ended membership policy reflecting the many lifetime friendships formed in the club. Many of these friendships now span the US and the globe, with PVRC alumni found in nearly every other major radiosport club. Though we began as a small local club in the DC metro area, over the years we grew to in-territory membership in six states and DC. To foster the original local experience all across the PVRC territory, we are organized in local chapters. Over a dozen chapters provide members easy travel to meetings for the face to face experience that is the source of tower parties, physical help, elmering, personal encouragement, and just plain fun - the glue that bonds us together. PVRC members are e-wired, in constant communication via the PVRC e-mail reflectors. We use the reflectors to organize and function as an entire club, schedule club-wide events, set ourselves up for contests, share experience and access the incredible knowledge base of our members. We draw our officers and trustees from all across the club territory, and they largely communicate across this geography via electronic means. The PVRC 5 Million Award Program recognizes our members' contribution to club competition by awarding points for scores submitted on behalf of PVRC. We award a very neat plaque for reaching 5 million points with endorsements for levels beyond. Please explore the PVRC web site to learn more about us, and we cordially invite you to contact an officer or a Chapter Chair to begin exploring how membership in PVRC can benefit you as a radiosport player and competitor!
 
Officers for 2021
  Check the contacts page for full details:   President K2YWE Dan Zeitlin,  Vice President N4GU Mike Barts, Vice President Doug Hart AA3S, Secretary N3QE Tim Shoppa and Treasurer  W3MMM Jay Horman