POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB - NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2000
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PVRC CALENDAR (details on the Reference Page)
Weekly Wed BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays 7:30 am,
Basil's Deli, Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI.
Monthly Over-the-Hill Luncheon. Date to be announced.
Hosts listed on reference page.
Feb 4 Thu PVRC/NC meeting at Ryans Family Restaurant,
Cary Crossroads. 5:30pm, meeting at 6pm
Feb 8 Tue Central VA at the Crazy Greek.
Eat at 6pm and meeting at 7:30;m
Feb 14 Mon Central meeting. The library in Vienna VA
Feb 15 Tue Northwest at Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St,
Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm
Feb 15 Tue Tidewater Colony. Meeting with VA-DXCC.
Feb 18 Fri SWVA Western Sizzlin on Orange Ave across from
Roanoke Civic Center
Feb 19/20 ARRL CW DX Contest.
Feb 26/27 CQ SSB 160M Contest.
I'm sad to report that Nap Perry W4DHZ (FOC 1296) died early this
morning - 13 Jan 2000 - of complications of metastatic prostate
cancer. He was an avid DXer and active member of the Virginia DX
Century Club and had worked over 360 countries in his long ham
career. He was active on the air as recently as this past fall.
Nap's wife, Sweet Pea, had predeceased him in 1997. Nap's son
asked that I pass this on to Nap's many FOC friends. de W4ZYT
THE PVRC PRESIDENT'S REPORT by Brian McGinness, N3OC
Well, spring is just around the corner and it's time to be planning
those summer improvements to your contest station!
During the next year, we hope to bring you speakers and newsletter
articles that will help both our newer and older members improve
their stations. Plans are in the works for a visit and
presentation from Force 12 antennas, a series of articles on
stacking from WX0B (Array Solutions) and an article on rotating
towers. We plan on video taping the presentations so the outlying
regions will have the opportunity to see them.
We are looking for members to volunteer to help in a couple areas.
First, we would like someone to take over editing our column for
Auto Call, allowing K3DI to concentrate exclusively on the
newsletter. As a member club of FAR (the Foundation for Amateur
Radio) we are allocated a small column each issue, and a larger
write-up once a year. This is an important recruiting tool, and
will probably be even more so with the upcoming licensing
The second area we need help in is with our internal awards
program. We need someone to make administer this program, which
would consist of getting certificates and pins made up for those
stations that met the score goals.
If anyone is interested in helping in these areas, please contact me.
This month the ARRL DX begins, and we would like to see each of the
regional coordinators help as many of their members as possible
find a place to operate from. With the improved sunspot numbers,
modest stations are able to ring up some pretty good scores, so
please team up with a friend and get on the air this spring! Go
CLUB DONATIONS AND PVRC/NE REPORT by Dave Baugher, WR3L, Tres.
I would like to thank these members for the excellent donation
support in January:
W3HVQ, K4HOT, KE3Q, W3FG, WX3B, N3HUV, WA3AMH, WB4FDT, N3RQV,
K3TLX, KK4WQ, K3DNE, K3ZZ, W3ABC, KN6BU, W3GNQ, N5OKR, W8BOZ, W4DM,
N4CW, ND3A, W3IDT, KA3UBJ, K1EFI, N3RC, W4XU, NE3H, K3DSP, K3KZ,
N4RP, K3SO, W4ZYT, W4SD, N8CH, WR3Z, K3SWZ, K3SX, K4JA, W3DAD,
W3YD, K3FT, W4JAT, K3WC, and N1WR.
Remember, we also need your participation in the contests to keep
PVRC as a top contesting club!
PVRC/NE report: I would like to invite any interested operator to
operate at my multi-two ARRL cw operation. You are welcome here at
any time during the contest. We also need full time operators.
Please e-mail, call or send message by packet that you are or might
WORLD RADIO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
>From a AI6V msg. The Slovenian Contest Club is hosting the World
RadioSport Team Championship 2000. They have asked AI6V to head up
fund raising for non-Europe. Donations in excess of $250 may be
submitted via a directed contribution to the Northern California DX
Foundation, earmarked "WRTC 2000" and sent to Bruce Butler, W6OSP,
at 4220 Chardonnay Ct., Napa, CA 94558. Contributions under $250
should be marked "WRTC 2000" and sent to Carl Cook, AI6V/P49V, at
2191 Empire Ave., Brentwood, CA 94513. His e-mail is
[email protected] For event information, go to the web at
hhtp://wrtc2000.bit.si. Thank you in advance for any help that you
can provide for this project.
>From K3MM. After much careful deliberation, the officers of PVRC
have selected Eric Scace, K3NA, as the PVRC Team Leader for
WRTC2000 in Slovenia! Eric has a long history of contesting and DX
accomplishments from around the world. With his penchant for
propagation analysis and his job which keeps him in that quadrant
of the world a good part of the time, he's uniquely qualified to
represent PVRC in this prestigious event! Congratulations Eric and
good luck OM!
Extracted from a K3NA message. Eric needed to pick a teammate and
received 33 recommendations from conversations via the CQ-Contest
reflector. In the end, he had a half a dozen really great
candidates... and was waffling between two: Dave K6LL (who got the
bronze medal in the 1996 WRTC) and Bob N6TV (who came in 12th in
1996 from a significantly poorer location). In the end he picked
N6TV, based on his broader operating experience outside the USA and
very strong CW skills.
CENTRAL MEETING MINUTES 1/10/00 by Brian McGinness, N3OC, Pres
The PVRC central meeting was held in Temple Hills, preceded by
dinner at Mamma Stella's Italian restaurant. (Note for future
meetings - no buffet at Mamma Stella's, so arrive in time!)
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 by PVRC president Brian,
N3OC. Members and guests were introduced. Members attending were:
WR3L, N3NT, K3ZO, W3TOM, W3AZ, W3HVQ, N3UMA, KE3Q and N3OC.
N3OC gave the presidents report. There was a PVRC BOD meeting held
1/3/00 at the Nest in Olney, with all board members attending
(N3OC, K4VV, W2GG, WR3L, K3MM, KE3Q and N3RR). The purpose of the
meeting was to discuss new ideas for PVRC in 2000, and to get an
idea of the direction we should head. A lot of good ideas were
presented, and we are working towards implementing many of them.
Some of the ideas that we will be trying in 2000 are:
A big push for this year's ARRL DX contest. This contest is in
reach, if we just mobilize our members and get on the air. N3OC
will be contacting the regional chairmen about this.
Enhancing the PVRC award program. Now that the 5m award is up and
running, we would like to add several participation awards,
possibly with a certificate for a 500k or greater score, and a pin
for a 2m or greater score.
By-law changes. We plan on changing the bylaws slightly to allow
all members to vote on the club officers, not just the central
Better meeting presentations. Plans are already in the works to
bring in some quality speakers and plan for some interesting
presentations at the meetings. We plan on video taping the best of
these to allow the outlying regions to view them at their meetings.
Revamping of the newsletter. We hope to enhance the newsletter
with more officer's reports, a technical article and an article
featuring one of our members each month. If you are interested in
providing material to the editor, please contact K3DI or N3OC.
And a couple ideas still in the formulative stage - on the air
meetings and conducting a contest university for new members.
WR3L provided a brief report on the status of the treasury, and
reminded everyone that a donation envelope is included in the
N3NT reported the QSL cards were in, and several members received
their cards at the meeting. Contact Craig if you need to pick up
A motion was made, seconded and approved to donate $100 to
WRTC-2000 via AI6V. K3NA is our representative from PVRC in
The usual war stories were told to finish up the meeting. N3NT
went to J6 for CQWW, and learned how much work dxpeditions can be.
Craig will be on from home in the CQWW 160 at the end of the month.
WR3L is looking for ops for the ARRL DX contests. If you are
interested and willing to drive to the Baltimore area, please
KE3Q was at A61AJ for CQWW CW again, and will be single-oping at
W3LPL (as W3AO?) for the CQWW 160 contest.
W3TOM has been travelling, but reports he is ready to revamp his
station, and is looking for help and also for operators once he is
W3AZ is looking for ops to help in the 160 contest this month.
Bill advises his station is often available, and Bill would be
interested in sharing the operating chores with someone. Bill also
reports he is working on the design of an amplifier safety circuit
that would automatically shut down the amp if the load changed.
W3HVQ had a copy of the ARRL antenna compendium, which features his
antenna design, called "The Bumbershooter" on the front cover! He
also reports he has been busy with an old prop pitch motor that he
has been repairing.
N3UMA finally got tired of the city antenna constraints, and bought
a new QTH with 1.3 acres. He used to have attic antennas, now he
hopes to put up a tower this summer. In the meanwhile, he has used
his slingshot to put up a fan dipole for 10/15/20/40. The meeting
was adjourned at 9:30.
PVRC/NC MEETING MINUTES 1/6/00 by Pete Soper, KS4XG
The meeting was at Ryans Family Restaurant in Cary from
Attendees: Guy K2AV, Brian K3KO, Bob K4HA, Jim K4QPL, Merri KF4OAD,
Stephanie KG4CXZ, Mark KI7WX, Brent KO4PY, Pete KS4XG, Bert N4CW,
Joe NA3T, Dan N3ND, Jay NT4D, Jeff NX9T, Will WJ9B
Membership: This was the second meeting of Stephanie Brookover,
KG4CXZ. Stephanie holds a technician plus license and is
enthusiastic about contesting using Dad's station (NT4D). She made
a single op effort in the 10 meter contest and appears to be
hooked! She can be reached at [email protected]
mindspring.com. A unanimous vote for membership was recorded.
Welcome to PVRC, Stephanie!
This was the first meeting of Merri Crawford, KF4OAD. Merri holds
an advanced license and takes part in a wide range of contests
including rtty, cw, and phone with her 50 watt "stealth" apartment
station in Carrboro. She has also been single op from the W0UN
super station. Merri can be reached at [email protected] and
has a web page at http://www.qsl.net/kf4oad. Chapter membership is
Club business and announcements: W0UCE sent regrets. The
presentation that NA3T was to give at the February meeting has been
rescheduled to March. It is "Analyzing VHF contest logs to look
for interesting propagation."
KS4XG is looking for volunteers to help prepare a booth at RARSfest
and compile an AV record of member stations. (K4HA, NT4D and N3QYE
are signed up: any more?).
KI7WX moved that all members join in celebration of N4CW making it
into his second millennium.
Member notes: K2AV remarked that TX stations made up 25% of his 10
meter contest log. Others said they noticed a disproportionate
number of Texas contacts too. Guy reported the main (but not sub)
receiver of his MP1000 has died and he's preparing to send it for
repairs. On a happier note Guy explained that since one of his
kids is moving to the Triangle area he stands to save $1k per year
on phone bills and will be claiming that for his hobby. The
consensus of the group is that he'll be lucky to see half.
KI7WX took part in the "multiple multi/single" 160 efforts with
K4HA and AA4NC. Mark has weighed many alternatives and decided on
a combination of wires and high band stacks on one tower for his
home station. Mark also exhorted the group to get on the air for
the phone Sprint contest, at least at the start on 40 meters,
explaining that without the "local" contacts its hard for ops in
this area to be competitive.
NX9T joined K4HA for the 10 meter contest. Jeff is really looking
forward to getting moved! K4HA will operate from VE9XC in the CQ
K3KO topped his previous year score in both the 10m and 160
contests and remarked that he had WAS after the first 10 hours of
the 10 meter test with his quad fixed NW.
N3ND took part in the 160 contest at W0UCE with N4CW. Dan, Jack
and Bert are holding first place M/S amongst PVRC members.
KO4PY has been focusing on QRP efforts with homebrew gear running
100 milliwatts. WJ9B has also made some QRP efforts. Will has
managed to take part in all the main contests going back to CQWW,
more participation than usual for him.
N4CW joined in the M/S 10m effort at the AA4NC station. Bert
described the long process of diagnosing a "bad audio" problem
stemming from his newly acquired SB200 that's destined for his
second station in Maine.
Apart from replacing the feet Bert systematically worked through
the amp's components until he found the cold solder joint that was
the fault. Bert said he also did WAS early in the 10 meter
contest. Bert reminded all of the CW NAQP and was promptly
volunteered to organize a team.
NA3T just got back from Sidney. Joe described the very avid use of
amateur television by Australian hams on a 576 MHz band there, with
well produced public service programs and excellent signal to noise
ratios. Alas, Joe found something very hard while repelling off a
rock face on the trip and returned to the states with a broken
KF4OAD described her amateur interests and participation in recent
contests and QSO parties. Merri has one of the stealthiest HF
antennas going, a 40m double bazooka made of coax that's painted to
blend into her apartment's soffet (it also looks like cable TV
KS4XG continues to work on his new shack with the first pieces of
wall paneling in place (http://www.pagesz.net/~ks4xg). Pete has a
C4 coming for his tower and will be moving his quad to an AB577
K4QPL took down his temporary tower and reports that getting his
TS850 fixed (rig interface ruined by lightning) but at a cost of
$300. Jim commented that the recent KI7WX open house was a great
outing. Jim described his "balun loading" effort during the ARRL
160 test and heroic attempts to draw the attention of K4HA, N4AF
and others. Jim said that he and W0UCE are "really going to do it"
and plan to pour concrete for their tower projects "soon" but was
careful not to specify the year encompassed by "soon".
KG4CXZ described her 10m single op effort with enthusiasm.
Stephanie worked 30 states and 19 countries. She said that it was
a real power trip after she realized how effective Dad's station
is. Stephanie also caught Jay up on all his QSLing and several
members asked if she was available to help them out.
NT4D made personal best efforts in CQWW and Sweeps and reported a
lot of satisfaction with his current setup.
Next Meeting. The next meeting will be at Ryans Family Restaurant
at Cary Crossroads on Thursday February 3rd. Come at 5:30pm for
extra rag chewing or 6pm for the formal meeting.
SWVA PVRC JANUARY MEETING MINUTES by John Mitchell K4IQ
SWVA PVRC met on January 21 at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant at
Crossroads Mall, Roanoke. Attending were W4JAM, John; W0MAN,
Susanne; N4EL, Nat; K1GG, Gordon; K1SO, Jerry; KC9LC, Randy;
WA4BKW, Bill; and K4IQ, John. After dinner, we each discussed our
current station, planned changes, and recent activities. W4JAM has
gotten up 70 feet of 55G and awaits better weather to move the
tribander from the small house bracketed tower. He is looking for
an LK800 amplifier. W0MAN worked as ground crew on this project,
operating the winch to send the sections up. K1GG lost an element
off the KLM 3 ele. 40M beam in the high winds last week. He is
working with PVRC'er Mike C. to try to obtain insulators to replace
those broken. N4EL operated in the ARRL rtty roundup and had a
good time, S+P'ing enough to earn the certificate for QSOs. KC9LC
just returned from a Caribbean cruise and recommends the
experience; only brought an HT, though. He tried to get a tour of
the ship's radio room, but found they are not doing those anymore.
WA4BKW said we are all helping to support him now, as he reached SS
eligibility this year. K1SO had a great time operating a multi
from Okracroke Island off the NC coast. K4IQ shared details of the
folded unipole installation he is attempting on the 100 foot tower
for 160 M.
We then had a somewhat impassioned discussion about the FCC move to
restructure licensing. The consensus was that, although it was a
shame, we would probably have to live with it and make the most of
it. There will probably be both more contesters, and more QRM, but
the biggest thing was the loss of our tradition. Morse code is a
common language most hams shared, and now it appears that will go
by the wayside.
We also discussed what we could do to make our meetings more
interesting, and agreed we would appreciate receiving videos of any
interesting presentations given at the larger chapter meetings, as
well as potential visits from DC area, or other chapter members.
To make things more interesting, K1GG said we should have
competition among the chapters, employing a weighting scheme to
level the playing field, and recognize outstanding efforts by
chapters in a given contest.
We discussed the upcoming Dayton convention, and it looks like SWVA
will have a record number attending this year. We also floated the
idea of mounting a "serious" field day effort this year, and agreed
to discuss it further at our next meeting. We will meet on March
10, everyone's February calendar being full, and K4IQ agreed to try
to find a suitable location where we might view a video of interest
as part of the meeting agenda.
CENTRAL VIRGINIA MINUTES by WA4QDM
Our first meeting of the new millennium was held on January 10th
with a program entitled "A Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary
of Bob Eshleman's Amateur Radio Career". The evening, which was
attended by 67 members and guests, began with an elegant buffet.
Bob's wife, Rosalie, N4CFL, MC'd an interactive POWERPOINT
documentary covering the four eras of W4QCW-W4DR's amateur career;
Harrisonburg 1950-57, east RIchmond 57-68, Chesterfield 68-77 and
Powhatan 1977-2000 and beyond. Bob's "ham twin" W4QDC was in
attendance as was his partner on the 1954 Navassa Dxpediton
(KC4AB), W4VZQ. Both of these guys as well as many others shared
stories following each segment of the history. A replica of the of
the KC4AB station was setup including some original pieces of gear
and an audio clip. This historic operation, by three teenagers,
was a new country for everyone and is probably the first and only
"new one" done by such young hams in the past century.
The normal meeting time is 7:30pm on the second Tuesday. Programs
are WK4Y on CAP in February and NR4M on WIN4DX in March.
LEO BOBERSCHMIDT, MM/W3LEO, IN SCOTLAND
Leo, W3LEO, will again be active from Portpatrick in southwest
Scotland from 29 February to 17 March, 2000. However, Leo states
that this is a vacation not a DXpedition and "time on the air will
depend on the antennas, on propagation, and on when the nearby pubs
are open, HI..." [There is a very nice pub only 22 steps from his
cottage]. He will use the callsign MM/W3LEO and plans to be in the
ARRL International DX SSB Contest. Outside of the contest, he will
concentrate on 10, 12, & 17 SSB. He will use an Icom 706 (100
watts]), an R-5 vertical [10, 12, 15, 17, 20 meters], and wire
antennas on a DK9SQ mast for 40 & perhaps 80.
QSL via his CBA (with SASE) or bureau.
NOTE: the CEPT callsign for someone visiting Scotland is your
callsign preceded by "MM/" [not "GM/"] -- and there is NO number
after the prefix. Last fall, Leo had some hams in the CQWW contest
tell him he HAD to have a number after the prefix; not true.
REPORT FROM THE ANNAPOLIS CREW OF PVRC by Dick Wilder, K3DI
Expressing an interest in the Crew are members W3UL, WA0QII, N3UMA,
W3ICM, N3WK, and K3DI and non-members W3OQ and K3NY. I have three
goals. (1) Encourge more Hams in the Anne Arundel and adjacent
counties to contest from their own station, (2) to build a 3-
station M/M that welcomes beginner contesters, and (3) to provide
an Anne Arundel Co meeting location. If interested, please contact
me (see editor info on the Reference Page) about attending a formal
Crew meeting at K3DI during the week before the ARRL CW test on the
SHORT NOTES FROM THE EDITOR, K3DI
I have activated mail forwarding via [email protected] while searching
for a good free ISP. Meanwhile, the ARRL address will get to me.
Howie, N4AF, lets us know you can get to the PVRC archives by
Masa Miura, AJ3M, was scheduled to visit the United Nations on
January 14th and 15th and said he would try to operate 4U1UN. I
didn't see any cluster spots.
In my opinion, the ARRL outgoing bureau is overpriced with the
result that I now send all my outgoing cards via the RSGB which is
a free service to its members. Of course, if one factored in the
membership cost it is not a bargain but that free service fell out
from my membership and subscription to the RSGB magazine, RadCom.
It is noted that type AO mail is the least expensive when sending
packets of cards overseas.
>From Ron Uthus, N4MO: We've arrived in Costa Rica and will be
active until March 19th as TI7/N4MO. I'll be up for both the ARRL
tests as per usual on 15 LP. Then for a quick trip to V31 for the
WPX test the end of March. Don't have the call but V31 won't be a
problem multiplier this year. At last count there will be at least
5 stations up and screaming during the WPX test.
S C O R E S by Bob Dannals, W2GG
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W2GG via [email protected] or packet
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CQWW DX CW (FINAL 01/06/2000)
CALL BND QSO ZON CTY TOTAL
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - UNASSISTED
K3ZO 3773 143 427 6,289,950
K4ZW 3390 151 457 6,025,280
W3MC 2607 139 435 4,359,530
W4RX 2484 146 423 4,128,664
N4ZR 2601 130 394 3,981,876
W4MR 2316 133 426 3,792,815
K2PLF 1667 133 389 2,511,342
W4YE 1147 116 361 1,562,652
K2UOP 869 109 318 1,061,552
W3AZ 820 105 310 992,265
N3JT 826 92 276 873,632
N4MM 681 115 322 849,528
KT3Y 40 1708 35 122 770,000
W9LT 10 1320 34 113 567,861
K4VV 534 87 230 477,719
W4ZYT 453 85 232 412,417
W4IF 385 67 177 271,816
K4YT 280 77 158 168,965
W4VC 295 51 148 166,762
K4TX 40 516 22 83 155,505
W3GN 10 369 31 88 119,952
W3CP 10 330 30 95 119,215
K4UX ### 73 116 69,164
K4MA 92 31 48 19,513
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - UNASSISTED
N1WR 1073 108 348 1,410,408
NY3M 743 101 302 844,285
W3DAD 604 75 231 532,746
N4MO 15 1124 35 120 508,400
K4QPL 498 65 186 364,452
K4HA 350 55 185 253,500
W4SD 264 61 165 168,596
W3CP 10 330 30 95 119,215
WJ9B 40 417 22 82 107,952
NX9T 128 42 89 43,623
WB4DNL ### ## ## 32,893
NV3V 71 34 60 16,262
SINGLE OP QRP - UNASSISTED
WD3P 207 45 131 103,136
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
N3RR 2253 179 589 5,002,752
N3AM 2115 147 499 3,988,404
K3KO 1660 150 488 3,037,518
K3SV 1705 138 444 2,853,546
W3HVQ 1217 128 364 1,729,380
K3DI 982 130 431 1,569,666
K3SA 907 132 411 1,429,176
W3UJ 703 100 306 824,586
K4PB 620 121 322 769,934
W3EKT 587 112 309 695,913
N3II 582 90 296 638,058
W3UL 434 92 230 371,266
K3SX 278 90 184 205,500
W3OU 144 70 122 77,568
N3RC 141 51 105 63,024
W4JVN 95 39 66 27,930
N3GPU 96 23 49 20,016
MULTI - SINGLE
N4AF 3730 165 505 7,112,050
N4RV 1977 170 530 3,994,200
W8ZA 1411 155 530 2,801,400
W4PRO 500 129 314 619,757
WX3B 195 44 107 83,956
MULTI - MULTI
W3LPL 9341 212 780 26,458,624
W4MYA 5332 195 698 13,603,069
NR4M 4354 176 556 9,172,692
K3LR #### ### ### 2,881,756
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66 LOGS TOTAL 150,209,346
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66 LOGS - CW 150,209,346
79 LOGS - SSB 140,915,327
GRAND TOTAL: 291,124,673
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LAST YEAR (SSB & CW)
Yankee Clipper C C 460,442,158
Frankford R C 432,136,542
Potomac Valley R C 194,995,771
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3A/W0YR W0YR plus 3 others
A61AJ K3RA KE3Q W3UR plus 7 others
K3LR AA4NC plus 8 others
N4AF K2AV N4AF
N4RV N4RV KT4W
NR4M NR4M K7SV K4EC K1SE K4EU
VO2WL K3TM plus 1 other
W3LPL AI3M W3LPL N3OC N4QQ W2GG ND3A
K3LP WR3Z K9GY K3RV KD4D K3MM
W4MR N4CW at AA4NC QTH
W4MYA K4GAU K4WMA N0NM W4HJ W4HZ
WA4QDM WK4Y WU4G W4MYA
W4PRO WB4DNL AF4CD W4PRO
W8ZA K8OQL N8II W8ZA
W9LT from K3ZJ QTH
WX3B WX3B N3SL
ARRL 160 CONTEST RESULTS (FINAL 01/11/2000)
CALL QSO SEC DX TOTAL
** SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
W4MYA 1168 74 29 272,744
W9LT 1057 73 21 252,928
N4AF 937 70 30 206,300
K3SV 952 73 23 197,184
K8OQL 722 68 15 125,579
K2UOP 603 61 14 95,858
W3GN 516 64 3 69,747
N3AM 311 50 6 36,008
K3ZO 321 57 2 38,232
N3HUV 340 46 0 31,418
N3NT 305 47 3 30,950
K4VV 148 42 0 12,432
K4UX 123 45 1 11,316
W3PP 119 32 6 10,070
W4HJ 59 28 3 3,937
** SINGLE OP LOW POWER
WJ9B 584 61 10 85,910
N1WR 422 53 3 47,768
W4YE 242 53 36,570
K3SA 260 45 4 26,362
W3CP 270 50 0 27,450
W2GG 219 52 2 23,976
W8ZA 213 44 1 19,305
N4MM 175 50 0 17,950
W4HM 190 46 0 17,618
WD3A 175 41 0 14,350
NV3V 180 37 0 13,320
K4YT ### ## # 12,960
K3DI 160 37 0 11,840
N3UN 156 36 0 11,232
W3UL 119 36 0 8,568
N3II 113 32 1 7,557
** SINGLE OP QRP POWER
WK3I 160 72 0 72,360
W0UCE 949 67 14 159,327
K4IQ 844 73 13 152,736
W4MR 642 69 6 102,726
K3KO 640 69 9 102,648
K4HA 542 63 12 87,375
K3MM 450 65 18 81,174
N4RV 302 69 17 57,878
K4PB 339 63 5 47,532
K4ZW 316 46 14 40,980
WA4QDM 320 47 0 30,080
N3RC 123 41 1 10,458
43 LOGS TOTAL 2,722,713
LAST YEAR - 1998
P V R C 41 2,388,274
S Midwest Con 15 1,506,794
FRANKFORD R C 22 1,180,986
YANKEE CLIPP C C 7 852,374
Operators (single op plus packet
unless listed otherwise):
K4HA K4HA K4MA AA4NC
W4MR K4HA K4MA AA4NC
W0UCE W0UCE N3ND N4CW
W9LT at QTH of W8LRL
ARRL 10m CONTEST RESULTS (FINAL - 01/12/2000)
CALL QSO'S STS DX TOTAL
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - MIXED
W4MYA 2540 112 146 1,965,444
K3ZO 2368 112 131 1,765,638
N3OC 2082 108 140 1,623,904
K2UOP 1197 (229) 818,914
K4VV 1101 101 119 643,720
K4YT 948 105 129 570,960
N3NT 422 (165) 232,650
K2AV 404 93 55 209,864
N4ZR 377 57 58 127,880
W3OU 191 37 61 43,708
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - MIXED
K4MA 1603 114 123 1,177,890
W3UJ 607 82 105 376,618
N1WR 509 83 82 259,710
W3KX 429 59 63 200,324
K3DSP 427 50 67 101,088
W3UL 254 47 50 90,986
W3DQ 313 48 71 85,918
K3HH 277 ## ## 77,928
W4SD 205 40 55 70,110
K4HA 197 46 41 61,074
W4XP 182 35 45 32,960
K1RZ 141 35 44 31,442
SINGLE OP QRP POWER - MIXED
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - PHONE
N3HBX 1610 58 102 515,200
W4HZ 1336 57 71 342,016
K1O 1105 (126) 278,450
N4MM 877 (156) 273,624
KB3AUG 893 58 90 262,542
W3INK 501 46 56 102,204
KF3BE 382 44 48 70,288
K3IXD 282 27 76 58,092
W3JRY 125 22 34 14,000
N3KTV 106 28 22 10,600
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - PHONE
K4TMC 644 (117) 150,696
K3DNE 485 49 68 113,490
AJ3M 424 (94) 79,712
NX9T 216 26 46 31,104
N3EYB 83 22 14 5,976
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - CW
N4AF 1609 61 84 917,560
WU4G 1077 (126) 543,816
K2PLF 1102 56 67 542,676
N4CW 1074 (117) 502,632
W3GN 964 57 63 464,640
K8OQL 805 56 66 393,328
W3MC 628 57 62 299,880
W4ZYT 325 48 48 124,800
K1GG 131 47 1 12,720
K4UX 20 (19) 1,520
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - CW
N8II 1199 57 74 629,324
WJ9B 902 55 69 447,392
W3CB 713 (112) 321,644
W4YE 580 54 61 268,180
W3CP 391 (109) 170,912
N3UMA 344 (109) 150,520
WD3A 250 (105) 105,000
AA4KD 270 41 37 84,864
W3DAD 204 42 32 60,680
W4HM 160 (65) 41,600
R3/K3NA 5 0 3 60
SINGLE OP QRP POWER - CW
K3SV 502 (107) 216,140
WD3P 126 (52) 60,096
K3MM 3254 117 201 3,281,760
W3PP 3004 (305) 2,694,370
W4MR 2344 114 179 2,089,090
K1SE 2298 (277) 2,022,654
WR3L 1150 94 146 842,400
K3KO 1003 85 132 808,542
K3SA 1116 72 114 786,780
WA4QDM 661 97 118 442,040
K4PB 517 53 62 239,200
N3AM 452 44 97 232,650
NE3H 234 40 45 79,560
W3YD 353 40 58 69,188
K3DI 188 48 53 60,096
W4ATC 237 39 45 39,816
W4JVN 209 29 60 37,202
N3RC 95 24 36 23,040
76 LOGS TOTAL 32,985,096
LAST YEAR - 1998
P V R C 31,071,538
FLA CONTEST 13,###,###
FRANKFORD R C 11,781,376
YANKEE CLIPPER C C 11,743,520
Single op plus packet unless
K1SE K1SE K4EU K4ZW
K3MM K3MM W2GG
W3PP W3PP N4MO N3KW KD3UC
W4ATC N3QYE KG4FMF
W4MR N4CW KS4XG AA4NC
WR3L K3FT AA3SC WR3L
K1O KC3TL op
K1SE at K4ZW QTH
K3MM at W3LPL QTH
NX9T at K4HA QTH
W4MR at AA4NC QTH
Please send corrections to the editor.
Changes in January are underscored (in the paper edition)..
N3OC Brian McGinness 301-652-6768 [email protected]
K4VV Jack Hammett 703-281-1308 [email protected]
W2GG Bob Dannals 410-472-2004 [email protected]
WR3L Dave Baugher 410-DX1-WR3L [email protected]
K3SA Steve Affens 301-774-0558 [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
WR3L Baltimore MD 145.610 440.950
N3RR Rockville MD 145.510 441.325
K3SKE Frederick MD 144.930
N4OHE Mt.Weather VA 145.710 440.925
NE3H Harrisburg PA 144.970
K3MQH S Mountain PA 145.630
N4SR Woodbridge VA 145.630 *
K4FJ Mt. Vernon VA 145.770 *
W4XP Bull Run Mt " 144.990
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:
PVRC/NC web site by KS4XG
PVRC reflector: (editor N4AF)
Get latest scores & activities info here
To post: [email protected]
To join* send email to:
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] The Newsletter
deadline varies around the 20th of the prior month. The FAR
deadline is 65 days prior to the issue date.
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: Guy Olinger, K2AV; Sec: Pete Soper, KS4XG,
[email protected], 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 the
3rd Tuesday of every month are held jointly with the VA DXCC at The
Golden Corral corner of Battlefield Blvd South and Volvo Pkwy in
Chesapeake, VA. Easy access from I-64 at Rte 168 (Battlefield Blvd
S) exit. Dinner at 1830 and meeting at 1925.
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, W3IKE, 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],
RAPPAHANNOCK: Steve Bookout, NR4M
(ex-NJ4F) [email protected] Also, Larry Schimelpfenig, K7SV,
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] CVCC/PVRC monthly meetings are held the
2nd Tuesday at the First Mennonite Church on Staples Mill Rd at
7:30 PM. Optional 6PM-ish dinner at the Crazy Greek Rest, Staples
Mill Rd. Talk-in is 145.430 MHz.
SOUTHERN MD: Chair: Barry Shapiro, WR3Z. H:301-862-2466
Usually on the first Monday of Sep, Dec, Mar, and May at N1WR's.
EASTERN-SHORE (DEL-MAR-VA): Dallas Carter, W3PP 302-875-0550
SHENANDOAH: Bill Hinkle KB3AUG [email protected] 304-567-3138
NORTHEAST: WR3L See info above.
ANNAPOLIS CREW: K3DI. See editor info.
OTHER MEETINGS based on prior year(s):
May. Meeting at Dayton Hamvention
Jun. W3LPL open house Sat before Field Day.
With joint FRC/PVRC meeting on alternate years.
(1999, 2001, 2003, ...)
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
Sep 2 ARRL VHF QSO Party
Oct Last CQWW DX SSB
Nov 1 ARRL Sweepstakes CW
Nov 3 ARRL Sweepstakes SSB
Nov Last CQWW DX CW
Dec 1 ARRL 160m CW
Dec 2 ARRL 10m Mixed
Standings at http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm
Roster updates at: http://www.pvrc.org/pvrcmm98.htm
A FREE (SHAREWARE) COPY OF CT 6.26 (with updated files) is
available from K3DI.