POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB NEWSLETTER - APRIL 1999

PVRC CALENDAR 
Weekly    Wed    BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays 7:30 am,
                 Basil's Deli, Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI.
Apr 1     Thu    PVRC/NC, Ryan's Family Steakhouse at Crossroads, 
                 Cary at 6pm
Apr 5     Mon    South MD at Wayne Rogers, N1WR, Lusby, MD, 7:30 pm
Apr 11    Sun    Eastern shore meeting, 1:00 pm at NV3V, Jim Bruce, 
                 417 N. Main St, Greensboro, MD.  146.52 MHz
Apr 12    Mon    Central meeting, Rm 242, George Marshall High School.
                 SEE BELOW
Apr 16    Fri    SWVA Chapter Meeting, Steak & Ale Restr, Rt419,
                 Roanoke. Dinner 6:00pm
Apr 20    Tue    Northwest meeting, Tullvy's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St,
                 Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm
Apr 20    Tue    Normal Tidewater Colony meeting with VA-DXCC. 
                 See reference page.
May 3     Mon    South MD at Wayne Rogers, N1WR, Lusby, MD, 7:30 pm
May 6     Thu    PVRC/NC, Ryan's Family Steakhouse at Crossroads, 
                 Cary at 6pm
May 10    Mon    Central meeting, Church of the nativity, Rte 5, 
                 Temple Hills, 
May 14-16        Dayton '99 Hamvention, Dayton, OH
May 18    Tue    Northwest meeting, Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St,
                 Frederick, 7:30pm
May 18    Tue    Tidewater Colony meeting with VA-DXCC.  See reference.
May 29/30        CQ WPX CW Contest - 5 Mil award
June 19   Sat    Joint PVRC/FRC meeting, 12:00 noon at W3LPL, Glenwood,
MD
 
THE MAY ISSUE WILL BE OUR ANNUAL JUMBO EDITION sent to all PVRC'ers
worldwide with the membership roster, reunion on-the-air
announcement, news and minutes, and I hope some articles summarizing our
accomplishments since last May.  This is a request for articles of
interest to those who have move out of area and inactive PVRC'ers in the
area.
 
The roster will be printed separately; the deadline for roster changes to
W2GG is the 15th.  (The paper edition will contain the complete roster
while the email edition will contain only your call, name, and address.
The deadline for articles and news is the 21st of April.
 
I especially want to include dates of summer open houses and picnics.  The
May issue will be your one time shot to get information to our distant
members and inactive local members via this Newsletter.  The distant
member may wish to plan their summer trip to the area to include such
activities.   And perhaps receiving this issue will nudge a couple locals
back into contesting.    -editor
 
DONATIONS REPORT by Dave Baugher, WR3L, Treas. (3/23/99)
 
The club would like to thank K4JA, W3UJ, N3CW, KR4IQ, and WA4BKW for the
donations to PVRC.
 
CENTRAL MEETING MINUTES, MAR 8, 1999 by Rich Boyd, KE3Q, Sec
 
Attending the "general" meeting were K3MM, KE3Q, K4VV, W3DAD, K2XLR, WR3L,
W3DQ, W3AZ, N6CZG, K3ZO, W3TOM, N1WR, WR3Z.
 
Though we were prepared to show a videotape tour of K1ZM's station, with
an emphasis on his 160 meter stations, all our meeting time was taken up
with "war stories," as we went around giving each person time to talk to
his recent contest activities and anything else that was on his mind.
 
W3YOZ announced he's chosen the date for this year's Fowlfest.  It's
August 14th, at his site in Churchton, Maryland as usual.
 
KE3Q recounted his adventures at WP3R single op in ARRL DX CW and as a
floater op (did most of Sunday on 15) at W3LPL M/M in ARRL DX phone. 
WR3L was joined by WR3Z for ARRL CW and by AA3SC on phone.
 
K2XLR has been helping put up antennas at W3TOM and is moving from Temple
Hills, MD to Indian Head, MD.  Steve spends every other weekend in
Virginia Beach visiting his kids.
 
W3YOZ mentioned the Fowlfest date and that his mountaintop QTH in
Pennsylvania is coming along.
 
K4VV says the new Virginia state rule on tower height caused him to "zoom
his tower" up from 65' to 75'.  (Every little bit helps).  He was joined
by W4LIP and W1HIR in the ARRL DX (phone?) and they spent some of the time
troubleshooting interference with such as computers and telephones.
 
W3DAD shows you can do it with small antennas.  He made 771 QSOs in ARRL
DX CW with his Butternut vertical on the lower bands and Butternut
butterfly HF antenna at 35'.  Kevin also spent time in the UBA, RSGB, and
RTTY contests.
 
WK3I cranked up the power from 5W to 100W for the CQ 160 phone because
conditions weren't as good.  He hooks up his printer so it backs up his
log by printing out each QSO as he goes.  This time it caused some
problems and for a while he worried he'd lost a lot of QSOs but he
eventually was able to get them to print out.
 
W3ZZ has been testing the HF waters again; this time from his home
station, QRP.  He says he put in a full effort last fall in CQWW CW and is
still
recovering.  He was part of the W3GNQ crew again in ARRL phone using a TH7
at 120' (but only 40' above the top of the hill to the NE), 2-el
Cushcraft 40 and an A4 on a rocket launcher.  Using some antenna testing
gizmo they found definitively that their SWR on the A4 was either 1.6:1 or
62:1.  They had to crank down the rocket launcher to fix a connector.
Noting someone had called Gene "Dr. Z" on the repeater -- and he does have
a
Ph.D.  I believe (as some of our other members do too, of course) -- I
suggested we start calling him "Dr. Zimfoofnik."  The 'GNQ crew blew up
W3DQ's Titan amp, but due to 'GNQ's many years working with amplifiers
while on the staff at Eimac, he was able to negotiate a nice repair deal
with
Ten-Tec.  And the group was pleased to beat K3ZO's single op effort
finally.
 
W3AZ missed ARRL CW with the flu and didn't fully recover until the ARRL
phone was already underway, so he was off the air.  Bill was afraid guest
op W0CN might catch the germs if he came over.  Besides, Dan may have been
in Nicaragua by then supporting US presidential travel.
 
N6CZG, Fred Laun's chief engineer, says Fred comes in 5-9 on his computer
modem speaker.  Jurasak says he's kept busy fixing Fred's amps but
doesn't climb towers any more due to a hair-raising collapse of his
100'-plus tower in California some years ago.
 
K3ZO noted the comments on amp repairs and said there's a resistor in the
Ten-Tec Titan power supply that blows, protecting the rest of the amp. 
Fred was pleased to edge out K0DQ in ARRL CW.  Fred says on phone he "did
okay."  Mike Martin of PEPCO has been helpful in trying to cure noise
problems in a 69 KV line near Fred but those lines have to be shut down to
do the work, which can only be done in non-heating and non-air
conditioning seasons.  The noise peaks at 15 degrees from Fred.  Fred
noticed the noise was pulsing on and off but discovered it was because the
wind was gusty, making his antenna rock left and right enough that it was
in and out of that 15 degree noise vicinity.  Dry, windy, weather is the
worst for Fred's noise.  Fred had DL8TWA (K3TW) call him giving a power of
five watts and 4X/K4YT chased him all over 80 as Fred S&Ped and told
Fred he was loud and should CQ, but Fred was afraid the noise would make
him an alligator (loud signal but can't copy).  Fred says K4YT will return
to
the U.S. after trips to Ivory Coast and Mali.
 
W3ZZ noted K8GP has won the Atlantic Division in VHF contests four times
even though the station has been in the Roanoke Division (contest sponsor
error).
 
W3DQ finally has a real hamshack in his house and an Omni-VI Ten-Tec.
Eric put in 20 hours in one of the ARRLs, which in recent years for him is
along time.  Eric's DC QTH is near Chevy Chase Elementary, which I guess
means it's near the Maryland line, and it's the second highest topography
in
DC.  K6LEW lives nearby, as does KE3VV.  Eric reports K3ZJ had W3USS on in
its swan song, making 1,500 QSOs in ARRL phone.  The station is
being dismantled, leaving K3VOA and 4U1WB as the active club stations in
DC.
 
N1WR did SOLP in ARRL CW with a cold and made 1006 QSOs, 841K.  In ARRL
phone he was M/S with N3WZR and N3AFT for 960 QSOs, 960K. 
With 333 mults and QSOs being three points apiece, the QSO total and score
match.
 
WR3Z gave more detail of the operation at WR3L in ARRL CW, where the 2 ops
went multi-two and made 3,300 QSOs, 3.8M points, an all time high
for Dave's station.  Correction, not just 2 ops; they also had N3NT,
W6HZW, AA3SC, and WB3V (confirm the last call for me).  Barry notes the
southern Maryland region is making a thrust, using Field Day to generate
interest.
 
K3MM defended his world record from last year in the RTTY WPX and broke
his own mark for the third year in a row, 1800 QSOs in 30 hours.  Ty
says RTTY activity is increasing.  In ARRL CW, Ty was joined by K3RA and
an N5 whose call I can't remember at V26O (the V26B station).  February
weather is better than in the fall, 5-10 degrees cooler and dry.  This
time they slept in the hamshack.  Temps were 70 degrees at night.  Station
owner, V21N, got excited to have the ops there, so he hired someone to cut
the weeds in the beverage field, which meant rolling up the beverage
first. 
The work didn't get done and Ty had to roll out the beverage haphazardly
at the last minute.  Ty also put up a "flag antenna" and reports it works
as
well as a "good working EWE."  The flag is a square 29' long and 7' high,
with a 1000 ohm resistor in the middle of one end of the wire and fed with
coax in the middle of the other end.  It's directional toward the coax
end.  The V26O crew made 7.8M points on 7,600 QSOs, second to HC8A's 8.7M
points.
 
Tyler and Rol were at W3LPL for ARRL phone...joined on 20M by K3NA.  This
was the tenth time that W3LPL's group has won both modes M/M in the
ARRL DX Contest, a record that will stand for along time, and the station
and ops are still going strong of course.
 
The next meeting will be April 12th in room 242 of the George Marshall
High School, Route 7, Falls Church, VA.  The HS is on Route 7 near Tysons
Corner, just off from the DC Beltway near the route 7 exit.
 
SOUTHERN MD REGIONAL MEETING, 1 Mar 99 by Barry Shapiro, WR3Z
 
Meeting was held at the home of Wayne Rogers, N1WR.  Attendees were:
Barry, WR3Z; Wayne, N1WR; Chuck, N3WZR; and Marty, N3HRT.  This
was the first PVRC meeting for Wes, N3WZU.
 
N1WR reported activity in the ARRL CW contest, single op with 1007 Q's for
873K points.  Wayne had a multi-single for the SSB contest (with
N3WZR and N3AFT), with slightly under 1M points tallied.
 
WR3Z operated the ARRL CW contest from WR3L's M2 effort, where Dave's crew
tallied over 3.9M points.  Barry was also part of the W3GNQ M2
group in the ARRL SSB contest, where Dick's group collected 3M points.
 
Before viewing the 3Y0PI Dxpedition videotape, the group continued its
discussions on planning and organization for this year's Field Day, with
the
goal of introducing to hams beforehand various contesting operating
techniques and contesting resources (such as CT).  [Free copies of CT from
K3DI. -editor]  Hams from the local clubs (Calvert and St. Mary's) will be
approached over the next several months, with emphasis on the Southern
Patuxent ARC (SPARC) group, of which N3WZR is the current president.
Potential callsign used will be N3PX.  We are looking into a 3A effort,
with additional VHF/UHF and Novice/Tech stations.
 
The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday April 5th at
N1WR's home.
 
PVRC/NC Meeting Minutes 3/4/99 by Pete Soper, KS4XG
 
The meeting was held at Ryans Family Steakhouse, Cary Crossroads, Cary, NC
from 6-7:30pm.
Attendees: Lee Hiers AA4GA (visitor), Will AA4NC, Bob K4HA, Jim K4MA
(chairman), Jim K4QPL, Pete KS4XG, Jim N3QYE, Bert N4CW, Jeff NX9T,
Willy W3GCG, and Will WJ9B.
 
Membership. Chapter membership remains at 30.
 
Club business and announcements.  K4MA exhorted the members to participate
in the upcoming ARRL DX/SSB and CQWW WPX/SSB contests this 
month.
 
Upcoming Contests. ARRL DX SSB 3/5, Russian DX 3/20, CQ WW WPX SSB 3/26
 
Member notes.
W9JB has taking part in the beta test of a new kit transceiver, the
Elecraft K2.  Will brought his partially completed example along and
described its features.  It puts out 10 watts with a synthesized
frequencies and 10-160m coverage.  CW is standard and SSB support is
optional.  It is about 3/4 the size of an IC735 and very attractively
packaged.  Will has taken part in the recent ARRL and CQWW contests.
 
NX9T has taken part in Sprint and the DX and 160 tests.  Jeff said the 160
test convinced him to start working on a receive antenna.
 
W3GCG described his QRP effort on 160.  He hand logged the 484 contacts
and said his receive antennas made the effort possible.  Willie has gotten
a computer and will be using CT in the future.
 
K4HA has gotten time in on the DX and 160 tests but complained of many
distractions from work.
 
KS4XG finally got a 160 meter antenna up that plays well (150' inverted L
with series capacitor and 36 1/4wl radials).  Pete also recently bought 10
and 15 meter Cushcraft 4 element monobanders to put on his tower fixed on
Europe.  (The antennas were found for sale at this excellent swap site:
http://classifieds.qth.com/cgi-shl/classfd.exe/m|q|QTH.COM)
 
N3QYE has begun assembling a Small Wonder 40+ QRP rig.  The documentation
was put together by the Internet QRP Group and goes into some
theory.  Jim is involving some of the students at NC State in the project.
He took part in Sprint and will be operating at the W4ATC student station
during the DX phone contest.
 
K4QPL spent a few hours on the DX CW test and swears it was his last
contest using his single G5RV antenna.  Jim is assembling parts and lining
up everything for his tower project with the hope of completion in the
Spring.
 
N4CW had a great time for 24 hours at the AA4NC station (using callsign
W4MR).  Bert reported that all his wires at home were destroyed by a
recent thunderstorm.  Bert was also happy to declare his 2nd retirement
with the expectation of more time for the hobby.
 
AA4NC thanked everyone for the QSOs during the DX CW test.  Will and K4MA
operated as 8P9JA and are holding down first place in the M/S
category.  Will asked if anyone has seen a score for VP5CW or VP5M.  Will
also described how he and Jim found the God of Wire on the island.  It
seems this god is in the form of a "Rasta Dude" and creates sculpture
figures out of the wire.  Will also introduced his guest Lee AA4GA and
said that the two of them and W4WA Ronnie will be operating M/S from the
AA4NC station this weekend (callsign W4MR).  Will invited any interested
club members to drop by and take part in their effort.
 
AA4GA is from Cornelia, about 80 miles north of Atlanta.  Lee is in town
on business for the week and decided to join Will for the contest.
 
K4MA described more details of the 8P9JA effort and how it was difficult
to draw the attention of the US ops during the mornings when the European
stations were so strong.  Jim described their Internet packet hookup and
said that although they tried to use it to help with finding mults it had
limited usefulness.  Jim said that Bill W4ZV hopes to make a presentation
of his contest activity at the HC8N site during a future meeting.    The
next meeting will be 6pm Thursday, April 1st at Ryans.
 
SWVA CHAPTER MEETING, ROANOKE, VA, FEB 26, 1999 by John Mitchell K4IQ
 
Members present:  John, K4IQ; Mike, N4GU; Jerry, K1SO; Buddy, W4YE;
Gordon, K1GG, and Nat, N4EL.  Dinner guests:  John's two children and
Emily, KA4BSA (XYL of N4EL)
 
Discussion Items:
1.     John reviewed the comments made by Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, of
the FCC at a recent Frederick, MD PVRC meeting.  The comments were
focused on the increased monitoring of ham-band operations by the FCC.
 
2.     Recent and upcoming contests:  Each member briefly discussed their
contest operations of the past month and looked forward to the month of
contests.  Buddy discussed his good showing in the ARRL DX contest -- he
had fun search and pouncing and still used a paper log!
 
3.     Several members discussed ham equipment pricing and availability
overseas.  Mike reported that members of the Va Tech ARA are helping an
Italian ham obtain a reasonably-priced dummy load at about 1/2 the price
the same item is sold for in Italy.  John and Jerry made interesting
comments on "name-brand" equipment that is sold only overseas.
 
4.     Buddy reported that he was having antenna problems.  Several
suggestions were made as to where to start to ID the problem.  Buddy will
wait for spring or summer before attempting to hold an antenna tower
party.
 
5.     Next meeting will be on March 19 at 6 pm in the Christiansburg
Western Sizzlin' restaurant off I-81.
 
SOUTHWEST VA CHAPTER, March 19, 1999, by John Micthcell, K4IQ
 
Meeting held at the Western Sizzlen, off Interstate 81 in Christiansburg,
VA, on March 19, 1999.
 
The regular (dinner started at 6:00 p.m.) monthly meeting of the Southwest
Virginia Chapter with Coordinator John Mitchell, K4IQ presiding, was held
in the Christiansburg area, giving members in that portion of the Chapter
shorter travel time.
 
Attending the meeting, John/K4IQ, Buddy/W4YE, Michael/N4GU, Nat/N4EL and
Jerry/K1SO.
 
Introduction of visitor John Lido/KU4YL, formerly of NJ now residing in
Blackburg, VA.  John came at the invitation of Michael/N4GU.  John is a
somewhat new ham with many interests, one of which is contesting and the
other perked ears when he told about a project he is starting into Contest
Logging software.  Being a Software Designer/Developer, John has knowledge
in the computer end and wants input from contest operators to get the
best possible results.  Things we might need and would like to see added
that other programs do not have.  If you have input, drop John/KU4YL a
note via his Internet address [email protected], let him know what you want
to see in logging software.
 
Under Old Business: Reports of past contest activity from members present.
Both K4IQ and W4YE worked the ARRL DX CW and Phone contest.
Buddy/W4YE stated he did well in the CW part and operated low power in the
Phone portion doing fair.  K4IQ operated Single Op-High power in the
CQ 160 SSB and placed third in PVRC.  W4YE said he did work that contest
but only limited time.  No others had reports to give.
 
New Business: Upcoming Contest activities were discussed - who would be
operating and in what contest.  The events discussed, CQWW WPX SSB
(as well as, the Phone portion of the WPX later in the year).  The
inter-club competition of the 5 million awards was talked about and
members were
reminded to submit their scores for credit.  Both K4IQ and W4YE have
significant scores bringing them within range of this award.  Buddy/W4YE
reminded the group of the upcoming Virginia QSQ Party, although not a PVRC
contest, it is fun and great to get new operators into the action without
pressure.  Could mean future members.
 
Dayton was the next issue of topic, John/K4IQ had plans, as well as, K1GG
(who was not at the meeting but would be with K4IQ's group). 
Jerry/K1SO would be going.  Michael/N4GU was still in the planning stages
and would know soon.  The last of the formal business was handled when
the April meeting time and place was chosen.  It will be at Shoney's in
Salem, VA.  Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., on Friday night April 30,
1999.
 
The meeting was then open to discussion of a tower addition on the current
antenna system of Buddy/W4YE.  With the combined experience in the
group an engineering solution was quickly proposed.  John/K4IQ was to stop
by and give the project a quick eye and report back if positive results
could be obtained with the addition.
 
After all business concerns had been handled, the group then discussed
some articles read in various publications.  As a result of some of the
articles,
the discussion of some new and old rigs on the market took center stage,
with the popular consensus seeming to be the 1000MP.  The always present
antennas topic was also discussed.  Also a question about PVRC logo
articles ordered came up.  Had anyone in the SW VA Chapter received
anything? 
This would be checked on and results reported back.  The meeting adjourned
at 8:45 p.m. Minutes submitted by Jerry Haislip/K1SO
 
NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - March 16, 1999 by Greg Altig, N5OKR
([email protected])
 
In attendance were members N5OKR, W3ZZ, K3SX, K3TZV, NE3H, K3MM, W9LT,
K3DNE, K3IXD, N3KTV, W8ZA, K3WC, N3HBX, WX3B and guests
N3YDT and N3SB.
 
Business:  Ideas regarding a regional award program were tossed about.  I
welcome any and all suggestions and can be reached via email, packet (via
ND3F), snail mail or phone.  Current ideas include a FUBAR award, and a
participation (highest percentage of contests entered and score submitted)
award.
 
Both N3YDT and N3SB were attending their second meeting (at least!) and
were voted into membership.  Welcome aboard! 
 
From the introductions:
 
W3ZZ, Gene, was part of the W3GNQ team for ARRL SSB and reports a score of
3.002 million.  Jeez, can you be a little more precise, Gene?
 
K3DNE, Ed, was part of the W8ZA crew for ARRL SSB.  He now has a Rocket
Launcher and Cushcraft tribander that will be going up this spring for his
initial HF effort.
 
K3SX, Sid, a svelte 93 pounds lighter according to the sign-in sheet,
reports bagging 2 new ones on 160m, including T30R, bringing his total on
that band up to 190.
 
NE3H, Joe, reports that he will soon be contaminating the 6 meter band
with his "dirty little signal".  Is nothing sacred any more? 
 
K3TZV, Steve, detailed the noise problems he is having at his QTH.  He is
still working toward organizing the Pennsylvania PVRC chapter.
 
K3MM, Tyler, took part in the WPX RTTY contest and set a new record.
Yowza!  He was also part of a M/2 effort at V26O for ARRL CW that appears
to have finished second to HC8N.  Finally, he was teamed with K3RA and
K3NA on the 20 meter positions at W3LPL for ARRL SSB.  Under poor band
conditions, the M/M effort netted first place with 11.5 million.  This is
the 10th year that Frank's team has won both ends of the ARRL DX contest. 
Congratulations!
 
W9LT, Lamar, reports there is a contract on his QTH, so the antennas may
be coming down this spring.  He logged a very respectable 2.1 million as a
M/S in ARRL SSB.
 
K3IXD, Ed, participated in the January 160m SSB contest.  He also took
part in ARRL SSB, but reports losing his 80m vertical and the 20m element
on
the quad on Saturday.
N3KTV, Jim, said his last big effort was in the January VHF contest where
he scored over 30K in only 4 hours while driving around 4 grid square
corners in Delaware.
 
N3HBX, John, reports having the misfortune to "miss every damn contest
since ARRL 10m in December."
 
W8ZA, Robert, reported the recent loss of his father, W8LJU, whom had been
licensed over 40 years.  Our sincere condolences, Bob.  He entered the
ARRL CW contest as a SO/UA and logged 700K, then added another 1.64M to
the PVRC total as a M/2 in the SSB mode of that 'test.  Unfortunately,
he reports the loss of a TS-850 and two computers in the latter one.
 
N3YDT, took some good-natured ribbing for the sorry state of the
"unofficial" PVRC repeater (147.000(-) K3WX/R) in his first round-table
introduction
as a new member, but "Teflon Jim" let all the jeers roll right off and
reports repairs are forthcoming, including a new VHF controller.
 
K3WC, Dusty, debuted his new call (ex WA3IKK) and reported constructing a
K9AY receiving antenna for 160m.
 
N3SB, Steve, detailed his efforts from K3PZN, the Carroll County ARC, that
has been very active in recent 'tests.  He has been using The club as an
excellent contest training tool for new members.
 
WX3B, Jim, reported his wire Windoms, good radios, a love of contesting,
and teaming with N3SB at CCARC has made life good.  Meeting adjourned.
 
DAYTON HAMVENTION(r) NEWS RELEASE, 3/1/99
 
Dayton, OH.  The 1999 Dayton Hamvention(r) is proud to announce our 1999
Award Winners.  The are:
 
Amateur of the Year has been awarded to Kenneth M. Miller, K6IR, of
Rockville, MD, for the leadership, vision and dedication exhibited during
his
nearly 60 yers of continuous involvement in amateur radio.
 
Technical Excellence has been awarded to Alfonso R. Torres, KP4AQI, of
Huber Heights, OH, for his numberous designs and inventions that have
enhanced the art and science of amateur radio operations.
 
Special Achievement has been awarded to Paul D. Lieb, KH6HME, of Hilo, HI,
for his pioneering and record-setting work in tropospheric ducting and
VHF, UHF, and Microwave communications.
 
S C O R E S
by Bob Dannals, W2GG
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ARRL VHF SS RESULTS (FINAL 3/15/99)
 
CALL      BND  QSO MULTS    TOTAL
 
SINGLE OPERATOR
K1RZ       7   735  200   230,112
K3DNE      6   601  169   153,283
K2UOP      A   366  118    68,912
K3ZO       2   482  104    50,128
W3EKT      2   320   65    20,800
N4MM       3   250   62    17,360
K3IXD      4   190   36     8,244
N3II       2   187   31     5,797
NE3H       2   125   32     4,736
K4SO       1   102   21     2,142
K3OSX      2    70   20     1,400
K4HA       1    51   20     1,020
N3AM       1    68   14       952
N8II       1    59   14       826
W3JRY      2    42   12       540
W2GG       2    29   12       384
N4TL       1     9    5        45
W3FG       #     #    #        45
 
ROVER
N3IQ       A  1672  233 1,384,000
  Ops: ND3F and WD8ISK
 
MULTI-OP
K3SX       4   364  101    44,541
W4ATC      2    51   20     1,020
 
  21 LOGS       TOTAL   1,996,287
 
STILL RUMORS!
K8GP       A   ###  ###   893,000
K6LEW      A   ###  ###   600,000
 
Last Year     Entries    Total 
* UNLIMITED CATEGORY *
Mt Airy VHF R C     56  2,810,913
* MEDIUM CATEGORY *
Potomac Valley RC   21  1,784,971
Northeast Weak SG   49  1,588,997
Rochester VHF Grp   36  1,560,235
 
K3SX    W4XP K3SX
W4ATC   N3NPQ N3QYE NA3T KE4QIU KF4RDN
 
 ARRL DX CW (#7 3/19/99)
 CALL   BND QSO  CTY      TOTAL
 SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
K3ZO      3326  399   3,981,222
K0DQ      3345  396   3,972,672
N4AF      3106  377   3,466,515
W4MR*     1717  302   1,555,602
W9LT      1647  310   1,525,200
N3AM       922  311     858,360
W3GN       923  281     778,089
K2UOP     1082  234     759,569
N8II   15 1771  106     563,178
W4YE       709  256     544,512
N4MM       524  238     374,136
W3EKT      550  213     348,000
K3SV       401  147     176,400
W4VC       271  124     100,812
W4HJ       230  129      89,010
K3SX       155  ###      46,000
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
N1WR      1006  289     872,202
W3DAD      771  249     575,937
K4BAM      717  247     530,556
K7CMZ      662  234     461,214
K1EFI      625  235     459,660
WJ9B       617  223     412,773
NX9T       352  182     192,192
K4HA       353  168     177,912
K4QPL      280  145     121,800
KS4XG      266  150     119,700
W4HM   10  281   74      62,382
W3CP   15  281   63      53,109
K3HH       169   50      25,350
N3WK        39   28       3,276
 
SINGLE OP QRP
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
K3SA      1294  330   1,271,160
W3HVQ     1143  320   1,096,320
W3UJ       943  305     861,930
N4ZR       807  248     597,432
K4PB       659  280     553,560
K3KO       500  204     306,000
NY3M       393  229     269,991
K4VV       310  172     159,960
W3FG       226  143      96,954
N3GPU      114   71      24,282
 
MULTI-SINGLE
N4RV      2628  392   3,089,352
W4PRO      805  327     789,705
 
MULTI-TWO
NJ4F      3879  456   5,306,472
WR3L      3081  423   3,907,251
 
MULTI-MULTI
W3LPL     7146  602  12,896,646
W4MYA     4916  496   6,800,800
 
DXPEDITIONS
8P9JA     5267  342   5,403,942
 (multi-single)
KG4DZ     4276  304   3,899,712
 (multi-single)
N4MO/TI7  1337   58     232,638
 (SOLP, 15 m only)
NP2S*     2211  208   1,379,664
 (SOLP)
V26O*     7667  345   7,935,345
 (multi-two)
WP3R*     4852  332   4,832,592
 (SOHP)
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
52 LOGS  CW TOTAL    84,919,048
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
LAST YEAR^S RESULTS (SSB & CW)
Club     Logs           Score
FRC      173        243,591,930
YCCC     176        221,027,178
PVRC     121         97,101,300
 
OPERATORS:
8P9JA  K4MA AA4NC
KG4DZ  W4ZYT W4SD
N4RV   K3OSX N4RA N4RV KT4W
NJ4F   NJ4F K4EU K4EC WA4JUK K4GMH K7SV K1SE Daisy
NP2S   K3DI
V26O   K3MM K3RA N5NJ
W3LPL  K1HTV AI3M ND3F N3OC W2GG K4ZW WB2FFY 
       K3NA KD4D K1RA K3RV W3LPL K9PG
W4MR   N4CW
W4MYA  K4GAU K4GE W4DAA W4DR W4HZ WA4QDM WK4Y WU4G W4MYA
W4PRO  W4HIR WB4DNL AF4CD W4PRO
WP3R   KE3Q
WR3L   AA3SC N3NT WR3L WR3Z WX3B W6HZW
 
 CQ 160M SSB (#5 3/16/99)
 CALL    QSO  ST  DX    SCORE
 
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
W4MYA   905  57  29  196,424
K8OQL   643  53  14  100,098
K4IQ    503  56  13   81,489
K2UOP   506  52   7   64,723
NX9T    461  51   8   60,180
K3OSX   361  45   3   37,632
K4MA    336  42   7   36,456
K3SV    214  43   3   22,126
K4HA    198  41   5   20,378
ND3F    200   (50)    20,000
N4MM    120  39   4   11,825
K4SO    100  35   7   10,752
4U1WB   103  24   0    5,160
K4VV     77  27   2    4,814
W3AO     55   (21)     2,684
N4TL     42   (21)     1,953
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
WK3I    417   (56)    51,296
KS4XG   349  42   7   38,808
N8II    292  41   4   29,205
W3EKT   194  36   4   17,400
W8ZA    174   (38)    15,908
N3GPU   159  33   1   11,424
WD3A    143   (34)    10,642
NV3V    123  30   1    8,184
W3MR    125  27   2    8,120
W4YE    120   (36)     9,288
W4HJ     94  30   2    6,496
N3UN     82   (28)     5,104
W3CP     81   (28)     5,040
 
SINGLE OP QRP
W3GCG   484  35   7   22,264
 
MULTI OPERATOR
N4RV    558  53  20  102,127
K3IXD   445  51  14   70,005
K3MM    300   (70)    56,070
W2GG    307  47  10   40,185
KB3AUG  298  46   5   34,883
K3KO     97  32   2    7,208
W3HVQ    77  32   3    6,825
K3DI     45  22   3    2,750
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
38 LOGS SSB  TOTAL  1,235,926
40 LOGS  CW  TOTAL  2,981,845
78 LOGS MIX  TOTAL  4,217,771
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
LAST YEAR (combined SSB & CW)
Frankford R C       6,366,228
Slovenia Contest C  5,138,233
Contest C Finland   4,294,949
Potomac Valley R C  3,373,098
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Guest Operators:
K8OQL  from W9LT QTH
W3AO   KE3Q
 
Multiop operators:
Single op plus packet unless indicated below.
 
 ARRL DX SSB (#6 3/19/99)
 CALL   BND QSO  CTY      TOTAL
 SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
K3ZO      1940  403   2,345,460
W3USS     1504  347   1,545,885
NX9T      1080  325   1,053,000
K3OSX     1014  311     946,062
W3MR       894  312     836,784
K4HA       816  288     705,024
N4ZR       794  282     670,032
K2UOP      771  284     656,892
W4JVN      760  281     640,680
W3EKT      631  291     549,990
KS4XG      516  244     377,712
KC3TL      622  237     442,242
N4MM       529  235     372,945
AJ3M       586  202     355,116
N4CW       410  201     247,230
N8II   10  624  101     189,072
K4ZW   20 1115  117     391,000
W3JRY      201  118      70,092
N4MXT  40  185   72      39,960
K3SV       100   66      19,800
N2QT        35   31       3,255
N4TL        13   11         396
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
W3DQ       460  235     324,300
W4YE       417  203     253,953
NV3V       334  183     183,366
W4SD       250  159     119,250
W3CP       163   70      34,230
W2BZR  10  181   62      33,666
N3WK       126   80      30,240
N3EYB       32   26       2,496
 
SINGLE OP QRP
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
K3DI       873  391   1,024,020
W3UJ       758  289     656,319
KB3AUG     615  314     579,330
K3IXD      554  280     465,360
K3KO       500  241     360,054
N3GPU      354  185     196,470
N3RC       289  153     132,651
W3YD       275  149     122,925
K3SA       202  126      75,222
AA4KD       60   41       7,380
 
MULTI - SINGLE
W4MR      1989  499   2,977,000
N4RV      1830  464   2,541,792
W9LT      1701  413   2,103,822
N1WR       960  333     959,040
W3HVQ      628  310     583,110
K4VV       536  253     405,306
WR3L   15  474  105     149,310
 
MULTI - TWO
W3GNQ     2086  480   3,002,400
 
MULTI - MULTI
W3LPL     5753  672  11,581,920
W4MYA     3172  549   5,219,343
 
DXPEDITIONS
VP2VW     7427  280   6,238,680
TI7/N4MO  1775   58     308,850
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 52 LOGS SSB TOTAL   52,878,434?
 52 LOGS CW  TOTAL   84,919,048
102 LOGS MIX TOTAL  137,797,482
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  
LAST YEAR'S RESULTS (SSB & CW)
Club     Logs           Score
FRC      173        243,591,930
YCCC     176        221,027,178
PVRC     121         97,101,300
 
OPERATORS:
K4VV   W4LIP W1HIR K4VV
N1WR   N3WZR N3AFT N1WR
N4RV   KT4W N4RV
VP2VW  W4CE W4NF W4RM W4DAV VP2VW
W3GNQ  W3GNQ W3ZZ WR3Z WI2T K3RFC N3OC N3NT
W3HVQ  W3HVQ N3TRP
W3LPL  K1HTV AI3M ES2RR W2GG W3LPL N2IC KD4D K3MM K3NA K3RA K1RZ
       KE3Q K8CC K3MQH N5OKR
W3USS  K3ZJ
W4MR   AA4NC K4MA W4WA AA4GA
W4MYA  KB4DI N4DEN N4ZJ W4DAA W4DR W4HJ W4HZ WB4GVZ W4MYA
W9LT   W9LT K8OQL
WR3L   AA3SC WR3LREFERENCE PAGE.  Please send corrections to the editor.
3/22/99 changes are underscored.
 
PVRC Officers
  President                      K3MM      Tyler Stewar
301-414-5444              [email protected]
  Vice President                 N3OC      Brian McGinness
301-652-6768              [email protected]
  Secretary                      KE3Q      Rich Boyd
301-464-8014              [email protected]
  Treasurer                      WR3L      Dave Baugher
410-DX1-WR3L              [email protected]
  Historian                      K3SA      Steve Affens
301-774-0558              [email protected]
  Membership Sec                 W2GG      Bob Dannals
410-472-2004              [email protected]
 
PVRC Charter Members: 
W3GRF (SK), W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), N0FFZ (SK), W4LUE, W7YS, VP2VI (W0DX),
W3IKN, W4KFT.
 
PacketCluster Contest/DX System (MHz):
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
K3MQH   S Mountain PA   145.630
WR3L    Baltimore MD    145.610 440.950
N4SR    Woodbridge VA   145.630 *
K4FJ    Mt. Vernon VA   145.770 *
KE3QZ   Hollywood MD    145.690 *
K3SKE   Frederick MD    144.930
 
This system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network except
"*" are independently funded by each SYSOP.
 
PVRC on Internet. 
PVRC web site by K3SA:
     http://www.pvrc.org 
PVRC/NC web site by KS4XG
     http://www.pagesz.net/~pvrcnc 
PVRC reflector:   (editor KS4XG)
     Get latest scores & activities info here
     To post: [email protected] 
     To join* send email to:
     [email protected]  
     Text: SUBSCRIBE PVRC
*Members only.  If your call is not within your URL, then send msg to
[email protected]
 
PVRC dues and ARRL renewals:  The annual dues are by donation - hopefully
at least $10.  Club gets a cut from ARRL renewals sent via PVRC.  Both
dues and renewal checks should be made to PVRC and sent to Dave Baugher,
WR3L, 615 Rockway Beach Av, Baltimore, MD 21221.  Thank you. 
 
Newsletter & Autocall column Editor:  Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres
Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724.  Voice 410-757-6706, FAX/modem
410-757-6720, Dxcluster packet, and [email protected] Deadlines are
normally the third week of each month on the day after the last PVRC
monthly meeting.
 
CENTRAL:  The Central Meeting is always the second Monday (except June,
July, and August) at 7:30 pm.  The central meeting generally alternates
between MD and VA locations. A pre-meeting dinner is usually held between
5:00 and 6:30 pm.  Check via 147- repeater.
 
    VA LOCATION:  The Patrick Henry (Public) Library, Route 123, Vienna,
VA. Pre-meeting dinner at Outback, Old Branch Ave.
    MD LOCATION:  Church of the Nativity (Episcopal), Route 5, Temple
Hills, MD.  Pre-meeting dinner at Topolino's.
 
NORTHWEST:  Greg Altig 410-775-7313 [email protected]  Meets at 7:30 pm on
the third Tuesday every month at Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St,
Frederick, MD.  Same center as Shoppers Food Warehouse.  Essentially
includes WEST VIRGINIA area.
 
NORTH CAROLINA:  Chair: Jim Stevens, K4MA, [email protected]; Sec: Pete
Soper, KS4XG, [email protected], reflector editor, hm:
919-362-4635, wk: 919-481-6874.  Activites: Jim Stevens, K4MA.  POC is
K4MA & KS4XG.  Howie Hoyt, N4AF, [email protected] is PVRC reflector
editor.  PVRC/NC meets at 6:00 pm the first Thursday of every month at
Ryan's Family Steakhouse at Crossroads in Cary. 
 
TIDEWATER (VA) COLONY OF PVRC:  
Don Lynch W4ZYT 757-486-0728 [email protected]  Meetings are the 3rd
or 4th Tuesday of every month in conjunction with the VA DXCC at
C&M Cafeteria, Independence Blvd at the Giant Shpping Center.  Take I-64
to 44/I-264 inter-change, go east on 44.  Take Independence about 1.5
miles.  C&M is on the left.  Dinner at 7 and meeting at 8.
 
SOUTHWEST VA CHAPTER: Coordinator: John Mitchell, K4IQ, Catawba, VA
540-384-7377, [email protected]  Monthly meetings alternate between 
Roanoke area locations
 
THE BWI REGIONAL/PVRC:   Weekly breakfast Wed at 7:30 AM at Basil's Deli
Port on Elkrdige Landing Rd 1/4 mile South of Winterson Road 
410-850-4333.  Director: Ike Lawton, W2EOS, 410-263-2830.   Secretary:
Howard Leake, W6AXX, 410-465-7008, [email protected]
 
OVER-THE-HILL LUNCH BUNCH:  Rotating hosts announces meeting info.  Ben
Shaver, AA4XU, 703-534-4740;  Andy Anderson, W3XE,
301-384-7771, [email protected], Holiday Inn, College Park MD; and Bill
Leavitt, W3AZ, 301-292-5797, Ramada Inn, Oxon Hill
 
PENNSYLVANIA:  Steve Cutshall, K3TZV, [email protected], 717-763-0462.
 
RAPPAHANNOCK: Steve Bookout, NJ4F   [email protected]  Also, Larry
Schimelpfenig, K7SV, [email protected]
 
WOODBRIDGE:  Jack O'Mara W4NF, [email protected] 703-680-4106 and Cliff
Deel W4CE, [email protected] 703-491-0841 
 
CENTRAL VA:  Bob Morris, W4MYA 804-457-9011 [email protected]
SOUTHERN MD:  Chair: Barry Shapiro, WR3Z.  (H) 301-862-2466  Usually meets
at N1WR's.  [email protected]
 
EASTERN-SHORE (DEL-MAR-VA):  Dallas Carter, W3PP 302-875-0550
[email protected]
 
WEST (Shenandoah, etc):  Chair vacant 
 
NORTHEAST: WR3L, see info above 
 
EAST (Annapolis): KE3Q, see info above
 
OTHER MEETINGS based on prior year(s):
Jun.   W3LPL open house Sat before Field Day with joint
       FRC/PVRC meeting on alternate years. (1999, 2001,...)
summer. When joint FRC/PVRC is at FRC, they announce the date.
Jul.   PVRC/NC cook out 
Jul.   Open house, W4MYA, Goochland,
Aug.   NCDXA/PVRC Fowlfest at W3YOZ
Aug.   VHF++ meeting/workshop at ND3F
Sep.   PVRC meeting at the FARfest Bowie
Sep.   Open house, WR3L, Baltimore
Dec.   Christmas dinner, DC area.
 
5 MILLION (CLUB COMPETITION) AWARD     
Month and number of the full week end.
 
Jan 3       ARRL VHF Sweepstakes
Jan Last    CQWW 160m CW
Feb 3       ARRL DX CW
Feb Last    CQWW 160m SSB
Mar 1       ARRL DX SSB
Mar Last    CQWW WPX SSB
May Last    CQWW WPX CW
Oct Last    CQWW DX SSB
Nov 1       ARRL Sweepstakes CW
Nov 3       ARRL Sweepstakes SSB
Nov Last    CQWW DX CW
Dec 1       ARRL 160m Mixed
Dec 2       ARRL 10m Mixed
 
Standings at http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm
Roster updates at: http://www.pvrc.org/pvrcmm98.htm
 
A FREE COPY OF CT 6.26 with updated CTY and SEC files is available from
K3DI.