PVRC March 1998 Newsletter

 
 
PVRC MEETINGS CALENDAR
 
weekly  Wed  BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays 7:30 am, 
             Basil's Deli, Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI
Mar  5  Thu  PVRC/NC meeting at Luna's Restaurant  
             in Raleigh, NC at 6 pm
Mar  9  Mon  Central meeting at the Church of the Nativity 
             (Episcopal), Route 5, Temple Hills, MD at 7:30 pm
Mar 13  Fri  South West Virginia (PVRC/SWVA), Western Sizzler, 
             460E, Roanoke, VA at 6:00 pm.
Mar 17  Tue  North-west meeting, Legends Restr, Frederick, 
             MD at 8:00 pm
Mar 17  Tue  Tidewater Colony meeting with VA-DXCC, 
             D&M Seafood, Newton/Va Beach Rds.
Apr  2  Thu  PVRC/NC meeting at Luna's Restaurant in Raleigh, NC
Apr 13  Mon  Central meeting at the Library in Vienna, VA at 7:30 pm
 
 
 
THE NEW LOGO IS READY FOR CARDS THANK TO THE EFFORT OF CRAIG LEE, N3NT.
The colors are the same as the prior logo with a border of blue edged with
red containing white letters.  The state names are red and the center PVRC
is blue.  Looks great in color. (The paper version of this issue displayed
a black and white copy of the new logo.)
 
CENTRAL MEETING, VIENNA,VA  2/9/98 
By Rich Boyd, KE3Q
 
Present:  K3MM, W4VC, W1HIR, W0CN, AA4KD, ND3A, WR3Z, W3EMH, K3ZO, W3ZZ,
N3NT, K3OSX, KE3Q, K4ZW, N3OC, WR3L, KT3Y, K4SO, W3LPL, W4XP, WI2T, W3DQ,
W4CE, K4VV, K4IQ.
 
Ten to twelve of us met informally beforehand at Outback Steakhouse, Route
123, Vienna...early arrivals getting there at 5 PM or so, stragglers as
late as 6:45.  Had a great time.
 
At the 7:30 meeting at Patrick Henry Library, also on Route 123, WR3L gave
a report on the status of the "GO-list" on packetcluster.  He's been
working out particulars with the publishers, to continue to make this
available to our packetcluster users.
 
K3MM read several membership applications.  I missed the callsigns; he
will have to type up this info for the minutes.
 
K3ZO mentioned that PVRC is starting to get under NCCC's (Northern
California Contest Club) skin.  (This is a good thing.)  He mentioned
NCCC's frustration in trying to "make a comeback" in Sweepstakes '97.
NCCC was amazed at PVRC's score increase apparently and is suspicious that
PVRC has people submitting scores from beyond the 350-mile circle.   This
is not the case, so we're not losing any sleep.  It appears we will win SS
this time ('97)...so let's start making our plans for November '98 to do
it again!
 
The main program item was N3OC demonstrating some advanced features of CT,
the contest logging program...e.g. connecting to DXTelnet, etc.
(packetcluster DX spotting via the internet...useful if you're on a
DXpedition.)
 
W3LPL gave a report on his recent visits to KC1XX, K1EA, and K1ZM...all
very impressive stations.
 
We adjourned promptly at 9 PM, since the librarians kick us out then. 
 
NW Regional Meeting Minutes - February 17, 1998 
by Tyler Stewart, K3MM
 
In attendance were members K3MM, W8BOZ, N4MM, W3NRS, WI2T, W8ZA, N3KTV,
K3IXD, K8OQL, and K3SKE.
 
>From the introductions:  K8OQL, Jerry, will operate single band 80M in the
ARRL CW test.  K3IXD, Ed, has repaired his 160M Inverted L and EWE's for
the CQ 160 phone contest.  N3KTV, Jim, had nothing to say but had pictures
of ice from K3MQH in January.
 
K3SX, Sid, picked up 3 new countries on 160 in 14 days - a CN, S79, and
3DA0CA.  He recently took down some elevated radials and replaced them
with more ground-mounted radials, which he thinks has improved things
somewhat.  He will be on 80 and 160 in the ARRL contest, his A3 still on
the ground.
 
W8ZA, Bob, recently water in his Orion rotator connector.  He hung 2 80M
1/2 slopers and a new beverage recently.  He praised N4ZR for battling
against a tower moratorium at a recent Jefferson County commissioners
meeting.  He and WD3A will do a multi-op for ARRL.
 
K3SKE, Dan, will be at W3GNQ's for an ARRL phone Multi-2.  He got his M2
Orion rotator interfaced with CT no problem.  Now he is just waiting for
Mosley to deliver a Pro-67C.  WI2T, Jeff, will be at W3GNQ's as well. 
 
N4MM, John, will be part-time in ARRL CW and has been on the road a lot
with league business.  He recently bought Guy Black's mountain top QTH in
Hampshire County.   W8BOZ, Russ, will be at the Fayetteville hamfest and
is contemplating big power.
 
K3MM, Ty, broke his world record from last year in the recent RTTY WPX
test.  He'll be at W3LPL's for ARRL CW and WP3X for a multi-multi with a
lot of the regular WPX multi crew.  K3MM announced that N5OKR will be
taking over as NW Regional Chairman in March.
 
N4MM says the league is pushing for more Direction Finding competition in
the US to parallel activity in other countries.
 
K3MM suggested that PVRC might want to do an official club effort or
efforts for Field Day this year.  A possible site would be near KE3Q's,
where he did a small operation last year.  He also reported a rumour from
K3ZO at the regular meeting that PVRC defeated NCCC in the SS club
competition by about 2 million points.  Fred got a phone call from N6TV
who was a bit perturbed by the incredible number of logs and score racked
up by PVRC members last Fall!   Meeting adjourned.
 
2/5/98 PVRC/NC MEETING MINUTES, 2/5/98 
by Pete Soper, KS4XG  ([email protected]
 
Site.  The meeting was held at Lunas Pizza in Raleigh from 18:00-20:30.
 
Attendees.  AA4NC/W4MR, Will; K2AV, Guy; K3CV, Jeff; K3KO, Brian; K4MA,
Jim; K4QPL, Jim; KS4XG, Pete (sec); N4CW, Bert (chairman); and W2CS, Gary.
The chapter membership remains at 22.
 
Club business and announcements.  January minutes were approved.  It was
noted that PVRC chapters must agree to meet four times per year.  PVRC
will be publishing a club membership list which will then be sync'd with
current NC chapter membership.
 
N3II is looking for past scores to the start of the 5 million contest
period. We wondered whether point tallies would be put on the web (they
have, see www.pvrc.org and follow the link to "PVRC 5 Million Award
Totals")
 
There was a discussion of the NC QSO party. AA4NC, N3QYE, KO4PY have been
active in past years. Will suggested the organizers could improve this
activity with a few rules changes.
 
Member activities.  W2CS managed to get a packet station running using
nothing but a computer sound card as the modem. He used public domain
software available from:
           http://dl0td.afthd.th-darmstadt.de/~flexnet/
 
N4AF sent his regrets. His Dad's health took a turn for the worse and
Howie had to go to Florida to be with him.
 
There was discussion about an extreme delayed echo during the NAQP/CW test
in which the echo was so bad that K4QPL, W2CS, and N4CW were unable to run
QSK.
 
K2AV just added a 400hz IRCI crystal filter to his 1000MP and is very
pleased with the results.  AA4NC, N4CW and K4MA described the Dayton
conference CW tests in which callsigns must be copied out of a sea of QRM
and QRN.
 
A discussion of the PVRC club circle, especially in regards to whether
Albemarle could be within the circle. Someone explained that as it was a
circle there was a sharp arc cutting this side of Albemarle. There is
still uncertainty about who within the state might qualify for potential
membership. KS4XG agreed to pursue this. (A formal request was sent to
K3MM who bounced it to KE3Q Rich. No word back yet from Rich). 
 
K2AV was recognized for his outstanding effort on the recent 160 meter
contest, holding onto the third highest claimed score at the time of the
meeting. It was one year ago that Guy used KS4XG's station to take part in
the ARRL DX/CW test and rekindle his interest in contesting.
 
K4MA described his use of N4CW's Loos gauge, a device for measuring guy
wire tension (actually for sail boats, but adaptable to tower
measurements).
 
Next Meeting.  The next PVRC/NC meeting will be 6pm Thursday March 5th at
Luna's Pizza (3227 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh.  919 854 9600).  
Direction are:
     From the Raleigh Beltline coming South past Crabtree, pass the
Hillsborough St exit and then take the second Western Blvd exit toward NC
State and Downtown (East). Proceed 0.8 Miles East to a right at the second
onto Gorman Street. 1.3 miles later take a right at the light onto Avent
Ferry. Take the next left to the strip mall with Lunas.
     From East Raleigh, taking Beltline along south side to the Gorman st
exit and go right. At the first light the strip mall and Luna's is on the
left.
 
 
PVRC DINNER ROVERS by Jack Hammett K4VV ([email protected], 703-281-1308,
cluster)
 
On February 11, a dinner meeting was enjoyed at Gladchuk Bros on W.
Patrick St. in Fredrick, MD. Norm/W3NRS (ex K3LYW) served as the host,
selecting a fine restaurant.  Attending were Norm and wife Harriet,
Marty/W3YOZ, Gene/W3ZZ, Chuck/W4XP, John/W1HIR,and Jack/K4VV.  The meal
was great and the discussion lively. Topics included mountaintops, VHF/UHF
antennas, 160m verticals, guyed mast raising, rotor business war stories,
antenna business evolution, and smalltalk.
 
 
 
PVRC/SWVA MEETING MINUTES 2/13/98 
by John Mitchell (K4IQ)
 
Site: Denny's Restaurant, W. Salem. 1800-2100
 
Attendees: K4IQ, John; W4YE, Buddy; K1GG, Gordon; N4GU, Mike.
 
Meeting Agenda:  After dinner and informal chats, we convened the meeting.
K4IQ reported on the Central PVRC meeting he attended on 2-9.  We passed
around the 1997 Sweepstakes Summary which W2GG had prepared, which has now
been hi-lited for leads in our immediate area.  Many calls were familiar
to at least one member, and some were surprised to learn they had been
active in Sweepstakes.  This database was a very worthwhile effort, and
SWVA stands to increase its membership roster.  We also discussed the
process for approaching/writing candidates, and agreed to discuss this
further at the next meeting. 
 
Gordon, K1GG, reported on the local PVRC roundtable net following the
regular DX weekly net on 2 meters, Thursday nights at 8:30 on 146.745 MHz.
The first month was slow, with few check-ins, but interest is building and
several people checked into the net on 2-19, expressing interest in
attending our next dinner meeting.
 
N4GU related his visit to Comtek systems in NC.  He met with Jim Miller
and received a tour of his facilities, which left Mike quite impressed
with the product line and quality of workmanship.  We closed the meeting
after discussing planned participation in upcoming contests and setting
the next meeting, which will be at Western Sizzlin' on 460E., Roanoke.
 
 
SHORT ARTICLES:
 
Our target date each month to have the PVRC Newsletter in your hands prior
to the central meeting that is held on the second Monday.  We may miss
this month due my travel as VP2EEI and FS/K3DI which caused a delay in
getting it to W2GG for reproduction and distribution.  So ping on me, not
Bob!  The April issue will be back on track with the standard deadline of
the 25th of March.  The May issue is planned to be a jumbo (2 ounce) issue
with a complete membership roster.   This issue was a QRQ edit.  I missed
some minutes and articles that had been planned which I'll catch next
month. 
 
The PVRC Secretary, Dave Baugher, WR3L, reports that the following made
contributions to PVRC during Febraury:  K4IQ, W4XP, EI2T, W3UJ, W3EMH,
K3TM, WS4CE, W3ECU, W3DAD, and K3IXD.  Dave's address is give on the
REFERENCE PAGE, the last page of this issue.
 
Craig Lee, N3NT, says he has had progress at last.  He has received the
logo and has got it to the printer.  (And sent your editor a copy that is
shown on page one.)  The films have already been made so expect to have
cards before the March 9 Central meeting.  Will get them in the mail soon
after I receive them. Thanks for your patience - it is not normally this
slow, the logo change threw a wrench in the works.
 
Pete Smith, N4ZR, lets us know he has improved the web display of current
5M standings at http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm.  Instead of (or in addition
to) the full HTML listing you can also select a much smaller summary list
that gives total 5M points to date by callsign.  You can search it by
using the Find command under the Edit menu in your browser to find your
call.  The page also gives directions to an FTP site where you can
download the full standings (including contest-by-contest subtotals) in
Word 2.0 for Windows format.
 
The 12th Annual York Spring Fest Sponsored by the Keystone VHF Club York,
PA will be held on Sunday, March 15, 1998 from 8am to 3pm at the York
County Area Vocational-Techinical School, 500 Yards off the Queen St. Exit
Ramp on I-83 (Exit 6).  Contact Ted Rodes (KE3SO, (717)-259-8063,
[email protected] for more information or the web page at
http://members.aol.com/yorkfest.
 
Former ARRL President Bob Denniston, W0DX/VP2VI, plans to commemorate the
50th anniversary of his first-ever DXpedition on 14 and 15 March. It was
1948 when Denniston then W4NNN, Charley Orr, W4NND, and Buddy Buttizoni,
W3GRP, put on what is now thought to be the first modern DXpedition.  This
operation was called "Gon-Waki" because Denniston's friends thought he was
crazy.  The original operation took place in the Bahamas as VP7NG
participated in the second weekend of the ARRL .CW DX Contest on 14 and 15
March of 1948.  Look for anniversary station VP2VI/50 operating from the
British Virgin Islands from 00:00Z on 14 March through 24:00Z on 15 March.
Bob and the rest of the operators will use original gear including an
SX-28A, wires and a hand key on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters.  The
"Gon-Waki II" team will be active 24 KHz up from the bottom of the band.
50th anniversary QSL cards will be available from Bob's QSL manager AB1U.
(The W0DX text was from the 24 Feb issue of The Daily DX, 301-854-5650,
[email protected])
 
 
MARCH CONTESTS
 
Editor note:  This article (less the "who is PVRC" portion) was prepared
for and appeared in the March Autocall.  It is geared toward the
non-member non-contester.  The Autocall column also gave points-of-contact
and lists the spotting network frequencies
 
This column will provide the casual operator with sufficient information
to participate in the listed contests though, due to limited space,
neither the complete scoring nor log submittal information is given.
Below are a sample of 22 known HF contests to be held during MARCH with
times in EST though logs should be kept in UTC (Zula) time.  You do not
have to be a member of any club or send in a score to enjoy operating in
contests and helping others earn points..
 
ARRL DX Contest, SSB: 6th 7pm to 8th 7pm. 1.8 - 28 Mhz bands.  Work
stations outside Canada and the 48 states.  You send RS-state (ex: 59
Virginia) and DX sends RS-Power (ex: 59100).  Multipliers are DXCC
countries.  PVRC competes in the club competition category.
 
QCWA QSO Party SSB: 14th 9am to 16th 1am, 160m and about 3915, 7245,
14280, 21365, and 28545 kHz, non QCWA members send year of first license
and state (ex: 97 Virginia).  Members will include a chapter following the
year.  Chapters are multipliers.
 
Wisconsin QSO Party: 14th 1pm to 15th 8pm. CW: 3550, 3705, 7050, 7125, and
14050 kHz plus 15 & 10 meters.  Phone: 3890, 7230, 14290, 21350, and 28400
kHz.  WI stations work anybody and send county others work WI stations and
send state. 
 
Alaska QSO Party, CW and phone: 20th 7pm to 22nd 7pm on 1835, 3700, 7035,
7135, 7235, 14035,14245, 21135, 21335, 28135, and 28335 kHz. We send RS(T)
and state and work only AK stations.  AK send RS(T) and city.
 
Bermuda Worldwide Contest, phone and CW.  20th 7pm to 22nd 7pm but only
operate 24 hours.  3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz.  Exchange RS(T) only. Work
anybody.  Multiply QSO points by DXCC countries and then by the number of
Bermuda stations worked.
 
Virginia QSO Party:  21st 1pm to midnight and 22nd 6am to 9pm.
CW: 1805 kHz and 50 kHz up from band edge on others.  
PHONE: 1845, 3860, 7260, 14260, 21360, and 28360 kHz.  Also 10 kHz up from
the edge of the novice CW bands and 28360 kHz.  Also 50.125, 147.48,
223.50, and 446.00 MHz.  VA stations work anybody and send QSO number and
county.  Others work only VA stations and send number and state.
 
CQ World-Wide WPX Contest, SSB. 27th 7pm to 29th 7pm. 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21,
& 28 MHz bands.  Single operator stations work any 36 hours.  Work anybody
and exchange RS plus a serial number (ex: 59001).  Working a station in
your own country counts only as a multiplier; no QSO points.  Each
different prefix (ex: WA4, K4, AC4, and W44) worked is a multiplier.  
 
 
PVRC ARRL VHF SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS by Dave Blanchard, N3II (#6 2/18/98)
 
       CALL            BANDS        QSO    MULTS        TOTAL
 
   **  SINGLE OPERATOR
    K1RZ               7            736      189       204,876
    K3DNE              5            527      133       100,548
    K2UOP                           384      136        85,816
    K3ZO               2            457       88        40,216
    K3IXD              3            182       34         6,970
    W3GN               2             62       23         1,426
    W2YE               3             47       25         1,325
    N3UN               3            101       11         1,221
    W2GG               2             53       18         1,098
    W3EMH              3             55       16           896
    N4TL               1             27       17           459
    N4MM               1             30        9           270
    N3II               1             48        4           192
    W9LT               1             22        4            88
 
   **  ROVER
    ND3F                            775      143       270,000
    W3EKT/4                         363      115             0
 
   **  MULTIOPERATOR
    K3MQH                          2003      263       695,372
    K8GP                           1155      200       342,800
    W4MYA              3            442      106        53,424
 
 
         18 LOGS                         TOTAL     1,806,997
 
 -----------------------------------------------------------
 ---------  ANY MORE SCORES OUT THERE ??      --------------
 ---------  ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS ??   --------------
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  LAST YEAR - 1997
  -----------------                      entries  score
   UNLIMITED CATEGORY
      1. MT AIRY VHF RADIO CLUB            57   2,893,897
      2. NORTHERN LIGHTS RADIO SOCIETY     56     498,443
      3. ROCHESTER (MN) ARC                55      17,685
 
   MEDIUM CATEGORY
      1. NORTHEAST WEAK SIGNAL GROUP       46   2,212,377
      2. ROCHESTER VHF GROUP               46   1,576,455
      3. POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB          7     280,106
 
 -----------------------------------------------------------
  Multiop operators:
       K3MQH:  AI3M K3MM K3MQH K3RA N3EYB N3KTV N3OC W3GHR W3SST WF3T
        K8GP:  K1RA  W3UR  W3ZZ  W4XP  W3LPL  WD8ISK  K6LEW
       W4MYA:  W4MYA KF4QQY
 
 
 
 
ARRL DX CW SCORES by Dave Blanchard, N3II (#5 2/28/98)
            
            CALL        PWR   BAND     QSO   MULTS    TOTAL
       **  SINGLE OP - UNASSISTED
        K3ZO            C             2582     370   2,864,910
        N4ZR            C             1897     300   1,707,300
        W9LT            C             1448     302   1,305,546
        W4YE            C             1106     283     938,994
        K2AV            C              908     267     724,905
        W3AZ            C              729     253     553,311
        W3GN            C              575     232     400,200
        N4CW            C              529     215     341,205
        K2UOP           C              370     166     184,260
        N8II            C     15       445      74      98,568
        W4IF            C              254     125      95,250
        N4MM            C              121      82      29,766
        K3OSX           C     160       73      38       8,322
        K3SV            C               55      32       5,280
        VP2EEI          B   Approx    3000     266   2,400,000
        W3DA            B              601     236     425,508
        K7CMZ           B              560     216     362,880
        W3DF            B              538     220     355,080
        K4BAM           B              539     201     323,208
        N4MO/TI7        B     15      1382      57     248,760
        W3CP            B              442     186     245,310
        NV3V            B              212     121      76,956
        N3UN            B              167     100      50,100
        K3HH            B              145      99      43,065
        K4QPL           B              124      89      32,574
        W3DAD           B              128      76      29,184
        W4HM            B     80       154      60      27,720
        W3ZZ            A              352     161     170,016
        WD3P            A               53      32       5,088
       **  SINGLE OP - ASSISTED
        N3RR            C             1687     387   1,958,607
        K3SA            C             1162     320   1,110,720
        N3II            C              936     331     929,448
        W3HVQ           C             1005     281     847,215
        K3KY            C              663     266     526,680
        K4VV            C              500     217     325,500
        K3SX            C     160       60      37       6,660
        W2GG            B              773     326     755,994
        W3UJ            B              702     247     520,182
        NY3M            B              247     157     116,337
       **  MULTI SINGLE
        KG4DZ           C             4108     306   3,771,144
        W4MR            C             2113     383   2,427,837
        W3GG            C             1663     357   1,781,073
        N4RV            C              875     304     798,000
       **  MULTI 2
        NJ4F            C             2599     405   3,157,785
        WR3L            C             1973     378   2,237,382
       **  MULTI - MULTI
        W3LPL           C             5627     569   9,605,289
        W4MYA           C             3291     449   4,431,630 *
  A = QRP
  B = LOW POWER                        TOTAL CW     49,360,749
  C = HIGH POWER                            SSB     __________
  # OF LOGS = 47                   GRAND TOTAL      __________
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
   LAST YEAR - UNLIMITED CATEGORY  (CW + SSB)
       1. FRANKFORD RADIO CLUB         170 entries    139,419,582
       2. YANKEE CLIPPER CONTEST CLUB  187   "        131,740,371
       3. POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB     96   "         58,213,623
 
OPERATORS:
     KG4DZ:  W4ZYT W4SD  NW3K
     VP2EEI: K3DI
     N4RV:   N4RV  KT4W
     NJ4F:   NJ4F  K7SV  WA4JUK K4EC  & DAISY THE DX HOUND
     W3GG:   W3GG  AA3KX
     W3LPL:  K1HTV  AI3M  KE3Q  N3OC  W3LPL  K3RA  K3NA  K3MM  KD4D
             K4ZW   ND3F  K1RA  K2YWE K3MQH
     W4MR:   AA4NC K4MA
     W4MYA:  W4MYA WA4DAI WA4QDM W4DR
     WR3L:   WR3L  N3NT
 
 
        PVRC REFERENCE PAGE.  Other updates?  - editor)
 
PVRC Officers   
PRESIDENT   K3MM    TYLER STEWART    301-414-5444   [email protected]
VICE PRES   N3OC    BRIAN McGINNESS  301-652-6768   [email protected]
SECRETARY   KE3Q    RICH BOYD        301-464-8014   [email protected]
TREASURER   WR3L    DAVE BAUGHER     410-DX1-WR3L   [email protected]
HISTORIAN   K3SA    STEVE AFFENS     301-774-0558   [email protected]
 
 
PVRC Charter Members:    
W3GRF (SK), W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), N0FFZ (SK), W4LUE, W7YS, VP2VI (W0DX),
W3IKN, W4KFT.
 
PacketCluster Contest/DX System (MHz):
K3NA    Frederick MD    145.630
W3LPL   Glenwood MD     145.590 441.250
KE3Q    Bowie MD        145.570 445.375
N3RR    Rockville MD    145.510 441.325
N4OHE   Mt.Weather VA   145.710 440.925 
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 *.
 
This system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network except
"*" are independently funded by each SYSOP.
 
PVRC on Internet. 
PVRC web site:  http://www.pvrc.org by K3SA. 
NC (N4AF) web   http://www.pagesz.net/~pvrc 
PVRC reflector:
        To post: [email protected] 
        To join send email: 
        [email protected]  
        Text: SUBSCRIBE PVRC
 
Dues are by donation.  The mandatory $10 dues have been discontinued.  So
please send your donation - hopefully at least $10 -to Dave Baugher, WR3L,
615 Rockaway Beach Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221.  Make checks payable to PVRC.
Thank you.
 
Newsletter & Autocall Editor:  Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres Rd,
Arnold, MD 21012-1724.  Voice 410-757-6706, FAX/modem 410-757-6720,
[email protected], and packet.  Deadlines are the 25th unless prior
arrangements are made.
 
CENTRAL:
Tyler Steward, K3MM (see above).  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 premeeting 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. Premeeting dinner at Outback, Old Branch Ave.
        MD LOCATION:  Church of the Nativity (Episcopal), Route 5, Temple
Hills, MD.  Premeeting dinner at Topolino's.
 
NORTHWEST:
Looking for replacement for K3MM.  Meets at 8:00 pm on the third Tuesday
every month at the Legends Restaurant in Hampton Inn, at I-270 and Route
85 in south Frederick, MD.  Essentially includes WEST VIRGINIA area.
 
NORTH CAROLINA:
Chair: Bert Michaud, N4CW, [email protected]  Sec: Pete Soper, KS4XG,
[email protected], Activites: Jim Stevens, K4MA, [email protected]  POC
is N4CW and KS4XG.  Howie Hoyt, N4AF, 919-362-1301, [email protected] is
PVRC reflector editor.  PVRC/NC meets at  6:00 pm (may change to 5:30 pm)
the first Thursday of every month at Luna's, 3227 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh,
tel. 919-854-9600.   Luns'a is in s strip mall behind Courtney's
Restaurant.  Go in, and proceed to the back, and up the stairs to a large
table set and waiting for you.
 
TIDEWATER (VA) COLONY OF PVRC.
Don Lynch W4ZYT 804-486-0728 [email protected]  Meetings are the 3rd
Tuesday of every month in conjunction with the VA DXCC at the China Palace
Restaurant corner of Newtown Road and Kempsville Road in Norfolk.  Take 64
to the Newtown Road exit south.  Kempsville Road is the second traffic
light.  The restaurant is across the intersection to the right.
 
SOUTHWEST VA CHAPTER:   Coordinator: John Mitchell, K4IQ, Catawba, VA
540-384-7377, [email protected]  Meets at Denny's Restaurant in West Salem;
exit 137 to intersection & left before the traffic light  OR  Pargo's
Restraurant in Roanoke, VA.
 
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 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
 
RAPPAHANNOCK or 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]
 
WEST (Shenandoah, etc)  Chairperson: vacant 
 
NORTHEAST:  Dave Baugher, WR3L, 410-391-9735, [email protected]
 
EASTERN-SHORE (DEL-MAR-VA)
Brian McGinnes N3OC 301-652-6768 [email protected]
 
EAST (Annapolis)  Rich Boyd, 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.        (99, 01, ...)
Jun-Aug.  When joint FRC/PVRC is at FRC, they announce the date.
Jul.   Cook out at N4AF, Apex, NC
Jul.   Open house, W4MYA, Goochland, VA.
Aug.   Joint NCDXA/PVRC Fowlfest at W3YOZ Park
Aug.   VHF++ meeting/workshop at ND3F in Ellicott City
Sep.   PVRC meeting at the FARfest in Gaithersburg
Sep.   Open house, WR3L, Baltimore
Dec.  Christmas dinner, DC area.