From wilder@clark.net Sun Mar 31 17:27:50 1996 Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 12:58:10 -0500 (EST) From: Richard Wilder - K3DITo: Steve Affens K3SA Subject: April 1996 Newsletter PVRC NEWSLETTER - APRIL 1996 SPECIAL REUNION ISSUE OFFICERS PRESIDENT KE3Q RICH BOYD (301) 464-8014 ke3q@aol.com VICE PRES KF3P TYLER STEWART (301) 414-5444 kf3p@cais.com SECRETARY WA3WJD BRIAN McGINNESS (301) 652-6768 TREASURER N3KTV JIM HORTON (301) 258-9731 wa3wjd@wirelessinc.com HISTORIAN K3SA STEVE AFFENS (301) 774-0558 k3sa@access.digex.net PVRC Charter Members: W3GRF (SK), W3IKN, W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), W4KFT, N0FFZ, W4LUE, W7YS, VP2VI (W0DX). PacketCluster Contest/DX System (MHz): K3NA Frederick MD 145.630 W3LPL Glenwood MD 145.590 441.250 KE3Q Bowie MD 145.570 445.375 N3RR Rockville MD 145.510 441.325 N4OHE Mt.Weather VA 145.710 440.925 N4SR Woodbridge VA 145.530 * WR3L Baltimore MD 145.610 K4FJ Mt. Vernon VA 145.770 * * These nodes are separately operated and funded by the Rappahannock DX Packetcluster Group. The others listed are sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network. PVRC on Internet: Visit the PVRC Home Page, courtesy of K3SA, at: http://www.access.digex.net/~k3sa/pvrc.html Dues are by donation. The mandatory $10 dues have been discontinued. So please send your donation - hopefully at least $10 - to Jim Horton, N3KTV, 8527 Calypso Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1522. Make checks payable to PVRC. Thank you. [Please check page 8. Profits from sales help PVRC.] Newsletter Editor: Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724. The communication ports are: (410) 757-6706, FAX/modem 757-6720, wilder@clark.net, and the DXcluster. The deadline for the May issue is Monday, April 29. Monday, April 8th, is the next central meeting. It will be at The Church of the Nativity (Episcopal), Route 5, Temple Hills, MD at 7:30 PM. Arrive between 5:00 and 6:30 PM and enjoy an Italian dinner buffet (about $10) at nearby Topolino's on Old Branch Ave about 1/4 mile south of Allentown Rd. Typically 20 PVRC'ers will be there and you can hear how to improve you chance on winning your next contest. The program is a description of the KC1XX and K1EA "twin" stations in Massachusetts. Directions to the meeting: Take the Capital Beltway to Exit 7-A. Head south on Maryland Route 5 (Branch Avenue) toward Waldorf. Immediately after entering Branch Avenue you will come to a stoplight, which is Manchester Drive. Turn right on Manchester Drive. In the middle of the block on the left hand side, you will notice the Church of the Nativity sign next to the church entrance. Go up the drive to the top and park in the church's parking lot. Summer meetings: May 13th: The central meeting program will likely be the VP2MFM DXpedition. June 1 and 2: The reunion on-the-air. Rules and check sheets in this issue. June 9th: Joint FRC/PVRC meeting at KY3N, Alburits, PA. Car pools being organized. June 15th: Open house at W3LPL in Glenwood, MD. NCDXA will meet with us. July 20th: Open house at KT3Y in Manassas, VA. August 3: Open house at N3RR in Rockville, MD. August 17: Fowlfest at W3YOZ in West River, MD. MINUTES OF THE PVRC REGULAR MEETING MARCH 11, 1996 FALLS CHURCH, VA by Brian McGinness. WA3WJD, Sec, PVRC The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm by Rich, KE3Q, club president. Members and guests were introduced. Guests attending were Larry Agabekov UA6HZ/WJ1R, and Lenny Voronov UA1ADN. Members present: WR3Z, WA3WJD, N3KTV, N4RA, KD4FBU, N1KCE, KO4FM, K3SKE, WD3Q, WB2BZR, WB3ECU, WA6GVC, KW4T, WF3J, W3LPL, N3KQY, W3ZZ, K3ZO, N4MO, KN4ZT, KD4BK, AA3HM, WR3L, W3GNQ, N4MM, W9LT, W4VC, N3RR, KE3KL, KF3P, AA4KD, and W4RW. Larry UA6HZ and Lenny UA1ADN discussed previous operations from Russia and the former USSR. They will be in the USA for some time and hopefully will join in PVRC activities. Rich, KE3Q, gave a presentation on this year's ARRL DX contest operations at W3LPL. Videos of both the CW and SSB weekends were shown, illustrating the techniques used between two operators on the same band to coordinate searching and pouncing while still maintaining a CQ run frequency. W3LPL won the multi/multi category for both CW and SSB this year. Everyone was given an opportunity to relate their recent contest experiences. WA3WJD, WR3Z, W3ZZ, K3SKE and AA6DC went to W3GNQ for ARRL DX SSB, where a second tribander was erected for a reasonable improvement over last year's score. WR3Z and ND3A went to KF3P for ARRL DX CW, while KF3P was at W3LPL ! WD3Q is taking advantage of Boris' recent departure from DC to try to hand out the DC multiplier with a vertical and G5RV. Cliff, KO4FM, some N. & Central VA operators and K3TLX from MD went to W4MYA to assist in his M/M operation. WB2BZR was on his assigned frequency on 10 meters for the ARRL SSB contest, with a grim result. AA3HM finally ran aground with his neighbors with RFI as he experiments with QRO SSB. W9LT reports his first all band serious effort in many years, although with only 100 watts on 160m as his amplifier is still sick. WV3B went to WA3WJD for a small multi effort in the CQ 160 CW from Ocean City, where all 50 states and about 40 countries were worked, but were still beat by K7SV and W9LT. K3ZO, as always, was there for the "relevant" contests and passed on some observations of interesting propagation during those weekends. John, N4MM passed on some information from the ARRL about FCC proposed restructuring and privatization. The ARRL will be watching this issue and how it relates to amateur radio very closely. The meeting was adjourned at 9:45pm. NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - March 19 - by Tyler Stewart, KF3P The meeting was called to order by KF3P at about 8:15PM at Legends Restaurant in Frederick, MD. In attendance were members: KF3P, W9LT, W3ZZ, K3LYW, K3SKE, WB2BZR, N3KKM, K3ZNV, WD3A, AA6DC, N3RR, W3LPL, and guest AA8NY Pat Chiles. K1HTV, Rich, was honored for his recently published record-breaking 160M low power score in the ARRL 160 contest. KF3P announced that the ARRL CAC had voted to include DXpedition scores in Club Competition for the '97 ARRL DX Contests. It was postulated that the Caribbean could get awfully crowded next February! K3SKE announced that he is taking over duties associated with the PVDXSN DXcluster Instruction Manual, and also will be maintaining the K3NA node in the future. The latest PVRC roster was passed around for corrections by those present, with several changes made to phone numbers and packet/internet/regional addresses. A check for a $20 donation was received for PVRC by KF3P, to be forwarded to the Treasurer. Pat Chiles, AA8NY, attending his second meeting, submitted his application for membership and was voted into the club. Pat resides in Charles Town, WV and holds an extra-class license. He is sponsored by Lamar, W9LT, and has been very active in recent contests. N3RR did a presentation/show-and-tell on lightning protection ground systems with a handout from Polyphaser's book. K3LYW imparted various views on different lightning protection schemes and both entertained many questions from the floor. K3SKE and K3LYW maintained that exothermic weld ground connections (i.e. Cadweld) were the best for reliable and long-lived connections, especially when connecting to the tower. W3ZZ passed around some fried bulkhead connectors and a smoked jumper from a lightning hit at his place last summer. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45. EAST REGIONAL & FREE STATE ARC MEETING, March 26 by Rich Boyd, KE3Q PVRCers N3CBJ, WB6VGI, K3YDX, WB3ECU, and KE3Q held a joint PVRC/FSARC (Ft. Meade) along with FSARCers W3IP, NN3O, N3FNE, N4TPQ, WA3KZR, WG3R, WB3ICL, WA3YXN, KB5NHM, WA3TID, and N5QCN. This was N5QCN's second PVRC meeting, so he is now eligible for membership in PVRC. W3IP and the others in FSARC told me (KE3Q) about themselves and their Field Day and VHF contest activities (primarily), but also some HF contest activities. I proceeded to tell them about PVRC, who we are and what we do, and that we would like to have them join us. We passed around a sign-in sheet for PVRC purposes, and ran two VCRs/TVs simultaneously with contest video on each. I described a little of what we were seeing on the screens and we proceeded to Q&A and general discussion of what was on the screens and contesting in general. I know I had a good time talking to these guys. I hope they did too. I think they are enthused about being a part of PVRC. And, they made it clear they can use more operators for their activities, so if you're in the region from Howard County to north Anne Arundel, here is a bunch of contesters near you who you're welcome to join in with. Contact me, or WB6VGI or K3YDX for more info! PVRC OVER-THE-HILL (OTH) LUNCHEON, Wednesday, 27 March 1996 The luncheon was hosted by Andy, W3XE, and held at the Holiday Inn, US #1 and DC Beltway exit 25A. Attending were W3XE, AA4XU, W3CPB, W3ABC, W3AZ, W3EDZ, K3WS, WA2QVE, K2LEQ, W3GN, K6IR, W3TMZ, AA4I, and K3DI. CLAIMED CONTEST SCORES: >>>COMPLETE LIST OF SCORES AT THE END OF THIS WWW EDITION<<<< Due to lack of space, we will only list the high score in each category. The full listing will follow next month but those who can't wait, can see the list appended to the end of this Newsletter on the PVRC web page. The scores are collected by Tyler, KF3P, who also requests CQ WPX SSB and VHF Sprints scores. REGIONAL CHAIRMEN: Please assist by collecting scores from PVRCers in your area and relaying them, if necessary. Send to KF3P>W3LPL or tele/email listed on page 1. CQWW 160M SSB: ND3F QRP 23265, K1HTV SOLP 123968, K3ZO SO 18767, W4IY MS 115180, K3IXD MS-SOA 75072. ARRL DX SSB: KA4RRU QRP 100203, W3UJ SOLP 219765, K3ZO SO 2066931, N3RR SOA 1570650, W3CPB LP40M 1674, WB2BZR LP10M 1161, K3ZNV MS 511800, W3GNQ M2 1707480, W3LPL MM 5700000 (#1 USA) PRODUCT REVIEW: Tower Jack by Don Daso, WZ3Q For many of us, tower work marks the true beginning of spring or summer. For many, finding some tower sections on the Cluster, in the paper, Yellow Sheets or over the air represents something akin to detective work. Often, these discoveries are still up-in-the-air, and must be taken down, and refurbished a bit before installation. For those of use who find and use Rohn guyed tower sections, this review will be of particular interest. Many of you may recall reading K7LXC's mention of a new product, the "Tower Jack" last year in the NCJ. Here's a report from the field -- from a first-time user. The jack was invented by Jeanene Gill, N5UHL. Jeanene and her husband Kenny, WB5HLZ market the jack for $39 plus shipping and handling. Basically, the jack is a lever type device, with hooks and notches located at the appropriate points to facilitate assembly or disassembly of Rohn 20G, 25G, 45G, and 55G sections. This simple lever is a true work and time saver. K2SD, a Carolina DX Association neighbor of mine, called recently to say he'd sold his home, and wanted me to take down his 25G tower. This seemingly simple project took on some urgency when the purchaser of the home wanted to move in two weeks early. Any my schedule was filled with a solid week's worth of camerawork on a video. Basically, we had a day to take down a 70 foot tower with a 20M monobander, a 10/15M duobander and assorted wires and G7 on it. Taking down the antennas was, of course, the larger task -- working alone on the tower (K2SD's back problems limit his climbing). Once we faced a freestanding tower, I noted the time, and began disassembly. Many of us have used pieces of wood or pipe and a small hydraulic jack to separate sections. Burdensome at best, and probably dangerous, too, and no longer necessary with the introduction of this lever. I was back on the ground in one hour and 10 minutes, standing amid the separated sections. The amount of force this lever can exert is significant -- yet another appreciation of those simple laws of physics. The only caution you have to observe is keeping the jack to the left or right edge of the Z-brace arm to prevent bending. Working with a gin pole, I was able to separate sections with my right hand and hold them clear with my left. Then, I could clip the jack to the tower or my belt and lower the removed section. Most importantly, the jack did the work. I never really felt tired -- pretty important since I had already worked hard getting those antennas down. The current version of the Tower Jack (the third model) also has a hook on it which enables you to use the jack to assemble sections. (You simply reverse the lever arm. Moving the fulcrum changes the force direction as you pull down on the arm. As usual, describing it makes it seem complicated. Using the jack is simplicity itself.) In a couple of weeks, I'll be using this jack to put up 110 feet of 25G for KF4HK. I'm counting on the Tower Jack to make this easier. More information and orders can go to: Tower Jack, POB 82321, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2321, or by calling 504-924-7708. NEW ADDRESS FOR THE W3 BUREAU The Pennsylvania DX Association, PO Box 100, York Haven, PA 17370-0100 now handles 3rd area cards. The PADXA received your envelopes from the old bureau and is staffed by mostly the same personnel. 33ND ANNUAL PVRC REUNION by Brian McGinness, WA3WDJ, Secretary This issue of the PVRC newsletter contains the check sheets and rules for the 1996 PVRC Reunion. Our address list is better this year, so we hope everyone receives the reunion information at the correct address. Please send a summary sheet to K3DI. No need to send the entire log, a summary sheet will be fine. Send summary sheets (make your own) to: [Email/snailmail/FAX/packet addresses for K3DI are on page 1 - ed] Last year, we asked if there was still interest in the reunion. We received overwhelming response that there was a lot of interest in the reunion, especially those of you outside the area where this is your only contact with the club. So perish the thought, we will continue. And as promised we are including last year's results with the announcement for this year, and trying extra hard to get it into your hands early this year. POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB Est. 1947 ANNUAL ON-THE-AIR REUNION June 96 RULES 1. Eligibility: All members of PVRC worldwide (Once a member, always a member) 2. Object: To contact as many other PVRC members around the world as possible, using 7 bands as follows: CW: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters PH: 20, 10 meters 3. Date: Always the first weekend in June. This year's reunion will be 6/1, 6/2 and 6/3 (zulu) 1996. 4. Freq: CW always 47 kc up from bottom of the band. (3547, 7047, 14047, 21047, 28047) Phone frequencies are changing this year - 14247 (14250 as an alternate when there is QRM on 14247) and 28447 on 10 meters. (These are suggested frequencies only.) 5. Contest periods: 1 June: 1400z - 1800z 2 June: 0000z - 0500z and 2200z - 0000z 3 June: 0000z - 0300z 6. Contest exchange: Serial number, your call, QTH, your call when first joining PVRC, and year joined PVRC. Example: NR73 W6XYZ CA W4ZYX 60 7. Valid contact: Completed two-way QSOs on any of 7 bands. No crossband or crossmode QSOs permitted. 8. QSO points: Two points for each completed QSO. 9. Multipliers: Total multiplier is the sum of all states, DC, Canadian provinces and DXCC countries worked. (AK and HI count as a state or a country, not both.) Each multiplier may be counted once, not once per band. 10. Reunion call: CQ PVRC PUBLICATION OF THE PVRC ROSTER The Secretary has upgraded our database and we plan on publishing a PVRC roster this summer. Next month, you will be advise how we will do the final update before publication. However, those of you who only receive one issue each year -- this annual reunion edition -- are asked to either email your current email address and any other updated info to the editor (wilder@clark.net) or snailmail it to the Secretary or editor. POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB - REUNION CHECK LIST - 1996 CALL NAME 8 4 -2- F -X- AA3DI BILL C C C P C C P Band column headings in the AA3EI HANI C C C P C C P paper edition used very small AA3HA MARK C C C P C C P fonts that fit the space. AA3HM CRAIG C C C P C C P AA3KX JACK C C C P C C P The headings are: AA4FR BILL C C C P C C P AA4I WALT C C C P C C P 80 40 -20- 15 -10- AA4KD CLAIR C C C P C C P AA4M BILL C C C P C C P AA4XU BEN C C C P C C P AA6DC DAVE C C C P C C P AC3I BILL C C C P C C P AC4OB JOSE C C C P C C P AD4B DAVE C C C P C C P AD4FX LARRY C C C P C C P AD4KE TOM C C C P C C P AD4TS JON C C C P C C P AD4TU PETE C C C P C C P AE2P LES C C C P C C P AG8K JIM C C C P C C P AI2C NORM C C C P C C P AK2P RON C C C P C C P K0CMF KEN C C C P C C P K0RQ HARRY C C C P C C P K0WPG TOM C C C P C C P K1AR JOHN C C C P C C P K1DQV ROGER C C C P C C P K1HTV RICH C C C P C C P K1JX CLARKE C C C P C C P K1RZ DAVE C C C P C C P K1SB STANLEY C C C P C C P K1WA DAVE C C C P C C P K1ZZI RALPH C C C P C C P K2AV GUY C C C P C C P K2BA BERT C C C P C C P K2ITG PAUL C C C P C C P K2LEQ HERMAN C C C P C C P K2NA LARRY C C C P C C P K2PLF/6 MARTIN C C C P C C P K2SCU JIM C C C P C C P K2TT BILL C C C P C C P K2UFT DICK C C C P C C P K3AV FRANK C C C P C C P K3BE BOB C C C P C C P K3CKT JIM C C C P C C P K3CQ BILL C C C P C C P K3CU CHET C C C P C C P K3DI DICK C C C P C C P K3EST BOB C C C P C C P K3IU KEN C C C P C C P K3IXD ED C C C P C C P K3JET GERRY C C C P C C P K3KA ED C C C P C C P K3KMO AL C C C P C C P K3KU ART C C C P C C P K3LR TIM C C C P C C P K3LYW NORM C C C P C C P K3MQH DICK C C C P C C P K3MZY LEO C C C P C C P K3NA ERIC C C C P C C P K3NR CASS C C C P C C P K3NS ED C C C P C C P K3ON LARRY C C C P C C P K3PI RUSS C C C P C C P K3QFG PHIL C C C P C C P K3RA ROL C C C P C C P K3RT BOB C C C P C C P K3RV CARL C C C P C C P K3SA STEVE C C C P C C P K3SKE DAN C C C P C C P K3SME SID C C C P C C P K3SO JIM C C C P C C P K3TA JOHN C C C P C C P K3TLX LARRY C C C P C C P K3TM ROGER C C C P C C P K3TW * TOM C C C P C C P K3US JOHN C C C P C C P K3WL WILSON C C C P C C P K3WS BILL C C C P C C P K3WX TONY C C C P C C P K3YDX HANK C C C P C C P K3YGU DAVE C C C P C C P K3ZJ DAVE C C C P C C P K3ZNV BOB C C C P C C P K3ZO FRED C C C P C C P K3ZZ PAUL C C C P C C P K4AQQ BILL C C C P C C P K4BAM BILL C C C P C C P K4CAX VIC C C C P C C P K4CGC BLAKE C C C P C C P K4DL DENNIS C C C P C C P K4EBY CHARLES C C C P C C P K4FGO MEL C C C P C C P K4FJ STEVE C C C P C C P K4FPF PAUL C C C P C C P K4FRX BOB C C C P C C P K4GBE BOB C C C P C C P K4GKD DICK C C C P C C P K4IPV JOE C C C P C C P K4IQH AL C C C P C C P K4IX ELIAS C C C P C C P K4IYK ADWIN C C C P C C P K4JO ELLICOTT C C C P C C P K4JQA DICK C C C P C C P K4KA FRANK C C C P C C P K4LB HOWARD C C C P C C P K4LDR PETERJAY C C C P C C P K4LPU BILL C C C P C C P K4OD CARL C C C P C C P K4OKZ KEN C C C P C C P K4OS BILL C C C P C C P K4PQL HOWIE C C C P C C P K4QS TOM C C C P C C P K4RZ FRANK C C C P C C P K4TJ BOB C C C P C C P K4VT GARY C C C P C C P K4VX GRIFFITH C C C P C C P K4YEP JEFF C C C P C C P K4ZZ PHIL C C C P C C P K5GB GEDDINGS C C C P C C P K5KT JOE C C C P C C P K5WS WALT C C C P C C P K6ETM GEORGE C C C P C C P K6IR KEN C C C P C C P K6OZL JIM C C C P C C P K6SG GEORGE C C C P C C P K6UA DALE C C C P C C P K6WX IRV C C C P C C P K7GPD ANDY C C C P C C P K7MPP TERRY C C C P C C P K7SV LARRY C C C P C C P K8EI LLOYD C C C P C C P K8OQL JERRY C C C P C C P K8SYH BILL C C C P C C P K8UR DENNIS C C C P C C P K9CQ JIM C C C P C C P KA1GD ANDY C C C P C C P KA1ZD LINDA C C C P C C P KA3EIE DAVE C C C P C C P KA3TGY LEO C C C P C C P KA3UBJ MIRIAM C C C P C C P KA3WPD JO ANN C C C P C C P KA4RRU MIKE C C C P C C P KA4S ROSA C C C P C C P KA4YII BERNADETTC C C P C C P KB0ZL DICK C C C P C C P KB3EI JANES C C C P C C P KB3MF JOHN C C C P C C P KB3MP DON C C C P C C P KB3OK JOSEF C C C P C C P KB3OU JAY C C C P C C P KB3PY GAIL C C C P C C P KB3RM MIKE C C C P C C P KB4DI BOB C C C P C C P KB4O GEORGE C C C P C C P KB7ZZ DAVE C C C P C C P KC3AG BILL C C C P C C P KC3AJ TONY C C C P C C P KC3D HOWARD C C C P C C P KC3DN KEITH C C C P C C P KC3EK GLENN C C C P C C P KC3RN DENLEY C C C P C C P KC3X * HOLLIS C C C P C C P KC4AUF BOB C C C P C C P KC4DY GORDON C C C P C C P KC4FYA ED C C C P C C P KC4URI STEVE C C C P C C P KC4ZRH JIM C C C P C C P KD3IY TERRY C C C P C C P KD3P SCUDDER C C C P C C P KD4BK BARRY C C C P C C P KD4DGQ JORGE C C C P C C P KD4FBU CHRIS C C C P C C P KD4JXY DENNIS C C C P C C P KD4QVT BRIAN C C C P C C P KD6TB MARK C C C P C C P KE0ZV BOB C C C P C C P KE3KL YUKI C C C P C C P KE3Q RICH C C C P C C P KE5JA MAX C C C P C C P KE7U FRANK C C C P C C P KE9A KEN C C C P C C P KF3P TYLER C C C P C C P KF3T LASHLEY C C C P C C P KG4O AL C C C P C C P KG4W ED C C C P C C P KG7K ED C C C P C C P KG8I BOB C C C P C C P KH2T BRIAN C C C P C C P KH6AA TED C C C P C C P KH6BZF LEE C C C P C C P KH6JFI RON C C C P C C P KI3L DON C C C P C C P KI4Z MARK C C C P C C P KI5YL JOHN C C C P C C P KJ0P DON C C C P C C P KJ4I ED C C C P C C P KJ4VG ED C C C P C C P KK4WQ LAQUETTA C C C P C C P KM3A ART C C C P C C P KM3T DAVE C C C P C C P KM4E JOE C C C P C C P KM4GM CHARLES C C C P C C P KM4YY LEE C C C P C C P KN1D NORM C C C P C C P KN1K BOB C C C P C C P KN4ZT MEL C C C P C C P KO0U STEVE C C C P C C P KO4A JOHN C C C P C C P KO4FM CLIFF C C C P C C P KO4MR DICK C C C P C C P KO7V MIKE C C C P C C P KP4XS KEN C C C P C C P KR4IQ BRAD C C C P C C P KR4JQ GARY C C C P C C P KS1G PAUL C C C P C C P KS4RX BECKY C C C P C C P KT3Y PHIL C C C P C C P KT4W RAY C C C P C C P KT5X FRED C C C P C C P KU3M RICHARD C C C P C C P KV4AM MAC C C C P C C P KW4T DAN C C C P C C P KW8I JIM C C C P C C P KX3Q MARK C C C P C C P KX3S JIM C C C P C C P KZ1O DAVE C C C P C C P KZ3H CRAIG C C C P C C P N0FFZ CEDRIC C C C P C C P N0TK DAN C C C P C C P N1KCE BRIAN C C C P C C P N2AW BOB C C C P C C P N2FB WAYNE C C C P C C P N2PP VIC C C C P C C P N3AHA ACE C C C P C C P N3AM JOHN C C C P C C P N3AOE JIM C C C P C C P N3BE SAM C C C P C C P N3CBJ FINTON C C C P C C P N3CL BILL C C C P C C P N3CW MILT C C C P C C P N3EC ED C C C P C C P N3FBN AARON C C C P C C P N3GB GEORGE C C C P C C P N3HIH FRANK C C C P C C P N3II DAVE C C C P C C P N3JT JIM C C C P C C P N3KK STAN C C C P C C P N3KKM BILLY C C C P C C P N3KQY RON C C C P C C P N3KS KAMIL C C C P C C P N3KTV JIM C C C P C C P N3MG MARK C C C P C C P N3OPM DAN C C C P C C P N3ORY ALEX C C C P C C P N3RC ROGER C C C P C C P N3RL BOB C C C P C C P N3RR BILL C C C P C C P N3TR GRANT C C C P C C P N3UN WAYNE C C C P C C P N3US ED C C C P C C P N4AA CARL C C C P C C P N4AIG O. 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C C C P C C P N4AR BILL C C C P C C P N4CF MIKE C C C P C C P N4DS DICK C C C P C C P N4EA BILL C C C P C C P N4EHJ RALPH C C C P C C P N4FK FRANK C C C P C C P N4HX BULL C C C P C C P N4JQQ STEVE C C C P C C P N4KW WALLY C C C P C C P N4LT BRUCE C C C P C C P N4MM JOHN C C C P C C P N4MO RON C C C P C C P N4MV DAN C C C P C C P N4NW TOM C C C P C C P N4OHE CRAIG C C C P C C P N4QQ JOHN C C C P C C P N4RA DICK C C C P C C P N4RP RICHARD C C C P C C P N4RV JOHN C C C P C C P N4SL STEVE C C C P C C P N4SN MILT C C C P C C P N4SW WALT C C C P C C P N4TW TED C C C P C C P N4TX STEVE C C C P C C P N4UU BOB C C C P C C P N4VV BOB C C C P C C P N4YE CHRIS C C C P C C P N4ZR PETE C C C P C C P N5AR DAN C C C P C C P N5IBQ RON C C C P C C P N5JB JOHN C C C P C C P N5OKR GREG C C C P C C P N5RM BOB C C C P C C P N5XA CLEM C C C P C C P N6CZG JIRASAK C C C P C C P N6RA TOM C C C P C C P N6XI DICK C C C P C C P N6XX FRANK C C C P C C P N6ZO CHET C C C P C C P N7GLP BOB C C C P C C P N8II JEFF C C C P C C P NB3O STEVE C C C P C C P NC3Y TOM C C C P C C P ND0P SCOTT C C C P C C P ND3A ROB C C C P C C P ND3F BRIAN C C C P C C P NH6T REG C C C P C C P NK4J CHUCK C C C P C C P NM3U WARREN C C C P C C P NR4L CHARLES C C C P C C P NV3V JIM C C C P C C P NW3K CHUCK C C C P C C P NW3S MARK C C C P C C P NW5E GARY C C C P C C P NZ1W MAURY C C C P C C P NZ6E TERRY C C C P C C P W0AFR JOHN C C C P C C P W0RUE JOHN C C C P C C P W0SS DAVE C C C P C C P W0UCE JACK C C C P C C P W0YVA BOB C C C P C C P W1ARR BOB C C C P C C P W1CLF JOHN C C C P C C P W1HKD GEORGE C C C P C C P W1JY OLOF C C C P C C P W1KGH RANDY C C C P C C P W1KQ JIM C C C P C C P W1WTG CHUCK C C C P C C P W1ZM GERRY C C C P C C P W2BA JOHN C C C P C C P W2EOS IKE C C C P C C P W2IRD BOB C C C P C C P W2KI JOHN C C C P C C P W2RS RAPHAEL C C C P C C P W3ABC HUGH C C C P C C P W3AU ED C C C P C C P W3AZ BILL C C C P C C P W3AZD DON C C C P C C P W3BE JOHN C C C P C C P W3BP BRUCE C C C P C C P W3BY BILL C C C P C C P W3CPB JIM C C C P C C P W3DF DAN C C C P C C P W3EKT ED C C C P C C P W3EMH BILL C C C P C C P W3FG WALT C C C P C C P W3FQB FRANK C C C P C C P W3FYH NORM C C C P C C P W3FZV PHIL C C C P C C P W3GG BURT C C C P C C P W3GHR VAUGHN C C C P C C P W3GN LARRY C C C P C C P W3GNQ DICK C C C P C C P W3HHG LARRY C C C P C C P W3HVQ JOHN C C C P C C P W3HWE GENE C C C P C C P W3ICM FRED C C C P C C P W3IDT BOB C C C P C C P W3IKN BILL C C C P C C P W3IUU LLOYD C C C P C C P W3IY BILL C C C P C C P W3JPT CHARLES C C C P C C P W3LPL FRANK C C C P C C P W3ML GEORGE C C C P C C P W3MM DAVE C C C P C C P W3MR MEL C C C P C C P W3NL BILL C C C P C C P W3RR BILL C C C P C C P W3SP CARL C C C P C C P W3TMZ JACK C C C P C C P W3UJ HENRY C C C P C C P W3UO C B C C C P C C P W3US RUSTY C C C P C C P W3XE ANDY C C C P C C P W3XO BILL C C C P C C P W3XY FRED C C C P C C P W3YOZ MARTY C C C P C C P W3YY BOB C C C P C C P W3ZN JIM C C C P C C P W3ZZ GENE C C C P C C P W4AAU TONY C C C P C C P W4ABY DAVE C C C P C C P W4ACN HARRY C C C P C C P W4BD FRED C C C P C C P W4BFR BRUCE C C C P C C P W4BQF CHET C C C P C C P W4BW PROSE C C C P C C P W4CBQ BOB C C C P C C P W4CKD ROBERT C C C P C C P W4DM DALE C C C P C C P W4DPS OWEN C C C P C C P W4DR BOB C C C P C C P W4EI ROGER C C C P C C P W4FOA TONY C C C P C C P W4HIR RON C C C P C C P W4HM WALT C C C P C C P W4IF H. 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C C C P C C P W4IML DON C C C P C C P W4JAT JOHN C C C P C C P W4JVN DAVE C C C P C C P W4KFT NORT C C C P C C P W4KZQ BOB C C C P C C P W4LUE CLIFF C C C P C C P W4MAG JOE C C C P C C P W4MYA BOB C C C P C C P W4NL LYNN C C C P C C P W4NND CHARLES C C C P C C P W4PHL AL C C C P C C P W4PNK ROGER C C C P C C P W4PRO JIM C C C P C C P W4QAW RAY C C C P C C P W4QY GEORGE C C C P C C P W4RV SAM C C C P C C P W4RW FLOYD C C C P C C P W4RX JIM C C C P C C P W4TKR JIM C C C P C C P W4VBX DON C C C P C C P W4VC HAL C C C P C C P W4WKQ JOHN C C C P C C P W4YE BUD C C C P C C P W4YJ OSCAR C C C P C C P W4YV MEL C C C P C C P W4ZC JOHN C C C P C C P W4ZYT DON C C C P C C P W5AR SILAS C C C P C C P W5EQD ED C C C P C C P W5KGX BOB C C C P C C P W5KL LELAND C C C P C C P W5RR JOHN C C C P C C P W6AXX HOWARD C C C P C C P W6AZ CHARLIE C C C P C C P W6JGS BILL C C C P C C P W6MVW DICK C C C P C C P W6OVP DAVE C C C P C C P W6TMU JIM C C C P C C P W6UM CHARLIE C C C P C C P W6YO JULIUS C C C P C C P W6ZF RON C C C P C C P W7BBX HOWARD C C C P C C P W7GJF JOHN C C C P C C P W7HHZ HARRIS C C C P C C P W7RM RUSH C C C P C C P W7YS BILL C C C P C C P W8BOZ RUSSEL C C C P C C P W8CG CHARLES C C C P C C P W8KUX CHARLES C C C P C C P W8KXT RICHARD C C C P C C P W8LRL WALLY C C C P C C P W9LT LAMAR C C C P C C P W9OCL BUD C C C P C C P W9VL GEORGE C C C P C C P WA3AMH GARY C C C P C C P WA3CGE DOUG C C C P C C P WA3ECT MIKE C C C P C C P WA3EKL ALAN C C C P C C P WA3JXJ BOB C C C P C C P WA3LWT BILL C C C P C C P WA3RSK JOHN C C C P C C P WA3SSB CLYDE C C C P C C P WA3TAI TOM C C C P C C P WA3VUQ BOB C C C P C C P WA3WJD BRIAN C C C P C C P WA3YEK RICHARD C C C P C C P WA4BCW RALPH C C C P C C P WA4DAI ARCHIE C C C P C C P WA4HOT DAVE C C C P C C P WA4QDM JOHN C C C P C C P WA6GVC CHUCK C C C P C C P WA6IDN BRUCE C C C P C C P WA9BOW TERRY C C C P C C P WA9NWK GREG C C C P C C P WB2BZR BOB C C C P C C P WB2EKK JOHN C C C P C C P WB2NQT MARK C C C P C C P WB3ANE HOPE C C C P C C P WB3ARZ HENRY C C C P C C P WB3AVN FRANK C C C P C C P WB3DNL BILL C C C P C C P WB3ECU RICHARD C C C P C C P WB3GCG VAUGHN C C C P C C P WB4BAF JOHN C C C P C C P WB4BQX CHARLES C C C P C C P WB4DBK CHARLES C C C P C C P WB4DNL GARY C C C P C C P WB4FDT PHIL C C C P C C P WB4FLT JIM C C C P C C P WB4FTI CHARLES C C C P C C P WB4GKN ENRICO C C C P C C P WB4GVZ DAVE C C C P C C P WB4J TOM C C C P C C P WB4NFS JACK C C C P C C P WB4OZH JOHN C C C P C C P WB4RDV SHERM C C C P C C P WB4RMJ BILL C C C P C C P WB4VMB SCOTT C C C P C C P WB4YMT JOHN C C C P C C P WB6VGI LARRY C C C P C C P WB7ATN MARK C C C P C C P WC4J DAVE C C C P C C P WD3A TOM C C C P C C P WD3I MARK C C C P C C P WD3P LARRY C C C P C C P WD3Q ERIC C C C P C C P WD3S PAUL C C C P C C P WD4AXM DAVID C C C P C C P WD4EBY JOHN C C C P C C P WD4GOY ED C C C P C C P WD4IEH DAVE C C C P C C P WD9ISG PETE C C C P C C P WF3J BORIS C C C P C C P WG3J PAUL C C C P C C P WG4Q * MARV C C C P C C P WI2T JEFF C C C P C C P WI3A RAY C C C P C C P WK3H CAREY C C C P C C P WK3V RUBE C C C P C C P WK3W ROB C C C P C C P WR3E BERNIE C C C P C C P WR3L DAVE C C C P C C P WR3Z BARRY C C C P C C P WR4K RICHARD C C C P C C P WR4S SCOTT C C C P C C P WU4G RON C C C P C C P WV3B JEFF C C C P C C P WW3V ABE C C C P C C P WZ3Q DON C C C P C C P DX MEMBERS: CX1EK LUIS C C C P C C P DK5AD KNUT C C C P C C P DL4FDN* HOLLIS C C C P C C P DL4YT KARL C C C P C C P EI2CN DOUG C C C P C C P F6IIR TERRY C C C P C C P G0/K6ZH JIM C C C P C C P HC1CYB CARLOS C C C P C C P LU3YL PATRICIA C C C P C C P LU9CF FERNANDO C C C P C C P HS0ZBI DALLAS C C C P C C P SO5TW * TOM C C C P C C P VK1CA * MARV C C C P C C P VK3ACS KEN C C C P C C P VP2VI BOB C C C P C C P YB0ASI BOB C C C P C C P ZF1AB GORDON C C C P C C P ZP6CW DOUG C C C P C C P *Members listed under two calls: KC3X/DL4FDN K3TW/SO5TW WG4Q/VK1CA _____________________________ PVRC SILENT KEYS prepared by Larry Fadner, W3GN Three members, added to the list of silent keys since last published in May 1995, are: W4EZ Allen Gugler 1994 W4GF William S. Grenfell 1995 W9KBE Erlin R. Jacobsen 1993 There are now 103 PVRC SK: K3AO K3HPG K3RS K3TG K4FRX K4LB K4LPU K4VWH K4YF K4ZA K4ZZ K6MQ K7SQD K7ZZ KA3DAG KB0ZL KC8C LU2DX N4IH N4IN TI2AD VE3ON W0AW W1AAE W1AY W1MV W2DW W2GHK W2HU W3AFM W3BKE W3BKK W3DAL W3DVO W3EB W3EO W3FA W3FRZ W3FSP W3FU W3GRF W3JID W3KA W3KLA W3KZQ W3MTQ W3PS W3PZW W3QHF W3SW W3TN W3UE W3WG W3WSF W3WU W3WV W4AAV W4BMX W4BV W4BVV W4CC W4EI W4EZ W4GF W4HQN W4HZZ W4IA W4IYR W4JFE W4JK W4JNE W4KFC W4KPK W4KV W4LAP W4NF W4NH W4NM W4NO W4NQ W4NQM W4NTZ W4NW W4RVE W4SXE W4WBC W4WI W4WO W4ZM W4ZMQ W5WH W6CAA W6MUR W6UA W7DI W7SH W9KBE W9KO W9OLU W9VES YV3JA WA4GHV WB2FUN 1995 PVRC REUNION RESULTS: Call QSO Pts Mul Tot Comments and location W4YE 149 298 21 6258 #1 W3UJ 168 336 18 6048 #2 W4CKD 134 268 21 5628 #3 GREENVILLE OH K4PQL 103 206 21 4326 #4 N3II 106 212 19 4028 #5 AA3HM 86 172 18 3096 K2UFT 83 166 17 2822 DUNWOODY, GA K3ZO 81 162 17 2754 W3TMZ 70 140 19 2660 N4RP 82 164 15 2460 JOHN'S ISLAND, SC K8OQL 57 114 19 2166 W3GN 66 132 16 2112 W7YS 61 122 17 2074 FLAGSTAFF, AZ KI5YL 62 134 14 1876 DALLAS, TX K2PLF/6 54 108 17 1836 LAKE FOREST, CA K4VT 61 122 14 1708 AUSTELL, GA KF3P 56 112 15 1680 ND3F 60 120 14 1680 WA3WJD 64 128 13 1664 W3CPB 53 106 15 1590 W6MVW 48 96 16 1536 LA JOLLA, CA W3ZZ 51 102 15 1530 N5XA 45 90 14 1260 BILOXI, MI N4TW 31 62 10 620 MADRID, NY KE9A 23 46 13 598 K4LDR 20 40 12 480 CRYSTAL RIVER, FL W4HM 23 46 10 460 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA K3TM 15 30 5 300 ZP6CW 12 24 9 216 CAACUPE, PARAGUAY KE3Q 16 32 6 192 K4JQA 12 24 8 192 LONGBOAT KEY, FL N4ZR 12 24 5 120 W4PHL 9 18 5 90 JUPITER, FL SO5TW 6 12 5 60 US EMBASSY WARSAW W3FG 4 8 3 24 W5KL 1 2 1 2 ARKANSAS W1ZU 36 72 0 0 CHECK LOG, NO MULTS WB4RDV 59 118 0 0 CHECK LOG, NO MULTS _____________________________ This Newsletter is assembled so that the CHECK LIST may be removed and used during the Reunion without flipping pages. However, it is OK to flip this page during slow periods in the reunion and fill out the order form! ;-) PVRC Order Form - T-shirt, Sweat shirt, and Golf shirt Next order deadline is 30 April 1996 PVRC T-shirt, ash (athletic grey), 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T, with a large 3 color silk screened PVRC logo on the back and a small 3 color silk screened PVRC logo over the left breast. circle size M, L, XL @ $13 each; ___ quantity = $_______ XXL @ $15 each; ___ quantity = $_______ PVRC light weight (7 oz) sweat shirt, ash (athletic grey), Jerzees 50/50 cotton/polyester, crew neck, set in long sleeves, with a large 3 color silk screened PVRC logo on the back and a small 3 color silk screened PVRC logo over the left breast. circle size M, L, XL @ $20 each; ___ quantity = $_______ XXL @ $22 each; ___ quantity = $_______ PVRC heavy weight (9 oz) sweat shirt, ash (athletic grey), Jerzees 50/50 cotton/polyester, crew neck, set in long sleeves, with a large 3 color silk screened PVRC logo on the back and a small 3 color silk screened PVRC logo over the left breast. circle size M, L, XL @ $24 each; ___ quantity = $_______ XXL @ $26 each; ___ quantity = $_______ PVRC embroidered Golf shirt, white, 50/50 cotton/polyester Print Ons brand, pique knit, 2 button, with logo over left breast. This is a different brand than last year's offering. circle size M, L, XL @ $24 each; ___ quantity = $_______ XXL @ $26 each; ___ quantity = $_______ A royal blue call sign can be embroidered above the logo @ $6 per shirt. If desired, call sign (print clearly) ____________________ = $_______ A second royal blue call sign (royal blue) can be embroidered under the logo at an additional $6 per shirt. Call sign _______________________ = $_______ The above Golf shirt may be ordered without the logo, just the call sign. circle size M, L, XL @ $22 each; ___ quantity = $_______ XXL @ $24 each; ___ quantity = $_______ call sign (print clearly) _____________________ A second call sign can be embroidered under the first at an additional $6 per shirt. Call sign ______________ = $_______ circle Golf shirt color Powder Blue, Kelly, Royal, Navy, Teal, Ash, Tan, Yellow, Gold, Pink, Coral, Maroon, Red. circle color of call sign(s): white, red, royal blue. @ $8 each; ___ quantity = $_______ You can stop by my house and pick up your items; or get them at a central or NW regional PVRC meeting; or have them "UPSed" to you. The S&H fee is $4 for one item or $8 for two or more items. Shipping and handling fees enclosed = $_______ Your name and call: Street Address: City, State, ZIP: Total $_________ Questions? Contact Ed Steeble, K3IXD at (410) 489-7616 7:30pm to 10:00pm daily, PacketCluster K3IXD > W3LPL, or email steeble@erols.com. Make checks payable to Ed Steeble, not PVRC. Mail orders to Ed Steeble, K3IXD, 14020 Celbridge Ct, Glenwood, MD 21738. ________________________________________________________________________ PVRC NAME BADGES As a seperate activity, Brian McGinness, WA3WJD, takes orders for PVRC Name Badges. Contact Brian or the editor for details. ________________________________________________________________________ THERE WAS NOT ROOM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMPLETE SCORES IN THIS ISSUE OF THE NEWSLETTER. THEY WILL APPEAR IN THE MAY ISSUE. (editor) CQWW 160 Meter SSB PVRC Claimed Scores (submitted to Tyler Stewart KF3P) Call Hrs Category QSO's Mults Score ND3F QRP 234 40/5 23,265 K1HTV SOLP 871 53/11 123,968 W9LT SOLP 467 50/5 56,540 W3CPB 6 SOLP 114 30/0 7,386 K3ZO SO 145 39/10 18,767 W3GHR SO 213 39 17,979 WV3B SO 148 36/1 12,247 W3HVQ SO 101 34/2 8,316 W3GN SO 20 10/0 400 W4IY MS 784 65 115,180 K3IXD 16 MS(SOA) 511 51/13 75,072 KF3P 5.5 MS(SOA) 318 46/12 44,602 Thanks for the scores! All scores for "major" contests should be sent to KF3P. Please send me your WPX SSB and VHF Sprint scores for the next newsletter via KF3P>W3LPL, kf3p@cais.com, or 301-414-5444. ARRL DX SSB Scores claimed for PVRC (submitted to KF3P) Call Hrs Category QSO's Mult's Score KA4RRU 12 QRP 263 127 100,203 W3UJ SOLP 455 161 219,765 WK3H SOLP 333 146 145,854 N3UN SOLP 156 123 57,564 KA3TGY SOLP 135 97 39,285 WD3Q SOLP 100 60 18,000 K3ZO 42 SO 2069 333 2,066,931 W9LT SO 1264 249 940,473 AA3HM SO 329 188 185,556 W3GHR SO 256 74 56,832 WV3B 4.9 SO 155 93 43,245 W4ZYT 3.5 SO 158 83 39,342 WB6VGI 6 SO 135 90 36,450 W3DQI SO 136 ? 32,232 W1WTG SO 127 83 31,623 N3KQY SO ? ? 19,500 WB3ECU SO 75 46 10,350 N3RR SOA 1418 370 1,570,650 AA3HA 39 SOA 883 328 866,904 KG4W 25 SOA 898 288 775,872 W4JVN SOA 494 224 331,968 K3IXD SOA 440 245 323,400 WB3ARZ SOA 459 203 278,922 N3AM SOA 351 191 201,123 W3HVQ 12 SOA 267 171 136,971 K6IR SOA(LP) 290 127 112,014 K3SA 7.2 SOA(LP) 286 128 109,824 WB4NFS 10.5 SOA 259 130 101,010 W3TMZ 8.4 40M 123 53 19,557 W3CPB 1.5 40M(LP) 31 18 1,674 WB2BZR 10M(LP) 43 9 1,161 K3ZNV(+WD3A) MS ? ? 511,800 KW4T MS ? ? ? W3GNQ M2 1535 372 1,707,480 (+WA3WJD, W3ZZ, WR3Z, K3SKE, AA6DC) W3USS M2 897 245 659,295 (KE3KL, +??) K3DI M2 653 275 537,900 (+WD4IEH, AA3DI) W3LPL MM 3714 517 5,700,000 (+K3MQH, WB2Q, KE3Q, WM2H, WR3E, N3GB, K3RT, KF3P, K3RA, K1RZ, ND3F, N5OKR) W4MYA MM 2100 429 2,692,404 (+WA4DAI, KD4JXY, AD4TS, KJ4VG, KC4AUF, KS4RX, KB4DI, WB4GVZ, KC4ZRH, and Vicky) Congratulations to everyone for a very good effort! If you sent in a score for PVRC and you do not see it listed here, you either didn't send it to me or I lost it (sorry!). Please send it to me so I can include you in the club listing. I'll be collecting scores for CQ WPX SSB and the VHF Sprints, so be sure and post them and/or send a copy to me, KF3P>W3LPL, kf3p@cais.com, or 301-414-5444. *REGIONAL CHAIRMEN* Please assist us in collecting scores from PVRCers in your area by relaying them in, if necessary. 73, Tyler KF3P