POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 1997

From [email protected] Wed Nov  5 16:23:01 1997
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 16:15:53 -0500 (EST)
From: "Dick Wilder (K3DI)" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected], [email protected], NCJ ,
    [email protected], W0CN , [email protected],
    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Subject: PVRC Newsletter, Nov 97

                   
 
PVRC Calendar:
Wed     weekly  PVRC BWI  breakfast 7:30 AM at Basil's Deli Port on     
                Elkridge Landing Rd.  -W6AXX
Thu     Nov 6   PVRC/NC meeting at Luna's, 3227 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh 
                at 6 PM.
Mon     Nov 10  Central meeting at Marshall HS, Rt. 7, Falls Church, VA. 
                Election of officers.
SaSu    Nov 15/16  Sweepstakes Phone  4pm Sat - 10pm Sun local time 
                (SS CW was Nov 2/3)
Tue     Nov 18  NW meeting, Legends Restr, Hampton Inn, I-270/Rt85,  
                Frederick MD at 8:00 PM 
Tue     Nov 18  Tidewater Colony meeting, China Palace Restr, Jct 
                Newtown/Kempsville Rds, Norfolk
SaSu    Nov 29/30  CQWW CW    7pm Fri - 7pm Sun local time.
Thu     Dec 4   PVRC/NC meeting at Luna's, 3227 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh 
                at 6 PM
Mon     Dec ?   Central meeting to be replaced by a Christmas party 
                probably on Dec. 8th.
 
NOV 13TH CENTRAL MEETING   
                >NOTE THE LOCATION< 
                        ELECTION OF PVRC OFFICERS
 
The location for on this central meeting in VA has been changed to the
Marshall High School, in the 7700 block of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike),
Northwest of Falls Church near the beltway.  The directions are simple.
From the Washington beltway (route 495) take exit 10 and travel East
toward Falls Church on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) about one-quarter mile
(1800 feet) and then turn right (south) onto George Marshall Drive.  Turn
right into the school property.  (These directions are based on my boy
scout map reading class so you will be well advised to use the 147.000 MHz
repeater for backup. -editor)
 
The main agenda item is elections of officers.
 
Future central meetings are:
      Jan/Mar/May   Church, Temple Hills, MD
      Feb/Apr       Library, Vienna, VA
 
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Please note that the normal deadline for material for this Newsletter and
the PVRC Autocall column is the 25th of the month.  If I know something is
coming in after the 25th, such as the latest scores from N3II, I can save
space for it.  With thanks, 73, editor.
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BIG THANK YOU TO JIM HORTON, N3KTV by Dick Wilder, K3DI, editor
 
I wish to publicly extend a THANK YOU to Jim Horton for his past work
getting out this Newsletter but all good things must come to an end as he
focus more time to work and family.  His Newsletter activity consisted of:
  receiving the edited file via modem, 
  (formerly he did a WP>Word file conversion),
  printed a single copy,
  had copies reproduced and collated,
  printed the cover sheet with the ad,
  addressed the cover sheet,
  got his children to assemble the Newsletter
  and to affix postage, and then
  took it to the post office.  
 
Whew!  Jim has been doing this task since before I started to edit the
Newsletter with the February 1996 issue.  At that time the assistance from
ND3F evaporated because Brian was often off to Syracuse -- something about
work.
 
All of this support allowed me to focus my time to assemble material
received from the membership and adjust and expand the Newsletter format.
Also, it allowed me the task of slowly changing my head from Word Perfect
to MS Word.  It also allowed me to take on the activity of writing or
editing material for the PVRC column in the monthly Autocall where our
thrust is to introduce folks to PVRC and suck them into contesting.
 
The PVRC Newsletter is now in need for one or more volunteers to come
forward to pick up portions of Jim's former tasks.  All of the steps, as
well as the technique and software to be used, is open for adjustment to
fit in with time and capabilities of the support identified.  The only
constraint is that we should arrange our Newsletter production schedule so
that it gets into the mail in sufficient time to be received a few days
prior to the monthly central meeting.
 
What can you do to help PVRC through help with the Newsletter reproduction
and distribution?
 
MINUTES OF THE PVRC CENTRAL MEETING, 10/13/97, TEMPLE HILLS by Brian
McGinness, N3OC, Secretary
 
The meeting was called to order at 19:24 by Rich,KE3Q.  Members and guests
were introduced.
 
N3RR gave the nominating committee's report.  There was some difficulty in
locating candidates willing to accept the officer positions.  A discussion
was held about the by-law requirement of no more than three consecutive
terms of any officer, and how we could work around that.  After the
discussion, the nominating committee presented Tyler, K3MM, for president,
Brian, N3OC, for vice-president, Rich, KE3Q as secretary, and Dave, WR3L
as treasurer.  There were no additional nominations from the floor, and
W3YOZ moved to close the nominations.  Elections will be held at the
11/10/97 regular meeting.
 
The logo vote for the central region was taken, to be added to the results
from the other regions and those taken electronically.  The voting closes
10/30/97.
 
A discussion of KR2Q's article in CQ contest concerning rule changes in
the CQWW was held.  Some members were concerned about the 11th hour nature
of the changes, and some members were concerned about the packet talk
restrictions feeling that they discourage use of the technology.  Other
positive rule changes include allowing the use of internet packetcluster.
 
K3ZO discussed upcoming CQWW conditions and strategies, and noted that the
LU novice band has been moved now to 28300-28350.
 
An application from AJ3M was received, and he was voted in to membership.
 
The November meeting will be at Marshall High School, on route 7 in Falls
Church.  We were not able to get the Vienna library this time.  The
meeting was adjourned at 9pm.
 
NW MEETING MINUTES, OCTOBER 21, 1997 by Tyler Stewart K3MM
 
In attendance were members: K3MM, AA3KY, AA3LE, W3EKT, K3IXD, WD3A, W8BOZ,
N3HBX, W8ZA, N8II, N3II, N3UN, K3SKE, N5OKR, K3SW, as well as guest, Bryan
Buck, KU4KV.
 
N8II, Jeff, was a surprise attendee!  He'll be part time for CQWW as he
has to work that weekend.
 
W8ZA, Bob, recently put up a new tower at NIST sporting 5 el monobanders -
he  is looking for ops for CQWW
 
N3HBX, John, is still working on his VHF/UHF rebuild.  Unfortunately, his
power line noise problem that seemed to fix itself is now back.  K3SKE,
Dan, is working with W3GNQ to get ready for a CQWW MM on phone.
 
WD3A, Tom, has been working on W8ZAs tower.  He also was involved in a
recent RFI hunt for radio interference to aircraft radios among other
things.  He tracked it down to a local CBer.
 
K3IXD, Ed, had to do some tree trimming recently to clear out the path for
his quad.
 
W3EKT, Ed, worked with K3MM for 3 nights to scrutinize and collate the
W3LPL logs for the CQWW RTTY contest.  AA3LE, Miller, got his computers
hooked up and his kids are having fun getting on the air.
 
AA3KY, John, is thrilled that 10 and 12 meters are now active and he
recently got on packet.  K3MM, Ty, is installing a bypass relay for his
tribander stack that will hope fully allow for using the top one on a
second radio.
 
A vote on logos was held of those who had not voted and desired to.  The
score was:  #1 =0, #2=0, #3=6, #4=1
 
Meeting adjourned.
 
PVRC/NC MEETING MINUTES 10/2/97 by Pete Soper, KS4XG
 
Site: The meeting was held at Luna's Pizza in Raleigh 18:00-20:00.
 
Attendees: AA4NC, Will; N3QYE, Jim; N4CW, Bert; K4PB, Alan; K3KO, Brian;
K2AV, Guy;  KS4XG, Pete;  N4AF, Howie; KF4MOK, Dave; KO4PY, Brent; K4HA,
Bob; and K4MA, Jim
 
Membership:  This was the second meeting of Brent Smith, KO4PY. Brent's
sponsor Jim, N3QYE nominated Brent for PVRC membership. Will, AA4NC
seconded the nomination and the vote was unanimous.  Welcome to PVRC,
Brent!
 
Chapter/PVRC membership is now nineteen. (Previous totals failed to
include Howie, N4AF and so the total is two higher this month rather than
one)  Bob, K4HA identified potential new member Doug, KF4KL and agreed to
actively sponsor him.
 
Club business and announcements  
 
   Bert, N4CW commenced the meeting at 18:00.  Last months minutes were
accepted as written.  A copy of the PVRC bylaws were received and reviewed
by N4AF.  Some additional formality was added to the membership process:
         1) Prospective members will be formally sponsored prior to the
first  meeting or by the member presiding over the first meeting in the
case of walk-ins.
         2) The sponsor will arrange for the prospect getting an
application form filled out and sent to the chapter secretary.
         3) Prospects nominated for membership in conjunction with their
second PVRC meeting will have the option to leave the meeting while a vote
is taken. 
         4) A majority vote completes the membership process and enables
forwarding of the new member's application to the PVRC secretary by the
chapter secretary.
 
Pete, KS4XG distributed copies of the PVRC newsletter page having the new
logo designs and voting instructions. The members present cast eight votes
for design #2 and four votes for design #4. Pete agreed to forward a cover
letter and voting forms to all chapter members not present with
instructions to get the voting completed by the end of the month.
N4AF described Tyler, K3MM's proposal for a PVRC awards program and
invited any chapter member to contact K3MM to volunteer to be
administrator.  We were reminded that upcoming contests include the CQP,
VK/ZL, CQWW phone and SS CW. PVRC is a contender in SS and the 10 meter
tests and Bert exhorted us to participate in those especially.
 
Program:  Will, AA4NC gave a fantastic presentation, "ARRL Sweepstakes
Tune-up."  He covered preparation, strategy and logistics in great detail
and gave us all a ton of great information to get ready for next month.
Will got a vigorous round of applause for a job well done.  Formatted and
a plain text versions of the presentation will be sent to the PVRC email
alias.
 
Member Activities:  Brian, K3KO is currently holding down third place in
his class in the CQWW RTTY contest.  Jim, N3QYE reports that the NCSU SS
collegiate team got first place credit in last year's SS CW test (lead by
Brent, KO4PY).  Dave, KF4MOK will be working on the club's home-brew
linear and other equipment is being lined up for this year's SS rounds. 
 
Jim will be sending a list of collegiate stations taking part in SS to the
PVRC email alias.  Jim, K4MA will also be doing the SS phone test singleop
as WP2Z.  Jim has organized another tower party and hopes to get his Rohn
25 sections up and the (heavy!) mast inside the tower for later lifting.
The goal is still to get a TH6 into the air for CQWW (SSB?).  AA4NC will
join K9VV, K9NW, K9PG for CQWW CW M/S as FS1A or FS5PL.
 
K4MA pointed out that it became official that he and AA4NC took #1 M/S
world in ARRL DX SSB.  Guy, K2AV just got an FT1000MP and AL1200 and is
scheming more wire antenna designs.  Alan, K4PB has set up CT on a laptop
(and GPS?).  Bob, K4HA took over the local packet cluster node from two
local clubs and has big plans for getting it tuned up to route packet
spots.  Bob also continues to look for a 40m beam and will be at N4ZC for
CQWW phone.
 
Dave, KF4MOK plans to take part in SS with the W4ATC collegiate team.
He's been very QRL while repairing his computer.   Brent, KO4PY is looking
for a tribander and rooftop tripod setup after determining that he can't
fit a tower into his lakefront property.  Pete, KS4XG finally got his
cable trench dug and hardline and other cables in place, made a ground
window for the tower base and is finishing the matching and switching box
for the quad. He hopes to have the quad in the air and limping for CQWW,
tuned up for SS and the 10M test and expects to run HP this season.  N4AF
is working on his new station but reports that progress is slower than
he'd like it to be.
 
CENTRAL SUBREGION MEETING--OCT 1, 97 by Jack Hammett, K4VV
 
In attendance were members John/K4IQ, Jack/K4VV, Bill/N3RR, and
Marty/W3YOZ and family members Carol Hammett (xyl of K4VV) and Barbara,
Brittney,and Brian Hider (wife, daughter, and son of N3RR).  The dinner
session was held at the La Provence Restaurant in Vienna,VA.
 
Discussions centered around antennas, towers, and shack improvements.
Each participant had work in progress or recently completed.  Pictures of
Marty's mountaintop site near Altoona,PA were circulated.  We discussed
copper tubing coils for antenna tuners and the "houses" for protection.
There was early discussion and a late session after the family members
left.
 
The dinner also served as a celebration for Bill Hider's birthday as
Brittney presented a 3 foot model of a tower she had constructed out of
drinking straws.
 
50TH ANNIVERSARY QSO PARTY by Leo Boberschmidt, KA3TGY, Chairman, PVRC
50th Anniversary QSO Party 301-946-3738
 
PVRC 50th Anniversary QSO Party, sponsored by the Potomac Valley Radio
Club.  Celebrating the formation of the PVRC in 1947.  2300Z Dec 31 to
0100Z Jan 1 [2 hours, only].  All PVRC members will sign "/50" after their
call signs. Work PVRC members once per band and mode: 3.550, 3.850, 7.050,
7.250, 14.050, 14.250, 21.050, 21.350, 28.050, and 28.450 MHz.  Each
band-mode counts separately.  PVRC stations work everyone; others work
PVRC stations only. Exchange RST and QTH [state or country].  Score 1
pt/phone QSO, 2 pt/CW QSO, 10 pt/QSO with club station W3GRF.  Special
certificate to overall winner.  Certificates for high score phone only and
for high score CW only; certificates for high score in each state and for
high score in each DXCC country.  Send logs to PVRC, c/o KA3TGY, 3928
Denfeld Court, Kensington, MD 20895 or to [email protected]
 
50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKLET by Leo Boberschmidt, KA3TGY
 
There are plans for a PVRC 50th Anniversary Booklet.  We hope to include
your story in the Booklet. Please print and fill out the form and mail it
to: KA3TGY, LEO J BOBERSCHMIDT, KA3TGY, 3928 DENFELD CT, KENSINGTON MD
20895 USA
 
OR... you go to the on-line form and submit it.
 
Potomac Valley Radio Club [PVRC] Questionnaire for 50th Anniversary
History Booklet
 
(If using the below form, please use this format but reply on a separate
sheet of paper.  editor.)
 
1. Name:_____________________________________
 
2. Call Sign: __________________________________
 
3. DX Countries From Which You Have Operated [only prefixes needed]:
________________________
 
4. Contests Which You've Won [Either Overall, Band, Section, etc.] or Come
In 2nd or 3rd [Give Contest, Year, Mode]:________________________________
 
5. Your Best/Most Memorable Contest experience:
_________________________________
 
6. Your Worst Contest Experience or Contest Horror Story:
_____________________________________
 
7. Do you have any photographs of PVRC members, past meetings, contests,
other operating events, DXpeditions, etc?  PVRC plans on having a 'Rogues
Gallery' in the 50th Anniversary Booklet.  Would especially appreciate
older photographs.  Note: all photographs will be returned.
 
8. Any Special Message to PVRC on Its 50th Anniversary:
__________________________________
 
9. Anything Else You Think should be in the PVRC 50th Anniversary Booklet:
_____________________
 
COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS by Jim Price, N3QYE, [email protected]
 
FYI for other PVRC members who like to root for collegiate teams, there is
a ham radio Collegiate Championships which piggybacks on the November
Sweeps.  Please keep an ear open for the campus clubs including the NCSU
club W4ATC which will be manned by at least 2 PVRC/NC members (KO4PY and
N3QYE).
 
More info about the Collegiate Championships and related certificates is
available at www.jbj.org/~pk/clubs/cc.html.   Please let me know if you
have questions. 
 
SHORT NOTES 
 
Rich, KE3Q advises us that it's official, PVRC wins 10M ARRL informed me
in today's mail that PVRC did, in fact, win the 1996 10 meter contest!
Congratulations, PVRC, on winning both December single band contests, 10
meters, and 160 meters!  Should inspire us to give it an even better go in
'97!
 
Though not an official PVRC function, is time for the 5TH ANNUAL " BEEZER"
CHRISTMAS DINNER  on Thursday, December 18th, 1997 at Sylvia's Restaurant,
14670 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD  20850 from 6:00 PM until ?.   The
official PVRC party is planned for December 8th.
 
HINTS & KINKS
 
Burying Radials - If your like me and have a lot of radials to bury, you
may want to try this trick.  (1) Use a hand operated lawn edger to cut a
slit in the ground from the center point of the radials out to the desired
radial length.  (2)  Obtain a steel  tube 3' to 4' long, I use a 1/4"
square tube. (3) Feed the radial wire through the tube from the top to the
bottom and tie off the wire exiting the bottom of the tube to the ground
rod at the center point of the radials.  (4) Insert the tube with the wire
into the slit in the ground. (5) While applying pressure to keep the tube
in the slit, slide the tube along the slit to its end - the wire will feed
through the tube into the slit as you slide it along.  This still is a lot
of work but its beats most of the other methods I've tried.  I've done two
radial systems using this method.  73 & GL, Craig N3NT.
 
Maintaining QSL Routes - Although not directly contesting related, I know
many of you are like me and are DXers also.  To maintain current QSL route
information, keep a running log of your favorite electronic DX Bulletin,
such as DXNL, ARDX, Daily DX, etc.  When you download the next one, save
it in a file.  Every time you download a new bulletin, insert it at the
end of this file and resave it.  The next time you need a QSL route, just
use the Find command in your word processor or Windows Notepad to search
the file for the call you are looking for.  I have found many routes this
way that weren't available in SHOW/QSL.  73 & Gud DX, Craig N3NT
 
PVRC ARRL SWEEPSTAKES CW 1997 by Dave Blanchard, N3II   (#1 11/04/97)
 
CALL   BAND     QSO SECTIONS    TOTAL
**  SINGLE OP HIGH POWER
K3MM             1290  79  203,820
KE3Q             1210  79  191,180
K3ZO             1169  79  184,702
N4AF             1133  79  178,382
N4ZR             1061  78  165,516
K3SV              801  79  126,558
N3OC              700  76  106,400
N3II              630  79   99,540
K3OSX             405  79   63,990
N3JT              401  76   60,952
W3GG              225  62   27,900
W3HVQ             132  59   15,300
 
**  SINGLE OP LOW POWER
W3MC              822  79  129,718
W3DA              680  79  107,440
W2GG              657  77  101,178
K3MQH             538  78   83,928
K4SO              361  73   52,706
W3CP              286  71   40,612
K3SA              250  68   34,000
WA4DAI            190  63   23,940
 
**  SINGLE OP QRP POWER
WV3B              215  67   28,810
W3UR               34  19    1,292
 
**  MULTIOP
W4RM             1050  79  165,900
N3RR              728  79  115,024
K3DI              544  79   85,952
WA4QDM            317  79   50,086
 
       26 LOGS   TOTAL   2,444,826
 
Multi op:  N3RR:  N3RR KT4W  K4VV
           W4RM:  W4RM W4NF  W4CE
 
 
CQWW 'PHONE SCORES (#4 10/31/97) by Dave Blanchard, N3II    
 
CALL    BND  QSO  ZONE  COU   TOTAL
 
*  SINGLE OP HIGH POWER - UNASSISTED
K3ZO        2315  122  438  3,638,880
K4ZW        2014  137  452  3,340,000
K2UOP/8      542   84  241    458,575
N4CW         409   81  199    305,480
N4MXT   15   571   31  130    257,406
K3OSX        321   65  173    202,062
W3EKT        300   63  160    176,839
W4IF         138   30   81     43,290
W4VC    20    51   12   35      6,627
 
*  SINGLE OP LOW POWER - UNASSISTED
N4MO    20   491   31  117    205,128
K3XZ         294   52  115    105,210
AA3LE        229   47  125    102,168
WB2BZR  10   224   23   66     53,756
W3CP    15   108   19   52     20,590
N3TG/M  20    82   17   44     13,664
K3GEG   10    69   14   30      7,920
KS4XG   20    41   11   22      3,498
 
*  SINGLE OP QRP - UNASSISTED
W3ECU        134   45   78     40,836
 
*  SINGLE OP ASSISTED
K4ZAM       1168  117  366  1,569,267
N3II         882  117  415  1,286,376
K3DI         868  100  358  1,090,498
W2GG         822  106  350  1,009,584
W3UJ         739   81  270    716,040
W4JVN        659   90  279    656,820
N3HBX   20  1182   35  142    547,638
K3SX         506  104  270    503,778
K3IXD        455   93  266    432,595
N3NT         447   78  229    367,172
K6IR         324   59  165    217,728
WR3L    15   436   32  130    200,394
W3GG         267   44  140    140,024
K3KO    15   334   20  100    121,472
N4ZR         210   53  119     97,524
K4VV    20   275   23   89     88,032
N3QYE        134   43   76     43,197
 
 
*  MULTI - SINGLE
8P9Z           0    0    0 14,000,001
W3GNQ       1800  143  541  3,336,552
 
*  MULTIOP
W3LPL          0    0    0 14,000,000
V26B           0    0    0 30,000,000
 
TOTAL                      49,406,621
 
OPERATORS:
8P9Z   K3KG K3ZR K4FJ
V26B   N3OC K3MM +FRC (2/12 OF 30M)
W3GNQ  WR3Z K3LP WI2T K3SKE W3GNQ
W3LPL  ?  (WE GOT PARTIAL CREDIT)
 
PVRC QSL CARDS
 
Time for another order of the popular PVRC QSL Cards!  Accepting orders
starting now to place the order in December, with cards available in
Jan/Feb.  Need to receive enough orders for 20000 cards to receive the
pricing below.  The old PVRC logo will be replaced with the new logo when
it is selected.. Cards are a white postcard stock with blue lettering
except for the callsign which is red.  The logo is red, white, and blue.
Use the order form below to get your order in. 
 
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Available Fonts for Callsign  (Notes:  Do not use Helvetica font if you
have an "I" on either side of your call number.  BrushScript looks good
with some calls and horrible with others.
 (1) Helvetica
 (2) Times New Roman
 (3) BrushScript
 (4) CASTELLARMT
 (5) SquareSerif
 
EDITOR NOTE:  THIS FORM HAS BEEN CONVERTED FROM A FULL COLOR GRAPHIC PAGE
WITH FONT SAMPLES TO AN ASCII PAGE WITH NO COLOR AND NO FONT EXAMPLES FOR
ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION.  A BLACK & WHITE VERSION WITH FONT EXAMPLES IS IN
THE PAPER NEWSLETTER.  IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE MAILING LIST, YOU MAY SEND A
REQUEST FOR A COPY VIA EMAIL (OR WHATEVER) TO THE EDITOR.  OR CONTACT N3NT
FOR ASSISTANCE.
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************** QSL CARD ORDER FORM ***************
 
CALL ______________________  CALL FONT (see above)_____________
 
NAME _____________________________________________________
 
NICKNAME (73, ___________________________________________)
 
ADDRESS __________________________________________________
 
COUNTY  __________________________________________________
 
CITY ____________________________________________________ 
 
STATE ________  ZIP _______________ COUNTRY ______________
 
BRAG" LINE (2 lines of 35 characters max.)
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
CQ ZONE  ____________           ITU ZONE  ______ 
 
GRID SQUARE (if desired) _________      ARRL LOGO? (Y/N) _______
 
MINIMUM ORDER IS 1000 CARDS.
QTY        PRICE           S&H domestic*   S&H foreign
1000       $46             $5              $14
2000       $87             $10             $20
3000+      $42 per 1000    $5 per 1000     $10 per 1000
 
 
QTY DESIRED _________           PRICE   _________
 
SHIPPING & HANDLING*                    _________
 
                        TOTAL ENCLOSED  _________
 
* Only include S&H if you want the cards mailed.  They may be picked up
for no charge at the regular club meetings.  Make check payable to Craig
Lee, and mail check and order to:  Craig Lee  N3NT, 8136 Tamar Dr.,
Columbia, MD  21045.  Any questions? Call me at (410)379-0288 or Packet
Cluster or aa3hm @erols.com 
 
        PVRC REFERENCE PAGE 
       (Under construction. Pse send info to the editor.)
 
PVRC Officers   
 
PRESIDENT KE3Q  RICH BOYD       (301) 464-8014 [email protected]
VICE PRES K3MM  TYLER STEWART   (301) 414-5444 [email protected]
SECRETARY N3OC  BRIAN McGINNESS (301) 652-6768 [email protected]
TREAS, N3KTV    JIM HORTON      (301) 258-9731 
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
N4SR    Woodbridge VA           145.630 *
WR3L    Baltimore MD            145.610 440.950
K4FJ    Mt. Vernon VA           145.770 *
K3MQH   S Mountain PA           145.630
 
This system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network except
for nodes marked with "*" 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:         [email protected] to join. 
                        [email protected] to post.
 
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 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 is the 25th unless prior
arrangements are made.
 
CENTRAL:
Rich Boyd, KE3Q, 301-464-8014 [email protected]  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:
Ty Stewart K3MM 301-414-5444 [email protected]  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.
 
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 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
 
EASTERN-SHORE (DEL-MAR-VA)
Brian McGinnes N3OC 301-652-6768 [email protected]
 
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]
 
NORTHEAST:  Dave Baugher, WR3L, 410-391-9735, [email protected]
 
EAST (Annapolis)  Rich Boyd, KE3Q, see info above
 
WEST (Shenandoah, etc)  Chairperson: vacant
 
SOUTHWEST VA:  John Mitchell, K4IQ, Catawba, VA 540-384-7377,
[email protected]
 
OTHER MEETINGS  (based on past year):
Jun.  W3LPL open house Sat before Field Day. Joint FRC/PVRC on alternate
	years. 
Jun-Aug.  FRC alternates joint meeting. Date TBA.
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.