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 February 2021 Newsletter


The February edition of the PVRC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure at http://www.pvrc.org/Newsletters/2021_02.pdf.  
 
Thanks to Mike N4GU, Hank K3YDX, Frank W3LPL, Rol K3RA, Sam W4PK, Ed N3CW, Dave N3AC, Daryl N8AID, Rick NN4RB, Jay W3MMM and Jack WC4J 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

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  PVRC 2021 Galatic Virtual Event
 
   
This year the Richmond FrostFest has been cancelled due to Covid-19, which means the Galactic Luncheon held at the same time is also cancelled. But we don't want to let the tradition of gathering with our fellow club members from North and South and East and West to slip by. So we are announcing the first ever Galactic Virtual Event!
We can't have lunch together, but fix your own lunch and join us on the same date, February 6 at 1:00 PM for a club wide GoToMeeting gathering. There are some outstanding presentations in the works such as a review of Cycle 25 propagation predictions from Frank, W3LPL, and an update on WRTC 2022 by Mark, KD4D. There will also be time for general 'deep discussions" after the presentations.
Who: All of PVRC!
When: Saturday February 6, 1:00 - ? (1800Z-?)

5M Contests The next 5M Contests are:
ARRL RTTY Roundup - January 2nd thru 3rd - logs due within 7 days
NA QSO Party - January CW - January 9 thru 10th - logs due within 5 days
NA QSO party - January SSB - January 16th thru 17th - logs due within 5 days
ARRL January VHF - January 16th thru 18th - logs due within 10 days
CQ 160 CW - January 29th thru 31st - logs due within 5 days
the full calendar can be found by clicking here.

  Galatic Virtual Event - "The Richmond Frostfest has been cancelled due to Covid-19, which means the Galactic Luncheon held at the same time is also cancelled.  But we don"t want to the let the tradition of gathering with our fellow club members from North and South and east and West to slip by.  so we will announce the first ever Galactic Virtual Event.  Plan on joining us on February 6th at 1:00 PM for a club wide GoToMeeting gathering.  We are planning some great presentations relevant to all PVRC's.  Details will be coming soon." -Mike Barts
   
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