PVRC NEWSLETTER - MAY 1996
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Apr 30 17:31:59 1996
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 13:09:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Richard Wilder - K3DI
To: Steve Affens K3SA
Subject: PVRC May Newsletter
PVRC NEWSLETTER - MAY 1996
PRESIDENT KE3Q RICH BOYD (301) 464-8014 email@example.com
VICE PRES KF3P TYLER STEWART (301) 414-5444 firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY WA3WJD BRIAN McGINNESS (301) 652-6768 email@example.com
TREASURER N3KTV JIM HORTON (301) 258-9731
HISTORIAN K3SA STEVE AFFENS (301) 774-0558 firstname.lastname@example.org
PVRC Charter Members:
W3GRF (SK), W3IKN, W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), W4KFT, N0FFZ, W4LUE, W7YS,
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
N4SR Woodbridge VA 145.530 *
WR3L Baltimore MD 145.610
K4FJ Mt. Vernon VA 145.770 *
* These nodes are separately operated and funded by the Rappahannock DX
Packetcluster Group. The others listed are sponsored by the Potomac
Valley DX Spotting Network.
PVRC on Internet:
Visit the PVRC Home Page, courtesy of K3SA, at:
Dues are by donation.
The mandatory $10 dues have been discontinued. So please send your
donation - hopefully at least $10 - to Jim Horton, N3KTV, 8527 Calypso
Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1522. Make checks payable to PVRC. Thank
Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724. The
communication ports are: (410) 757-6706, FAX/modem 757-6720,
email@example.com, and the DXcluster. The deadline for the June issue is
Monday, May 27.
Monday, May 13th, is the next central meeting.
It will be at the library on Route 123 in downtown Vienna, VA The program
will be a presentation on the ELNEC and other antenna modeling software.
Sunday, June 9th, is the joint FRC/PVRC meeting at KY3N near Allentown,
Car pools being organized. 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) toward Allentown/Lansdale. 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 a 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 Church.) We're the 7th
home on your right. Bring lawn chairs. Time around 1:00 PM. 147.27 and
Saturday, June 15th is open house at W3LPL, 3055 Hobbs Rd, Glendale, MD.
Meeting with NCDXA. Hobbs Road runs between McKendree Rd to the north and
Burnt Woods Rd to the South. Both are off from Rt 97 that runs between
I-70 and the DC beltway (I-495). Burnt Woods is West off from Rt 32.
Bring lawn chairs.
Other Summer meetings:
June 1 and 2: The reunion on-the-air. Rules and check sheets in the
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.
Potomac Valley Radio Club REUNION ON THE AIR June 1, 2, & 3
The complete rules and three page check sheet appeared in the April issue
of this Newsletter. If you did not get them, message the editor and he
will send a copy via email, packet, or snail mail. Briefly, the reunion
will be held during the following period:
1 June: 1400z-1800z
2 June: 0000z-0500z & 2200z-0000z
3 June: 0000z-0300z
The contest exchange is serial number, your call, QTH, your call when
joining PVRC, and year joined PVRC.
Example: NR73 W6XYZ CA W4ZYX 60
Suggested frequencies are 3547, 7047, 14047, 21047, and 28047 kHz on cw
and 14247 (14250 alternate) and 28447 on phone. Two points per QSO with
multipliers of state, province, DC, or DXCC country. Call CQ PVRC. Send
your summary sheet to the editor, K3DI. Addresses on page 1.
East Regional Meeting, April 4th by Rich Boyd, KE3Q
The meeting was attended by KE3Q, N3VQM, N3RZU, N3MNT, KE3PT, N3MNL, &
KW4T. We had a discus-sion of contest station building and PVRC goings on.
General Meeting April 8th by Rich Boyd, KE3Q
Thirteen were present at the unofficial "pre-meeting" at Topolino's
Italian restaurant in Temple Hills, and 20 at the general meeting at the
Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Temple Hills, Maryland. As you know,
Temple Hills is world famous as the site of W3GRF's (SK) station and
Present: KE3Q, KC3RN, WR3L, N3RR, W4VC, WR3Z, K3ZO, N5OKR, WA3TAI, WK3I,
WK3H, KO4FM, K3IXD, WF3J, WJ1R, W3ABC, W3IDT, KF3P, N3KTV.
N3RR spoke about the FCC's new form to give out to neighbors who complain
about TVI/RFI. Contact N3RR for more details. Among other things, the
enlightened form suggests contacting the consumer electronics equipment
manufacturer if you're getting TVI/RFI on it -- as opposed to blaming the
K3IXD spoke about the PVRC mugs, hats, shirts, and other items. PVRC mugs
without callsign are now in inventory for $10. Contact K3IXD for those or
to get on the order for the other items. Many who have already ordered
want Ed to make sure the items are in soon so they can wear them to
Dayton. Not a bad idea...increase PVRC's profile.
KE3KL announced his upcoming DXpedition with several other operators from
Japan and Costa Rica to TI9, Cocos Island. Look for TI9X the last few
days of April and first few days of May using 160-6M and satellite.
KF3P mentioned the 2M sprint which is on a weeknight next week. He will
be trying to repeat as #1 from K3MQH's mountaintop radio estate and will
assault the all-time record -- his was only a couple QSOs short last time!
He's especially looking for FM contacts at 9 and 10 PM, 146.55 and 146.58.
Contact KF3P or get out the contest mags and columns for the exact day.
W3IDT gave a presentation on the special event station at the National
Academy of Science this coming Saturday and Sunday commemorating 100 years
of radio and 75 years of broadcast network radio (NBC). They hope to be
using the callsign W3A, but this is still not final. [They did get W3A
call. -ed] The station has an A3 tribander on 50' (or so) "rocket
launcher" pole atop the building, plusVHF/UHF antennas and will be set up
in the Great Hall with many dignitaries and the public coming through.
KO7V is helping coordinate operators. Contact W3IDT (I can get the # if
it's not on SH/STA) or KO7V for more info. KF3P, N3KTV, and N5OKR, among
others, are considering going down to help operate, along with W3IDT,
K3TM, and WD3Q. Some weird and wonderful things are planned, like a
symphony concert featuring a piece that uses 8 AM radios tuned to
broadcast stations as "musical instruments." They will be operated by the
likes of the FCC Chairman and other dignitaries.
WR3Z mentioned his agency is moving to Patuxent River NAS; he's looking
for reasonably priced acreage for a station down that way.
W3ZZ told us it's okay to refer to "VHF/UHF/microwave contests" simply as
"VHF contests." And, he says only the January VHF contest has club
competition "and it should stay that way." The other big ones are in June
and September. Both W4IY and K3MQH, the two big mountaintop operations in
our area, each with many PVRCers, could use more operators. Contact
KO4FM, for one, with the W4IY Flagpole Knob group, and KF3P with the K3MQH
group. The W3IP team, some of whom are already PVRCers and others who
soon will be it appears, also say they could use some more guys. Contact
K3YDX or WB6VGI for more info on W3IP.
WA3TAI currently has two towers up, one being 120 feet and the other being
150 feet. He has a 5 element 20 meter Yagi on 50' boom at 100', for
instance, but could use station maintenance and operator help. After the
meeting broke up WF3J and WJ1R were trading telephone numbers with Tom.
W3ABC was congratulated for his promotion to VP of ARRL. He said it was
an unusual situation where three directors moved up, each bringing with
them a load of unfinished on-going business. But, he thinks he gradually
will have more time to operate as some of those tasks are passed on to his
KF3P spoke a little about his trip to KP4 with the KP4XS WPX multiop team.
First in North American looks likely but a repeat as #1 world unlikely,
because LU4FM and others in South America had great 15 and 10M openings
that were not had from the Caribbean.
N3KTV gave a financial report. The club finances are holding their own
even with our new system of donations versus mandatory monetary dues.
Help us keep this going by sending donations to N3KTV (SH/STA N3KTV for
the address). The purpose of the change was to allow more casual
contesters to contribute their scores to PVRC and not be put off by one
more $10 bill they had to send to a club. We realize the various club
dues, repeater dues, and ham magazine subscriptions add up. Nevertheless,
if you can, pitch in. Sales of mugs, badges, shirts, hats, each with a
little extra for the club have helped. Plus, we've gotten the annual
Christmas dinner into the black as well. Eight attendees tonight were
wearing PVRC badges!
KE3Q spoke about the possibility of a clubhouse with station if we want
it, in Davidsonville, Maryland.
Our program was the video of KC1XX and K1EA comparing their stations in
Special welcomes to guest WK3I, Richard Eshelman, a first time PVRC
attendee. And, a hearty welcome to WJ1R, formerly UA6HZ, longtime head of
Soviet amateur radio organization, who now has permanently relocated to
Fairfax, Virginia. Valery was voted into membership. He has a long list
of accomplishments in contesting, including his #6 placement with K1CC in
the first WRTC (Seattle) and has an FT-1000D, a 930, a homebrew 8877 amp
and other similarly good stuff, but has yet to put up the big antennas.
The next meeting, second Monday of May, will be at the library on Route
123 in downtown Vienna, Virginia. The program will be a presentation on
the ELNEC and other antenna modeling software.
Six summer meetings, KY3N (in PA) June 9, W3LPL June 15, KT3Y in July,
N3RR and W3YOZ in August, and WR3L in September. Plus, the regular
September meeting, Temple Hills, MD, the winning VP2MFM DXpedition by a
bunch of Woodbridge Wireless and PVRC guys and a couple "strays." hi.
Many of you already have plans; the rest of you seriously consider going
out with a local club for Field Day. If you need suggestions, contact me.
A bunch of our guys go out with Woodbridge Wireless, another bunch with
Columbia ARA, I know Anne Arundel RC (MD) can use more ops, and there are
NW Regional Meeting Minutes - April 16, 1996 by Tyler Stewart KF3P
The meeting was called to order at 8PM at Legends Restaurant in Frederick,
MD. In record attendance were 19 members: KF3P, N3KKM, K3MQH, K3IXD,
W3LPL, N3RR, WD3A, WB2BZR, K3LYW, AA6DC, K3ZNV, YY2G (aka K3LYW), W9LT,
ND3A/CO2, W3ZZ, W8BOZ, N5OKR, N8II, and K3SKE. Introductions were made
around the table.
There was brief discussion of recent contest activities in the WPX phone
and 2 meter sprint contests, with complaints of poor conditions common to
KF3P applauded PVRC's strong showing in the '95 SS contests and noted that
a 1st place unlimited category finish for '96 was quite plausible.
N5OKR described operating at W3A, the National Academy of Sciences Special
Event station in Washington, DC celebrating "Music and Radio".
N3RR mentioned that WRTC is going to have special regional plaques for the
highest number of WRTC stations worked in the US and Canadian IARU zones
and other areas of the world. N3RR made a motion that PVRC should offer
to sponsor one if it is available (cost estimated at approx. $100). K3IXD
seconded. 16 voted "for", 2 opposed. This will be brought to the next
regular meeting for vote.
KF3P noting the many vacancies in the ARRL SS plaque sponsor list in '95,
moved that PVRC sponsor the Atlantic Division, Low Power plaques in '96.
Someone pointed out that Roanoke Division was also missing many sponsors
and after brief research in the QST results, the motion was modified to
provide for 1 Atlantic and 1 Roanoke Division plaque at a cost of $100.
Someone seconded and 16 voted "for" and 1 opposed. This will also be
brought to the next regular meeting for a vote.
Dan, K3SKE, gave a brief update about current problems associated with
taking care of the K3NA Packetcluster node.
Tom, WD3A, mentioned that NIST is going to hold a Skywarn class very soon.
Contact Tom for info.
K3MQH reminded us that the 220Mhz Sprint is next Tuesday night from
7-11PM. N3KTV will operate w/FM on 223.5 Mhz. May 1st is the 432Mhz
A donation check of $20 was received.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:30.
Joint PVRC/FSARC meeting April 16 by Larry Minnis, WB6VGI
A joint PVRC/FSARC meeting was held the 16th of April with the following
PVRC'rs in attendance: K3YDX, WB6VGI, and N3CBJ. Also in attendance were
the following: WA3KZR, NN3O, WB3ICL, N3FNE, WA3YXM, W3IP, and KB5NHM. For
many of the non-PVRC members this was the second meeting. Applications
were passed around and will be forwarded to KE3Q. Discussions were held on
the upcoming June VHF/UHF contest and operations from a remote site that
is about 575 feet above sea level with a 270 foot tower. This is an old
AT&T site that is no longer in use and may be available. Of course,
Antennas and how to mount and feed them, was the main topic. Also
discussed was the possibility of 2.3 and 10 GHz operation. More to follow
in this adventure!
MARC PVRC Talk April 17th by Rich Boyd, KE3Q
The PVRC presentation to the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club (MARC) went
great. Present were: AA3BO, N3RF, AA3CQ, W3WFY, N3PPG, KC4UXO, WA3YJA,
WB3BMA, W3HOQ, WV3B, KE3UM, KD3VK, N3NFS, N3VOL, AA3NJ, N3VLL, WJ3F,
N3LRS, N3TOP, KR4EL, WA3WOD, N3PPR, W3INK, N3JKV, WA2WDT, KZ3F, KB8VC,
N3HBX, N8XTX, K3YNY, W3ITF, N3SCP, N3UMA, N3PXK, AA3NM, W3QF, AA3KY,
AA3LE, WA3ZOR, W3WON, N3LDI, N3MIT, KC3MX, K3KQY, WA3VEZ, KE3Q, and N3RR,
The talk began with a presentation about PVRC, who we are and why we
exist, that we're a region-wide club devoted to contesting (operating
events) and that we encourage local club guys to join us when it comes to
contesting. We discussed the recently published SS results with 98 PVRC
logs and our hope to have 200 next time.
I introduced N3RR as having the largest ham station in Rockville as far as
we know. Then we showed the well-traveled videos of W3LPL, billing it as
the biggest ham station in the region.
Many, many questions were fielded -- probably from 30 different
questioners -- so there was a lot of participation.
KZ3F mentioned his DXCC with a 5-foot-high dipole -- there was
considerable discussion of operating or contesting from townhouses, etc.,
with attic antennas and such. I suggested some of these guys may want to
get together with one of their guys who has a bigger station and operate
multi-single. I think they're giving some thought to it.
AA3NM has been talking to KF3P about getting to one of our general
meetings or the NW regional, then heard about this opportunity. He's
eager to be a PVRC'er.
N3HBX with the FB station that KO7V has been working on the last few years
was there. Good to meet him after hearing so much about his station that
features rotating monobanders on all bands 80 (!) through 10. So, I guess
we have at least 2 stations currently (K3ZO is the other) in our area with
rotating 80M yagis.
Complements to N3KQY for setting this evening up and for PVRCers N3RR and
WV3B being there to support it. We had a good time. By the way, MARC has
295 members, 140 of whom are on HF, if I recall and understood what I
OVER THE HILL, APRIL 24 by Bill Leavitt, W3AZ
The OTH bunch met on Wednesday, April 24 at the Oxon Hill Ramada. Those in
attendance were: AA4XU, AA4I, W6AXX, W3XE, W4DM, W3GN, K3ZO, W3EDZ, and
PVRC news briefs:
N5OKR has arranged for our PVRC "road show" for May 14th at the Frederick
ham club. All are welcome. KE3Q will provide time and place when
Bernie, WR3E, is still looking for a QSO w/ AA4KD, KE3KL, KH2T, KT4W and
WA3TAI. Also, a QSO anyone who has any of the old PVRC QSLS.
The PVRC Exchange by Ed Steeble, K3IXD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the new members. Several times a year there are PVRC items for
sale. The club gets a discount by buying in "quantity", if you consider a
minimum of 12 shirts, 20,000 QSL cards, 72 mugs a "quantity. We can't
afford to stock items, nor can we or you afford a one-unit, one-time
order. Therefore we must take orders periodically (usually once a year).
The club makes a dollar or two on each item sold. These profits help fund
the club. Lets make the experiment of not collecting dues work. Of course
our treasurer, N3KTV, will still accept contributions.
PVRC QSL cards: AA3HM, Craig, is still planing to take another order in
the fall of 1996. If you run out of cards before then consider ordering
just enough cards to hold you over. Let use the PVRC cards for, at least,
the contest QSOs.
PVRC Name badges: PVRC name badges can be ordered at anytime. To order a
badge provide your call sign, your name as it is to appear on the badge,
and $5 (or $7 if you want it mailed to you instead of picking it up at a
club meeting). Mail a check (payable to Brian McGinness) to WA3WJD, Brian
McGinness, 4618 DeRussey Pkwy, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
PVRC logo mugs: I have four mugs left ($11 each, $15 if shipped). These,
like the others, have the three color logo on both sides, a bronze ring
around the top of the mug, and the mug is white. But without call signs.
The mugs are microwaveable and dishwasher safe. It is probably 18 to 24
months before we do another order.
PVRC T-shirts, golf shirts, sweat shirts, and hats: For those who ordered,
these items should be in and distributed in time to wear at Dayton. Lets
make our presence known at Dayton, at the other hamfests, and at the other
PVRC ROSTER TO BE PUBLISHED by Dick Wilder, K3DI
"We need your updated information."
We will soon publish a roster of PVRC members. Our secretary, WA3WJD, has
been laboriously updating the PVRC dBase III+ database and your editor,
K3DI, will extract selected fields and edit the roster. Publication is
expected to start after all members have had an opportunity to respond
with updated info.
The fields we plan on publishing are:
CallSign LastName NickName
HomeTele WorkTele packet email-adr
where "packet" consists of one character to indicate that the member has
packet capability. (The PVRC database has a field to hold the full packet
Please check the mailing label on this Newsletter and check the nicknames
on the reunion check list in the April Newsletter. Please let the editor
(see email/packet/FAX/telephone on page 1) know of any changes. Tell us
about even minor changes such as the last four digits of your 9-digit zip
and your preferred nickname. All info (including data not needed for the
Roster) will be consolidated and forwarded to Brian who maintains the
official PVRC data base.
We especially are looking for your email address. If you have more than
one, please tell us which you consider your best one. Email addresses
that we have are listed at the right. Please check yours and provide us
with any changes plus any additional email addresses of PVRC members that
you are aware of.K1AR,
ARRL DX SSB Scores claimed for PVRC by Tyler Stewart, KF3P
Call Hrs Category QSO's Mult's Score
KA4RRU 12 QRP 263 127 100,203
W3UJ SOLP 455 161 219,765
WK3H SOLP 333 146 145,854
N3UN SOLP 156 123 57,564
KA3TGY SOLP 135 97 39,285
WD3Q SOLP 100 60 18,000
K3ZO 42 SO 2069 333 2,066,931
W9LT SO 1264 249 940,473
AA3HM SO 329 188 185,556
W3GHR SO 256 74 56,832
WV3B 4.9 SO 155 93 43,245
W4ZYT 3.5 SO 158 83 39,342
WB6VGI 6 SO 135 90 36,450
W3DQI SO 136 ? 32,232
W1WTG SO 127 83 31,623
N3KQY SO ? ? 19,500
WB3ECU SO 75 46 10,350
N3RR SOA 1418 370 1,570,650
AA3HA 39 SOA 883 328 866,904
KG4W 25 SOA 898 288 775,872
W4JVN SOA 494 224 331,968
K3IXD SOA 440 245 323,400
WB3ARZ SOA 459 203 278,922
N3AM SOA 351 191 201,123
W3HVQ 12 SOA 267 171 136,971
K6IR SOA(LP) 290 127 112,014
K3SA 7.2 SOA(LP) 286 128 109,824
4NF 10.5 SOA 259 130 101,010
WD4GOY SOA 96 87 25,056
W3TMZ 8.4 40M 123 53 19,557
W3CP 1.5 40M(LP) 31 18 1,674
WB2BZR 10M(LP) 43 9 1,161
K3ZNV(+WD3A) MS ? ? 511,800
KW4T MS ? ? ?
W3GNQ M2 1535 372 1,707,480
(+WA3WJD, W3ZZ, WR3Z, K3SKE, AA6DC)
W3USS M2 897 245 659,295
K3DI M2 653 275 537,900
W3LPL MM 3714 517 5,700,000
(+K3MQH, WB2Q, KE3Q, WM2H, WR3E, N3GB,
K3RT, KF3P, K3RA, K1RZ, ND3F, N5OKR)
W4MYA MM 2100 429 2,692,404
(+WA4DAI, KD4JXY, AD4TS, KJ4VG, KC4AUF,
KS4RX, KB4DI, WB4GVZ, KC4ZRH,& Vicky)
Congratulations to everyone for a very good effort! If you sent in a
score for PVRC and you do not see it listed here, you either didnt send it
to me or I lost it (sorry!). Please send it to me so I can include you in
the club listing.
I'll be collecting scores for CQ WPX SSB and the VHF Sprints, so be sure
and post them and/or send a copy to me, KF3P>W3LPL, email@example.com, or
*REGIONAL CHAIRMEN* Please assist us in collecting scores from PVRCers in
area by relaying them in, if necessary.
CQWW 160 Meter SSB PVRC Claimed Scores by Tyler Stewart KF3P
Call Hrs Category QSO's Mults Score
ND3F QRP 234 40/5 23,265
K1HTV SOLP 871 53/11 123,968
W9LT SOLP 467 50/5 56,540
W3CPB 6 SOLP 114 30/0 7,386
K3ZO SO 145 39/10 18,767
W3GHR SO 213 39 17,979
WV3B SO 148 36/1 12,247
W3HVQ SO 101 34/2 8,316
W3GN SO 20 10/0 400
W4IY MS 784 65 115,180
K3IXD 16 MS(SOA) 511 51/13 75,072
KF3P 5.5 MS(SOA) 318 46/12 44,602
Thanks for the scores! All scores for "major" contests should be sent to
KF3P. Please send me your scores via KF3P>W3LPL, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
CQ WPX SSB PVRC Claimed Scores
by Tyler Stewart, KF3P
Call Hrs Class QSO's Mults Score
WB3ECU 4.5 QRP 125 107 27,499
K1HTV 31 SOLP 985 545 1,325,985
WV3B SOLP 272 213 103,092
KA3TGY SOLP 113 96 23,904
K3DI SOLP 71 51 9,842
K3ZO SOHP 2173 795 4,974,315
KA4RRU SOHP 1620 694 2,331,146
K3IXD SOA 407 296 291,264
W3HVQ SOA 267 196 154,448
KD4BK SOA 252 188 119,380
N5OKR 30 TS 946 535 1,386,185
KW4T 40m-LP 191 165 108,570
N4MO 20m-LP 630 406 637,000
W4YV 10m 159 81 29,889
NJ4F MS 1050 566 1,571,216
(+K7SV, N4GUS, N4YKD)
WA3WJD 34 MS 656 414 660,744
KP4XS MM 6168 1084 19,611,000
(+ND3F, K3JT, AA6KX, KF3P, S55OO, WD8ISK)
REMEMBER TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE PVRC REUNION ON- THE-AIR.
IT'S THE WEEK-END OF JUNE 1st AND 2nd.
Editor's Note: I had considered doing a montly Internet column with lists
of place to "go" for radio information. However, K3SA's PVRC WWW page has
a more comprenhesive list than I could possibly do with my limited space
on these pages. In this issue, I draw your attention to Steve's effort
with the following which I obtained using a shell account (no web browser)
and minor editing. Click (or Enter) and cruise the Ham radio world.
WELCOME TO THE POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB by Steve Affens K3SA
Throughout the world there are radio hobbyists.........(SNIP).........
EDITORS NOTE: THE PAPER COPY OF THE NEWSLETTER CONTAINED A TEXT COPY
OF STEVE'S HOME PAGE WHICH OCCUPIED TWO WHOLE 8.5X11" PAGES.
IT WOULD BE REDUNDANT TO REPEAT IT HERE.
IF YOU ARE HERE VIA A SHELL ACCOUNT (TEXT ONLY), YOU CAN SEE THE
OMITTED TEXT BY GOING BACK TO THE HOME PAGE.
IF YOU ARE HERE VIA A WEB BROWSER, YOU CAN GO BACK TO THE HOME PAGE
AND SEE THE SAME MATERIAL WITH NICER FONTS AND WITH PICTURES.