PVRC February 2016

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Welcome to the Potomac Valley Radio Club Website.  This site is dedicated to Amateur Radio "Radio Sport" activities or contesting.  Please feel free to venture through our pages and history.  The latest newsletter,  Frebruary 2016is available here or under the Reference button! 

Officers for 2016 - check the contacts page for full details.  President is Bud Governale, W3LL, Vice President is Tom Valenti, K3AJ, Secretary is Tim  Shoppa, N3QE and the Treasurer is Bill Hider, N3RR.

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The PVRC 2016 Vice President Special Election Nominating and Voting Process:
  • All active PVRC members are eligible for candidacy and also eligible to cast a vote at a chapter meeting.
  • Chapter chairmen shall canvass their members for candidates during the open nomination period 01 thru 24 February.
  • Chapter chairmen shall submit a list of candidates along with candidate biographies directly to PVRC Secretary Tim N3QE via email not later than 24 February.
  • PVRC Secretary shall post to the PVRC website the nominated VP candidates along with their candidate biographies on 01 March.
  • PVRC Secretary shall post a sample ballot on the PVRC website on 01 March.
  • Chapter chairmen shall create paper ballots from the online website sample ballot.
  • Voting shall take place at chapter meetings. Chapter chairmen shall conduct the voting at their chapter meeting using the printed ballot during the period 01 thru 31 March. Any active member may vote at any chapter meeting. You may vote only once. Please check the PVRC website for the meeting schedule of the chapter meetings.
  • Chapter chairmen shall collect the completed ballots and on or before 31 March, using postal mail, send to PVRC principal address: Potomac Valley Radio Club, Inc., 9710 Traville Gateway Drive # 146, Rockville, Maryland 20850.
  • PVRC Trustee Ken (KE3X) will tabulate those votes received.
  • Off cycle chapters may hold special meetings, announced on the PVRC reflector, with dates to accommodate the one month open voting window.
  • Results will be posted by the Secretary via the PVRC reflector by 15 April.
  • The candidate with the highest number of votes wins. In the case of a tie, a runoff election will be held.

There will be a PVRC luncheon in Richmond from 1PM till 4 PM after Frostfest.  Please check the reflector for full details.

The PVRC CONTEST COOKBOOK by K3TN, K0DQ, K3ZO and N3JT has been updated.  The original edition was created in 1994.  Take a look, use it to increase your contest scores - and if you have any hints/kinks/ideas of your own to add then send them to K3TN to continue this as a living document.  Click here to download or look under the Reference tab if needed in the future

Officers and contacts are now listed under the Reference Button above with menu item PVRC Reference!

Donations to PVRC are not tax deductible

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