POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB NEWSLETTER - MARCH 1999

PVRC CALENDAR
Weekl     Wed    BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays
                 7:30 am, Basil's Deli, 
                 Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI.
Mar 1     Mon    South MD at Wayne Rogers, N1WR, Lusby, MD, 7:30 pm
Mar 4     Thu    PVRC/NC, Ryan's Family Steakhouse at
                 Crossroads, Cary at 6pm
Mar 6/7          ARRL SSB DX Contest.  5 Mil award.
Mar 8     Mon    Central meeting, Church of the nativity,
                 Rte 5, Temple Hills, MD
Mar 16    Tue    Northwest meeting, Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick
                 St, Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm
Mar 16    Tue    Normal Tidewater Colony meeting with VA-DXCC. See
                 reference page.
Mar 26    Fri    SWVA Chapter Meeting, Steak & Ale Restr, Rt419, 
                 Roanoke. Dinner 6:00pm
Mar 27/28        CQ SSB WPX Contest.  5 Mil award
Apr 1     Thu    Normal PVRC/NC night at Ryan's Steakhouse
                 at Crossroads, Cary at 6pm
Apr 12    Mon    Central meeting in Virginia
 
EDITORIAL:  We plan to continue to enjoy the economics of bulk mail though
we may suffer from slow delivery.  The economics is important and
especially so in May when the jumbo issue would cost 55 cents each by
first class mail instead of 18.3 cents.  I believe we can compensate
somewhat for the slow delivery by expanding the above calendar to give
meeting and activity dates for both the current and following month.
Therefore, regional chair persons are requested to include the date, time,
and place of thier next TWO monthly meetings in their minutes.  Or, at
least, email your meeting schedules to me so that they may be put in the
calendar.  The Newsletter is always availabe at www.pvrc.org and may be
received by direct email by sending a request via email to the editor,
K3DI.
 
DONATIONS REPORT by Dave Baugher, WR3L, Treas
 
The club would like to thank W4CE, K4BAM, KK4WQ, W3DAD, W4ZYT, N3OC,
N3RC,N4RV, KM4YY, WR3Z  and  W3XY for the  donation to PVRC in February.
 
CENTRAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES, 2/8/99, by Rich Boyd, KE3Q, Secretary.
 
The regular central/general meeting of PVRC was held at the Patrick Henry
Library, route 123, Vienna, Virginia Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 from 7:30-9:00
PM.  Present, in order of sign-in:  K3MM, N3RC, WR3L, N3OC, W4XP, KA3QPG,
W3GNQ, WI2T, K3OSX, N4ZH, K3ZO, W3ZZ, N3NT, N4RV, W4RW, AA4KD, W3DQ, and
KE3Q.  Beforehand, about half of those were also at the nearby Outback
Steakhouse for dinner.
 
With K3MM presiding, we went around giving name and callsign.  Then we
went around again to give each person a chance to talk about recent
operating, etc.  By about 8:30 we began showing a presentation from last
year's Dayton Contest Forum on videotape...on the 6Y4A station (which used
the callsign 6Y2A in last fall's CQWW), an extremely competitive
multi-multi contest operation that used almost entirely short verticals at
a beach location.  The meeting adjourned promptly at 9 PM.
 
SOUTHERN MD REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES (Feb 1, 1999) by Barry Shapiro, WR3Z
 
Meeting was held at the home of Wayne Rogers, N1WR.  Attendees were:
Barry, WR3Z; Wayne, N1WR; Mark, KD4D; and Chuck, N3WZR.
 
After a short picture show by N1WR of Hurricane Hugo damage from KP2, we
discussed recent and upcoming contest activity.
 
N1WR reported activity in the CQWW 160M CW contest, with 218 Q's for 19K
points.  Wayne will be operating both ARRL DX contests, single op in the
CW contest, and multi-single for SSB (with N3WZR and N3AFT).
 
KD4D reported no recent activity, but will be operating at W3LPL's for
both ARRL contests.
 
WR3Z operated part-time with N3OC in the CQWW 160M CW contest from Ocean
City.  Totals there were 675 Q's for 178K points.  Conditions appeared to
be better during the first half of the contest, which made for slow
pickings the latter half.  Barry plans to operate ARRL CW from WR3L's and
ARRL SSB from W3GNQ's in M2 activity.
 
After viewing the VP8SSI Dxpedition videotape, the group had an extensive
discussion on ways to generate more contesting interest in our region.
Several hams in the area that have done contests in the past will be
initially targeted.  In addition, we will be looking into the possibility
of running a small effort (2A) in this year's Field Day, with the goal of
introducing to hams beforehand various contesting operating techniques and
contesting resources (such as CT).  Hams from the local clubs (Calvert and
St. Mary's) will be approached over the next 2 months.  We are also
considering additional meeting scenarios, such as Saturday breakfast
meetings.
 
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday March 1st at N1WR's home.
 
PVRC/NC FEBRUARY MINUTES by Jim Price, N3QYE, with note taking help from
N4CW.
 
The meeting was held at Ryans Family Steakhouse, Cary Crossroads, Cary, NC
from 6-7:30pm on February 4th.
 
Attendees.  Jim K4MA (chairman), Alan K4PB, Jim K4QPL, Tom N4TL, Will
AA4NC, Jim N3QYE, Bert N4CW, Jeff NX9T, George WX4DX, Bob K4HA, Will WJ9B,
Joe NA3T (guest), Frank KE4GY, Shinomiya JR3RUE (guest)
 
Membership.  This was the 2nd meeting for Will WJ9B and Frank KE4GY, and
both were voted members by unanimous acclamation.  Welcome Will and Frank!
Chapter membership is now 30.
 
Club business and announcements.  K4MA exhorted the members to participate
in the upcoming contests.  There was a question of whether the WPX/RTTY
test is part of the PVRC 5 million award program. It is not.
 
Upcoming Contests.
  NCJ Sprint CW 2/13
  CQ WW WPX RTTY 2/13
  PACC (Dutch) Contest 2/13
  ARRL DX CW 2/20
  CQ WW 160 SSB 2/26
  REF (French) SSB 2/27
  North Carolina QSO Party 2/27 
  (not a contest, but hey, they need support)
  ARRL DX SSB 3/6
 
Member notes.  K4HA hosted W2XL for the 160m CW contest.   WX4DX plans to
improve his 160m antennas.  N3QYE participated in the January VHF Sweeps
and NAQP from W4ATC.
 
AA4NC and K4MA used NAQP as practice for their multi-2 operation in ARRL
DX CW at 8P9Z.  For the moment they plan to use the call 8P9JA on 7-8
bands.  Will pointed out there was a good article in CQ Contest that
described the 8P9Z station.
 
KE4GY says taking his children to hockey and basketball practices keeps
him busy.  He has a wooded 1-acre lot in north Durham, with an A3 in a box
in the garage.  Several members offered to help him put wires up in his
trees.
 
JR3RUE is visiting the US for 3 months and is operating HF mobile while
here.  He described his privileges at home and per his reciprocal
operating permit.  Most of the US stations he works from home are W6/W7.
He passed out plans for the Hentenna (Japanese for 'Strange Antenna').
 
NA3T likes weak signal VHF and operated the January Sweeps from   W4ATC
with N3QYE and N3NPQ.  Joe is also a software designer and has authored
the site which generates azimuthal maps for hams at
http://www.wm7d.net/azproj.shtml.
 
K4QPL suffered a lightning strike two weeks ago, affecting the
rig/computer interface for the recent 160m contest.  Jim had fun working
as part of a team in the NAQP CW contest.
 
WJ9B has operated in the November Sweeps for years, but this was the first
time in years he branched out for NAQP (CW); he fed his tower for
operations on 160m.  Will is a homebrewer and one of the test builders for
the K2 kit (160m-10m). Will worked 160m and got some good multipliers,
with 313 Qs in 10 hours. He has high hopes for ARRL DX CW.
 
Next Meeting.  The next meeting will be 6pm Thursday, March 4th at Ryans.    
 
 
NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - February 16, 1999
By Greg Altig, N5OKR ([email protected])
 
In attendance were members N5OKR, N3KTV, K3MQH, WI2T, W3ZZ, K3ZO, N4ZR,
W3UJ, W3EKT, W3LPL, K4IQ, N4MM, K3SX, K3SW, N3HBX, K3DNE, W3YOZ, K3FT,
AA3SC, and WX3B, and guests N3YDT, N3LDI, K8NY, K4ZDH, N3WJA, and K3RFI.
 
Business.  N3WJA, Ed, was attending his second meeting and was voted in
unanimously.  Welcome aboard, Ed!
 
From the Introductions.  In lieu of our usual roundtable introductions, we
turned the floor over to our special guest, Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH,
legal advisor for amateur enforcement within the FCC's Compliance and
Information Bureau.
 
Riley, based out of the Gettysburg office, has seen a rapid rise in his
popularity since jumping into the middle of a "pig farmer" fracas on 75
meters last month; a sure sign that there is life returning to the FCC's
amateur enforcement activities.
 
During his talk, Riley recounted some great anecdotes of recent
enforcement activities and provided updates of ongoing cases against such
famous (or infamous) personalities as Schoenbaum, Baxter, and Richard
Burton.
 
Other highlights from his talk include:
 
- Details of the Laurel monitoring office's renewed enthusiasm at getting
back into amateur radio activities. All 14 of the FCC's monitoring
stations are automated and controlled out of Laurel. Of note, that office
is now available for organized tours.
 
- The quantum leap in monitoring capability that the Pentium processor has
brought. Pre-Pentium line-of-bearing (LOB) speed was one per second. Since
the Pentium was introduced to their equipment, their capability is now
1024 LOBs per second.
 
- The ineffectiveness of "spanking the dog 3 weeks after he's soiled the
carpet". In light of this, he has found a provision in the enforcement
rules that allow for an immediate reduction in privileges for operating
violations.  He told us of a case in which that morning (Tuesday), an
amateur's license was
temporarily reduced to remove his HF privileges. The amateur had been
monitored conducting malicious interference just this past weekend.
 
- Over 50% of the complaints reviewed when he took this position related
to malicious interference on the HF bands, and the vast majority of those
dealt with a "core" of about 10 people, licensed and unlicensed. Of the
remaining complaints, the next largest percentage involved VHF and
repeater problems.
 
- Given the above percentage, combined with the international reach of the
HF bands, he has chosen to focus initially on the HF problems. He reminded
us that third-world countries with a less than favorable view of the
United States have the same one vote in band allocation matters as we do.
Many of those same countries would love to have private commercial access
to some of our bands.
 
A general question and answer period followed Riley's talk. He will be
speaking at two forums in Dayton this year, one on Friday and one on
Sunday.  Times and locations will be published. In the meantime, you are
welcome to contact him directly via email at [email protected]   Meeting
adjourned.
 
OVER-THE-HILL LUNCH MINUTES 
by Ben Shaver, AA4XU
 
February 17, 1999. PVRC members met for the monthly Over-The-Hill Lunch at
Tom Westons Restaurant in Annandale, VA. The group welcomed back long-time
PVRC member Admiral Scott Red K0DQ, now retired from the Navy and living
in the area. Scott is well known for his big contest scores when operating
Lenny Chertok's W3GRF station in Temple Hills, MD. Scott will be guest
operating the ARRL CW contest this weekend at Jim Ahlgren's W4RX on the
mountain near Frederick, MD.  The following were present: W6AXX Howard
Leake, K6ETM George Sinclair, K3ZO Fred Laun, W3UJ Henry Herman, W3CP Jim
Headrick, K0DQ Scott Redd, K7CMZ Mel Woods, AA4XU Ben Shaver.
 
PVRC/NE MEETING 2/20 by Dave Baugher, WR3L
 
The meeting held at home of WR3L on February 20, 1999. In attendance was
WR3Z, AA3SC, WX3B, W6HZW, WR3L and newcomer N3SB.  Meeting was held to
discuss the DX contest strategies and give N3SB his first meeting.
 
NOTES by the editor
 
In a letter to the Newsletter from Tom Davis, KR4ZY/VU3TOM, of New Delhi
he wrote, "Happiness is having an Indian Amateur Radio License."  Tom
attached a copy of his AMATEUR WIRELESS TELEGRAPH STATION LICENSE dated 5
February 1999.  He will be restricted to 50 Watts DC input and an antenna
that extends above the roof by no more than 10 feet.  He has multiband (7,
14, 21, & 28 MHz) and G5RV antennas and a FT-990.  "The goal is to use a
PK-232-MBX for RTTY2.5 and SSB operations." 
 
Eric, W3DQ, got an email from PVRCer Bob Blumberg, TZ6DX in Bamako, Mali
which said "Hope to play in ARRL DX CW contest this weekend and get
another dose that will last a while!"  He didn't say anything about the
phone weekend.  He's about to take a whirlwind (work) trip through 5N, 3X,
6W, TU, and 9G, so Eric suspects Bob won't be active during the phone
weekend.
 
Pete Smith, N4ZR, would like to make his station available to guest ops
for contests that he does not operate which essentially means his station
is availabe for 'phone contests.  Also, he would like to operate with one
guest as a multi-single and generate a lot of points for PVRC.
[email protected]
 
At 0000 UTC 1st February 1999 500kHz ceased to be part of the
international maritime distress and safety network and many stations
closed down then.  Some station will continue operating.  For example,
Spanish stations are said to close at the end of February with Swedish
staations to remain on until 2001.  Faeroe Is, Finaland, Norway, and Italy
are remaining on indefinately. Reference:
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/rdixon/crs.htm
 
The following are know DXpeditions from this area.  Please let the editor
know any additions or changes.
   ARRL 'phone:
HK0/W4DC(?) by Woodbridge Wireless includes K5OF & AA3KX
VP2V M2 by W4NF, W4RM, W4CE, & W4DAV
8P9Z M/S by K3KG (share of score)
TI7/N4MO by N4MO
   CQ WPX 'Phone
TI7/N4MO by N4MO
 
 
NCDXF/IARU BEACON NETWORK, edited by Dick Wilder, K3DI.  Part 2 of 2.
 
Last month, we introduced the concept of using the subject propagation
beacons on 14.10, 18.11, 21.15, 24.93, and 28.20 MHz as a means to watch
for band openings.  Of course, it is difficult for a operator, who already
has a nice rate, to scan other bands in hope of finding a better opening.
But, perhaps a spare receiver, computer, and software can do the band
scanning for you.  This month we will considerer some of the software that
is available to function as your second operatior even though you're in a
single operator category.  The following text is from
http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon.
 
Articles about the beacons have appeared in QST within the past few years
and these articles are now available online at the IARU web site at
http://www.iaru.org/articles/. These articles have a lot of interesting
details about the beacon.
 
Helmut Zurneck, DL4FBI, has written an article that appears on pages 46-47
of the October 1997 issue of QST describing a QBASIC PC program which
communicates with a TS-870 via a serial link.  The program uses the serial
link to set the receive frequency and to interrogate the S-meter. Both
source code and executable software may be downloaded from
ftp://oak.oakland.edu/pub/
hamradio/arrl/qst-binaries/dl4fbi.zip.  Helmut's e-mail address is
[email protected]
 
Jamie Pye, ZL2NN, has developed a similar system under Windows that is
described at http://www.nzart.org.nz/nzart/ar_ww/iaru/bcomlog.html. He
hopes to automatically transfer his reception data to the internet soon.
Jamie's software is not yet available for general use. Jamie's e-mail
address is [email protected]
 
There are a number programs available for free over the internet that will
help beacon listeners figure out which beacon is transmitting on which
frequency at any given time. The programs listed below have all been
reviewed by N6EK and found to be solid useful programs that work as
advertised.  Not only are they are great for people who can't easily copy
morse code at twenty-two words per minute, but they help you figure out
the callsign of very weak beacons that you hear and they mean that you no
longer have to try to simultaneously look at both your clock and your
printed beacon schedule.  
BEACONCLOCK BY KW7KW.  BeaconClock, written by Stan Huntting, KW7KW, can
be found at http://www.sni.net/kawin/. This is a 32-bit program which runs
only under Windows 95. I downloaded and tested version 2.01 which Stan
says corrects bugs in the earlier versions and supports regional system
differences. You can contact Stan at [email protected]
 
[Screen display shown here in paper edition]
 
One picks one of the five bands to monitor using radio buttons and
BeaconClock shows the beacon that transmitted previously on that band, the
beacon currently transmitting on that band and the next three beacons
which will transmit on that band. For each beacon it shows the short-path
and long-path beam headings from your QTH and the short-path distance in
kilometers.
 
The callsigns of W6WX and KH6WO are grayed out on the WARC bands because
these beacons are not transmitting on the WARC bands at this time. The
information about which beacons should be grayed out is  built into
BeaconClock. Stan asks users to alert him about changes so he can update
his program.
 
Clicking the "Clock" button brings up a separate window for setting the
clock on your computer which is nicely designed for people who adjust
their clocks by a small amount using a signal that occurs once a minute
like the one from WWV. BeaconClock displays UTC in its window, even if
your computer clock keeps local time.
 
Clicking the "QTH" button allows you to enter your own latitude and
Longitude and specify the offset of your clock from UTC. It also allows
you to check a box which keeps the BeaconClock window on top of all the
other windows which can help to keep it from getting lost.
 
Clicking the "List" button produces a window with a list of all the
beacons, their short and long path beam headings and their distance from
you in kilometers. A button in this window allows you to print the list,
however when I tried it, BeaconClock crashed. Stan assures me it doesn't
crash on most people's systems.  BeaconClock uses an ellipsoidal earth
model and double-precision math to calculate great circle paths between
station and beacon. The distance from station to beacon is rounded to the
appropriate precision for each beacon based on the precision of the
location data available for that beacon. 
 
BEACON WIZARD BY KU5S.  Beacon Wizard, written by Jim Tabor, KU5S, can be
found at http://www.wtrt.net/~ku5s/Comments.htm. It is a 16-bit program
which runs under both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. The reviewer tried it
under Windows 95. One picks one of the five bands to have displayed using
radio buttons. The window shows the currently transmitting beacon on that
band and the previous and next beacons for that band.  For each beacon it
shows the short-path and long-path beam headings from your QTH and the
short-path distance in kilometers, and the sunrise and sunset times at the
beacon. Beacon Wizard also shows your own sunrise and sunset times, your
local time, UTC time and the current beacon's slot number and local time.
Beacon Wizard makes excellent use of the "hints" that can be displayed
when you allow the cursor to linger over an area of its window. Beacons
which are not on the air yet are grayed out. The user can easily update
the beacon database using a built-in editor.
 
BEACON by W2NN.  Art Glazar, W2NN, has written what is considered to be
the most full-featured of the DOS programs. His program, BEACON, allows
you to set your own latitude and longitude and then tells you the
short-path distance and the short- and long-path beam headings to each
beacon. His program has one feature which may make some Windows users
prefer to use it instead of the Windows-specific programs: The information
for all eighteen beacons is on the screen at all times and the currently
transmitting beacon is highlighted. This would be important, for example,
if you needed the beam heading of a particular  beacon well before that
beacon was to transmit so you could rotate your antenna to point at it.
Also, Art has tested the program running from a floppy disk. This program
does not explicitly keep track of which beacons are not in operation on
which bands, but suggests the convention of placing a question mark after
the call of a beacon that is not on the air at all and an exclamation mark
after the call of a beacon that is transmitting on some but not all bands.
You can request a copy of the program from Art by e-mail at
[email protected] 
 
BJBEACONS BY DC7BJ.  Rainer Steinfuehr, DC7BJ, has written a DOS program
called BJBEACON which shows which beacons are transmitting on each band.
If you don't have a way of automatically keeping your clock accurate you
will also appreciate BJBEACON's mechanism for making slight adjustments to
the clock by typing "+" to increase the clock by one second and "-" to
decrease it by one second. BJBEACON can be found at
http://www.snafu.de/~wumpus/index.html. To obtain the program, click on
"ham radio" and then on "public domain software" and then on "BJBEACON".
Rainer's e-mail address is [email protected]
 
BW BY KQ6RH.  Ray Jurgens, KQ6RH, has written the simplest DOS program of
the bunch, called BW. You pick one of the bands when you start the program
and it shows you a single line with the time and the callsign and country
of the current beacon. The simplicity of the displayed information may be
an advantage in certain situations.  BW can be downloaded at
http://autoinfo.smartlink.net/kq6rh. Ray's e-mail is
[email protected]
 
S C O R E S   by Bob Dannnals, W2GG
 
* * Changes/additions/deletions to W2GG via email or packet * *
     * NEW EMAIL: [email protected] *
### = missing information
 
ARRL VHF SS RESULTS (#7 2/11/99)
 
CALL      BND  QSO MULTS    TOTAL
 
SINGLE OPERATOR
K1RZ       7   735  200   230,112
K3DNE      6   601  169   153,283
K2UOP      A   366  118    68,912
K3ZO       2   482  104    50,128
W3EKT      2   320   65    20,800
N4MM       3   250   62    17,360
K3IXD      4   190   36     8,244
N3II       2   187   31     5,797
NE3H       2   125   32     4,736
K4SO       1   102   21     2,142
K3OSX      2    70   20     1,400
K4HA       1    51   20     1,020
N3AM       1    68   14       952
N8II       1    59   14       826
W3JRY      2    42   12       540
W2GG       2    29   12       384
N4TL       1     9    5        45
W3FG       #     #    #        45
 
ROVER
N3IQ       A  1600  240 1,300,000
  Ops: ND3F and WD8ISK
 
MULTI-OP
K3SX       4   364  101    44,541
W4ATC      2    51   20     1,020
 
  21 LOGS       TOTAL   1,912,287
 
RUMOR ROVER
K6LEW      A   ###  ###   600,000
 
Last Year     Entries    Total 
* UNLIMITED CATEGORY *
Mt Airy VHF R C     56  2,810,913
* MEDIUM CATEGORY *
Potomac Valley RC   21  1,784,971
Northeast Weak SG   49  1,588,997
Rochester VHF Grp   36  1,560,235
 
K3SX    W4XP K3SX
W4ATC   N3NPQ N3QYE NA3T KE4QIU
         KF4RDN
 
CQ 160M CW RESULTS (#5 2/11/99)
CALL    QSO  ST  DX    SCORE
 
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
W3AO    925  57  52  344,331
W4MYA   967  56  37  260,121
K8OQL   743  56  31  186,702
K3SV    682  52  31  151,641
K4IQ    636   (85)   147,560
K4MA    643  50  22  115,704
K2UOP   558  52  23  104,025
N4RV    317  53  35   97,856
K3OSX   425  55  17   75,960
N4AF    408  49  19   72,896
K4PB    313  53  26   66,913
K4SO    310  41  19   51,000
N3AM    435  49   3   50,076
N4MM    221  50  12   37,324
W3GN    224  44  12   31,920
W4HJ    214  46   1   23,782
K2AV    128  35  13   17,712
N3RC    100  40  10   13,850
K4BAM   162  39   6   17,055
N4CW    130  32   1    9,075
K4VV     60  28   0    3,864
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
N8II    591  53  20  109,354
W3CP    215   (48)    24,864
N1WR    218  36   4   19,000
W3MR    151  36  11   18,236
N3GPU   159   (34)    12,636
NX9T    111  32   2    8,058
K4QPL    77  27   1    4,648
 
SINGLE OP QRP
WK3I    530   (70)    87,360
 
MULTI OPERATOR
NJ4F    882  55  40  237,690
N3OC    676  55  36  178,724
K3MM    308  46  31   78,078
W3HVQ   326  46  24   69,300
K4HA    552  56  28   60,018
N3NT    375  46  22   67,048
W2GG    336  52  19   61,557
WA4QDM  202  37   1   16,948
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
37 LOGS  CW TOTAL  2,932,886
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
 
OUT OF TOWN OPERATIONS
W5KL    250    (54)   31,374
 Op W4YE
W1BB   1308  59  59  550,000
 Ops PVRC: W4ZV K1HTV, YCCC: K1ZM
  K2EK, FRC: K2WI WW2Y
 
LAST YEAR (combined SSB & CW)
Frankford R C       6,366,228
Slovenia Contest C  5,138,233
Contest C Finland   4,294,949
Potomac Valley R C  3,373,098
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Guest Operators:
W3AO   KE3Q AT W3LPL
K8OQL  from W9LT QTH
 
Multiop operators:
Single op plus packet unless indicated below.
K4HA  K4HA W2XL (non-PVRC)
N3OC  N3OC WR3Z
NJ4F  NJ4F K7SV K4ZW K1SE WA4JUK Daisy
 
 ARRL DX CW (#5 3/1/99)
 
 CALL   BND QSO  CTY      TOTAL
 SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
K3ZO      3326  399   3,981,222
K0DQ      3345  396   3,972,672
N4AF      3106  377   3,466,515
W4MR*     1717  302   1,555,602
W9LT      1647  310   1,525,200
N3AM       922  311     858,360
W3GN       923  281     778,089
K2UOP     1082  234     759,569
N8II   15 1771  106     563,178
W4YE       709  256     544,512
N4MM       524  238     374,136
W3EKT      550  213     348,000
K3SV       401  147     176,400
W4VC       271  124     100,812
W4HJ       230  129      89,010
K3SX       155  ###      46,000
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
W3DAD      771  249     575,937
K4BAM      717  247     530,556
K7CMZ      662  234     461,214
K1EFI      625  235     459,660
WJ9B       617  223     412,773
NX9T       352  182     192,192
K4HA       353  168     177,912
K4QPL      280  145     121,800
KS4XG      266  150     119,700
W3FG       226  143      96,954
W3CP   15  281   63      53,109
K3HH       169   50      25,350
 
SINGLE OP QRP
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
K3SA      1294  330   1,271,160
W3HVQ     1143  320   1,096,320
W3UJ       943  305     861,930
N4ZR       807  248     597,432
K4PB       659  280     553,560
K3KO       500  204     306,000
NY3M       393  229     269,991
K4VV       310  172     159,960
N3GPU      114   71      24,282
 
MULTI  SINGLE
N4RV      2628  392   3,089,352
W4PRO      805  327     789,705
 
MULTI  TWO
NJ4F      3879  456   5,306,472
WR3L      3081  423   3,907,251
 
MULTI - MULTI
W3LPL     7146  602  12,900,000
W4MYA     4916  496   6,800,800
 
DXPEDITIONS
8P9JA     5267  342   5,403,942
 (multi  single)
KG4DZ     4276  304   3,899,712
 (multi  single)
N4MO/TI7  1337   58     232,638
 (SOLP, 15 m only)
NP2S*     2211  208   1,379,664
 (SOLP)
V26O*     7667  345   7,935,345
 (multi  two)
WP3R*     4852  332   4,832,592
 (SOHP)
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
49 LOGS  CW TOTAL    83,984,542
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
LAST YEAR'S RESULTS (SSB & CW)
Club     Logs           Score
FRC      173        243,591,930
YCCC     176        221,027,178
PVRC     121         97,101,300
 
OPERATORS:
8P9JA  K4MA AA4NC
KG4DZ  W4ZYT W4SD
N4RV   K3OSX N4RA N4RV KT4W
NJ4F   NJ4F K4EU K4EC WA4JUK K4GMH
       K7SV K1SE Daisy
NP2S   K3DI
V26O   K3MM K3RA N5NJ
W3LPL  K1HTV AI3M ND3F N3OC W2GG K4ZW WB2FFY
       K3NA KD4D K1RA K3RV W3LPL K9PG
W4MR   N4CW
W4MYA  K4GAU K4GE W4DAA W4DR W4HZ
       WA4QDM WK4Y WU4G W4MYA
W4PRO  W4HIR WB4DNL AF4CD W4PRO
WP3R   KE3Q
WR3L   AA3SC N3NT WR3L WR3Z WX3B W6HZW
 
 CQ 160M SSB (#1 3/1/99)
 CALL    QSO  ST  DX    SCORE
 
SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
K8OQL   643  53  14  100,098
K4IQ    503  56  13   81,489
NX9T    461  51   8   60,180
K4MA    336  42   7   36,456
K4HA    198  41   5   20,378
K4VV     77  27   2    4,814
 
SINGLE OP LOW POWER
W3EKT   194  36   4   17,400
N3GPU   643  33   1   11,424
NV3V    123  30   1    8,184
W3MR    125  27   2    8,120
W4YE    120   (36)     9,288
W3CP     81   (28)     5,040
 
SINGLE OP QRP
W3GCG   484  35   7   22,264
 
MULTI OPERATOR
K3IXD   445  51  14   70,005
W2GG    307  47  10   40,185
KB3AUG  298  46   5   34,883
K3KO     97  32   2    7,208
W3HVQ    77  32   3    6,825
 
Stats in April issue. -editorPVRC REFERENCE PAGE. Please send corrections
to the editor. 2/20/99 changes are underscored.
 
PVRC Officers
   President                K3MM        Tyler Stewart
301-414-5444        [email protected]
   Vice President          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]
   Membership Sec        W2GG        Bob Dannals
410-472-2004        [email protected]
 
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)
     Get latest scores & activities info here
     To post: [email protected] 
     To join* send email to:
     [email protected]  
     Text: SUBSCRIBE PVRC
*Members only.  If your call is not within your URL, then send msg to
[email protected]
 
PVRC dues and ARRL renewals:  The annual dues are by donation - hopefully
at least $10.  Club gets a cut from ARRL renewals sent via PVRC.  Both
dues and renewal checks should be made to PVRC and sent to Dave Baugher,
WR3L, 615 Rockway Beach Av, Baltimore, MD 21221.  Thank you.
 
Newsletter & Autocall column Editor:  Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres
Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724.  Voice 410-757-6706, FAX/modem 410-757-6720,
Dxcluster packet, and [email protected]  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, [email protected], 717-763-0462.
 
RAPPAHANNOCK 
Steve Bookout, NJ4F steve @ 1bigred.com
 
WOODBRIDGE:  Jack O'Mara W4NF, [email protected] 703-680-4106 and Cliff
Deel W4CE, [email protected] 703-491-0841 
 
CENTRAL VA:  Bob Morris, W4MYA 804-457-9011 [email protected]
 
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 prior year(s):
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.        NCDXA/PVRC Fowlfest at W3YOZ
Aug.        VHF++ meeting/workshop at ND3F
Sep.        PVRC meeting at the FARfest Bowie
Sep.        Open house, WR3L, Baltimore
Dec.        Christmas dinner, DC area.
 
5 MILLION (CLUB COMPETITION) AWARD     
Month and number of the full week end.
Jan 3        ARRL VHF Sweepstakes
Jan Last     CQWW 160m CW
Feb 3        ARRL DX CW
Feb Last     CQWW 160m SSB
Mar 1        ARRL DX SSB
Mar Last     CQWW WPX SSB
May Last     CQWW WPX CW
Oct Last     CQWW DX SSB
Nov 1        ARRL Sweepstakes CW
Nov 3        ARRL Sweepstakes SSB
Nov Last     CQWW DX CW
Dec 1        ARRL 160m Mixed
Dec 2        ARRL 10m Mixed
 
"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."
 
Standings at http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm
Roster updates at:
        http://www.pvrc.org/pvrcmm98.htm
 
A SHAREWARE COPY OF CT 6.26 with updated CTY and SEC files is available
FREE from K3DI.  Ideal legal training program to give to prospective
contester.