PVRC NEWSLETTER - JUNE 1996
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP ROSTER ISSUE
Amateurs Mobilize Against Threat to 2 m, 70 cm !
Our's are among bands wanted by satellites. See W1AW bulletins &
K1ZZ editorial in July QST.
The Officers, Charter Members, & Packet sites lists will be found in the
roster. Editor: K3DI.
PVRC on Internet courtesy of K3SA:
Dues are by donation to N3KTV with checks made payable to PVRC. Thank
[The roster is not included on WWW copy....See May 1996 issue for QTH's.]
Sunday, June 9th, is the joint FRC/PVRC meeting at Wayne (KY3N) and
Leanora (KA3RMG) Kline, RR1 Box 589, Alburtis west of Allentown, PA.
From Baltimore take I-95 North through DE into PA and Exit onto I-476
North. Take I-476 to the end and enter the PA Turnpike. Stay to your left
out of ticket booths and take the Northeast extension turnpike (PA 9)
Take the 2nd exit off Rt 9 (Quakertown Rt 663) and bear right after toll
booths onto Rt 663 South. Go to 2nd stop light at intersection of Rt 663
& Rt 29 (downtown Pennsburg) turn RIGHT. Travel on Rt 29 North three
lights to intersection Rt 29 and Rt
100. Turn LEFT onto Rt 100 South and travel 1.8 mi Rt 100 South. Turn
Right onto Huffs Church Rd. (There is a large blue bill board on your
left saying "BENFEILD INSURANCE" and an arrow pointing to your right.) Go
4.8 mi on Huffs Church Rd, Turn LEFT
on to Bitting Rd. (Bitting Rd is the 2nd left after you pass Huffs
We're the 7th home on your right. Bring lawn chairs. Time around 1:00 PM.
147.27 and 147.21 MHz.
OTHER SUMMER MEETINGS:
July 20th: Open house at KT3Y, 8516 Cluster Ct, Manassas, VA
August 3: Open house at N3RR, 10241 Lakewood Dr, Rockville, MD
August 17: Fowlfest at W3YOZ in West River, MD
Sept. 21: Open house at WR3L in Baltimore
Saturday, June 15th, 12 Noon - 6:00 PM. Open house at W3LPL, Frank and
Phyllis Donovon, 3055 Hobbs Rd, Glendale, MD. (301-854-6619)
CJ's Beef Barn will arrive at noon with an excellent BBQ lunch for an
unlimited number of guests, at $10.00 each. At about 1:00 pm WY3P
will arrive with his famous ice cream truck.
Directions from I-95:
Take Rt 32 West (Exit 38B) west towards Columbia and Clarksville. Follow
Rt 32 for 13 miles and turn left at the 1st traffic signal, Burntwoods
Rd. Follow Burntwoods Rd for 1.7 miles and turn right on Hobbs Rd. Park
on the grass in front of the towers.
Directions from Montgomery Co:
Take Rt 97 (Georgia Av) north through Olney and Sunshine and cross the
Patuxent River into Howard county. Five miles into Howard Co, turn right
onto Burntwoods Rd. Follow Burntwoods for one mile and turn left on
Directions from I-70:
Take I-70 West to Route 32 (Exit 80). At the bottom of the exit ramp,
turn left onto Rt 32 South towards Clarksville. After 1/2 mile, turn
right at the first traffic signal onto Rt 144. Follow Rt 144 for three
miles and turn left
onto McKendree Rd (church on left). Follow McKendree for 1.5 miles and
take the second left onto Hobbs Rd. W3LPL is one mile ahead on top of the
MINUTES OF THE PVRC REGULAR MEETING 5/13/96 VIENNA, VA by Brian
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Rich, KE3Q. Members and
guests were introduced. Guests tonight were Ron Sebol W3HXO, Mike Rioux
NW1J/V31RN, and Ed Rose W3IMH/HS0ZAN. Members present were: WB2BZR,
AK2P, W3MM, WR3Z, ND3A, N5OKR,
N3KQY, W2EOS, KC3RN, W3ZZ, WJ1R, KN4ZT, WA3WJD, N3KTV, N3RR, WF3J,
W3LPL, W3CPB, W3AZ, K3IXD, KF3P and K3ZO.
A draft club roster was produced by K3DI from the club's database, and
distributed at the meeting. The final version will be mailed out with the
newsletter. Next year, we hope to merge the roster into the reunion
Rich, KE3Q, presented the certificate for top club single-op to KF3P for
phone, and KT3Y for CW from the 1995 ARRL sweepstakes. N3RR re-ceived the
top MDC certificate for their multi-op effort.
Tyler, KF3P, reported that the northwest region voted to recommend that
the club sponsor a WRTC trophy. Ed, K3IXD, moved that the club sponsor a
trophy for any reg-ion was still available. A lengthy discussion followed
was agreed that the club would donate $100 to the WRTC sponsors instead of
sponsoring a specific trophy. Ed agreed to amend his motion, and it was
seconded by W3LPL. The motion passed.
Another discussion followed about what plaques the club currently sponsors
in the various contests.
A motion was made by Tyler, KF3P, to sponsor the Roanoake and Atlantic
division plaques for sweepstakes phone and CW. The motion was seconded by
N3RR, for a total expenditure of $200. The motion passed.
A presentation was given by Brian, WA3WJD, and Tyler, KF3P, on antenna
modelling software. Brian showed an example of phasing two inverted-L's
on 160 meters, modelling the array using Elnec, and using ON4UN's software
to design a correct matching system using the Christman (cables) method.
Antenna current and sampling probes were also passed around to show some
of the equipment needed to measure the performance of an array.
Tyler presented several examples of yagi modelling and optimization using
K6STI's software, AO and YO. Tyler showed several examples of optimizing
yagis on the computer, and how you can specify certain design parameters
to favor while optimizing. He showed an example of how the two meter
vertical yagi in use at K3MQH was designed and optimized.
The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM, when we were kicked out of the library!
FREDERICK PVRC PRESENTATION, MAY 14TH BY RICH BOYD, KE3Q
N5OKR and I spoke to the Frederick (Maryland) Amateur Radio Club tonight.
There were approximately 25 there. About half have HF
capa-bilities and the remainder have never been on HF. Only one, other
than Greg and I, had heard of W3LPL, even though he has the biggest ham
station in the region and isn't far from there!
We explained what contesting is, what PVRC is, and ex-plained we'd be glad
to have them join us. The talk was well received though revisits may be
needed to keep things rolling. Of course, we showed the well-traveled
Nice group of guys. They're busily planning the Frederick Hamfest, which
will be back at the Fairgrounds this year, after 4 years at Walkersville.
It's June 16, Dad's Day, the day after the W3LPL open house.
NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - MAY 21 BY TYLER STEWART, KF3P
The meeting was called to order around 8PM at Legends Restaurant in
Frederick MD. Members in attendance: KF3P, AA3HM, N3RR, WD3A, AA6DC,
W3ZZ, WB2BZR, W3LPL, W4MYA, K3IXD, N3KTV, and N5OKR.
Introductions were made around the table. W4MYA happened to be in the
area on business and graced us with his presence. AA6DC will be going to
A6 and ZD8 land soon armed with a TS450. WD3A went through the first
SkyWarn class at NIST.
He reports that the Bureau of Radio Amateur Signal Society (BRASS)
at NIST will be running field day there in the 4E category and are looking
for cool op's! N3RR will be replacing his F12 80 meter dipole (again)
new improved EF180C soon. Bill had his 3rd visit from the county "zoning
police" who once again verified that, yes, his paperwork is in order and
zoning requirements have been met. Apparently the builder of expensive
homes behind him has been the instigator in the latest round of
harassment. N5OKR attended his 1st Dayton this year and learned a lot.
He will stay away from the "Grand Banquet" next year, although he'll miss
the HS Prom. Greg was reminded once again that he is the new QSL manager
for W3LPL! He's going to be a label-stickin' fool! AA3HM has been
sleeping and QSLing. He's working on 2 radio contesting hardware for this
N3RR was the entertainment for the evening, giving us his Dayton Contest
Forum presentation of the building of his 2 tower station. We gave Billa
whole hour of attention and harassment. It was a little more
Dayton! Bill was made famous at Dayton with his dollar per QSO rate slide
at the very end...people are still talking about that one! Thanks very
much Bill for fun and informative presentation.
That's about it 'til next month. The next NW regional meeting will be on
June 18th on the 3rd Tuesday as usual.
We meet at Legends Restaurant in the Hampton Inn located in South
Frederick at the intersection of I270 and Route 85. We gather starting at
6PM for dinner, with a meeting at 8 PM. All are invited to attend!
PVRC Exchange by Ed Steeble, K3IXD [email protected]
Great news, next month AA3HM, Craig, is planing to take orders for PVRC
QSL cards. Look for the order form in the July newsletter.
To order a PVRC name badge, provide your call sign, your name as it is to
appear on the badge, and $5 (or $7 if mailed instead of picking it up at a
club meeting). Mail a check payable to Brian McGinness (WA3WJD in roster).
I have only one mug left ($11, $15 if shipped). The mug is white with a
three color logo on both sides and a bronze ring around the top. No call
sign. It is microwaveable and dishwasher safe. It is probably 18 to 24
months before we do another order.
The shirts and hats have been distributed. The final tally was: 15
embroidered golf shirts, 6 hats, 12 sweat-shirts, and 16 T-shirts sold.
PVRC REUNION COMMENTS by K3DI (Written Sunday PM before last session)
Please send me your summary sheets (logs not required) via any method.
will be published in the August issue and again in the 1997 annual reunion
issue. The following made it into my log during the first two sessions:
AA3HM, DK5AD, K1HTV, K2UFT, K3AV, K3CKT, K3NS, K3RV, K3SA, K3TM, K3ZO,
K4GKD, K4PQL, K4RZ, K4VT, K7SV,
K8OQL, KC3AG, KE3Q, KF3P, KP4XS, KI5YL, KT3Y, KT5X, N3AM, N3II, N4RP,
N4ZR, N5OKR, N5XA, N6ZO, NH6T, W2RS, W3AU, W3CPB, W3FZV, W3GN, W3HVQ,
W3IUU, W3TMZ, W3UJ, W4BQF, W4EI, W4HM, W4MYA, W4VC, W4YE, WA3WJD,
WB4RDV, WR3E, WV3B, and WW3V.
POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
Membership Roster 21 May 1996
Pres..KE3Q Vice Pres..KF3P
Historian & WWW page.......K3SA
The PVRC dBaseIII database is maintained by the Secretary who
solicits updated information
throughout the year. To save space, this roster uses nick names
(labels use first), 5 of 9
digits in the zip, and Pk to replace a full packet address.
PVRC Charter Members:
W3GRF (SK), W3IKN, W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), W4KFT, N0FFZ, W4LUE, W7YS,
PacketCluster Contest/DX System -MHz
N3RR Rockville MD 145.510 441.325 p
N4SR WoodbridgeVA 145.530 r
KE3Q Bowie MD 145.570 445.375 p
W3LPL Glenwood MD 145.590 441.250 p
WR3L Baltimore MD 145.610 p
K3NA Frederick MD 145.630 p
N4OHE Mt.WeatherVA 145.710 440.925 p
K4FJ Mt.Vernon VA 145.770 r
p Potomac Valley DX Spotting Net.
r Rappahannock DX Packetcluster Grp
PVRC Regions with chair/contact
C Central PVRC KE3Q
NW Northwest KF3P
PA Pennsylvania (p/o NW) K3TZV
W West/Shenandoah(p/o NW) W9LT
NE Northeast WR3L
E East See KE3Q Vacant
ES Eastern Shore WA3WJD
SE Southeast W3AZ
S South WB4NFS & KO4FM
SW Southwest See KE3Q Vacant
CV Central VA W4MYA
TW Tidewater VA W4ZYT
SV Southwest VA KC4DY
NC North Carolina K4PQL
Info is listed in this order:
Call NickName LastName
City State Zip
PVRC Region ID
H: home telephone
W: work telephone
Pk = member has packet
The roster has been deleted from this web page edition of the June 1996
Newsletter for two reasons:
1. It seems reasonable that the roster should appear as a seperate
document that is easy to find and easily updated so that only the
latest edition is consuming disk space. This idea has has not been worked
out, as yet.
2. One member is concerned that some members may not
wish their personal information, such as telephone numbers,
available on "the Net."
I am looking into these two issues and will attempt to obtain a
resulation of them this summer.
73, Dick Wilder, K3DI (editor)
PVRC SILENT KEYS:
K3AO K3CU K3HPG K3RS
K3TG K4FRX K4IYK K4LB
K4LPU K4VWH K4YF K4ZA
K4ZZ K6MQ K7SQD K7ZZ
KA3DAG KB0ZL KC8C LU2DX
N4IH N4IN TI2AD VE3ON
W0AW W1AAE W1AY W1MV
W2DW W2GHK W2HU W3AFM
W3BKE W3BKK W3DAL W3DVO
W3EB W3EO W3FA W3FRZ
W3FSP W3FU W3GRF W3JID
W3KA W3KLA W3KZQ W3MTQ
W3PS W3PZW W3QHF W3SW
W3TN W3UE W3WG W3WSF
W3WU W3WV W4AAV W4BMX
W4BV W4BVV W4CC W4DPS
W4EI W4EZ W4EZ W4GF
W4HQN W4HZZ W4IA W4IYR
W4JFE W4JK W4JNE W4KFC
W4KPK W4KV W4LAP W4NF
W4NH W4NM W4NO W4NQ
W4NQM W4NTZ W4NW W4RVE
W4SXE W4WBC W4WI W4WO
W4ZM W4ZMQ W5WH W6CAA
W6MUR W6UA W7DI W7SH
W9KBE W9KBE W9KO W9OLU
W9VES WA4GHV WB2FUN YV3JA
PVRC REUNION ON THE AIR
Keep in touch by participating in the PVRC reunion each year during
the first week end of
Saturday 1400-1800 UTC
Sunday 0000-0500 & 2200-0000
Monday 0000-0300 UTC
Call CQ PVRC and exchange serial, your call now, QTH, your call
when you joined and year
NR73 W6XYZ CA W4XYZ 60
3547, 7047, 14047, 21047,
28047, 14247, and 28447 kHz.
Two points per QSO. Multipliers are the sum of all states, DC,
provinces, and DXCC countries counted once; not once per band.
Send only the summary sheet to the PVRC Secretary.(Or as announced.)
See PVRC Reunion Issue (usually April or May) PVRC NEWSLETTER for the
rules for the current year.