PVRC NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 1997

OFFICERS
    PRESIDENT KE3Q   RICH BOYD      (301) 464-8014 ke3q@aol.com
    VICE PRES K3MM   TYLER STEWART  (301) 414-5444 k3mm@erols.co
    SECRETARY N3OC   BRIAN McGINNESS(301) 652-6768 n3oc@wirelessinc.com
    TREASURER N3KTV  JIM HORTON     (301) 258-9731 
    HISTORIAN K3SA   STEVE AFFENS   (301) 774-0558 k3sa@access.digex.net
 
PVRC Charter Members:    W3GRF (SK), W3IKN, W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), W4KFT,
N0FFZ, W4LUE, W7YS, VP2VI (W0DX).
 
PacketCluster Contest/DX System (MHz):
K3NA  Frederick MD  145.630                     
W3LPL Glenwood MD   145.590 441.250
KE3Q  Bowie MD      145.570 445.375       
N3RR  Rockville MD  145.510 441.325
N4OHE Mt.Weather VA 145.710 440.925       
N4SR  Woodbridge VA 145.630 *
WR3L  Baltimore MD  145.610 440.950             
K4FJ  Mt. Vernon VA 145.770 *
K3MQH S Mountain PA 145.630
The system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network except
for nodes marked with "*" are funded & operated by the Rappahannock DX
Packetcluster Group.
 
PVRC on Internet.  Visit the PVRC and PVRC/NC Home Pages at:
http://www.access.digex.net/~k3sa/pvrc.html  courtesy of K3SA
http://www.pagesz.net/~pvrc  courtesy of N4AF
 
Dues are by donation.  The mandatory $10 dues have been discontinued. So
please send your donation - hopefully at least $10 - to Jim Horton, N3KTV,
8527 Calypso Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1522.  Make checks payable to
PVRC.  Thank you.
 
Newsletter Editor:
Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724.  The
communication ports are:  (410) 757-6706, FAX/modem 757-6720,
wilder@clark.net, and the DXcluster.  The deadline for the March issue is
Monday, February 24.
 
The Next General Meeting is February 10 (always second Monday):  THE 
VIENNA LIBRARY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH.  SEE CALENDAR BELOW. The
meeting will again be at The Church of the Nativity (Episcopal), Route 5,
Temple Hills, MD at 7:30 PM.  Arrive between 5:00 and 6:30 PM and enjoy an
Italian dinner buffet (about $10) at nearby Topolino's on Old Branch Ave
about 1/4 mile south of Allentown Rd. Directions to the meeting:  Take the
Capital Beltway to Exit 7-A.  Head south on Maryland Route 5 (Branch Ave)
toward Waldorf.  Immediately after entering Branch Ave you will come to a
stoplight, which is Manchester Dr.  Turn right on Manchester Dr.  In the
middle of the block on the left hand side, you will notice the Church of
the Nativity sign next to the church entrance. Go up the drive to the top
and park in the church's parking lot.
 
PVRC Meeting Calendar:
Wed     Feb 5/Mar 5  PVRC/NC meeting, O'Brian's in Raleigh 
Mon     Feb 10       General meeting.  See above.
Sa/Su   Feb 15/16    PVRC 6Y0A DXpedition in ARRL CW. 
Tue.    Feb 18       NW meeting, Legends Restr, Frederick MD at 8:00 PM
Mon     Mar 10       General meeting at Church in Temple Hills MD
Mon     Apr 14       General meeting at Library in Vienna VA
 
REMARKS FROM THE PVRC CLUB PRESIDENT
 
Congratulations to PVRC for another fine year, '96, my second year as PVRC
president, and thank you for a third year ('97).  Our slate of other
officers remains the same, so we do have a stable officer group.  As most
are aware, our membership and scores are both up; we await official
results of our efforts in the magazines with excitement.  Particular thank
you to the many new PVRC members in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, our
outlying areas to the south and north.
 
We will continue to look for ways to recruit and generate interest in the
club.
 
This winter and spring we will continue alternating between a Virginia and
a Maryland meeting site for the regular meetings and encourage the various
regions to hold regional meetings at convenient times and places.  And
we're lining up our summer meeting schedule already, at various members'
QTHs.  This is the year for us to host the annual FRC/PVRC joint meeting.
 
PVRC DXPEDITION TO 6Y5 FOR ARRL CW CONTEST by Dick Wilder, K3DI, 6Y0A
 
Again, I will be going to the Caribbean for the ARRL CW contest but, this
time, due to a change in contest rules, it will count as a club DXpedition
with the score added to the PVRC score.
 
I will be attempting my third win of the QRP plaque which will be
difficult this year.  A NCCC team (possible call is 6Y7N) will be running
two full power stations with beams and will be easy to work.  By not being
rare, I won't get the boost of my spots lighting up CT announce windows
across the US and Canada.   Lets face it, my weak QRP is easier to copy
from a packet screen.  In the past, most contacts were the results of
running but this time I will be well equipped to tune and pounce.
 
To be competitive in this difficult situation I will do two radio
contesting.  I will deploy two all band antennas and use split earphones
so that I can CQ and T&P at the same time, even on the same band.  (The
Radio1/Radio2 feature of CT drives an interface control so that only one
radio will key.)
 
Outside the contest I will be K3DI/6Y5 per my documentation; not 6Y5/K3DI.
I will respond to all QSL requests received by any route, even via packet
and Internet.
 
Remember, when you work 6Y0A in the ARRL CW contest, it is two contacts
for PVRC and none for the bad guys.  Please spot 6Y0A often.
 
PVRC CHRISTMAS DINNER MEETING DEC 9TH by Pres. Rich Boyd KE3Q
 
The annual dinner was a great success, with 73 in attendance.  The venue,
the Outback Steakhouse, Vienna, Virginia, was different.  The food and
prices were good but people were too crowded and couldn't get up and
mingle as they like to.  And, the 13 who were on the other side of the low
partition felt isolated I think.  For those who haven't heard, our normal
venue was unavailable this year due to renovations.  We will explore our
options for '97 early, but a change from Outback is anticipated, to get a
more suitable environment for the dinner.  Otherwise, the fellowship was
FB and Fred Laun's remarks about his international travels and ham radio
adventures was fascinating.  We'll have to have Fred pick up where he left
off!
 
MINUTES OF THE POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB REGULAR MEETING, TEMPLE HILLS, MD
1/13/97 by Sec Brian McGinness N3OC
 
The meeting was called to order at 19:30 by Rich, KE3Q.  Members and
guests were introduced. (There were no guests.) Members attending were
N3OC, WR3L, WB3ECU, W3CP, N3NT, N3RR, WR3Z, W3ZZ, K3ZO, WK3I, WA3TAI,
W3AZ, W3HVQ, W3LPL, K3ZB, K3MM, ND3A, K4ZW and KE3Q.
 
Rich began the meeting by showing a video that was prepared for the North
Carolina region describing what PVRC is all about and how the regions came
about.
 
WK3I discussed the possibility of future PVRC field day operations, as
there were in years past. A general discussion was held about field day
and who operates where for that event.
 
Rich attempted to name each member's call that was present, missing only
N3NT (see Craig, you will stay on the most-busted list!).
 
PVRC award certificates were distributed to those in attendance who
submitted entries for CQWW 95 or the 96 reunion.  We hope to continue the
certificate program and get caught up with 96 ARRL DX and 96 ARRL SS.
(Anyone interested in helping with the certificates please contact N3OC. A
color ink jet or color laser printer with a PC that runs windows and has a
CD-ROM drive are required.)
 
Craig, N3NT reported the QSL card order is in and ready to be picked up.
 
PVRC/NC MEETING MINUTES 1/8/97 by Pete Soper, KS4XG
 
The meeting, held at O'Malleys tavern, was attended by:  AD4PU Laura, NO0T
Paul, K3KO Brian, N4CW Bert, N4AF Howie, K4MA Jim, N3QYE Jim, AC4ZO Jeff,
and KS4XG Pete.  This was the first meeting attended by AD4PU, NO0T, and
K3KO. Welcome!
 
Club business and announcements:  K4MA is now activities manager.  KS4XG
is now secretary.  The club is registered with the FCC with callsign NY4A,
and the name will be "Potomac Valley Radio CLub/NC".  N4AF would like to
seek ARRL affiliation for the club at some point.  Everyone is invited to
submit photos to be scanned in and included in personal Web homepages that
will be linked off the club page (http://www.pagesz.net/~pvrc/). Please
fill out and submit the online application from this page to N4AF via
email so he can make an initial homepage for you if you don't already have
one.
 
Contesting:  NO0T described surprising results during the latest Squint
contest as his daughter Erin (11, KE4RHU) worked VK2FLA and P29TL using a
dipole on 20 meters.  K4MA provided an overview of upcoming contests and
planned participation.
 
North American QSO Party (NCJ):   The following team assignments have been
made for the NAQP contests. On CW: Jim S. K4MA, Howie  NY4A, Bert N4CW,
Jeff AC4ZO, Laura  AD4PU.  On SSB: Jim S. K4MA, Pete KS4XG, and Bert N4CW.
NAQP teams comprise two to five single ops working independently and
simply pooling their scores. NAQP teams are open to any interested
amateur, not just club members. Team registration is via email to the same
address as logs are sent (K4MA will handle this). NAQP teams tend to be
made up of top ops from widely separated areas. (See the club homepage for
full rules and up-to-date team membership)
 
North American Sprints (NCJ):  These are 4 hour contests running from
0000-0400 UTC (7-11pm) on 20, 40, and 80 meter bands only. The phone
Sprint is February 2nd while the CW test is February 9th. Sprint teams,
especially top scoring ones, tend to have more continuity than NAQP teams.
These sprints are not to be confused with the "Internet Sprints," the
brainchild of N6TR (and not for the faint of heart!).
 
AC4ZO will be hosting another openhouse at his station for NAQP phone.
He's done this each year for a few and has introduced a number of hams to
contesting.
 
K4MA announced that AA4NC is organizing a multi single effort for the ARRL
DX CW test and invites us to join in.
 
N4CW will probably operate at K4PB for the ARRL DX CW test but might use a
different station further from AA4NC (K4MA reported there was no problem
during the CQWW CW contest when both stations were active).
 
K4MA and AA4NC will be doing a multi single for ARRL DX phone from 8P
(Barbados).
 
Station Projects:  K3KO shared station photos. Brian has a great looking
four element quad up 70+ feet with a Cushcraft 40m rotatable dipole
running through the elements without interaction.
 
NO0T lost his antenna farm to hurricane Fran but is making progress on a
new Rohn 45G tower.  Paul's guy posts were bent, and so this time around
he's installing 150 pound I beams (15 cents a pound from K & L Scrap Yard
in South Raleigh).
 
N4CW has some more tree clearing to do but hopes to put his 70+ foot self
supporting tower up soon with a second tower planned.
 
K4MA is preparing to erect a 100 foot Rohn 25G tower. He expects to put up
a good tribander and a 402CD above that initially.
 
N4AF is preparing to move and will stick with his KT34XA until he's at his
new property.
 
KS4XG bought a Rohn 25G foldover and has started planning for it.
 
Next Meeting:  The next PVRC/NC meeting will be 6pm at O'Malleys on
Wednesday, February 5th.  (O'Malleys is in Oak Park Shopping Center across
from Darryls, up Glenwood from Crabtree Valley, going away from downtown
Raleigh)
 
NOTES RELATIVE TO PVRC/NC by your editor
 
I am glad to receive detailed minutes of our North Carolina wing of the
PVRC.  It is somewhat dated because the timing of the Newsletter
production relative to the PVRC/NC meeting schedule.  Each month, I start
to edit the newsletter two weeks before the PVRC general meeting and send
it in a WP file by modem to N3KTV, who gets address updates from N3OC, has
it reproduced, assembles it, and mails it.   All of this takes at least
one week, and that week overlaps the PVRC/NC meeting.  Any information in
this issue about the coming February PVRC/NC meeting will probably reach
you by mail a couple days after the meeting.  Sorry.  A drop-back
position, at this time, is to read it on the PVRC/K3SA web page.  In the
future, I hope to be able to Email the Newsletter for inclusion on the
PVRC/NC/N4AF web page.
 
The above minutes arrived from Pete and, as requested, Howie, N4AF,
forwarded the below comments with a quote from N4CW.
 
I am hoping to standardize meetings there (good beer) and then we will
have some summer meetings at members QTH's. Looking for first Wednesday of
the each month- will need 'makeup' date of following week to get
stragglers in before ARRL CW.  Here are some directions, from Bert, for
reaching O'Malleys.
 
Get off 40, and head past Crabtree Valley Mall and proceed uphill. At the
top of the hill there's a traffic light...go thru it and take a left at
the next traffic light...you'll have seen O'Brian's on the left just
before the second traffic light. On the street you're turning into,
there's a small strip mall to your left...that's where you want to be. The
buildings are painted white, and O'Malley's is in the middle. I plan to be
there around 5 to 5:30 PM Wednesday night if you want to check it out.  de
N4CW.
 
NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - DECEMBET 17, 1996 by Tyler Stewart K3MM
 
The meeting was held at the usual location, Legends Restaurant at the
Hampton Inn in Frederick, MD.  In attendance were members:  K3MM(ex-KF3P),
WA3IKK, NE3H, AA8NY, W9LT, K3LYW, K1DQV, N3II, N3UN, WB2DNE,
W8ZA(ex-K3ZNV), W8BOZ, K3SKE, W3LPL, and N5OKR.
 
Introductions were made and short stories told around the table.  Dusty,
WA3IKK, just bought an FT1000MP, but hasn't been active lately.  Joe,
NE3H, played in the TARA RTTY Sprint and will be on for the ARRL RTTY
Roundup.  Pat, AA8NY, is still recovering from his $20,000 lightning hit
this past summer and just filed a 610V form.  Lamar, W9LT, is going to be
revamping his antenna system with a 20 meter Force 12 yagi and a stacked
TH7.  Norm, K3LYW, was NOT on during the 10 meter contest.  Dan, K3SKE,
has been doing some home improvements.  Dave, N3II, reports that we've had
a lot of scores submitted for the club in the 10 meter contest.  Ed,
WB2DNE, noodled in SS and is working on a new VHF amp and antennas for the
January VHF contest.  Bob, W8ZA (new call), has been helping his ailing
father and giving out some points in all of the contests.  Russell, W8BOZ,
has his FT1000D in the shop at the moment.  Greg, N5OKR, got an 8 point
buck with his VW rabbit, did 81k in the 10 meter contest, and has found 8
hilltop acres in CA for a reasonable price.  Roger, K1DQV, worked a few
guys in the 10 meter contest and SS phone with his 80 meter dipole.
Roger's getting psyched again...he's got a big steel projection in the
works for Ashton MD!
 
$20 was received as a donation to the club.
 
NORTHWEST REGIONAL MEETING - JANUARY 21, 1997 by Tyler Stewart K3MM
 
The meeting was held at the usual location, Legends Restaurant in
Frederick, MD.  In attendance were members: K3MM, W8ZA, N3RR, W9LT, K3LP,
N3UN, N3II, N8II, W3XY, K3TZU, WA3IKK, N4OHE, WB2BZR, K3SME, W3ZZ, K3IXD,
W3LPL, N5OKR, W3GHR, and N3HBX.
 
K3LP brought a home video from his recent CQWW CW trip to A61AJ for
viewing during dinner.  Thanks, David!
 
Introductions were made around the table.  W8ZA made some contacts in the
VHF contest.  N3RR is sending his Icom 775DSP back again as it is
transmitting on both VFO frequencies.
 
W9LT's Force-12 20 meter beam has been delivered and he has an HF amp for
sale.  K3LP has a 120 ft tower going in and possibly will put up a second
at around 100 ft.  N3UN says "life is good" after recently retiring.  N3II
has been working on VK0IR.  N8II has been dabbling in various contests -
will operate the ARRL contests all band low power.  W3XY's radio is in the
"shop".  K3TZV is recabling his station and working on VK0IR.  WA3IKK got
a new FT1000MP and is getting back on RTTY using K6STI's RITTY software.
N4OHE has 100 ft of 25G up with a TH5 and is planning a new 100 ft Trylon
tower on his 1800 ft hill.  WB2BZR finished his cable trench.  K3SME now
has 155 countries on 160M and is still looking for VK0IR on that band.
W3ZZ was in SC with N4UK for the VHF contest, their team making around
150k points LM and blowing up lots of stuff in the process.  K3IXD
operated K3VOA in DC in Multi-single class in the 10 meter contest, K3MQH
in the VHF contest.  N3HBX is suffering from line noise (welcome to the
club!).  N5OKR operated the SSB NAQP and let the "pig-farmers" on 3850
psych him out - he's counting down to his move to California into NCCC
territory.  W3GHR table-hopped at K3MQH in the VHF contest.  K3MM operated
2M SSB/CW at K3MQH in the VHF contest, where the South Mountain Contest
Team set a new record of about 650k points in Unlimited Multi for the
contest.  He also has high claimed SOHP score for the RTTY Roundup.
 
K3MM mentioned that there was talk at the main meeting of starting a PVRC
reflector on internet to possible cover those people we haven't been able
to reach on packet.  A show of hands at this NW meeting revealed, however,
that no one was on internet that wasn't already on packet.
 
There was also talk about doing minor modifications to the club logo to
include our expanded area states in the circle.  The officers will be
working on this concern and also invite anyone interested in the redesign
to contact them with their ideas.
 
K3IXD is taking orders for club paraphernalia and will place the order
sometime next month assuming their are enough orders by then.
 
K3LP suggested that the club look at ways to recognize DX hosts to PVRC
operators, possibly with an "honorary" PVRC membership or some other tool.
 
K3MM reminded all that this is traditionally the time of year we collect
donations for the club.  $50 in cash and checks were collected, as well as
a check for $134.49 from Stewart Communications for commissions from
ICE/PAR filters sales to PVRC members.
 
Meeting adjourned.
 
The next meeting will be held on the normal third Tuesday of the month
(February 18th) at Legends.
 
NEWS FROM THE PENNA CHAPTER by Steve Cutshall K3TZV
 
Bill Gillenwater, K3SV, has been hitting the 160 meter contests hard.
Steve Steltzer, WF3T, has been very busy after moving to a large "rural"
estate. he has several towers up, and seems quite competitive ON THE LOW
BANDS.
 
The PA Chapter has been getting ideas to hold some meetings in the coming
months.  Several possible sites have been discussed, and we're trying to
set a meeting day that seems to suit all concerned.
 
We currently have 12 members, with about half active in contesting at the
moment.  We'll put the word out to the entire PVRC when the date and
location have been decided for our first meeting.
 
That about wraps it up for now and, I'll try to get notes off to the
Newsletter from time-to-time about our progress.
 
THE CABO ROJO CONTEST CLUB by Ken Ramirez N4UK
 
The Southernmost outpost of the PVRC, the Cabo Rojo Contest Club, has a
new callsign. It is WP4NMS. It has already been sent back to Uncle Charlie
with a request for a Vanity callsign. Our first choice? What else?! WP3X,
of course.
 
In case you haven't noticed, half the PVRC club score for the last 2 years
in the WPX contest has been from the KP4XS/MM effort. The original "cast"
has been reunited for the 1997 version of WPX SSB. Starring, in band
order, will be W2EOS on 160 meters, AA4S on 75 meters, N4UK on 40 meters,
K3NA on 20 meters, K3MM on 15 meters, and WD8ISK on 10 meters.
 
Lots of improvements are planned including new RX antennas and a complete
set of SB220 amps for all bands plus improved Band pass filters.  The
yearly sojourn is always a lot of fun and the contest is turning into a
real tit for tat with our nemesis across the pond, the mighty 9A1A. We
beat them in 95 for the world M/M crown by about 1 million points. Last
year they outdid us by 200k points. Next year we will be back with a
vengeance! Please look for the PVRC Team in Puerto Rico in March! 
 
UPDATE FROM SOUTH CAROLINE by Ken Ramirez N4UK
 
I can't believe it has been 2 years since I moved to South Carolina! Work
has been keeping me very busy but I still manage to find time for station
improvements. Progress on the station has been slow but progress is
progress.
 
I live in Gray Court, South Carolina about 30 miles South East of
Greenville. The QTH is at the end of the Piedmont plateau on high rolling
farmland and is on about 2 acres. The location was chosen mostly for VHF
work but has been working nicely for the HF bands too! I presently have 2
towers and one telephone pole up in the air. The 50 foot tower has the
222,432,903,and 1296 MHZ antennas on it. It also has a half sloper on
160m, and an inverted vee for 75 meters. The second tower has a 6m yagi up
at 40 feet and inverted vees for 40 meters. The telephone pole supports a
pair of 2 meter yagis at 35 feet. This pole was installed by the local
power company for a grand total cost of 15 dollars! (fifteen) I also have
a 2 element 20 meter wire quad thrown up in the trees facing the
Northwest. I have been having great success in the VHF contests and other
VHF activities and recently participated in the first HF contest from here
with good results.Future plans include a 100 footer for some HF
monobanders and a 60 footer for the 2 meter antennas. The QTH is as quiet
as a mouse on all bands; quite a change from the last 33 years of city
living! Nice to hear all of you in the recent SSB Sweepstakes.  Look for
N4UK in future contests!   [Ken's SS-phone was 1748Q 76S 265,696  with
single op and think no packet. -Editor]
 
PVRC MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS by Rich Bid, KE3Q
 
As reported at recent PVRC meetings, we have some 230+ active members in
the region out of 570 total living PVRC members including ones who are in
the area but inactive and those who are permanently out of area (like
K1AR, K3EST, W7RM, and VP2VI!)  The most important number is what we have
to work with, active contesters still living in these parts, and that
number is 230+.  (It was 228 as of a month or two ago but we keep adding
members).
 
I've just heard from K3WW, via N3ADL, that FRC currently has 187 active
members.
 
Any doubt that we have enough guys to be competitive?  We can discuss that
they have more acreage per operator than we do, have bigger stations
average, etc. and I don't know how we'd compare.  Still, it appears to me
we are in great shape on one of the most important ingredients, active
contest operators!
 
I haven't heard the number of active members for YCCC but will casually go
fishing for it.  It's generally FRC that wins anyway, and YCCC is second,
so the FRC number is the big benchmark.
 
PVRC ARRL VHF SS SCORES RESULTS '96 by Dave Blanchard N3II
 
CALL            QSO  MULTS    TOTAL
K3ZO    SO      233    37    8,621
W3MR    SO      110    30    3,480
WB2DNE  SO      522   123  101,475
K3MQH*  MULTI  1897   254  650,000
N3OC/R  R       289    52   27,092
K1RZ    SO      770     0  200,000
               TOTAL       990,668
*Ops: K3MQH K3MM K3IXD K3JFL N3KTV W2EOS WF3T N3EYB W3GHR K3RA
 
 
RECORD SCORE BY K3MQH AND CREW - CONGRATULATIONS!!   ANY MORE SCORES OUT
THERE ??  ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS ??
-----------------------------------
LAST YEAR - 1995
                    entries  score
UNLIMITED CATEGORY
        1. ROCHESTER VHF GRP  59  1,628,257
        2. ROCHESTER MN ARC   51     20,522
MEDIUM CATEGORY          
        1. MT AIRY VHF R C    49  2,423,223
        2. NE WEAK SIGNAL GRP 40  1,680,609
        3. P V R C            19  1,268,794
 
 
PVRC CQ 160 METER CW CONTEST RESULTS 1997 by Dave Blanchard N3II
 
CALL      QSO'S  STATES  DX   SCORE
W3LPL SOHP 1182    56    58   513,000
            Op: W4ZV
W4MYA  "    803    53    42   244,720
K3SV   "    501    50    33   118,607
W3GN   "    335    50    20    61,040
K4VV   "    220    43    10    27,666
N3AM   "    214    38    10    26,064
N4AF   "                       19,024
W3DAD  "    165    33     7    16,520
K1HTV SOLP  726    56    31   166,605
K1DQV  "    222    45    16    37,120
W3CP   "    193    39     2    17,466
W3AZ   "    191    38     1    16,029
N3II   "    160    35     2    13,135
K3SWZ  "     26    15     1       930
WK3I  QRP   440    46    13    60,475
ND3F   "    200    46    17    26,000
N3OC MULTI  991    57    53   361,140
            Ops: N3OC KE3Q WV3B
K3MM   "    309    51    36    92,655
W3HVQ  "    338    44    28    66,240
                 TOTAL      1,371,526
 
LAST YEAR - 1995 (CW & SSB COMBINED)
-----------------              score
1. FRANKFORD RADIO CLUB        9,503,653
2. SOUTHEASTERN DX CLUB        3,853,952
3. YANKEE CLIPPER CONTEST CLUB 3,721,140
4. SLOVENIAN CONTEST CLUB      3,004,848
5. MAD RIVER RADIO CLUB        2,571,017
6. RHEIN RUHR DX ASSOCIATION   2,511,848
7. NORTH COAST CONTESTERS      2,501,730
8. POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB   2,058,026
 
TEAM PVRC NAQP CW SCORES by Larry Schimelpfenig K7SV
 
K3MM  866 X 223 = 193,118
K7SV  734 X 217 = 159,278
AA3B  620 X 201 = 124,620
KE3Q  605 X 178 = 107,690
N4ZR  440 X 147 =  64,680
          TOTAL = 649,386
 
Great effort by all. Thanks to AA3B for joining us. Congrats to KE3Q on a
nice score first time out. Thanks to N4ZR for WV on 6 bands.  Thanks to
all the guys that got on and gave us a few points. We're putting a full
effort fone team together and possibly a part time team. Anyone else
intend to spend a cold Saturday in the warm shack want to join a team?
 
TEAM PVRC/NC NAQP CW SCORES by Jim Stevens, K4MA
                 QSO  mult  score
NY4A (Op: N4AF)  805  214  172,270
K4MA (@AC4NC)    628  189  118,692
N4CW             607  167  101,369
AC4ZO            488  140   68,320
AD4PU (age 13 YL)329  120   39,480
                           500,131
email:  k4ma@mindspring.com
vanity call info: 
http://www.mindspring.com/~k4ma
 
TEAM PVRC NAQP SSB SCORES by Jim Stevens, K4MA
 
KE3Q             892   186  165,921
K7SV             653   189  123,417
K4MA @AA4NC      694   172  119,368
KS4XG            260   115   29,900
N4CW             200   105   21,000
                            459,606
 
UPDATES SINCE JAN NEWSLETTER by Dave Blanchard N3II
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1996 ARRL 160 CONTEST
            QSO     MULT     SCORE
K4IX  SOLP  207      50      21,000
W8ZA  SOLP  128      33       8,448
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1996 ARRL TEN METER CONTEST
            QSO     MULT     SCORE
W8ZA  SOHP  139      47     17,800
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1996 CQWW DX PHONE CONTEST
            QSO   ZONES COUNTRIES   SCORE
W4IF  SOHP  215    51     129      187,468
AD4ZE  SO QRP                        1,380
W4ATC M/S  798     82    259       629,145
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1996 CQWW DX CW  CONTEST
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
            QSO  ZONES COUNTRIES   SCORE
C6A/N4RP * 1150   70     155      564,750
N4MO   20M* 642   32     112      263,952
W4HM   40M* 225   29     85        70,566
AD4ZE    *  125   39     78        36,621
AC4ZO    *   63   16     34         8,150
         *SOLP
W4PRO  M/S  795  125    416     1,181,003
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1996 ARRL SWEEPSTAKES PHONE
            QSO    SECTIONS   TOTAL
K4IQ  SOHP  626      75       93,500
W9VL  SOHP  508      74       75,184
KS4XG  SOLP 548      71       77,816
WB4HFL SOLP                       32
W4ATC Multi                  112,948
AC4ZO  "    429      76       65,208
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1996 ARRL SWEEPSTAKES CW
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
            QSO    SECTIONS   TOTAL
AC4ZO  SOLP 702      74      103,896
WD4MUR SOLP 495      75       74,250
AD4ZE  QRP  295      65       38,350
K4IX Multi  472      71       67,024
 
WHAT WILL THE FCC SELL NEXT ? by John Kanode N4MM
 
I was talking to Chris Imlay at the League DC office and he said the FCC
has cut off the issuance of 1x1 calls.  He used to draft up the special
requests and take them to the FCC and they would sign off on them.  The
reason given is that the FCC Chairman Hundt wants to sell the 1x1 calls in
a super vanity call program.  1x1's at 100 G's a pop.  Sad situation. THE
PVRC EXCHANGE by Ed Steeble, K3IXD steeble@erols.com
 
I am still taking orders for PVRC logo items. At the request of several
club members, this year you can get a T-shirt and golf shirt with a pocket
as well as without a pocket. On the T-shirt and golf shirt with the
pocket, the logo is over the right breast. On shirts without a pocket the
logo is over the left breast. Your call sign is embroidered on the golf
shirt above the left breast whether or not it has a pocket. Orders must be
postmarked by 28 February 1997. Fill out the below order form now!
 
To order a PVRC name badge provide your call sign, your name as it is to
appear on the badge, and $5 (or $7 if you want it mailed to you instead of
picking it up at a club meeting). Mail a check (payable to Brian
McGinness) to N3OC, Brian McGinness, 4618 DeRussey Pkwy, Chevy Chase, MD
20815.
 
By the time you read this, N3NT, Craig, will have distributed most, if not
all the QSL cards.  Once again, thanks Craig for handling the orders
flawlessly.
 
PVRC golf shirt, T-shirt, sweat shirt, and hat
________________________________________________________________________
PVRC Embroidered golf shirt, white, Print Ons brand, 50/50
cotton/polyester, pique knit, 2 button, 3 color PVRC logo, your call sign,
and your name
        without pocket ..............................................$30
        or with pocket ..............................................$33
________________________________________________________________________
PVRC T-shirt, 100% cotton, Haines Beefy-T, with large 3 color silk
screened PVRC logo on the back, small 3 color PVRC logo on the front, in
white or ash (athletic grey) color,
        without pocket ..............................................$13
        or with pocket ..............................................$16
________________________________________________________________________
PVRC Sweat shirt, Jerzees 50/50 cotton/polyester, crew neck, set in long
sleeves with large 3 color silk screened log on the back and small 3 color
PVRC logo over the left breast, ash (athletic grey) color,
        light weight (7 oz) ..........................................$21
        or heavy weight (9 oz) ......................................$24
________________________________________________________________________
PVRC two tone hat, royal blue visor, natural cap, 5 panel twill top,
(cooler than mesh in the summer), Yupoong brand, with silked screened
color logo, 
        one size fits all ...........................................$10


************************* ORDER FORM*********************************
 
Embroidered Golf shirt: circle one: no pocket/pocket,
         size:____, add $3 for XXL or XXXL, call:___________,
         name:_____________, quantity:____         total=$____
 
T-Shirt: circle one: ash or white, no pocket/pocket;
         size:____, quantity:____, add $3 for XXL, total=$____
 
Sweat shirt: circle one: light weight/heavy weight,
         size:____ add $3 for XXL, quantity:____   total=$____
 
Hat: quantity:____                                 total=$____
 
You can stop by my house and pick up your items; or pick them up at the
April Central or any NW Regional PVRC meeting; or have them sent UPS. If
sent, the S&H fee is $4 for one item, or $8 for two or more items.
S&H=$____
 
Your name, call ____________________________________
 
street address, not PO Box _________________________
 
City, State, ZIP ___________________________________
 
Make check payable to Ed Steeble, not PVRC, and mail to Ed Steeble, K3IXD,
14020 Celbridge Ct., Glenwood, MD 21738.  Orders must be postmarked by 28
Feb 97, delivery in early April.