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Potomac Valley Radio Club

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 May 2021 Newsletter


 The May PVRC Newsletter is now up on PVRC website at http://pvrc.org/Newsletters/2021_05.pdf
Thanks to Dave W4JVN, Alan WA3EKL, Mike W3IP, Tim N3QE and Frank W3LPL for contributions 
to this issue of the PVRC newsletter.
 
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.
73 John K3TN

Click here for the PVRC May Newsletter  

 
5M Contests The next 5M Contests are:
CQ WPX CW - May 29th - 30th - logs due in 5 days
ARRL June VHF - June 12th thru 14th - logs due within 7 days
the full calendar can be found by clicking here.

Chapter Meetings -  Chapters have been adapting very well to our new stay at home requirments by hosting meetings on the air or via the computer.  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 forceable future until it is safe to meet 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.

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.
     

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