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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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).
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
PVRC DINNER ROVERS by Jack Hammett K4VV ([email protected], 703-281-1308,
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
ND3F 775 143 270,000
W3EKT/4 363 115 0
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 ?? --------------
LAST YEAR - 1997
----------------- entries score
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
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
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
KG4DZ: W4ZYT W4SD NW3K
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)
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),
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
To post: [email protected]
To join send email:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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]
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.