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
restructuring.

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
PVRC!


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
be coming.

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
region.

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
January newsletter.

N3NT reported the QSL cards were in, and several members received
their cards at the meeting.  Contact Craig if you need to pick up
your cards.

A motion was made, seconded and approved to donate $100 to
WRTC-2000 via AI6V.  K3NA is our representative from PVRC in
WRTC-2000.

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
contact Dave.

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
done.

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
5:30-8:30pm.
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 sjbrook@
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
now 34.

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
160 CW.

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
hand.

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
wiring).

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
mast.

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
18th.

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
browsing: www.qth.net/archive/pvrc/pvrc.html

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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  Changes/additions/deletions to 
  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

DXPEDITIONS
A61AJ                  12,796,956
VO2WL                   1,785,345
3A/W0YR                 1,341,861

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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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 OPERATORS:
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 
        WA4JUK K4GMH
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

**  MULTIOP
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
------------------------------
                logs     score
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

Guest ops:
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

MULTI OP
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
------------------------------
Multiop operators:
Single op plus packet unless   
indicated below.
K1SE    K1SE K4EU K4ZW
K3MM    K3MM W2GG
W3PP    W3PP N4MO N3KW KD3UC
W4ATC   N3QYE KG4FMF
W4MR    N4CW KS4XG AA4NC
WR3L    K3FT AA3SC WR3L

Guest op:
K1O     KC3TL op
K1SE    at K4ZW QTH
K3MM    at W3LPL QTH
NX9T    at K4HA QTH
W4MR    at AA4NC QTH

REFERENCE PAGE.  
Please send corrections to the editor.   
Changes in January are underscored (in the paper edition)..

PVRC Officers
President                             
N3OC      Brian McGinness   301-652-6768    [email protected]
Vice President              
K4VV      Jack Hammett      703-281-1308    [email protected]
Secretary                            
W2GG      Bob Dannals       410-472-2004    [email protected]
Treasurer                             
WR3L      Dave Baugher      410-DX1-WR3L    [email protected]
Historian                             
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:
     http://www.pvrc.org 
PVRC/NC web site by KS4XG
     http://www.pagesz.net/~pvrcnc 
PVRC reflector:   (editor N4AF)
     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]  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],
717-763-0462.

RAPPAHANNOCK: Steve Bookout, NR4M 
(ex-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] 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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]

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.