POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 1999

PVRC CALENDAR
Weekly  Wed  BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays 7:30 am, 
             Basil's Deli, Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI.
Feb 1   Mon  South MD at Wayne Rogers, N1WR, Lusby, MD, 7:30 pm
Feb 4   Thu  PVRC/NC, Ryan's Family Steakhouse at Crossroads, Cary at 6pm
Feb 8   Mon  Central meeting, Church of the nativity, Rte 5, Temple Hills
Feb 16  Tue  Northwest meeting, Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St, 
             Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm    Speaker: Riley Hollingsworth, 
             K4ZDH, advisor to FCC's Compliance & Info Buro
Feb 16  Tue  Normal Tidewater Colony meeting with VA-DXCC. 
             See reference page.
Feb 20/21    ARRL CW DX Contest.  5Mil award.  
             Pse work all SIX! DXpeditions!
Feb 26  Fri  SWVA Chapter Meeting, Steak & Ale Restr, Rt419, 
             Roanoke. Dinner 6:00pm
Feb 27/28    CQWW 160m SSB Contest.  5 Mil award.
Mar 6/7      ARRL SSB DX Contest.  5Mil award.
 
EDITORIAL by Dick Wilder, K3DI
 
The word Service in "Postal Service" is a misnomer.  A Postal Service they
are not.
 
The January issue was bulk mailed at 2:35pm on January 6th at Arnold, MD.
As I write on January 20th, responses from members seems to indicate that
one tray was entered into distribution around the 12th and the second
around the 19th.  I've discussed this with the Postmaster at Arnold and he
said that they ship the trays to Baltimore for distribution and no record
is kept for bulk mail.  Also, he said, the rush of first class mail prior
to the postage increase may have held our bulk mail out of the system.
(One piece of good news is that the rate increase this month did not alter
our 18.3c/issue rate.)   As we continue to use bulk mail, I hope that we
will find that this poor USPS performance is an isolated glitch.
 
At this point, I am concerned about lost mail so please let me know if you
didn't receive the January issue. (To jog your memory, it contained the
complete CQ 160m rules and three pages with three columns of scores.)
 
You are reminded that the Newsletter can be obtained via Internet.  You
can read the current and archived issues on www.pvrc.org.  Or, you can
request the Newsletter to be sent to you every month by Email by sending a
request to [email protected]   Subscribing to the email edition will not
stop our sending you the paper edition.
 
I will be adjusting the Newsletter deadline somewhat depending on the
printer turn-around, chapter meeting schedules, and my humble schedule.
The deadline for the March issue is February 23rd, the day I return from
the Caribbean.
 
 
DONATIONS REPORT by Dave Baugher, WR3L, Treas ([email protected])
 
The club would like to thank W3YOZ, JH1NBN/K3ZB, W4DM, K4UX, K3ZO, K4BAM,
W7YS, and KC3D for the January donations.
 
CENTRAL MEETING MINUTES, JANUARY 11, 1999 by Rich Boyd, KE3Q, Secretary
 
The regular (second Monday) central meeting was held at Temple Hills,
Maryland on January 11th.  Before the meeting, ten met for dinner at
Topolino's.  Fifteen, attended the meeting (in order of sign in) were
K3MM, WR3L, N3YHC, W0CN, W7CAV, W3LPL, W3AZ, W3TOM, WK3I, K3ZO, W4CE,
W3DQ, KE3Q, N3OC, and N3NT.
 
N3NT had PVRC QSL card orders to distribute.  There was a discussion of
recent contests and upcoming contests.  W3LPL informed us that W9JA
(ex-KS9K), a prominent multi-multi station owner from Racine, Wisconsin,
has bought a 130 acre farm on Virginia's northern neck and is relocating
to our area, eager to be a PVRCer.  A serious contest station is planned
and Paul is expected to be looking for operators.  Good news!
 
K3MM, K3RA, and a third op plan to be on for ARRL DX CW from Antigua (V2).
KE3Q will be single op at WP3R in ARRL CW.  W4CE, W4NF, and W4RM plan a
VP2V DXpediton for ARRL phone.
 
KE3Q led a discussion of large station antenna farm design, using his new
14-acre QTH as the case in point.
 
PVRC/NC MEETING MINUTES, 1/7/99 by Pete Soper, KS4XG ([email protected])
 
Site:  The meeting was held at Ryans at Cary Crossroads from 18:00-19:30
 
Attendees: AA4NC Will, K4HA Bob, K4MA Jim (chairman), K4QPL Jim, K7GM
Rick, KS4XG Pete (secretary), N4CW Bert, N4TL Tom, NT4D Jay, NX9T Jeff,
and WJ9B Will (first meeting)
 
Membership:  Due to an oversight we failed to vote WX4DX George Beasley
into PVRC during his second meeting last month.  A vote was held and
George was unanimously accepted into PVRC. Welcome to PVRC George!
 
This was the first meeting of WJ9B Will Baber.  Will lives in Greensboro
where he is an avid low power contester frequently posting competitive NC
scores.  Will recently put up a 40m yagi and tribander on a 70' tower and
we look forward to his second meeting and entry into PVRC. Welcome Will!
Chapter membership is now 28.
 
Club business and announcements:  K4MA awarded the ARRL SS club
competition 1st place gavel to AA4NC on behalf of PVRC for the highest
combined SS score total submitted toward the team competition during the
'97 effort.  K4MA won the club gavel for highest score submitted toward
the '97 PVRC team win in the ARRL 10 meter contest.
 
The first PVRC 5 Million award plaque for an NC chapter member was given
to AA4NC by Jim.  Will said he wouldn't have worked so hard on it if he'd
known we don't have to get the five million points in a single year!  K4MA
also earned a PVRC 5 Million award plaque. Congratulations Jim and  Will
for leading the way.
 
Information about the PVRC 5 million club award can be obtained here:
http://www.pvrc.org/5mildc98.doc   (Microsoft Word format).  Note that to
be counted toward the 5 mil award you must submit your scores to W2GG at
[email protected] (in addition to sending to ARRL or CQ of course). It was
believed that a public posting of your summary to [email protected] should also
be sufficient as Bob monitors the reflector  (but make the subject line
obvious like "KS4XG CQ160/SSB SOLP Result").  The latest totals for the
awards can be found here: http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm.
 
Upcoming Contests: CQWW 160/CW 1/29, French REF/CW 1/30, and  Belgian
UBA/SSB 1/30
 
Member activities: The N4CW home tower project continues with all anchor
and base holes dug. Bert has gone back to work to save for a new rotator
and may be ready for a tower party when the weather warms up.
 
K4QPL has 70' of Rohn 25G in hand and is working out the exact placement
of the base and guy anchors.  K4QPL organized a chapter team for the
upcoming NAQP/CW test.
 
NT4D commented that the recent ice storm caused the elements of his
KT34XA to droop badly but those of his 4 element M2 40m yagi didn't bend
at all.
   
Next Meeting:  The next PVRC/NC meeting will be 1800 Thursday February 4th
at Ryans.
 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES, 4 January 1998 by Barry
Shapiro, WR3Z, [email protected]
 
Site:  Home of N1WR, Wayne Rogers, on 4 January 1999 at 7:30 PM.
 
Attendees:  WR3Z, Barry; N1WR, Wayne.
 
Agenda: Attention was again directed toward an outreach effort for
recruiting additional members for PVRC from the region.  Several potential
recruits were noted, which included hams who were both active in HF and
VHF/UHF activity.  Attempts will be made to increase interest as well as
activity during several of the upcoming club competition contests (Jan VHF
and ARRL DX CW/SSB).  Other ways to attract more interest in attending
meetings were discussed (i.e. ARRL/PVRC videotapes, expeditions etc).
 
Other discussion topics included recent and upcoming contest activities.
This mainly covered the recent 160M and 10M contests, which N1WR operated
in both and reported scores for PVRC.  WR3Z missed both contests due to
his vacation to Hawaii.  On that trip, Barry got a tour by his brother Rob
(ND3A) of the multi-multi station KH7R on Oahu's North Shore.  Barry also
had the opportunity to meet Ken along with Kino (KH7U) and two other KH7R
ops.
 
The next meeting will be scheduled for Monday February 1st.
 
NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - Jan 19, 1999 By Greg Altig, N5OKR
([email protected])
 
In attendance were members N5OKR, W3ZZ, K3SX, K8OQL, W3EKT, K3MQH, K3TZV,
NE3H, K3MM, W9LT, K3DNE, N8II, WD3A, and W6NRJ.
 
Business:  There was no formal business meeting conducted.
 
From the introductions:  W3ZZ, Gene, reported that WI2T will op from his
place this weekend.  K3DNE, Ed, was part of the K3VOA crew handing out the
DC mult in the ARRL 10M contest.  He now has all VHF bands up to 1296MHz
and will op from home this weekend.
 
WD3A, Tom, has been trying the WRITELOG program at home since the 10M
contest with success.  He reports it is supposed to do RTTY also, but with
his recent luck with that mode (see Oct minutes), he's been a little
reluctant to try it.
 
N8II, Jeff, reports 1240 Qs in only 15 hours of CW only operation in the
ARRL 10M contest.  Sounds like the band is back to me.
 
K3SX, Sid, reports bagging 4 new ones on 160M since the 27th of December,
bringing his total on that band to 184.  He will be teaming with W4XP from
home this weekend in a limited multi effort.
 
NE3H, Joe, took part in the RTTY Roundup and logged 900+ Qs despite some
software problems.  He is now playing with the big boys on 144 and 432MHz
with over 100 watts on each band, so will be participating this weekend.
 
K3TZV, Steve, talked about a moisture problem he is having with his Tail
Twister electrical connections and received a lot of good input toward
solving the dilemma.
 
K8OQL, Jerry, is having fun chasing the ZL9 Dxpedition group and will be
on from home in the CQWW 160M contest.  He won the club gavel for his 1997
160 effort.  Congrats, Jerry!
 
W3EKT, Ed, will be part of the K3MQH super multi crew this week-end.
 
K3MQH, Dick, was at WF3T for the ARRL 10M contest and enjoyed playing with
the stacked antennas.  He and his crew are ready to go full bore this
weekend after escaping relatively unscathed from last week's ice storm.
 
K3MM, Tyler, will be at V26O for the ARRL DX CW contest next month that
should net big points for the club.  This will probably be his last
Dxpedition for a while as he and Laurie are expecting a baby girl in June.
Way to go Ty! He also talked about some new (and free) RTTY software that
allows PSK/QPSK operation that reportedly is very good at maintaining
communications in marginal conditions.
 
W9LT, Lamar, will be moving to Indiana soon and reports his house, 5
acres, and antenna farm are for sale.  His place is located right on he WV
side of the VA/WV state line, mile from I-81. No restrictions!  Meeting
adjourned.
 
On January 21st, Greg announced that the guest speaker at the February
16th meeting will be Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, the legal advisor for
amateur enforcement within the FCC's Compliance and Information Bureau.
Riley gained notoriety when he jumped into the middle of a fracas on 75
meters (see ARLB004) to try and calm the waters.  -editor
 
SOUTHWEST VA MEETING MINUTES 1/22/99 by Michael Barts N4GU ([email protected])
 
The monthly meeting of the SWVA PVRC chapter was held at Shoney's
Restaurant in west Salem January 22.  In attendance were members K1GG,
N4EL, K4IQ, KU4RG, N4GU, K1SO, and guests KA4BSA and KC9LC.
 
After dinner, K4IQ chaired the formal meeting and welcomed visitors KA4BSA
and KC9LC.
 
Emily, KA4BSA, is the XYL of Nat, N4EL, and is very active in Boy Scouts
(hence the call).  She has promoted amateur radio through her scouting
activities with operations such as JOTA and organizing local amateurs to
provide communications in support of scout hikes. 
 
Randy, KC9LC, lives in Christiansburg, VA (not far from K3GX and N4GU) and
enjoys DXing and operating Sweepstakes and the NAQPs among other contests.
This was Randy's first meeting.
 
There was a discussion about the SSB NAQP last weekend.  K4IQ, K1GG,
KU4RG, K4EP, and N4GU operated as the Southwest Virginia Contest
Conspiracy (all PVRC) and scored over 500K points as a team.  N4EL, K1SO,
and KC9LC also participated part time.  K1GG raised the bar by setting a
new all-time Virginia NAQP SSB record for the second year in a row.  Among
the comments were that there was a noticeable lack of PFI (pig-farmer
interference) during this contest.  It is hoped that it will be a
continuing trend.
 
K4IQ and N4GU discussed their participation in the Stew Perry Distance
Challenge but details were few (who remembers that far back?). 
 
Discussion of upcoming contests included the CQWW 160m CW contest.  K4IQ
intends to be active.  K1GG is still trying to get his Beverage working
but may get on.
 
There was a reminder that the ARRL DX contest next month counts for the
PVRC 5 Million Award and many expressed intentions to be active.
 
There was a short discussion of plans for Dayton this year.  Those with
reservations are all sitting pretty, those without need to get on the
ball.  The Southwest Virginia chapter will be well represented at Dayton
this year.
 
It was decided by mutual consent that the next meeting will be February 26
at the Steak and Ale Restaurant on RT419 in Roanoke, dinner at 6:00
followed by the formal meeting.  With the formal agenda completed we
enjoyed a boisterous chat session before adjourning at 8:30.
 
PVRC DXpeditions by editor
 
I maintain a list of PVRC DXpeditions and publishing it on packet, the
reflector, and the Newsletter.  Please send me (adr on reference page)
corrections and additions.  Following the below list there are details for
a few of our DXpeditons.
 
ARRL CW
    V26O M2 by K3RA, K3MM, & non-PVRC N5NJ
    NP2S SO LP by K3DI
    KG4DZ M2 by W4SD, NW3K, & W4ZYT 
    WP3R SO by KE3Q
    8P9JA MS by AA4NC & K4MA
    TI7/N4MO by N4MO
 
ARRL 'phone
    HK0/San Andres. 
       Woodbridge Wireless includes K5OF & AA3KX
    VP2V M2  by W4NF, W4RM, W4CE, and W4DAV
    8P9Z M/S by K3KG (share of score)
    TI7/N4MO by N4MO
 
CQ WPX Phone:
    TI7/N4MO by N4MO
 
KG4DZ will be operated by OB (W4SD), Chuck (NW3K), and Don (W4ZYT) once
again the ARRL CW.  They will be active 16-22 Feb using the calls of
KG4ZK(W4ZYT), KG4SD(W4SD), and KG4NW(NW3K) outside of the contest.  QSL
via home calls; KG4DZ via W4SD.  They will be happy to take sked requests
via e-mail before they depart, and are already planning on some 160 meter
activity (try 0300 UTC) by request.
 
NP2S on St. Croix operated by K3DI in the ARRL CW contest.  If permitted
by the licensee, NP2S will also be used outside the contest; otherwise
K3DI/KP2.  The plan is SO LP using 10-40 meters with a R-7000 antenna.
PVRC gets the score.
 
VP2V will be operated by Jack (W4NF), Cliff (W4CE), Bill (W4RM), and Dave
(W4DAV) during the ARRL Phone DX contest as a M/2.  They have their place
reserved and it is about 200' ASL with a clear shot to the states.  The
house is on the hill above Smugglers Cove on Tortola.  In fact it is right
above W0DX's place but he won't be operating.  Jack messaged, "We have one
A3 and are looking for another tribander for the second radio.  If anyone
has one we can borrow we would appreciate it.  If we have to cut the boom
or elements to fit baggage restrictions we will replace those aluminum
parts before we return it."  PVRC gets all of the score.
 
 
The NCDXF/IARU Beacon Network 
edited by Dick Wilder, K3DI.  Part 1 of 2.
(Most of the text is from www.ncdxf.org.)
 
The NCDXF, in cooperation with the IARU, maintains a network of beacon
stations which operate sequentially on five bands. The 10 dB power steps
are precise and are useful for "S" meter calibration and for judging band
conditions.  The entire system was designed and built by Foundation
volunteers at no cost except for the actual price of hardware components.
 
The beacon network can help all operations from the big multi-multi to the
little single operator unassisted stations.  With software from internet,
you don't need an operator to copy CW or even listen to the beacon system
from which you can monitor band openings and propagation paths opening to
new multipliers.
 
The following is the frequency and time table all of the NCDXF/IARU beacon
stations.   Some sites may be off or some sites may not jump to all five
frequencies so it would be well to check with the NCDXF web site.
 
 MHz   14.10 18.11 21.15 24.93 28.20 
4U1UN  00:00 00:10 00:20 00:30 00:40 
VE8AT  00:10 00:20 00:30 00:40 00:50 
W6WX   00:20 00:30 00:40 00:50 01:00 
KH6WO  00:30 00:40 00:50 01:00 01:10 
ZL6B   00:40 00:50 01:00 01:10 01:20 
VK6RBP 00:50 01:00 01:10 01:20 01:30 
JA2IGY 01:00 01:10 01:20 01:30 01:40 
RR9O   01:10 01:20 01:30 01:40 01:50 
VR2B   01:20 01:30 01:40 01:50 02:00 
4S7B   01:30 01:40 01:50 02:00 02:10 
ZS6DN  01:40 01:50 02:00 02:10 02:20 
5Z4B   01:50 02:00 02:10 02:20 02:30 
4X6TU  02:00 02:10 02:20 02:30 02:40 
OH2B   02:10 02:20 02:30 02:40 02:50 
CS3B   02:20 02:30 02:40 02:50 00:00 
LU4AA  02:30 02:40 02:50 00:00 00:10 
OA4B   02:40 02:50 00:00 00:10 00:20 
YV5B   02:50 00:00 00:10 00:20 00:30 
 
This table gives the minute and second within each hour of the start of
the first transmission of each of beacon on each frequency. Each
transmission is repeated every three minutes. A transmission consists of
the callsign of the beacon sent at 22 words per minute followed by four
one-second dashes. The callsign and the first dash are sent at 100 watts.
The remaining dashes are sent at 10 watts, 1 watt and 0.1 watts.
 
Equipment used at each beacon site includes a Kenwood TS-50S transmitter,
a Cushcraft R-5 vertical antenna, a Trimble Navigation Acutime (TM) GPS
receiver (recently updated and renamed the Palasade (TM)) and a controller
built by the NCDXF.  For more information, see The NCDXF/IARU
International Beacon Network by John G. Troster and Robert S. Fabry, QST,
October 1994 pp. 31-33 and November 1994 pp. 49-51, The NCDXF/IARU
International Beacon Project by John G. Troster and Robert S. Fabry, QST,
September 1997 pp. 47-48, or contact the Northern California DX
Foundation, P.O. Box 1328, Los Altos, CA 94023-1328, USA.  Three articles
are now available online at the IARU web site at
http://www.iaru.org/articles/.  These articles have a lot of interesting
details about the beacons.
 
Part two of this article will be in the March Newsletter.  It will be a
software review written by Bob Fabry, N6EK and published at
www.ncdxf.org/beacon/.
 
NOTES FROM THE EDITOR, K3DI:
 
ARRL Vice President Hugh Turnbull W3ABC, age 82, was taken ill on
Christmas Day and has been in the hospital since then.  Hugh is a PVRC
member, past director of the Atlantic Division, and director of the FAR
scholarships.  Ben Shaver, AA4XU, spoke to Hugh on January 18th and passes
on that Hugh " ... is a patient in the Bethesda Naval Hospital after
having gall bladder surgery.  He is doing well, but will be in the
hospital for a while longer, then have more surgery.  He is not able to
receive telephone calls at this time, but he would welcome inquiries and
messages through his wife at 1-301-927-1797.  He said to please give his
wife your call when you inquire.  He apparently can call out, but there is
difficulty getting incoming calls."  Hugh's home address is 6903 Rhode
Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740.
 
Glenn Tracey, KC3EK lets us know that he has a Web Page that was created
by Chris Kahn, also known as "xrayecho" at [email protected] The page is
at www.qsl.net/kc3ek/.  Glenn reports that he's beginning to feel better
and a little stronger each day.  Still can't buckle a belt though due to
the incision healing.
 
I received a note from Eric Rosenberg, W3DQ that the in-flight magazine of
the Sabena/Nationwide Airlines in South Africa carried an article titled
"Radio Gagga."  The article was the one that has been on internet (though
units converted to meteric) that describes the comedy of errors of a radio
amateur who is doing tower work.
 
From Feb 6- 16 I will work some 10 and 15 meters from XE, HP, HK, TI, and
P4 if permitted to do so under the CITEL or CEPT agreements using either
my US or British calls.  While at sea, the cruise line has given me
permission to operate as M0BOA/MM.  QSL requests from this operation or
NP2S in the ARRL CW sent via email or packet will be confirmed via the
bureau.
 
Ron Uthus, N4MO ([email protected]) and his wife are off to South and Central
America for the winter.  He didn't start early enough to get a license
while on Margarita Isl (YV7) but will be holding forth from TI7/N4MO for
both ARRL DX tests and the CQWW WPX PH test. The rig will be 80 watts and
wires.  Ron says that one of these days he'll give up on wires and take a
beam down.  He will be on 15 SB and all is contingent on no deterioration
of a couple of family members who are having some problems.  He was
scheduled to leave on January 20th and return on March 31st.
 
Andy Anderson, W3XE, [email protected], is in Chula Vista, CA heading for
Harlengin, TX where he will be for two months. He says he's sorry he
missed our recent ice story and will not return home until the Dogwood
Trees start to bloom.  If you check in on the County Hunters Net (CHN) on
14056.5 or 7039 kHz Andy will either be there running counties or someone
there will know where he is.
 
S C O R E S
by Bob Dannals, W2GG
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Changes/additions/deletions
to [email protected] or packet
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    BE SURE TO SEND YOUR 
    SCORES TO ARRL OR CQ!
### = missing information
 
 ARRL CW SS (#13 1/21/99) FINAL
 CALL   PWR  QSO SEC     TOTAL
 **  SINGLE OP 
K3MM    B  1306  79    206,348
N4AF    B  1305  79    205,874
W4MR    B  1276  79    201,608
W3PP    B  1245  79    196,710
KT3Y    B  1220  77    187,880
K3ZO    B  1196  78    186,576
N4ZR    B  1138  78    177,528
N8II    A  1021  78    159,276
N4CW    B   996  78    155,376
K1HTV   A   947  79    149,626
K3SV    B   930  79    146,940
K4MA    A   885  79    139,830
W4YE    A   841  79    132,878
W3MC    A   837  79    132,246
K4QPL   A   837  77    128,898
K7GM    A   763  79    120,554
N3NT    A   748  78    116,688
K3KO    B   715  77    110,110
N3AM    B   708  76    107,616
W3HVQ   B   641  79    101,278
W9LT    B   671  75    100,650
N3II    B   635  79    100,330
WR3Z    A   629  78     98,124
K3KY    B   623  78     97,188
N3OC    B   599  78     93,444
KM3V    A   581  78     90,636
W3DA    B   ###  79     90,000
K3AN    Q   576  77     88,704
K4IQ    A   575  76     87,400
W3UJ    A   553  79     87,374
N4MO    A   563  72     81,072
W3AZ    B   507  78     79,092
WD3P    Q   539  73     78,694
K2AV    B   464  73     67,744
K3SA    A   450  73     65,700
KU3M    B   394  73     57,524
W3CB    B   382  75     57,300
W4PRO   Q   344  79     54,352
K2UOP   B   364  74     53,872
W3CP    A   337  78     52,572
N4GU    A   355  73     51,830
K4PB    A   334  75     50,100
N1WR    Q   339  70     47,460
AA4KD   A   299  68     40,664
W8ZA    B   255  63     32,130
N3WK    Q   200  63     25,200
NX9T    A   200  60     24,000
K1GG    B   181  66     23,892
W4VC    A   161  73     23,506
WD3A    A   170  62     22,072
ND3F    B   160  57     18,240
N4BTO   A   150  58     17,400
K3TM    A   150  51     15,300
W3DAD   A   141  53     14,946
K4SO    B   129  56     14,448
W2CS    B   134  52     13,936
N3RC    A   104  50     10,400
W3GN    B    36  22      1,584
N3TG    A    13   8        208
N4MM    B     5   5         50
 
**  MULTIOP & SINGLE ASSISTED
W4MYA   B  1153  79    182,174
W4RM    B  1122  79    177,276
NJ4F    B  1031  79    162,898
K4IX/3  B   876  79    138,408
N3RR    B   859  79    135,722
NT4D    B   870  79    137,460
WR3L    B   754  79    119,132
W4ATC   B   727  79    114,866
K3DI    B   718  79    113,444
W4ZYT   B   636  79    100,448
W2GG    A   523  79     82,634
NY3M    A   367  79     57,986
N3HUV   A   200  79     31,600
K3HH    A   222  65     28,860
KT4W    B   100  40      8,000
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
75 LOGS       TOTAL   6,683,886
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
** SPECIAL OPERATIONS **
WP3R    B  1565  79    247,270
        by KE3Q
 
Visiting operators:
AA4NC was operator at W4MR
 
Multiop operators:
K3DI    K3DI packet
K3HH    K3HH packet
K4IX/3  K4IX W4HIR
KT4W    KT4W packet
N3RR    K4VV W6HZW N3RR
NJ4F    NJ4F K7SV K4GMH K4EC K3IZ  K1SE K4EU Daisy
NT4D    NT4D packet
NY3M    NY3M Dave Long
W2GG    W2GG packet
W4ATC   KO4PY NA4G KF4ARS KE4LSU
        N3QYE KD4SKW KF4USQ KF4LNQ
W4MYA   WA4QDM W4MYA
W4RM    W4RM W4NF W4CE
W4ZYT   W4ZYT W4SD KC4VZK AF4CD  KU4EC
WR3L    K3FT N3YHC WR3L
 
* N4BTO is now N4EL
 
LAST YEAR - UNLIMITED CATEGORY
                 logs Total CW & SSB
Potomac V R C    154   12,778,736
Northern Ca C C  115   10,923,976
Southern Ca C C   51    6,681,810
Yankee Clip C C   90    6,181,914
 
 ARRL PH SS (#10 1/21/99)
 CALL   PWR  QSO SEC     TOTAL
 **  SINGLE OP 
K3MM    B  1770  79    279,660
W4MYA   B  1545  79    244,100
K3ZO    B  1557  79    245,690
W3PP    B  1496  79    236,368
K4MA    B  1421  79    224,360
W0CN    B  1400  79    221,200
K4IQ    B  1300  79    205,400
K1HTV   A  1275  79    201,450
N3HBX   B  1212  78    189,072
KE3ZR   B  1001  79    158,158
W4MR    B  1000  79    158,000
K8OQL   B   914  77    140,756*
N4AF    B   875  76    132,848
KB3AUG  B   831  79    131,298
NX9T    B   750  79    118,500
W8ZA    B   726  79    114,708*
W3HVQ   B   713  79    112,654
K3UT    B   706  79    111,548
K3MQH   A   700  79    110,600
W4YE    A   663  79    104,754
N4MO    A   637  79    100,646
KC3TL   B   653  74     96,644
WR3Z    A   608  79     96,064
N1WR    A   617  77     95,018
4U1WB   B   578  78     90,168
K4SO    B   550  79     86,900
K2UOP   B   548  79     86,584
W3ZZ    B   540  78     84,240
KS4XG   B   500  77     77,000
N4GU    A   483  76     73,416
K3IXD   B   452  79     71,416
KU3M    A   402  78     62,712
N3II    B   390  79     61,620
W3UJ    A   410  75     61,500
K4HA    A   363  79     57,354
K3KY    B   340  79     53,720
NV3V    A   344  78     53,664
N4MM    A   337  79     53,246
N4CW    A   350  75     52,500
W3AZ    B   307  79     48,506
K3OSX   B   305  79     48,190
W7CAV   A   301  79     47,558
K3AN    Q   298  78     46,488
N4ZR    B   290  72     41,760
N3UN    A   259  78     40,404
WA4QDM  B   225  78     39,780
W3CB    A   250  75     37,500
K4QPL   A   240  72     34,560
K3KO    B   206  73     30,076
AF4CD   A   188  79     29,704
WD3A    A   207  70     28,980
N8II    B   183  61     22,326
W3IKE   Q   141  66     18,612
W4VC    A   135  68     18,360
N3HUV   A   163  51     16,626
N3TG    A   117  60     14,040
W3JRY   B   105  52     11,130
N3EYB   A    98  49      9,604
N3GPU   A    56  35      3,920
W3AMY   A    40  19      1,520
W3CQH   A    28  26      1,456
 
**  MULTIOP & SINGLE ASSISTED
N3RR    B  1156  79    182,648
WR3L    B  1126  79    177,908
NT4D    B  1027  79    162,266
W4ATC   B   865  77    133,210
K3DI    B   532  79     84,056
K3SV    B   524  79     82,792
K1GG    B   500  79     79,000
N3RC    B   446  79     70,468
N3NT    B   429  79     67,782
N3OC    B   377  79     59,566
W2GG    A   359  79     56,722
N3IQ    B   272  74     40,256
N4RV    B   180  62     23,000
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
74 LOGS     PH TOTAL  6,666,310
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
75 LOGS    CW TOTAL   6,683,886
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
149 LOGS GRAND TOTAL 13,350,196
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
** SPECIAL OPERATIONS **
WP3R    B  2755  79    432,500
        by KE3Q
VO1AA   A   515  77     79,310
     by W4SD, W4ZYT, VO1HE, VO1MX
 
** GUEST OPERATIONS **
W8ZA by K3DNE
W4MR by AA4NC
4U1WB by AJ3M
 
* K8OQL from W9LT QTH
* K3DNE from W8ZA QTH
 
Multiop operators:
K1GG    K1GG packet
K3DI    W3ICM K3DI
K3SV    K3SV packet
N3IQ    ND3F N3SLN
N3NT    N3NT packet
N3OC    N3OC packet
N3RC    N3RC packet
N3RR    K4VV W6HZW N3RR
N4RV    N4RV KT4W
NT4D    NT4D packet
W2GG    W2GG packet
W4ATC   N3QYE KF4ARS KE4LSU KO4PY
WR3L    K3FT N3YHC WR3L
 
LAST YEAR - UNLIMITED CATEGORY
                 logs Total CW & SSB
Potomac V R C    154   12,778,736
Northern Ca C C  115   10,923,976
Southern Ca C C   51    6,681,810
Yankee Clip C C   90    6,181,914
 
 CQWW DX CW (#5 1/12/99)
 CALL   BND QSO ZON CTY   TOTAL
 SINGLE OP HIGH POWER -UNASSISTED
K3ZO      3481 154 470 6,336,096
N4AF      3133 142 454 5,366,980
KT3Y      3047 145 448 5,260,000
K0DQ      2868 140 460 4,957,800
W4RX      2400 ### ### 4,345,000
W4MR      2288 139 439 3,843,700
N4ZR      2122 129 421 3,389,100
WF3J      1297 124 377 1,862,217
W3MC      1421 110 337 1,842,534
K3OSX     1131 124 356 1,542,720
K3SA       932 116 373 1,306,119
W3GN      1006 112 343 1,267,630
W4YE       938 108 342 1,209,600
W3AZ       742  94 289   816,173
N3AM       765  77 238   692,370
W9LT   15 1369  35 115   601,800
W3GG   40  939  33 117   410,250
N4MM       628 114 308   758,334
N3JT       500  74 207   394,805
W4IF       328  66 182   234,856
W3CP   15  331  26  96   120,780
W4ZYT      154  54  92    61,612
W3TMZ  40  148  29  95    51,088
W8LRL 160  173  23  73    43,680
K4UX       ###   (107)    25,894
K4VV   20   78  16  32    10,608
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - UNASSISTED
N1WR       967 109 344 1,257,258
W3UJ       864  98 320 1,080,948
K1EFI      657  91 307   731,922
W3DAD      575  71 242   519,267
K7CMZ      546  87 246   497,169
N3TG       438  77 213   359,020
N4MO   15  835  34 112   353,320
N3UN       359  82 203   281,010
AA4KD      346  63 175   223,958
N3UMA      234  66 156   140,526
W3CP   15  331  26  96   120,780
K7GM       188  47 103    77,850
W3KN       165  46 117    75,469
W4HM   10  190  23  68    47,957
N4GU       131  34  81    44,045
N4EL       133  48  90    42,642
K4EP        61  19  41    10,200
R3/K3NA      1   1   1         6
 
SINGLE OP QRP - UNASSISTED
W3ZZ       707 101 276   746,837
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
N3RR      1380 160 498 2,559,620
K3KO      1400 135 416 2,208,408
K3SV      1297 114 434 2,056,644
N4ZJ      1225 125 423 1,929,508
W3HVQ     1099 123 359 1,508,660
K3KY      1046 126 389 1,543,970
K4PB       721 126 350   971,040
N3II       698 118 351   925,806
NT4D       645 128 326   806,304
K3DI       622 113 335   771,456
K4MA       583 110 278   637,484
W4DR  160  115  21  62    25,481
 
MULTI - SINGLE
N4RV      2089 148 505 3,940,855
W8ZA      1927 160 528 3,822,528
N3OC      1844 142 476 3,263,040
W4PRO     1089 127 418 1,654,620
NY3M       497 100 297   552,227
WR3L   15  706  35 125   325,120
 
 
MULTI - MULTI
A61AJ    13081 196 727 32,100,000
W3LPL     8513 203 775 23,850,000
W4MYA     5098 181 650 12,166,671
KH7R      #### ### ###  1,939,784
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
67 LOGS    CW TOTAL   152,921,156
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
75 LOGS   SSB TOTAL    76,389,485
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
142 LOGS GRAND TOTAL  229,310,641
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
LAST YEAR (SSB & CW)- tnx KE3Q!
Frankford R C        360,666,652
Yankee Clipper C C   296,323,389
Potomac Valley R C   135,331,448
North Coast Contest   71,646,476
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
OPERATORS:
A61AJ  A61AJ KE3Q PA3GIP/T94S T93Y T97M W3UR
KH7R   ND3A plus 11 non-PVRC ops
N3OC   N3OC WR3Z
N4RV   N4RV N4RA KT4W
NY3M   NY3M Dave Long
W3LPL  K1HTV AA3KX ND3F W2GG K3RA
       K3MM K3LP K4ZW KD4D K3MQH W3LPL K2YWE
W4MYA  list of ops needed
W4MR   N4CW
W4PRO  W4PRO WB4DNL W4HIR
W8ZA   WD3A K8OQL N8II W8ZA
 
* one third of total score
 
PVRC ARRL 160m CONTEST RESULTS
(#6 1/7/99)
 CALL     QSO  SEC  DX    TOTAL
 **  SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
W9LT     1126  74  31  255,360*
W4MYA    1069  76  27  239,372
K8OQL     974  74  14  176,968*
K3SV      955  75   9  163,968
K3KO      685  72   8  111,520
W4YE      615  71  12  104,829
NY4A      550  66  13   90,139
K3MM      529   (79)    85,004
W1ECT     600  53  12   81,120
K3ZO      500  68   8   77,824
K2UOP     509  61   9   73,150
K4MA      512  54  13   71,288
W3TMZ     452  68   5   67,087
N4RV      375  70  11   63,666
K4PB      360  68   9   57,519
K4IQ      360  65   5   51,870
N3IQ      325  64   8   48,744*
W3ZZ      320  58   4   40,424
W3GN      311  55   2   35,796
W2YE      206  50   5   23,485
K4VV      146  42   3   13,545
K4IX      148  44   1   13,455
N3JT      153   (38)    11,628
N3HUV     135   (38)    10,260
K4UX       66   (41)     5,412
 
**  SINGLE OP LOW POWER
N1WR      340  52   3   67,087
K3SA      373  56   0   41,776
W3CP      287    (59)   34,397
N4GU      330    (50)   33,300
W4HJ      263  49   2   27,132
K3SWZ     183  47   2   18,228
N3TG      194  40   1   16,031
K3MQH     123  36   0    8,856
W4SD      111  35   0    7,770
N4CW      100    (28)    5,600
WB4DNL     62    (26)    3,224
N3WK       57    (25)    2,850
NV3V       51  21   0    2,142
 
**  SINGLE OP QRP POWER
WK3I      615    (75)  104,025
K3AN      105    (29)    6,090
 
**  MULTIOP
NT4D      710  69   8  111,419
N3AM      554  61   3   71,488
W2GG      496  59   9   69,496
K3DI      374  67   6   55,918
WA4QDM    325  55   1   36,568
W4NF      272    (55)   30,085
N3NT      194  47   4   20,400
K1GG      142  52   3   16,115
NE3H      150  44   4   14,976
 
49 LOGS      TOTAL   2,778,406
------------------------------
 LAST YEAR - 1997
------------------------------
                logs     score
P V R C          45  2,616,709
FRANKFORD R C    52  2,522,411
YANKEE CLIPP C C 30  1,686,514
SOC OF MIDWEST C 15  1,744,696
MAD RIVER R C    21  2,269,609
------------------------------
Operators:
K3DI:   K3DI packet
N3AM:   N3AM packet
N3NT:   N3NT packet
NE3H:   NE3H packet
NT4D:   NT4D packet
W2GG:   W2GG packet
W4NF:   W4NF packet
WA4QDM: WA4QDM packet
 
Guest ops:
N3IQ    ND3F
W9LT operated from W8LRL's QTH
K8OQL operated from W9LT's QTH
 
PVRC ARRL 10m CONTEST RESULTS
(#7 1/7/99)
 
CALL   QSO'S  STS  DX     TOTAL
 
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - MIXED
W4MYA   2522   (271)  2,078,570
K3ZO    2368  116 152 1,961,224
N3OC    1500  105 136 1,176,080
N4AF    1527   94 120 1,099,104
K4MA    1624  109 122 1,085,700
K8OQL   1300  101 120   869,414*
N4GU     953   (190)    606,100
N3IQ     483   57 131   329,000*
W3ZZ     544   72  93   290,400
KE3ZR    831   71  63   233,696
W4HJ     208   (88)      72,512
W3HVQ    204   (94)      65,048
W4ZYT    169   36  40    51,376
K4VV     173   (68)      40,528
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - MIXED
N1WR     750   98 123   510,952
K2UOP    771   89 108   441,674
W3UJ     674   86 106   403,968
WK3I     649   (182)    400,400
K3MLA    500   82  77   206,064
K4EP     347   58  86   130,464
W3DQ     317   63  73   108,256
W4SD     249   60  56   101,848
W3MR     266   (105)     64,470
N3TG      96   24  27    19,584
N4TL      33   (19)       1,520
 
SINGLE OP QRP POWER - MIXED
 
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - PHONE
N4MM    1533   61 100   493,626
NX9T     993   54  79   264,138
KB3AUG   532   49  68   124,488
W3OR     309   50  67    72,306
W3YD     300   40  50    54,000
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - PHONE
W2BZR   1166   53  69   284,504
K4TMC    525   45  61   111,300
4U1WB    346   38  46    58,128
W3LEO    100   (57)      11,400
N3QYE    131   24  16    10,480
W3JRY     75   (49)       7,350
N4DEN     42   16  14     2,520
 
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - CW
N8II    1243   55  77   656,304
WU4G     693   55  60   320,620
W3GN     422   49  47   163,584
K3SA     250   31  43    74,000
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - CW
N4MO     720   49  64   326,344
W4YE     524   58  64   257,176
W3DAD    403   (98)     159,152
W3CP     355   (98)     140,336
W3CB     350   51  41   129,904
K1SE     325   40  50   117,720
N3UMA    212   33  44    69,864
K1EFI    136   23  38    38,184
K4QPL    108   22  13    15,120
 
SINGLE OP QRP POWER - CW
 
MULTI OP
WF3T    2073  109 165 1,776,260
8P9Z    3874  117 181 1,700,090
K4SO    2097  114 162 1,699,608
W4MR    1802   (257)  1,519,898
K3MM    1346   (256)  1,134,592
WR3L    1267   98 139 1,056,546
W3PP    1353  149  98 1,039,376
K3KO     918   88 133   700,128
K3VOA   1017   98 125   648,038
K3SV     800   (218)    565,928
NT4D     720   95 104   430,636
N3II     557   94 135   405,788
W2GG     565   (210)    369,180
W4PRO    882   50  87   242,764
NE3H     405   69  70   189,596
WA4QDM   357   (155)    182,590
K3DI     306   (130)    139,620
N3AM     403   (84)     135,408
N3NT     288   52  90   134,048
NY3M     310   (107)    133,108
KE3Q      90   (20)       8,616
K3IXD     79   26  19     7,110
 
72 LOGS       TOTAL  30,529,428
 
------------------------------
LAST YEAR - 1997
------------------------------
P V R C          51  7,476,174
FLA CONTEST CL   17  6,071,732
FRANKFORD R C    55  5,860,982
FLA CONTEST GRP  13  4,365,312
------------------------------
Multiop operators:
Single op plus packet unless indicated below.
8P9Z    K4FJ plus 1 nonPVRC
K3VOA   K3DNE K3IXD N3NT W3LEO W6HZW
K4SO    K4SO KT3Y K5OF
NY3M    NY3M Dave Long
W4MR    N4CW AA4NC
W4PRO   KO4MR KU4VA W4PRO
WF3T    WF3T K3MQH N3JDQ
WR3L    K3FT N3YHC WR3L
 
Guest op:
4U1WB   AJ3M
N3IQ    ND3F
K8OQL   operated from W9LT's QTH
 
CQWW DX PHONE (#10 12/22)  
Add to W4MYA opr list: WA4QDM
 
 
Some comments from Bob Dannals, W2GG
 
I have received some single op scores for ops who were part of multiops
during the same contest.  In all cases, their portion of the multiop score
is a larger number of points than their individual effort.  I don't know
how sponsoring organizations feel about this.
 
Quoted from the 5 Million Award rules: "Under no circumstances will anyone
receive Award Points for more than one operation during a particular
contest.  If more than one Award Points score is generated to a single
member, they will receive the single highest score of the group only."
 
GET THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION (SCORES, ACTIVITIES) ON THE PVRC
REFLECTOR!  Subscribe today via email.  (Capitals are Bob's. Instruction
on how to subscribe to the reflector are given on the following reference
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Scores continue to dribble in.  I know that a lot of people do not have
internet access but for those who do, the reflector is a good way to get
the latest info and submit those scores on time.
 
FREE COPY OF CT 6.26 
by Dick Wilder, K3DI
 
There is a bit of odd space left in this issue so I'll use it for one of
my pet projects; distributing free copies of CT 6.26 that K1EA has
released as shareware.  The objective is to legally distribute this to
Hams in our 175 mile radius area and suck them in to contesting.  CT 6.26
is a leap forward from a stick and uses the same command structure as CT9
programs.  Great LEGAL learning tool!
 
The shareware version comes with obsolete 1991 information in a format
different that used for CT9.  So, I have built CTY and SEC files in the
CT6 format using 1999 information.
 
I hope to wrap up (other than periodic update files) the task early this
summer.  The final distribution is expected to contain:
  CT.DOC  CT 4 documentation
  CT.EXE  CT 6.26
  CT.HLP  Help file
  SS.SEC  
  CQWW.CTY 
  ARRL.CTY
  WAE.CTY     Not ready
  MASTER.DAT  Not ready
  B2R.EXE, R2B.EXE + other utilities
 
Building the MASTER.DAT in the CT6 format offers an interesting
opportunity to customize it for our area -- one based on CQWW, ARRL, WPX,
and WAE and another based on the SS.  I'm now looking for 4 to 6 multiop
stations assist by sending me their dupes sheets for these contests.  If
you would like to help, please message me and we will find a suitable
format for info transmission.
 
Eighteen area Hams have received copies of CT 6.26 and those updated files
that are ready.  Most of the 18 that are interested in CT 6.26 saw our
announcement in the PVRC column in AUTOCALL.  So far, all distribution has
been completed as attachments to email.PVRC REFERENCE PAGE. Please send
corrections to the editor. 1/20/99 changes are underscored.
 
PVRC Officers
   President            K3MM    Tyler Stewart           
   301-414-5444    [email protected]
   Vice President       N3OC    Brian McGinness 
   301-652-6768    [email protected]
   Secretary            KE3Q    Rich Boyd               
   301-464-8014    [email protected]
   Treasurer            WR3L    Dave Baugher            
   410-DX1-WR3L    [email protected]
   Historian            K3SA    Steve Affens            
   301-774-0558    [email protected]
   Membership Sec       W2GG    Bob Dannals             
   410-472-2004    [email protected]
 
PVRC Charter Members: 
W3GRF (SK), W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), N0FFZ (SK), W4LUE, W7YS, VP2VI (W0DX),
W3IKN, W4KFT.
 
PacketCluster Contest/DX System (MHz):
W3LPL   Glenwood MD     145.590 441.250
KE3Q    Bowie MD        145.570 445.375
N3RR    Rockville MD    145.510 441.325
N4OHE   Mt.Weather VA   145.710 440.925
K3MQH   S Mountain PA   145.630
WR3L    Baltimore MD    145.610 440.950
N4SR    Woodbridge VA   145.630 *
K4FJ    Mt. Vernon VA   145.770 *
KE3QZ   Hollywood MD    145.690 *
K3SKE   Frederick MD    144.930
 
This system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network except
"*" are independently funded by each SYSOP.
 
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     http://www.pvrc.org 
PVRC/NC web site by KS4XG
     http://www.pagesz.net/~pvrcnc 
PVRC reflector:   (editor KS4XG)
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at least $10.  Club gets a cut from ARRL renewals sent via PVRC.  Both
dues and renewal checks should be made to PVRC and sent to Dave Baugher,
WR3L, 615 Rockway Beach Av, Baltimore, MD 21221.  Thank you.
 
Newsletter & Autocall column Editor:  Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres
Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724.  Voice 410-757-6706, FAX/modem 410-757-6720,
Dxcluster packet, and [email protected] Deadlines are the 20th of the
prior month.
 
CENTRAL:  The Central Meeting is always the second Monday (except June,
July, and August) at 7:30 pm.  The central meeting generally alternates
between MD and VA locations. A pre-meeting dinner is usually held between
5:00 and 6:30 pm.  Check via 147- repeater.
    VA LOCATION:  The Patrick Henry (Public) Library, Route 123, Vienna,
VA. Pre-meeting dinner at Outback, Old Branch Ave.
    MD LOCATION:  Church of the Nativity (Episcopal), Route 5, Temple
Hills, MD.  Pre-meeting dinner at Topolino's.
 
NORTHWEST:  Greg Altig 410-775-7313 [email protected]  Meets at 7:30 pm on
the third Tuesday every month at Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St,
Frederick, MD.  Same center as Shoppers Food Warehouse.  Essentially
includes WEST VIRGINIA area.
 
NORTH CAROLINA:  Chair: Jim Stevens, K4MA, [email protected]; Sec: Pete
Soper, KS4XG, [email protected], reflector editor, hm: 919-362-4635, wk:
919-481-6874.  Activites: Jim Stevens, K4MA.  POC is K4MA & KS4XG.  Howie
Hoyt, N4AF, [email protected] is PVRC reflector editor.  PVRC/NC meets at 6:00
pm the first Thursday of every month at Ryan's Family Steakhouse at
Crossroads in Cary. 
 
TIDEWATER (VA) COLONY OF PVRC:
 
Don Lynch W4ZYT 757-486-0728 [email protected]  Meetings are the 3rd
or 4th Tuesday of every month in conjunction with the VA DXCC at C&M
Cafeteria, Independence Blvd at the Giant Shpping Center.  Take I-64 to
44/I-264 inter-change, go east on 44.  Take Independence about 1.5 miles.
C&M is on the left.  Dinner at 7 and meeting at 8.
 
SOUTHWEST VA CHAPTER: Coordinator: John Mitchell, K4IQ, Catawba, VA
540-384-7377, [email protected]  Monthly meetings alternate between Roanoke
area locations
 
THE BWI REGIONAL/PVRC:   Weekly breakfast Wed at 7:30 AM at Basil's Deli
Port on Elkrdige Landing Rd 1/4 mile South of Winterson Road 410-850-4333.
Director: Ike Lawton, W2EOS, 410-263-2830.   Secretary: Howard Leake,
W6AXX, 410-465-7008, [email protected]
 
OVER-THE-HILL BUNCH (Luncheon):
 
Rotating hosts announces meeting info.  Ben Shaver, AA4XU, 703-534-4740;
Andy Anderson, W3XE, 301-384-7771, [email protected], Holiday Inn, College
Park MD; and Bill Leavitt, W3AZ, 301-292-5797, Ramada Inn, Oxon Hill
 
PENNSYLVANIA:
Steve Cutshall, K3TZV, [email protected], 717-763-0462.
 
RAPPAHANNOCK 
Steve Bookout, NJ4F steve @ 1bigred.com
 
WOODBRIDGE:  Jack O'Mara W4NF, [email protected] 703-680-4106 and Cliff
Deel W4CE, [email protected] 703-491-0841 
CENTRAL VA:  Bob Morris, W4MYA 804-457-9011 [email protected]
 
SOUTHERN MD:  Chair: Barry Shapiro, WR3Z.  (H) 301-862-2466  Usually meets
at N1WR's.  [email protected]
 
EASTERN-SHORE (DEL-MAR-VA):  Dallas Carter, W3PP 302-875-0550
[email protected]
 
WEST (Shenandoah, etc):  Chair vacant 
 
NORTHEAST: WR3L, see info above 
 
EAST (Annapolis): KE3Q, see info above
 
OTHER MEETINGS based on prior year(s):
Jun.    W3LPL open house Sat before Field       
        Day with joint FRC/PVRC meeting on      
        alternate years. (1999, 2001, ...)
summer. When joint FRC/PVRC is at FRC, they     
        announce the date.
Jul.    PVRC/NC cook out 
Jul.    Open house, W4MYA, Goochland,
Aug.    NCDXA/PVRC Fowlfest at W3YOZ
Aug.    VHF++ meeting/workshop at ND3F
Sep.    PVRC meeting at the FARfest Bowie
Sep.    Open house, WR3L, Baltimore
Dec.    Christmas dinner, DC area.
 
5 MILLION (CLUB COMPETITION) AWARD     
Month and number of the full week end.
 
Jan 3      ARRL VHF Sweepstakes
Jan Last   CQWW 160m CW
Feb 3      ARRL DX CW
Feb Last   CQWW 160m SSB
Mar 1      ARRL DX SSB
Mar Last   CQWW WPX SSB
May Last   CQWW WPX CW
Oct Last   CQWW DX SSB
Nov 1      ARRL Sweepstakes CW
Nov 3      ARRL Sweepstakes SSB
Nov Last   CQWW DX CW
Dec 1      ARRL 160m Mixed
Dec 2      ARRL 10m Mixed
 
"Under no circumstances will anyone receive Award Points for more than one
operation during a particular contest.  If more than one Award Points
score is generated to a single member, they will receive the single
highest score of the group only."
 
Standings at http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm
Roster updates at:
        http://www.pvrc.org/pvrcmm98.htm
 
A FREE COPY OF CT 6.26 with updated CTY and SEC files is available from
K3DI.
 
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