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Potomac Valley Radio Club

The mission of the Potomac Valley Radio Club is to promote excellence in radiosport by:

PVRC Letter to ARRL on ARRL Code of Conduct and proposed changes to ARRL Bylaws

PVRC is compelled to express its profound concern in the wake of actions and proposals by ARRL officers and directors that we strongly believe are detrimental to Amateur Radio and thus to the interests of PVRC members. We are particularly concerned about elements of the ARRL Code of Conduct and proposals for changes in the Bylaws.

Please CLICK HERE for the full letter.

January 2018 Newsletter

This month the newsletter features the President's Letter talking about PVRC'ers participating in WRTC 2018 and the upcoming Frostfest Galactic Event, the Sports Pages, K4QPL Irma repairs and CQ WW CW 2017 at VP5M, K3TN teaching us about QSORDER, Tucker W4FS in the ARRL Calendar, Art K3KU on homebrew baluns, and much more!

Click Here for the Full January 2018 Newsletter

The PVRC Olympics has begun!

Check out our website: http://www.PVRC.org/Olympics-revB.pdf for rules and details.

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 2018

Check the contacts page for full details. President is Bud Governale, W3LL, Vice Presidents are Jay Horman W3MMM and Dan Zeitlin K2YWE, Secretary is Tim Shoppa, N3QE and the Treasurer is Tom Valenti, K3AJ.