POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB - NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 1999

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PVRC CALENDAR
Weekly  Wed     BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays 7:30 am, 
                Basil's Deli, Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI.
Jan 4   Mon     South MD at Wayne Rogers, N1WR, Lusby, MD, 7:30 pm
Jan 7   Thu     PVRC/NC, Ryan's Family Steakhouse at Crossroads, 
                Cary at 6 pm (Date change)
Jan 11  Mon     Central meeting
Jan 19  Tue     Northwest meeting, Tully's Grill, 
                1080 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm
Jan 19  Tue     Tidewater Colony meeting with VA-DXCC. 
Jan 22  Fri     Normal SW VA Chapter meeting night. See reference page.
Jan 23/24       ARRL VHF Sweepstakes.  5 Mil award contest. See below.
Jan 30/31       CQWW 160m CW contest.  5 Mil award contest.  
                Rules on page 4.
Feb 4   Thu     PVRC/NC, Ryan's Family Steakhouse at Crossroads, 
                Cary at 6pm
Feb 20/21       ARRL CW DX Contest.  5 Mil contest.  NP2S is a PVRC 
                DXpedition.
Feb 27/28       CQWW 160m SSB Contest.  5 Mil award contest.
 
VHF SOFTWARE AND VHF SWEEPS by Ed Steeble, K3IXD
 
This article was written by Ed for our January Autocall column and
included here as a reminder to all PVRC'ers.   -editor.
 
An aid to contest enjoyment is good software that is reliable and
correctly scores the contest.  Allen, WG3E, has written and made available
as shareware, via the internet, a VHF contest logging program that will
run on any PC from a 8086 up to the most current Pentium.  You can down
load the program from his web page: http://www.op.net/~ahuber/vhf/ and
look for and download 0698.EXE file.
 
From January 23, 2PM until January 24, 11PM, 1999, the VHF bands will be
active due to ARRL's VHF sweepstakes contest.  This contest features many
stations operating from home due to the colder weather; however some
portable stations, mountain topping teams, and rovers (mobile stations)
venture out.
 
In the VHF contest repeaters cannot be used.  Also 146.52 and the adjacent
guard channels cannot be used for contest QSOs.  Most of the 2m FM contest
activity is on 146.55 and 146.58 MHz.  Other FM simplex frequencies used
are 52.525, 223.50, and 446.00 MHz.
 
This is a club competition contest.  The complete contest rules are on
ARRL's web page and a summary are in QST.  PVRC welcome a QSO from you,
either on CW, SSB, or FM on any of the VHF bands.  And work the other
clubs too.
 
CQ WORLD-WIDE 160 METER DX CONTEST
CW: 2200Z Jan 29 to 1600Z Jan 31, 1999
 
The official rules for 'phone and CW are on page 4 of this issue.
 
DONATIONS REPORT by Dave Baugher, WR3L, Treas.
 
The club would like to thank WG3U, AA3KD, W8ZA, W3AZ, N4RZ, and NR4L for
their donations during December.
 
 
PVRC/NC CHAPTER MEETING, 10 December 1998 
by Jim Price, N3QYE for KS4XG/Limey Mobile
 
The meeting was at 6:00 pm at Ryan's Steak House, Cary, NC.  Members
Present were George WX4DX, Brian K3KO, Bert N4CW, Bob K4HA, Jeff N3NPQ,
Jim N3QYE, Jim K4MA, Jim K4QPL, David KF4MOK, Tom N4TL, Steve WB8III, and
Jay NT4D.
 
1. Reminder: N1KC is taking orders for PVRC stuff and the deadline is just
around the corner. (deadline passed. -editor)
 
2. Don't forget deadlines for submitting logs for recent contests.
 
3. Those present agreed it would be nice to have a special meeting next
month to recognize our achievements in 1998.  Jim K4MA will look into
reserving someplace special like the Fox and Hound. 
 
4. Don't forget the 10m contest this weekend and NAQP in January, plus the
Stu Perry 160m contest on 12/26.
 
5. The RTTY Roundup is also coming up.  K4MA invited anyone who is
interested in RTTY to observe him, Will AA4NC and John W4CC operating at
John's QTH in Charlotte.
 
K4QPL enjoyed working CW Sweeps from KS4XG's QTH.  He has arranged to
purchase a TH7 with 70 feet of Rohn 25G and a Ham III or IV rotor.  Anyone
who would like to share the ride to Columbia SC on 12/28 to pick it up is
welcome to join him.
 
NT4D is really enjoying his new antenna farm.  He has yet to jump into a
40m pileup and not crack it on the first try.  He's planning on operating
the 10m contest and the RTTY roundup.  We discussed a little bit about
differing strategies, i.e. whether to go for max points or entering less-
competitive categories to get a better finish.  Jay is interested in
seeing new ways to recognize club member achievements other than the 5M
award.
 
N4CW is now digging at his 4th and final hole for his new tower, and he
has 60 feet of Rohn 45 now on site at his Maine QTH.  He operated Sweeps
from home and CQWW from AA4NC's station, and he'll be operating in the
160m Stu Perry contest.
 
K4HA got on for Sweeps and last weekend's 160m contest.  He also operated
a little bit for CQWW under his own call and the Cary club's new call
N4NC. He has plans to put up a 600-foot beverage pointing west along a
neighboring farm's fence.
 
N3QYE operated with KF4ARS for SS Phone from W4ATC (NCSU club station).
KF4ARS also operated with KO4PY from W4ATC for SS CW.  N3QYE is looking
forward to the 10m contest this weekend and the VHF contest in January.
 
N3NPQ announced he met some local Aussies with 3-land calls who are very
interested in VHF contesting, and he may drag them to a PVRC meeting soon.
 
WB8III helped NT4D during SS Phone, and has plans to be more active during
the coming year.
 
K4MA put in a serious effort for both portions of SS but just played
around for CQWW and last weekend's 160m contest.  He thought the 160m DX
wasn't as good as last year.  He plans on operating mixed mode in the 10m
contest this weekend and also getting on the air for the Stu Perry
challenge.
 
FYI N4CW announced great success in locating noisy phone poles by going
mobile and sniffing on 2m AM with a small yagi.  He'd be happy to assist
anyone with similar noise problems.
 
MINUTES OF CENTRAL CHRISTMAS DINNER MEETING, 
DECEMBER 15, 1998 by Rich Boyd, KE3Q, Sec
 
Our annual Christmas dinner was held (or eaten) at 6PM, 12/14/98, at the
Olive Garden Restaurant, Route 7, Tyson's Corner, Virginia.  In
attendance, in order of sign-in, were:  KE3Q, W3AMY, K3MM and Laurie,
K1RZ, ND3F, W3LPL, R3/K3NA, N3OC, W36D, N3RR, W3DAD, W3CIM, K3ZJ, W3HVQ,
K3DI and N3FZB, KC3VO, KD3VK, K3ZO, W6NRJ, W3MC, W3AZ, W3YOZ, K4VV, W1HIR,
N3KTV, K2UOP, K8OQL, W9LT, N4MM, K3SW and N3DJM, N3PZV and W8ZA, K3IXD,
N3FG, N3AM, K3SA, W3GG, and W3UJ.  Turnout was lighter this year.  For
those who didn't come who usually do or who have in recent years, if you
could take the time to give me a quick note on what were the factors,
e.g., such as not publicized well enough in advance. I'd appreciate it so
we can improve our act for '99.
 
The food was good and reasonably priced (lasagna dinner, $9.50).  We need
to invest in a better projection screen and the PA muzak was too loud
during presentations.  Otherwise...
 
K3MM presided as KE3ZZ (Laurel, DE), KF3BE (Bowie, MD), and K1SO (Roanoke,
VA area) were voted in.
 
Club competition gavels were awarded to four of our contesters.  AA4NC won
the club competition gavel for Sweepstakes, K8OQL for the 160 contest,
K1RZ for the VHF SS, and K4MA for the 10M contest.
 
The PVRC clock award was given to K3DI for his outstanding work on the
PVRC newsletter.  The clock given has a radio inside that's tuned to WWV
and it automatically time corrects.
 
Five million award plaques were awarded to the first group to qualify.
Winners were K3MM, K3ZO, KE3Q, N4RV, W4MYA, W9LT, N3OC, W3LPL, K4MA, and
AA4NC.  It's a very nice plaque, one that all PVRCers will want, I think!
It's a cumulative award, that is, it does not restart each year.  You will
eventually get an award if you get on and contest, send in the score for
PVRC, and record your score with PVRC tally-master W2GG.  The bigger your
scores or the more club competition contests you operate, the quicker
you'll get one.  Currently, there are 13 club competition contests -- see
the list on the reference page of this Newsletter.  K3MM says there will
be endorsements too.
 
The name of the 5M award is something Ty kept from the past...I know I was
close to getting one back in the '77 timeframe when I joined PVRC...and
then the award fell by the wayside I guess.  This time it was started
fresh...anything you had toward the award in the seventies was wiped out,
clean slate.  Since some people make more than 5M points in just one
contest, and since different contests have completely different scoring
(e.g. a big SS score is 200K, while a big single op CQWW score might be 5M
or more), Ty designed a system that equalizes things more.  We'll have to
get Ty to republish it for us, but in brief, as I understand it, it's
something like this:  The top single op in the club gets a million points
toward the award for his effort.  He's the bench mark.  If you make 90% of
his score in that contest you'd get 900,000 points in that contest toward
the award.  An interesting wrinkle, as I understand it:  If you DXpedition
(during a contest like CQWW or ARRL DX) that allows your score to count
for the club, you may well have a bigger score than the top single op
"back home."  So, the top single op gets 1M points toward the award, but
your DXpedition score was twice his "back home" score.  You would get 2M
points toward the award! (See 5Mil award rules later in this issue. -ed)
 
The awards were followed by a slide show on WP3R and A61AJ (update) by
KE3Q; PJ9B by K3MM, and V26B by N3OC.  Except for A61AJ, it was a bunch of
shacks in warm places.  Okay, okay, PJ9B's main building looked decent
too.  hi.  And the V26B guys don't sleep at the shack; they stay at a nice
resort hotel nearby!  N3OC also showed some slides of the FS and VP2E
post-contest trips.  FB. 
 
MINUTES NW CHAPTER, 15 DEC 98, by Steve Cutshall, K3TZV
 
The meeting of the NW Chapter at Tullys in Frederick was rather short and
to the point as only NE3H and K3WC (ex-WA3IKK) attended.  The service was
excellent and they were the only ones present in the back where the
meetings are held.  The meeting consisted of each blaming the other for
either the wrong night or missing the cancellation message.  After the
meal, they returned to Harrisburg to work FT5ZH on RTTY.
 
PVRC/SWVA Meeting Minutes, 11/20/98
by John Mitchell, K4IQ [email protected]
 
Site: Denny's Restaurant, West Salem, VA. 1800-2100. (Monthly meetings
alternate between Roanoke area locations, to be announced.)
 
Attendees: W4YE, Buddy and XYL, Sarah; N4GU, Mike; K4IQ, John; N4BTO, Nat;
K1SO, Jerry; K4EP, Phil; K1GG, Gordon.
 
Membership:  This was K1SO, Jerry's, second meeting, and he was
unanimously voted into Chapter membership.  Welcome Jerry!
 
Meeting Agenda:  We discussed the need to order T shirts soon for those
who want them, as well as ongoing orders for QSL cards.  Everyone was
reminded of upcoming PVRC Christmas Holiday parties in the DC area, in
case they could attend.  Nat, N4BTO, reported that he doubled his score in
Sweepstakes this year, but still classes himself as "little pistol."
Buddy, W4YE, reports that the aurora on 80M during SS was "fascinating"
and that there were some really loud QRP signals this year.  N4GU op'ed
single band 15M at K1GG's for CQ WW Phone and reported that conditions
were not great, with propagation razor sharp to pinpoint areas and no
VK/ZL in the log.  Mike also reported that the Virginia Tech club station,
K4KDJ, would be active in a multi-op effort for SS Phone.  Several
stations planned to be active for the upcoming 160M and 10M tests, as
well.
 
K4IQ brought pictures from the antenna raising parties in November,
including a 360 degree panorama from the 100 foot level of the Catawba
Valley (ridgetop elevation 2300 ft.)  Buddy, W4YE wants to wait for Spring
to raise his quad higher, and the club now has access to a gin pole, since
K4IQ bought one.  Mike, N4GU began preliminary discussion of a revival of
the SWVA Contest Conspiracy for the NA QSO Party coming up in January.
The meeting was adjourned at 8PM, after setting the location for our next
meeting on December 18, at the Western Sizzlin' restaurant on Franklin Rd.
SW, Roanoke.
 
SWVA PVRC minutes, Dec. 18, 1998 by Buddy Smith, W4YE
 
The monthly meeting of PVRC for SWVA was held at Western Sizzlin
Restaurant in Roanoke Dec. 18th.  Present:  K4IQ, N4GU, K1GG, W4YE, K4EP,
WA4BKW, KU4RG, K1SO, and guest KF4OKG.
 
John welcomed the group and began a formal agenda.  First item was to
introduce Shilyn, KF4OKG who was eligible for membership.  Anthony, KU4RG
spoke in behalf of Shilyn.   Shilyn was elected as our first YL member.
We may have a contest team of RG/OKG in future contests!
 
John asked the group if we wanted to elect officers ... a brief discussion
resulted in a strong vote of confidence in chairman K4IQ!!  We did agree
to help John by volunteering for secretary at our meetings.  In January,
N4GU is the lucky winner of this position.   Hopefully we can relieve John
of some of the paper work.  John is a real spark plug for PVRC down here
and keeps us informed and motivated.
 
Several items from Central PVRC were noted:  PVRC logo shirts, caps and
coffee cups as well as QSL cards.
        
Good news department:  K1GG is almost fully recovered from his back
surgery.  Amazingly Gordon was the main tower man on the recent K4IQ 100'
Rohn 25 event.  N4GU got on in the 160 test using a piece of wire from his
place in Danville. 
        
We all made mention of the fact that it is important to be active in all
contests to aid the PVRC cause.  We are proud of the excellent results in
1998 for the club.  While our group is small in number we continue to grow
and contribute to the "cause".  A recap of recent SS, CQ CW DX, and ARRL
160 contests was held.  The usual humorous stories were told.  John
related his experiences on 75M in the SS.  Several laughs resulted.  Then
there were the stories of where was VE1, NE, and VY1.  Naturally, someone
piped in "they were everywhere".  The clean sweeper types really rub it
in! 
 
All agreed that Nov. and Dec. contests are bunched up and leave little
time for other interests.  Mike, N4GU gave us a FB contest calendar for
Jan/Feb 1999.
  
Our SWVA contest conspiracy may be revived for the upcoming NAQP.  John
will e-mail us an updated roster of members soon.  Holiday greetings were
exchanged and the meeting adjourned at 8:35PM.  As usual a great time of
fellowship and sharing was the order of the evening.   We will meet again,
Jan. 22, 1999 at Shoney's in West Salem.  We wish all PVRC members a
Happy, Healthy and Winning New Year. 
 
SHORT NOTES by the editor.
 
K4MM reports that he made 34 QSOs in the Croatian CW DX Contest for a
score of 2272 using 10 meters only.
 
Glenn KC3EK is expects to spend a month or more mending from a ruputured
appendix and associated emergency appendectomy.  He says it is a hell of a
way to spend his retirement that started on October 27, 1998. (Tnx W6AXX
for QSP.)
 
All are reminded that a fast way to get in your required PVRC meetings is
to attend the weekly Wednesday breakfast near BWI.  See the reference
page.  Usually in attendance are W3IKE, Ike; K3VQ, Vaughn; WA0QII, Rod;
N3WKE, Rusty, W3CB, Cliff, and W6AXX, Howard.  (Tnx W6AXX.)
 
The Potomac Valley Radio Club 5 Million Award; Rules
 
Purpose:  To recognize outstanding and ongoing support by members of the
Club in significant amateur radio contests that sponsor club competition.
 
Eligibility:  Any member of PVRC is eligible for this award.  Eligible
contests will be those listed for that season in the PVRC Club Competition
Calendar.  Scores must meet the contest sponsor's criteria for club
competition in order to be counted for the 5 Million Award.  Complete
contest entries must be submitted to the contest sponsor within the
sponsor's deadline for that contest and summary sheets must identify the
Potomac Valley Radio Club to receive the club points.
 
Period:  All qualified contest scores after July 1, 1997 will count
towards the award.  Initial awards and endorsements will be processed once
a year based on Award Points as of June 30th.  All Award points are
cumulative and do not expire.
 
Scoring:  The claimed scores actually submitted to the contest sponsor
will be the basis for the 5 Million Award Points.  Normalizing will be
used on all claimed scores to calculate points for the 5 Million Award.
The process for normalizing will be to take the highest domestic PVRC
single operator claimed score for a contest,  known as the Reference
Score, and assign it a value of 1 million points.  All other scores will
be calculated as a fraction of this Reference score using the formula:
 
(Contest Score / Reference Score) x 1,000,000 = Award Points Each operator
of an eligible Multi-operator entry may claim a  share of that score for
his Award total using the formula:
 
Normalized Multi Score / number of operators  = 1 Share Award Points
 
In addition, any multi-op entry with two or more operators will be awarded
double their Share Award Points for each operator.  (No bonus for
single-op plus packet)
 
To encourage station owners to host PVRC operators, we are offering owners
Matching Award Points.  Any station owner who hosts PVRC operator(s) who
generate(s) an eligible score, will receive Matching Award Points equal to
that operator(s) Award Points (double points apply for hosts of multi's as
well).
 
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.  Note that each eligible contest will be
scored separately using the Reference Score unique to that contest.  All 5
Million Award points are cumulative for the duration of the program.
 
Reporting:  Unless otherwise specified, each claimed score must be
reported to the designated PVRC Club Scorekeeper (currently Bob, W2GG,
[email protected] ) within 45 days of the end of the contest.  Claimed scores
reported should exactly represent the score you submit to the contest
sponsor for credit.  If you make a correction to your original claimed
score, please send the updated information to the Score Recorder.  All
submissions must contain a complete list of operator callsigns and the
station host callsign if different.
 
Awards:  The 5 Million Award will be an endorseable plaque earned after
reaching a total of at least 5 million Award Points and will be presented
within 6 months of the anniversary date of the program.  Additional
endorsements will be available for higher levels.  Achievement
certificates may also be issued.
 
Disclaimers:  All rules, scores, results, and awards are subject to the
scrutiny and decision of the Club officers and their determinations will
be final.  (tgs-010898, rev-120198
 
CQ World-Wide 160 Meter DX Contest Rules
CW: 2200Z January 29 to 1600Z January 31
SSB: 2200Z February 26 to 1600Z February 28
 
I. Objective The objecttive of these contests is for amateurs around the
world to contact other amateurs in as many U.S. states, Canadian
provinces, and countries as possible on the 160 meter band.
 
II. Classes Single and multi-operator only. Use of packet, a spotting net,
or logging assistance makes an entry multi-operator.   Multi-operators
should show the actual operator for each QSO. Under single operator there
will be a designation of power level: H= power over 150 watts, L= power
under 150 watts, and Q= 5 watts or less.  There will continue to be only
listings per state or country, but if there is sufficient activity or if a
high enough score is made, then a seperate certificate will be issued.
Minimum score for the seperate sertificate is 5,000 points!
Multi-operators will all be considered high power.
 
III. Exchange RS(T) and state for USA, province for Canada, and either
prefix or country abbreviation for DX. Contacts without some location
indicator will be ruled invalid.
 
IV. Scoring Contacts with stations in own country, 2 points.  Contacts
with stations on same continent, 5 points.  Contacts with other
continents, 10 points.  Maritime mobile contacts count 5 points. There is
no longer any multiplier value for a maritime mobile contact.
 
V. Multiplier Each continental US State (48), USA District of Columbia
(DC), Canadian area (13), and DX country.  KL7 and KH6 are considered DX
and not state for this contest. DX countries are DXCC plus WAE (IT, GM
Shetland Islands, et al). Canadian   areas include VO1, VO2, NB, NS, PEI,
VE2, VE3, VE4, VE5, VE6, VE7, NWT, and Yukon. Do not count States and
Canada as seperate countries.  Remember that maritime mobiles no longer
count as a multiplier.
 
VI. Final Score Total QSO points times the sum of all multipliers (states,
VE, DX countries).
 
VII. Penalties Three additional contacts may be deleted for each
unacknowledged duplicate or unverified contact removed from the log. 
 
VIII. Disqualification A log may be disqualified for violation of amateur
radio regulations, unsportsmanlike conduct, or claiming excessive
duplicate/unverified contacts or false multipliers. Logs that shrink more
than 5% are subject to disqualification or warning.  The calls of those
warned or disqualified may be printed with the results.
 
IX. Awards Certificates will be awarded to the top scores in each  class
by state, Canadian area, and DX country. Runners-up with high scores over
100,000 may also receive certificates. Low power or QRP entries may also
receive certificates if there is sufficient activity or the scoring is
outstanding. The following plaques, with donating sponsors as indicated,
will be awarded for exceptional efforts.
 
X. Intercontinental DX Window 1830 to 1835 khz should be left clear for DX
stations for intercontinental QSOs in both contests. This is still
voluntary but essential if the contest is to continue to attract rare DX
as entries. USA, Canadian, and European stations should refrain from using
the window for local contacts. Please stay away from the window edges,
too. This is a gentleman's contest and band, so let's help make
intercontinental contacts happen.
 
XI. Computer Logging Please send us your computer disk. IBM, MS-DOS
compatible disks are encouraged. The format we prefer is your CT.bin or
NA.bin file. If you use a program different from the one mentioned above,
the generic format should contain a vertical single column of calls in
chronological order. The committee will require, on request, a disk for
any possible high score, provided that the paper log or dupe checking
material as originaly submitted was a computer printout.  The outside of
the disk should be clarely labeled with the call of the entrant, the files
included, the mode (CW or SSB), and the category.  Disks must be
accompanied by a paper log or are subject to penalties    or
disqualification.
 
XII. Manual Logs Sample log and summary sheets may be obtained from CQ by
sending a large SASE with sufficient postage to cover your request.  You
can make your own with 40 contacts per page with columns for GMT,
exchanges, multiplier, and points.
 
XIII. Dupe/Check Sheets All logs over 200 contacts must provide a check
sheet or dupe list. A check sheet or dupe list is a list of all calls in
alpha sorted order.
 
XIV. For All Logs Show the multiplier only the first time it is worked.
Each page must have sub-totals for multipliers, contacts, and points. A
running total below the sub-total on each page is recommended. Dupe or
check sheets with every entry are requested and are required with over 200
QSO's. Include a summary sheet with your entry showing the scoring and
other essential information. Include a printed name/mailing address and a
signed declaration that all rules have been observed. Please put the
summary sheet at the front of the log. All logs should clearly indicate
total multiplier, W/VE multiplier, and DX multiplier.
 
XV. Club Competition Any club that submits at least three logs can enter
the Club Competition. The name of the club must be clearly identified
under club competition on the summary sheet. Club competition is a "for
fun" competition to foster more activity. There is a seperate listing for
the club scores.
 
XVI. Log Submissions Mailing deadline for CW entries is February 28, 1999,
and March 31, 1999 for the SSB section. Exception: You may send both logs
in one package as long as the CW log is received by March 31, 1999. Try to
mail early to assure receipt. For a return receipt enclose an SASE or SAE
with postage or 1 IRC. Avoid the registered postal route, as this delays
getting the log until someone can sign the receipt!  Finally, proof read
your log before submission. Each year many errors are corrected that you
should catch! Logs or sections of a log that are unreadable will be
disqualified.
   
Send all logs to:  160 Meter Contest Director, David L. Thompson, K4JRB,
4166 Mill Stone Court, Norcross, GA  30092  USA.  Please indicate CW or
SSB on the envelope.  E-mail to [email protected]  E-mail logs should
include the summary (.sum), the log (.all or .log or any ascii text
listing), and the dup list (.dup).                Updated 12/30/98
 
 
S C O R E S
by Bob Dannals, W2GG
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Changes/additions/deletions to to [email protected] or packet
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    BE SURE TO SEND YOUR 
    SCORES TO ARRL OR CQ!
### = missing information
 
 CQWW DX SSB (#10 12/22/98 FINAL)
 CALL   BND QSO ZON CTY   TOTAL
 SINGLE OP HIGH POWER -UNASSISTED
K3ZO      2353 140 457 3,961,095
K3LP/J6   2847  93 295 2,456,040
NX9T      1163 118 379 1,600,000
K2UOP      612  90 257   576,020
N4CW       552  85 248   501,498
WA4JUK     624  84 216   504,000
K4HA       502  98 258   489,144
W4MR   15 1033  30 120   430,030
AJ3M       511  88 214   401,056
N3RC       490  80 214   397,488
KC4B       514  64 195   376,327
KC3TL      464  81 226   360,418
KE3Q   10  793  31 133   330,000
N8II   10  737  29 125   311,388
W7CAV      395  64 180   268,888
K4RZ       ###  66 176   265,474
N4AF       ###  ## ###   200,000
K4IQ       252  49 142   129,689
N4ZR       242  49 136   126,170
K3SV       200  65 148   112,038
W4IF       186  39 111    79,500
W4SD       162  50 111    67,942
K3IC       242  22  75    66,833
K3MLA  10  218  28  71    58,905
N3QYE      167  38  86    55,924
N4MM       127  50  79    44,892
W4PRO      116  88  49    42,333
K3OSX  10  118  21  60    25,758
W3JRY       78  27  53    14,960
K7LU        71  23  48    13,774
W8LRL 160   77  16  42    10,672
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER - UNASSISTED
W3UJ       770  85 273   760,034
NV3V       478  78 193   350,000
N4MO   15  642  31 118   274,309
K4TMC  10  345  25  89   109,896
W3YD       186  39  97    68,952
AA4KD      170  53 110    66,341
W3CP   15  223  21  80    61,812
K1SE       176  41  99    61,740
K1EFI  20  183  21  79    50,000
N3TG       117  38  78    35,032
K3GEG  10  137  19  53    26,568
W4YE       ###  31  58    22,517
N3EYB       57  19  40     8,437
N4BTO       37  16  25     3,977
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
K4MA      1464 153 511 2,675,256
N2QT      1294 138 473 2,161,718
W3HVQ      620 109 309   705,166
N3II       565 108 320   654,840
KB3AUG     569  94 301   616,595
K3KO       555  85 243   509,712
N3NT       448  87 230   378,181
K3IXD      425  83 242   375,700
NT4D       417  85 222   348,445
N3GPU      403  64 177   261,967
N4GU   15  434  32 114   174,470
K4SO       241  56 167   147,626
WR3L   15  330  32 115   136,710
NE3H       184  54 122    86,592
W1WTG      153  53 105    69,046
KO4MR  10  179  30  99    63,468
 
MULTI - SINGLE
W9LT      1833 153 544 3,526,123
W3GNQ     1551 144 515 2,831,723
N4RV      1484 147 531 2,780,000
HZ1AB     1394  93 311 1,576,408
N1WR      1018 111 368 1,338,720
K4KDJ      378  70 188    87,118*
 
MULTI - MULTI
W3LPL     6069 179 739 15,282,864
W4MYA     3839 172 639  8,440,077
PJ9B     19624 189 825  5,820,000
V26B      #### ### ###  3,227,000
W8ZA      1557 137 477  2,642,042
KH7R      #### ### ###  1,812,500
K3DI       907 131 462  1,462,931
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
74 LOGS  TOTAL        76,370,869
* * * 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:
HZ1AB  K3NA
K3DI   W3ICM K3DI
K4KDJ  K4EP plus two non-PVRC ops
KH7R   ND3A plus 15 non-PVRC ops
N1WR   N3WZR N3AFT N3HRT N1WR
N4RV   N4RV KT4W
PJ9B   K3MM plus 9 non-PVRC ops
V26B   N3OC plus 11 non-PVRC ops
W3GNQ  W3GNQ KA3QPG W3ZZ WI2T WR3Z
W3LPL  K1HTV AI3M W2GG K3KY ND3F
       N3GB W3LPL K3RA KD4D K1RA
       K1RZ N5OKR K5OF
W4MYA  K4BAM KB4DI KB4YPN KD4JXY
       KF4QQY N4EHJ N4ZJ W4DAA W4DR
       W4HZ W4MYA W4PFM(5X4F) W4SPT
       WA4DAI WK4Y WU4G Lilly
W4MR   KS4XG
W8ZA   W8ZA WD3A K3DNE K3SX
W9LT   W9LT K3ZJ K8OQL K4SLR KU4KV
 
 
 
 ARRL CW SS (#10 12/22/98 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
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
N3WK    Q   200  63     25,200
NX9T    A   200  60     24,000
K1GG    B   181  66     23,892
W4VC    A   161  73     23,506
ND3F    A   165  58     18,500
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
K3HH    A   222  65     28,860
KT4W    B   100  40      8,000
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
71 LOGS       TOTAL   6,410,464
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
** 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 (#6 12/17/98)
 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  Op AA4NC
K8OQL   B   914  77    140,756  from W9LT QTH
N4AF    B   875  76    132,848
KB3AUG  B   831  79    131,298
NX9T    B   750  79    118,500
W8ZA    B   726  79    114,708  Op K3DNE
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  Op AJ3M
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
W3CB    A   250  75     37,500
K4QPL   A   240  72     34,560
K3KO    B   206  73     30,076
AF4CD   A   188  79     29,704
N8II    B   183  61     22,326
W3IKE   Q   141  66     18,612
W4VC    A   135  68     18,360
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
N4RV    B   180  62     23,000
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
70 LOGS     PH TOTAL  6,540,668
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
71 LOGS       TOTAL   6,410,464
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
141 LOGS GRAND TOTAL 12,951,132
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
** SPECIAL OPERATIONS **
WP3R    B  2755  79    432,500  by KE3Q
VO1AA   A   515  77     79,310  by W4SD, W4ZYT, VO1HE, VO1MX 
 
Multiop operators:
N3RR    K4VV W6HZW N3RR
WR3L    K3FT N3YHC WR3L
NT4D    NT4D packet
W4ATC   N3QYE KF4ARS KE4LSU KO4PY
K3DI    W3ICM K3DI
K3SV    K3SV packet
N3NT    N3NT packet
W2GG    W2GG packet
N4RV    N4RV KT4W
N3RC    N3RC packet
N3OC    N3OC packet
 
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 12/17/98)
 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      2871 140 460 4,959,600
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
W3CP   15  331  26  96   120,780
W4ZYT      154  54  92    61,612
W3TMZ  40  148  29  95    51,088
N4SLR  40  201  19  70    49,306
W4HM   10  190  23  68    47,957
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
N4EL       133  48  90    42,642
K4EP        61  19  41    10,200
 
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
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
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
62 LOGS    CW TOTAL   144,482,147
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
74 LOGS   SSB TOTAL    76,370,869
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
136 LOGS GRAND TOTAL  220,853,016
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
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
   * one third of total score
 
PVRC ARRL 160 CONTEST RESULTS (#2 12/11/98)
 
 CALL     QSO  SEC  DX    TOTAL
 **  SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
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
K4PB      360  68   9   57,519
K4IQ      360  65   5   51,870
W3GN      311  55   2   35,796
W2YE      206  50   5   23,485
K4VV      146  42   3   13,545
 
**  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
K3SWZ     183  47   2   18,228
K3MQH     123  36   0    8,856
W4SD      111  35   0    7,770
NV3V       51  21   0    2,142
 
**  SINGLE OP QRP POWER
WK3I      615    (75)  104,025
 
**  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
NE3H      150  44   4   14,976
 
33 LOGS      TOTAL   2,013,043
------------------------------
 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
 
 
PVRC ARRL 10m CONTEST RESULTS (#6 12/30/98)
 
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*
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  99   490,560
NX9T     993   54  79   264,138
KB3AUG   532   49  68   124,488
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
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
 
69 LOGS       TOTAL  30,093,792
 
------------------------------
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
 
 
PVRC REFERENCE PAGE. Please send corrections to the editor. 12/25/98
changes are underscored.
 
PVRC Officers
   President            
   K3MM    Tyler Stewart           301-414-5444    [email protected]
   Vice President       
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   Secretary            
   KE3Q    Rich Boyd               301-464-8014    [email protected]
   Treasurer            
   WR3L    Dave Baugher            410-DX1-WR3L    [email protected]
   Historian            
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   Membership Sec       
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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.
 
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 KS4XG)
     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]  Deadlines are the 25th unless
prior arrangements are made.
 
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 and 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.  There is a table set and waiting for you.
 
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 1900 and meeting at 2000.
 
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 717-763-0462.
 
RAPPAHANNOCK 
Steve Bookout, NJ4F steve @ 1bigred.com
 
WOODBRIDGE:  Jack O'Mara W4NF 703-680-4106 and Cliff Deel W4CE
703-491-0841 [email protected]
 
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 last year):
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.    Joint NCDXA/PVRC Fowlfest at    W3YOZ Park
Aug.    VHF++ meeting/workshop at ND3F
Sep.    PVRC meeting at the FARfest in  Gaithersburg
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 4     CQWW 160m CW
Feb 3     ARRL DX CW
Feb 4     CQWW 160m SSB
Mar 1     ARRL DX SSB
Mar last  CQWW WPX SSB
May last  CQWW WPX CW
Oct 4     CQWW DX SSB
Nov 1     ARRL Sweepstakes CW
Nov 3     ARRL Sweepstakes SSB
Nov 4     CQWW DX CW
Dec 1     ARRL 160m Mixed
Dec 2     ARRL 10m Mixed
 
Standings at http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm
 
Roster updates at:
http://www.pvrc.org/pvrcmm98.htm
 
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