POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB - NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2000

PVRC CALENDAR                 (The calendar format is under construction 
                              ... including more contest info.)
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.
Jan 5               ARRL 160 Meter CW Contest log deadline. [email protected]
Jan 6       Thu     PVRC/NC meeting at Ryans Family Restaurant, 
                    Cary Crossroads. 5:30pm, meeting at 6pm
Jan 10      Mon     Central meeting
Jan 12              ARRL 10 Meter CW/SSB Contest log deadline. 
                    [email protected]
Jan 18      Tue     Northwest at Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St, 
                    Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm
Jan 18      Tue     Tidewater Colony.  Meeting with VA-DXCC.
Jan 21      Fri     SWVA Western Sizzlin on Orange Ave across from 
                    Roanoke Civic Center
Jan 22/23           ARRL VHF Sweepstakes.
Jan 29/30           CQ CW 160M Contest.
Feb 19/20           ARRL CW DX Contest. 
Feb 26/27           CQ SSB 160M Contest. 


GREETINGS from Brian McGinness, N3OC, President, PVRC, Jan 1, 2000

Hello and Happy New Year to everyone.  We survived the millenium
change, so we can all focus on contesting again!

My thanks to the membership of PVRC for your confidence in
nominating me for the president's position, and I will work hard
not to let you down.  I felt it would be appropriate to tell those
of you that don't know me a little about myself, and share some of
my ideas on how we can continue to improve PVRC.

I am 41 years old, and have been a ham for 26 of those years. 
Most of that time was spent on the VHF bands, so I am a relative
newcomer to HF and contesting (since 1993).  In real life, I am
the engineering manager for Wireless Communications, the Motorola
two-way dealer in Arlington Virginia.   I am also a volunteer
Assistant Fire/Rescue Chief and Paramedic here in Montgomery
County.

A long time ago, my good friend Gene W3ZZ (W3BQV at the time) took
a long shot and invited a teen-aged punk who just got his driver's
license to a contest at W4BVV, promising much excitement on 40
meter phone.

That was in the era of paper logs, dupe sheets, voice spotting
networks, tape loop CQ machines, tube equipment and of course
Tom's big 40 meter antennas.  That was the first and only contest
I ever participated in under those conditions, the next contest I
was ever to operate in was with a solid state rig, CT to log with,
packetcluster, and much smaller antennas!

But I remembered PVRC from that day forward, and when I became
seriously interested in HF and contesting, PVRC was the first
thing that came to mind.  To find myself as president now in such
a short time is truly an honor.

I joined PVRC in 1994, and the club sure has come a long way since
then.  Under the leadership of Rich and Tyler, we find ourselves
winning contests again, continuously improving our club score in
each contest.  So from everyone in PVRC, thanks to both of our
recent past presidents for a job well done!

I believe our challenge now is getting our members on the air at
the right stations for as many of the major contests as possible. 
We have more active members than does FRC, so I am convinced if we
work hard at it we can become even more competitive in the
upcoming year.

OK, so what can we do to improve our club scores?

First, we need to work harder to place operators who don't have
stations, or who have smaller stations, somewhere where they can
operate to a maximum score.  We will be looking to the regional
coordinators to help out here, and touch base with all their
members before each major contest and see if they can assist them
find somewhere to operate from.

On the same note, I would like someone to volunteer to try to
promote and coordinate dxpeditions, and help to place PVRC members
who might be interested in a contest expedition with an available
slot.

As for the inner workings of PVRC, we are committed to making
small changes over the next few months to allow all members to
vote for PVRC officers at their October regional meetings.  As
many of you saw, we actively encouraged anyone interested in
holding a PVRC office from any region to run this year, but did
not get the changes made in time to extend the actual vote beyond
the central region meeting.

Speaking of the inner workings of PVRC, a lot of credit has to go
to the guys behind the scene who do an incredible amount of work
each month to keep things going.  Bob, W2GG, is the man when it
comes to keeping our files and papers in order, and still has time
to tally all the contest scores and more.  Dick, K3DI edits this
rag each month and he really could use all of our help in giving
him some quality articles to publish, instead of nothing but
meeting minutes.  Also our thanks to Pete, N4ZR, for administering
the 5 million award, which has become an instant hit.  Our
webmaster and historian, Steve, K3SA, has constructed one of the
best ham-radio web sites out there.  And lets not forget Dave,
WR3L, our treasurer, who has quietly kept the club's finances in
order, on a donation-only basis.  And finally a warm welcome to
our new vice-president, Jack, K4VV.

I know that I forgot to mention someone, so please don't be
offended if I missed you.  That's the risk of naming names, but
these guys do so much for PVRC and get so little recognition that
I had to mention them.

So please, if you have any suggestions, gripes or questions about
PVRC (or even about me!) please drop me an email at
[email protected]  Go PVRC!


TREASURER'S REPORT by Dave Baugher, WR3L, Treas (12/22/99)

I would like to thank the following for the December donation to
PVRC: K3RON, W3UL, K3SW, W3YOZ, WD3A, KO4MR, K4TX, W3AZ, W8ZA,
W3INK, W4DM, and N4CW.

I have compiled the accompanying balance sheet of PVRC as of 
December 22, 1999, for the year of 1999, using summary statements
of income and expenses.  I also have available full records of
income and operating expenses.
   
1/1/99 checking balance        $1610.88

Income:
Advertising Newsletter 2,321.54
ARRL Renewals             18.00
Donations              2,465.41
Total Income           4,804.95

Expenses:
Awards                   499.57
Donations                100.00
Insurance                325.00 
Newsletter             3,070.99 
Subscription              50.00
Trophies                 200.00
Total Expenses         4,245.56

12/22/99 checking balance    $2170.27

Net income                           $ 559.39

Our $559 increase in the treasury is mainly due to lower postage
cost of the newsletter and new advertisers.  Donations have stayed
about the same as last year therefore I am enclosing an envelope
if you wish to donate.  This is still our largest source of
income.  This is a donation not dues.  It is your choice to
support the club monetarily.  Although you will stay a full member
with or without a donation the money is still needed.  Some
members donate time, effort, scores, etc. that also make a
difference and keep the club operating efficiently.

Remember to send your ARRL renewal to me for club credit.  Any
comments or questions are welcome, prefer e-mail if possible. 
Look forward to the coming year as your treasurer.

FAR SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED 

The Foundation For Amateur Radio, Inc. plans to administer 73
scholarships for the academic year 2000-2001 in the range of $500
to $2,500 to assist license Radio Amateurs.  The list includes a
$1000 scholarship on behalf of PVRC.

Applicants may compete to pursue a full-time course of studies
beyond HS that have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled
at an accredited university, college, or technical school.  There
are some geographical or study program restrictions.  The PVRC
award is restricted to the 48 states with emphasis on contesting
experience.  Additional information can be obtained by letter or
QSL postmarked prior to April 30, 2000 from:  FAR Scholarships, PO
Box 831, Riverdale, MD 20738.

5 MILLION AWARD WINNERS by Tyler Stewart, K3MM

I want to congratulate the following members who achieved the 5
Million point level during the 1998-99 contest season:

K1HTV   K8OQL   W2GG    N4AF   ND3F    K3RA    W3PP    K3LP
KT4W    K3SV    N4CW    WA4QDM K3MQH

Their plaques were either received at the Central Christmas Dinner
or have been mailed to them (Tnx WR3L!).

In addition, we now have 7 members who have topped 10 Million
points!  These members have or will receive an endorsement plate
to attach to their original plaque from last year.

K3MM    K3ZO    W4MYA    KE3Q
N3OC    K4MA    W9LT     N4RV

Note that this year's plaques are predrilled at the bottom for the
endorsement plate.  However, the original 10 from last year are
not.  I'm sending out a couple of mounting screws with the plates,
but these plaques will have to have holes drilled in them for the
endorsement plate.  If you would like to have the award shop
attach the plate for you, I will make arrangements for you to send
it in for installation.

If anyone does not receive their hardware within the next week or
so, please contact me by email or phone.

5M AWARDS DATA HICCUP by Pete Smith, K4ZR

Tyler, K3MM, Bob, W2GG, and I have just discovered a hiccup in the
way we have been tracking 5M scores.  Hopefully, it will affect
only a few of you, but here it is, with a real example:

KE3Q operates from W3LPL, using W3AO's call-sign.  Because of the
way we've been keeping records, we knew that KE3Q should get the
operator points, but we missed W3LPL's host points, assigning them
instead to W3AO.  Since W3AO isn't a PVRC member, they went into
the great bit-bucket in the sky.

If you operated under these circumstances in the last 2 years, and
you want your host to get the points, please let me know the
particulars ASAP, and I will recalculate as necessary.  For the
future, if you operate from a station that is neither yours nor
under the call you used, please let Bob know so he can include
that fact in his score reporting.


NW Regional Meeting Minutes - November 16, 1999
By Greg Altig, N5OKR ([email protected])

In attendance were members W8ZA, N3KTV, K3DNE, W3JRY, WD3A, N3HBX,
K3IXD, W6NRJ, and N8II.

First, thanks to N3KTV for his filling in for me in my absence and
providing these notes.

K3DNE, Jim, recently upgraded to Advanced!  Was at W8ZA for CQ WW
and had lots of fun.  He will be at W8ZA for SS SSB. He is putting
up a new A3WS on a rocket launcher at home.  Hopes to work the
meteors shower tonight and tomorrow.  He is working 6meters and
looking for F2 propagation.

W3JRY, John, was the only representative from PA tonight. 
Operated part-time in recent contest.  (100K in CQ WW)  Put up a
beam and tower recently.  Has worked 220 countries recently.

N3HBX, John, operated CQWW HP 15meters only.  Reports his worst
effort ever! Lost the antenna relay on the tower half way into the
contest.  Also, his amp relay was stuck on transmit so he used his
backup amp.

K3IXD, Ed, put up an inverted V for SS SSB this weekend.  460K for
CQ WW.  Has been operating the VHF/UHF Fall Sprints.  Having fun
with the new ICOM 746.

W8ZA, Bob, worked CQWW M/M from home. Reports 5.36M points with a
bad 10meter beam. Solution to last months puzzle was: The coax pig
tail had parted away from the connector on the 20meter beam and
the balun on 10meters had a loose screw on one side. This was the
first time for M/M from W8ZA. Used the W3NQN filters and found
they worked great! Sometimes the team forgot to change the filters
when they changed bands. They remembered right before they started
to replace the radio! Bob also reports 28K for part time SS CW.
K3DNE will be at W8ZA for SS SSB.  Bob is looking for operators
for CQWW CW! Bob added that K8OQL is quarantined with the chicken
pox.

N8II, Jeff, missed SS CW. Was on for CQWW SSB part time. Operated
all band. Reports 2700 Qs, 115Zones, 426Cty for 4.29M.  Great Job!

WD3A, Tom, played in SS CW (8K). Tom was at W8ZA for CQWW SSB.
Started out on the tower for Bob!  Bob did let him operate 20m
after that though.  Reports having fun getting bumped around on 20
by all the big M/M.  Loves his new 850.

W6NRJ, Jim, is looking for ELMER help to get up on packet to access
the spotting network.  Also needs help hooking up his computer for
logging.  He operated last at K1DQV and had lots of fun.

N3KTV, Jim, has been operating some DX over the past few weeks. 
More time has been spent resurrecting an old R5 and trying out the
MFJ-259B.  Meeting adjourned.


11/5/99 PVRC/NC Meeting Minutes by Pete Soper, KS4XG
(Eliminated outdated & shortened. -ed)

The meeting was at the home of Jack W0UCE and his wife Fran in
Raleigh from 5:30-8pm. The food was delicious and a good time was
had by all.  Attendees:  Brian K3KO, Jim K4QPL, Henry K4TMC, Pete
KS4XG, Dan N3ND, Bert N4CW, Jay NT4D, Jack W0UCE

This was the second meeting of Dan Atchison, N3ND, an avid CW
operator looking for a way to get back into contesting despite
property restrictions at his current QTH (a little extra wiring
may be appearing in his attic!). Dan was voted in bringing
membership to 33.

K4QPL put 30 feet of Rohn 25 up temporarily to get a TH7 up for
Sweeps.  K4TMC came back from a long hard business trip with a
virus and missed CQWW.  K3KO found a source of high quality
(albeit low power) relays - contact him for details.

W0UCE had a log periodic in view of his kitchen window during the 
meeting. Jack and K4QPL will be doing joint tower projects soon to
have their base holes dug and concrete poured at their two sites
in a single day.  N4CW got an SB200 for his station in Maine.  

12/2/99 PVRC/NC Meeting Minutes by Pete Soper, KS4XG 
(Shorten by editor)

The meeting was at Ryans Family Restaurant in Cary from
5:30-7:30pm.  Attendees were Will AA4NC, Guy K2AV, Brian K3KO, Jim
K4QPL, Pete KS4XG, Jim N3QYE, Bert N4CW, Jeff NX9T, Jack W0UCE,
and Gary W2CS.  Chapter membership remains at 33.

N4CW introduced Guy K2AV as the new chapter chairman.  K2AV
recognized the K4MA for his influence as chairman and world class
contester during the previous year.

It was was unanimously approved that future meetings would be:
   Sept through April will be first Thursday of the month at
Ryans.
   May meeting will be at a nicer restaurant in conjunction with
one or more special interest programs and a previous contest
season review.
   June, July and August will be no set schedule.

KS4XG proposed having a table or two at the Raleigh (RARS) hamfest
in April with some promotional materials like a "Work DXCC in a
single Weekend" banner.  N3QYE and K4TMC had proposed creation of
a video and N3QYE said he has access to video mixing equipment. 
The general idea for the video is to collect "video visits" to the
area stations.  AA4NC described how FRC does this, with titles
that make the video meaningful without sound.  Will also proposed
having a contest simulator running at the tables. It was resolved
to give PVRC a presence at the hamfest.

N4CW described the S5-7 line noise that is now a permanent part of
his home station in Raleigh.  Bert took part in Sweeps from home
anyway and also operated the AA4NC station with callsign W4MR
during CQWW/CW for a new personal best score in that contest.

W2CS described his QRP efforts, restating how difficult a phone
QRP effort is with low wire antennas though his Sweeps CW effort
is likely to be a top ten finish.  KS4XG got his first taste of
real multiop action for a few hours at the AA4NC station for phone
Sweeps.

NX9T joined K4HA at Bob's station for CQWW/SSB and despite
constant line noise at his apartment he got on for the CW test
with a G5RV and TS830.  Jeff's station is still packed up, waiting
for completion of a new house in Spring.

W0UCE said we'll never find him in a phone contest.  Jack only had
a Windom up but got on for a couple hundred contacts during
CQWW/CW.  He's preparing a vertical and will be joined by N4CW and
N3ND for an effort in the ARRL 160 contest.

N3QYE started to say something when somebody said "How about that 
'State!"  The group gave a round of applause to celebrate the
outstanding effort of Jim and Kemp KF4ARS in the collegiate Sweeps
championship.  Jim described the 40 meter wire beam that he built
with KO4PY and the long hard effort to find and eliminate QRN from
the electrical engineering building in time for the contests.

K2AV soldiered through the Sweeps phone contest with an FT101ZD as
he'd left his MP at N4AF.  Guy described the multisingle effort
with N4AF that generated over 7 mil for CQWW/CW.  Guy said the
three element 40m quad fixed on Europe was a killer antenna,
giving them over 1000 Qs on that band and a rate near 100/hr at
the end of the contest.  There followed a side splitting
description of the "N4AF exploding balun adventure" although all
agreed that Howie probably wasn't doing much laughing as he  made
repairs on his tower, at night and in the rain during the test.

K4QPL put up 30 feet of Rohn 25 with a TH7 just in time for CW
Sweeps and nipping out his LP rival Will WJ9B by two QSOs.  Jim
and Jack plan to share tower building efforts with back hoe and
concrete work at each station.

K3KO said he was 1.5 million points ahead of his contest
production at the same point last season.  Brian had a new
personal high score for CQWW/CW with "4 band DXCC".  His new tower
and 40m beam worked extremely well.

AA4NC summarized his contest efforts, with the CQWW phone multiop,
single op Sweeps CW effort and multiop Sweeps phone efforts at his
station with the W4MR callsign.  For CQWW/CW Will had plans that
fell through with little warning and accepted an invitation from
K3LR to take part in the multimulti effort there. Will described
the K3LR station and the very high performance setup he used on 40
meters.  The very narrow bandpass filters that allowed the run and
mult station to get within 25khz of each other were particularly
impressive.  Will also provided some analysis of Sweeps from a
geographic perspective and described strengths and weaknesses of
various parts of the country with the sunspots favoring the West.

The next meeting will be at Ryans Family Restaurant at Cary
Crossroads on Thursday January 6th.  Come at 5:30pm for extra rag
chewing or 6pm for the formal meeting (which lasts about 10
minutes before we get back to rag chewing!)

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MINUTES Nov 5, 1999 by Mike Barts, N4GU
(Outdated text removed. -editor)

Meeting location was Shoney's restaurant, Rt. 460 in Salem, VA. 
The meeting was called to order at 23:46:15Z, according to some
clockwatchers.  In attendance were Buddy, W4YE; Nat, N4EL;
Anthony, KR4UG; John, K4IQ; Jerry, K1SO; and Mike, N4GU.

Primary topic of conversation was the recent CQWW phone contest. 
All members present participated and contributed to the club
score.  John, K4IQ, used the contest primarily to perform A/B
testing on a TS870 and FT1000MP.

Nat, N4EL, was very happy with his CQWW results using the newly
installed 30' house bracketed tower and TH-2 he bought from N4GU. 
His score this year was about ten times last year's with the all
dipole setup.  His new setup should also provide improvements for
the other contests as well.  Nat also related tales of some
enthusiastic younger ops at the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Club,
K4KDJ, who got their first taste of DXing during CQWW.  There may
be some potential new contesters in that group.

Buddy, W4YE, operated only the high bands and managed 735k points. 
Jerry, K1SO, is still trying to figure out the scoring scheme to
compute his score.

Anthony, KU4RG, and his XYL of three weeks, Shilynn, KF4OKG (also
a PVRC'er) teamed up for a multi-single effort with Shilynn making
most of the QSOs.  Congratulations to the newlyweds and we look
forward to many more multi-single efforts from these two.

Mike, N4GU, put his new antenna garden to the test and made 1200
Qs and scored 1.5 mil in CQWW, both a personal best.  K4IQ is
going to do some tower work November 13 and requested help for the
ground crew.

There was a discussion about the increasing requirement for
computer logging and electronic log submissions with W4YE arguing
that it discourages participation by both older and newer casual
ops who are not computer savvy.

SWVA PVRC Holiday Party/Meeting Minutes by John Mitchell, K4IQ

The SWVA PVRC Chapter had their annual Holiday gathering and
meeting on December 16, at the Steak and Ale Restaurant in
Roanoke, VA.  Attending were Buddy, W4YE, with XYL, Gordon, K1GG,
Anthony, KU4RG, Mike, N4GU, Jerry, K1SO, John, W4JAM, with
Susanne, W0MAN, John K4IQ, with XYL and harmonics.  

During the meal, members passed around photos of recent gatherings
and antenna projects and caught up on small talk.  The meeting
portion featured a recap of the Fall contesting season.  Mike,
N4GU had a super WW phone effort, then was disappointed to lose
out to the Flu bug for the 10 Meter contest.  Buddy, W4YE had a
good effort in the CW SS, and is determined to automate his
station logging for the year 2000.  He is going to receive some
tutoring on the NA logging program so he can be even more
competitive. (Buddy usually does as well or better than the rest
of us with paper logging, so we await the birth of a monster when
he becomes digitized.)  John, W4JAM, got the concrete base set for
his Rohn 55 tower this month, and plans to go up to 70 feet very
soon.  John, K4IQ, passed around pictures of his new 80M rotatable
dipole (Force 12 linear-loaded) at the top of his ridgetop tower,
and gave a recap of the December 13th Central Holiday gathering he
attended.  Gordon, K1GG, expressed a great deal of interest in the
performance, since he has room at the top of his 150 foot tower
for one of these.  Gordon had a super effort in Phone SS, with
over 1300 qsos, single op unassisted.  Jerry, K1SO, got in for
part time efforts in the recent tests and told us about his IOTA
effort from Cape Hatteras with a group of guys in October.  

Everyone talked about membership and agreed to contact some of the
members who had not been heard from for awhile.  The meeting
formally adjourned and we agreed to meet again on January 21 at
the Western Sizzlin on Orange Ave., across from the Roanoke Civic
Center.

SHORT NOTES FROM/VIA THE EDITOR

Dave, WR3L lets us know he will hold a North/East meeting at the
Timonium Mini-Fest at the Timonium Fair Grounds 7PM on January 19,
2000.  The Mini-Fest is open to anyone, at no charge that wishes
to set up a table.  The times are from 5 -10 PM and sponsored by
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club.  Hope to have some new members for
the club after
the meeting.

N3OC expressed congrats to Jim, K3SW, who probably doesn't even
know it, but he is on the front cover of FUNK Amateur - Das
Magazin fur Funk Elektronic - Computer.  The V26B group got a
writeup in this magazine, and Jim ended up on the front cover! 
See: www.funkamateur.de

N4MM had 52 QSOs in the Croatian CW Contest and went and went
single band 28 MHz in the RAC Winter Contest for 128 QSOs.

S C O R E S     by Bob Dannals, W2GG

Changes/additions/deletions to [email protected] or via packet.

Of greatest importantance, you must also send specific summary and 
log information to ARRL or CQ, as appropriate, for PVRC to get credit!  

Missing info is denoted by ###.

ARRL VHF SS FINAL RESULTS (#7 10/4/99)
CALL      BND  QSO MULTS    TOTAL

SINGLE OPERATOR
K3DNE      6   488  165    122,430
K2UOP/8    #   393  147     89,376
K3ZO       2   318   84     26,712
N3II       2   216   54     11,664
K4SO       2   125   37      4,625
KC4B       2    86   29      2,494
N4MM       #    43   24      1,032
K3DI       1     9    1          9

ROVER
ND3F       #   572  159    190,000
W3CQH      5   107   39      5,187

MULTI-OP
K8GP      13  1809  414  1,114,902
K3MQH      #  ####  ###    798,000
W3YOZ      4   297  109     39,022

  13 LOGS       TOTAL    2,405,453

Last Year     Entries    Total * UNLIMITED CATEGORY *
Club participation new in 1999
* MEDIUM CATEGORY *
Club participation new in 1999

Operators:
K3MQH   K3MM W3EKT W3SST K3RA W2GG
        AI3M N3EYB K3VQ K3SUI K3MQH
K8GP    K1RA K1TR K1HTV KA1TB W3ZZ
        W4XP K6LEW K8ISK Mandi
ND3F    ND3F KC3VO
W3CQH   W3CQH K3JAY
W3YOZ   WR3Z KA3EJJ K4VV WX3B

 CQWW DX SSB (FINAL 12/08/99)
 CALL   BND QSO ZON CTY   TOTAL
 SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - UNASSISTED
K3ZO      3778 135 452  6,427,650
K4ZW      3164 148 516  6,072,280
N8II      2705 127 418  4,286,970
KS4XG     1889 115 377  2,646,468
W3MR      1489 118 369  2,090,691
K2PLF     1327 116 357  1,774,233
N4GU      1201 111 347  1,556,742
N4MM       930 123 366  1,289,982
K2UOP      964 115 351  1,272,180
W3HVQ      907 114 350  1,200,000
AJ3M       831 102 292    910,928
W4YE       785  81 247    735,048
N3HBX  15 1138  38 145    592,554
N3RC       760  63 199    575,352
KF3BE      540  81 242    474,487
K3ZJ/8 10  985  31 111    406,688
W3AZ       402  28  94    140,910
W4IF       244  52 128    125,640
WX4DX      237  59 126    113,775
W4VC       238  42 120    107,730
N4CW       175  47 113     79,840
K4IQ       166  48 114     69,336
K2AV       123  41  90     44,016
W4ZYT      115  17  57     24,864
W3GN        55  14  22      5,328

SINGLE OP LOW POWER - UNASSISTED
N1WR      1140 108 329  1,426,805
W3UJ       813  91 264    822,435
NV3V       598  85 240    550,800
NV3V       598  84 238    547,000
K1EFI      480  48 173    302,549
N4MO   15  668  35 121    300,924
W4NF       419  39 128    205,744
N3YUG      304  57 162    185,712
N4EL       311  53 156    183,084
W3INK      343  37 121    153,418
W3CP       287  53 134    151,470
KC3TL      240  64 144    136,268
W4SD       240  52 131    123,525
K3DSP      242  52 125    116,997
W3JRL      202  52 129    100,817
AF4CD      197  52 112     80,196
AA4KD      177  45 109     71,456
W3XG       109  36  78     34,770
N3EYB      134  16  53     25,668
W4XXX      101  25  62     22,272
N3QYE       96  30  50     21,200

SINGLE OP ASSISTED
N3RR      2900 161 593  6,261,970
KT4W      2235 155 501  4,208,085
WR3Z      1865 145 462  3,257,162
N3AM      1504 134 438  2,473,328
W4JVN     1117 125 374  1,588,317
KB3AUG     990 117 388  1,421,070
K3KO       940 118 337  1,201,200
NT4D       828 126 375  1,138,773
K3SA       572 100 316    682,656
K3SV       546 107 303    608,850
N3II       558  95 295    608,400
K3IXD      486  94 249    461,335
N3GPU      524  74 208    418,206
N3UN       420  90 242    394,084
W3EKT      403  72 205    310,794
K6IR       356  69 178    259,350
K3SX       265  ## ###    161,993
N4ZR       220  66 144    128,520
KO4MR  10  217  34 138    106,468
KC4B       121  29  72     35,148

MULTI - SINGLE
W4MR      2715 147 500  5,029,131
K4HA      1255 119 353  1,682,680
K3DI       839  98 332  1,019,960
KU4RG      403  77 209    305,448
W4PRO      296  59 108    144,622

MULTI - MULTI
W3LPL     8743 193 795 23,946,156
W4MYA     4578 177 668 10,898,810
W8ZA      2674 160 543  5,364,593

DXPEDITIONS
J6R       7255 131 440 10,501,261
KH7R                    3,060,610
PJ4B                   10,592,276
V26B                    3,303,818

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
78 LOGS  TOTAL        140,161,876

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LAST YEAR (SSB & CW)
Yankee Clipper C C    460,442,158
Frankford R C         432,136,542
Potomac Valley R C    194,995,771
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 OPERATORS:
J6R    J69AZ K3LP K3UG K7KL N3NT VE7ABC
K3DI   W3ICM K3DI
K4HA   NX9T K4HA
KH7R   ND3A plus 11 non-PVRC
KS4XG  from QTH of N4AF
KT4W   from QTH of N4RV
KU4RG  KU4RG KF4OKG
PJ4B   N4RV W3ZZ plus 10 non-PVRC
V26B   N3OC plus 10 non-PVRC
W3LPL  K1HTV AI3M W3KX ND3F K3NA N5OKR
       W2GG KE3Q K9GY K1RA K3MM K3RA 
       K3MQH K1RZ NH6C W4XP W3LPL
W4MR   AA4NC KI7WX N4CW K4MA
W4MYA  AC4OB N4EHJ K4BAM K4WMA KB4DI KF4QQY
       W4DR W4HJ W4HZ W4MYA WA4QDM
       WK4Y WU4G WX3B
W4PRO  KO4MR W4PRO
W4XXX  N8CH (ex-NW3K)
W8ZA   K3DNE K8OQL WD3A W8ZA
WR3Z   from QTH of K1DQV

 ARRL CW SS (#11 FINAL? 12/09/99)
 CALL   PREC QSO SEC     TOTAL
W3PP    M  1205  79    190,390
W4MR    B  1159  78    180,804
N4AF    B  1153  77    177,562
K3ZO    B  1139  77    175,406
W4MYA   U  1081  79    170,178
W4RM    M  1004  78    156,624
N4ZR    B   989  78    154,284
K2PLF   B   988  78    154,128
K3SV    B   925  78    144,144
K3MM    B   948  76    144,096
N4CW    B   883  78    137,748
K3SA    B   837  79    132,246
WR3L    M   820  79    129,560
K1HTV   A   833  76    128,282
W4ATC   S   818  78    125,580
K4QPL   A   815  77    125,510
WJ9B    A   813  77    125,202
W3HVQ   B   784  78    122,304
W4YE    A   774  78    120,744
K4MA    A   770  78    120,120
K3DI    U   749  79    118,342
K2AV    B   758  76    115,216
K3KO    B   738  78    115,128
W2CS    Q   717  79    113,286
WR3Z    B   716  78    111,696
W4ZYT   M   701  79    110,758
N3AM    B   702  76    106,704
K4IQ    A   676  77    104,104
K3TM    A   684  76    103,968
N1WR    A   662  78    103,272
W3MC    B   607  79     95,748
NC3Y    A   641  71     91,022
NT4D    U   572  78     89,232
K4BAM   B   542  76     82,384
N3OC    A   500  79     79,000
NY3M    A   500  77     77,000
W3UJ    A   505  75     75,750
K3AN    Q   453  74     67,044
N3II    A   426  78     66,456
W3CB    A   408  75     61,200
W3AZ    B   410  71     58,220
WD3P    Q   415  68     56,440
WA4QDM  U   358  78     55,848
W3CP    A   380  73     55,480
W3KX    A   350  75     52,500
K4PB    U   341  73     49,786
W2GG    A   325  72     46,800
W8ZA    B   200  72     28,800
N3GM    Q   201  71     28,542
N3WK    Q   200  66     26,400
N4MM    A   174  75     26,100
N4GU    A   187  60     22,440
KI7WX   A   190  59     22,420
K4HA    A   175  62     21,700
N3HUV   U   109  75     16,350
W3DAD   A   128  50     12,800
W3GN    B    99  49      9,702
WD3A    A    89  45      8,010
W4IF    B    80  42      6,720
K4VV/4  A    41  26      2,132
N4EL    A    36  24      1,728

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
61 LOGS       TOTAL  5,411,140
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

** SPECIAL OPERATIONS (by KE3Q)**
WP3R    B  1481  79    233,000

Operator list:
W3PP    W3PP N4MO NW3Y
W4ATC   KF4ARS NA4G KO4PY
W4MR    AA4NC
W4RM    W4RM W4NF W4CE
W4ZYT   W4ZYT W4SD KC4VZK AF4CD KU4EC
        N8CH KF4ZAD
WR3L    K3FT AA3SC WR3L

LAST YEAR - UNLIMITED CATEGORY
                 logs Total CW & SSB
Potomac V R C     149   11,953,728
Northern Ca C C   103    9,742,508
Soc Midwest Con    76    6,624,648
Yankee Clip C C    82    5,554,448

 ARRL PH SS (#10 12/23/99)
 CALL   PREC QSO SEC     TOTAL

K3MM    B  1643  79    259,594
W4MR    M  1635  79    258,330
W4MYA   U  1579  79    249,482
W2GG    B  1527  79    241,266
K3ZO    B  1499  79    236,684
K1GG    B  1335  79    210,930
K2PLF   B  1314  79    207,612
W3PP    B  1295  79    204,610
K4MA    B  1279  79    202,082
N8II    B  1277  79    201,766
W4ATC   M  1231  79    194,498
N4AF    B  1101  79    173,958
N3HBX   B  1142  74    171,300
N2QT    U  1078  79    170,324
K3SW    M  1061  79    167,480
WR3L    M  1026  79    162,108
W8ZA    B  1006  79    158,948
KY3ORK  B   971  79    153,418
K1HTV   A   950  79    150,100
N3KW    U   936  79    147,888
K4IQ    B   901  79    142,358
N4CW    B   855  79    135,090
W3HVQ   B   836  79    132,088
W4RM    U   829  79    130,982
N1WR    A   737  79    116,646
K3SA    B   730  79    115,340
K3DI    U   716  79    113,128
N4GU    B   702  79    110,916
W3UJ    A   639  79    100,962
K1RZ    B   575  75     86,250
AJ3M    U   531  79     83,898
KF3BE   B   508  79     80,264
K4QPL   A   500  79     79,000
N3II    A   500  79     79,000
N4MO    A   500  76     76,000
W4YE    A   462  79     72,996
K2UOP   B   423  77     65,142
N4ZR    B   439  74     64,972
W2CS    Q   409  79     64,622
N3HUV   U   401  79     63,358
W4PRO   Q   405  77     62,370
K4YT    A   ###  ##     60,672
W3YD    U   344  79     54,352
N3RC    U   343  78     53,508
N4MM    A   333  79     52,614
AA4KD   A   345  76     52,440
N3YUG   A   344  76     52,288
K3SV    U   301  79     47,558
N3AM    B   313  74     46,324
K3KO    B   300  75     45,000
WD3A    A   301  74     44,548
NT4D    U   280  79     44,250
K2AV    B   324  67     43,416
K3IXD   U   275  75     41,250
K3DSP   A   271  74     40,108
K3HH    A   250  77     38,500
N3EYB   A   245  74     36,260
W3ZZ    #   233  76     35,416
W3INK   B   250  69     34,500
WA4QDM  U   214  79     33,812
N4EL    A   228  73     33,288
W3CP    A   223  72     32,112
W4VC    A   218  73     31,828
K4VV    B   191  67     25,594
W3DAD   A   138  63     17,388
K4BAM   B   134  58     15,444
W4SD    B   105  54     11,340
W4ZYT   A   115  47     10,810
W3GN    B    53  29      3,074

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
69 LOGS       TOTAL  6,935,454
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

** SPECIAL OPERATIONS by KE3Q **
WP3R    B  3 669  79    421,702

Operator list:
K3SW    K3SW N3DMJ
KY3ORK  KC3TL
W2GG    at W3LPL QTH
W4ATC   N3QYE KF4ARS
W4MR    KI7WX AA4NC K4HA NX9T KS4XG
W8ZA    K3DNE
WR3L    AA3SC K3FT N3WJA WR3L

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 62 LOGS - CW        5,548,916
 69 LOGS - PH        6,935,454
      GRAND TOTAL:  12,484,370
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

LAST YEAR - UNLIMITED CATEGORY
              logs Total CW & SSB
Potomac V R C   149  11,953,728
Northern Ca C C 103   9,742,508
Soc Midwest Con  76   6,624,648
Yankee Clip C C  82   5,554,448

 CQWW DX CW (#6 12/23/99)
 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
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
W3OU       144  70 122     77,568
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
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
W3OU       721  95 272    753,451
W3EKT      587 112 309    695,913
N3II       582  90 296    638,058
W3UL       434  92 230    371,266
K3SX       278  90 184    205,500
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                  34,900,789

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
63 LOGS  TOTAL        165,777,867
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 63 LOGS - CW         165,777,867
 78 LOGS - SSB        140,161,876
      GRAND TOTAL:    305,939,743
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LAST YEAR (SSB & CW)
Yankee Clipper C C    460,442,158
Frankford R C         432,136,542
Potomac Valley R C    194,995,771
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 OPERATORS:
A61AJ   K3RA KE3Q W3UR A61AJ et al.
K3LR    AA4NC plus 8 others
N4AF    K2AV N4AF
N4RV    N4RV KT4W
NR4M    NR4M K7SV K4EC K1SE K4EU
        WA4JUK K4GMH
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 (#6 12/23/99)
 CALL     QSO  SEC  DX    TOTAL
 **  SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
W4MYA    1168  74  29  272,744
W9LT     1057  73  21  253,240
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
W4HM      190  46   0   17,618
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
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
K4IQ      844  73  13  152,736
W4MR      642  69   6  102,726
K3KO      640  69   9  102,648
K4HA      542  63  12   87,375
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

41 LOGS      TOTAL   2,482,524
------------------------------
 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

Guest ops:
W9LT     at QTH of W8LRL

 ARRL 10m CONTEST  (#6 - 12/23)
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
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
W4HJ    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
W4ZYT    325   48  48   124,800
W4HM     160    (65)     41,600
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
WD3A     250    (105)   105,000
AA4KD    270   41  37    84,864
W3DAD    204   42  32    60,680
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
K3DI     188   48  53    60,096
W4ATC    237   39  45    39,816
W4JVN    209   29  60    37,202
N3RC      95   24  36    23,040

71 LOGS       TOTAL  32,126,238

------------------------------
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
K3MM    at W3LPL QTH
NX9T    at K4HA QTH
W4MR    at AA4NC QTH

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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. 
            (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.