POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB - NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 1999

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PVRC CALENDAR
Weekly     Wed    BWI Regional weekly breakfast. Wednesdays 7:30 am, 
                  Basil's Deli, Elkridge Landing Rd near BWI.
Monthly    Fri    SWVA meeting night and Roanoke location varies each month.  Please check with K4IQ.
Monthly           Over-the-Hill Luncheon.  Date to be announced.  
                  Hosts listed on reference page.
Oct 7      Thu    PVRC/NC meeting at Ryans at Crossroads Shopping Center, 
                  Cary, NC
Oct 11     Mon    Central meeting at the Episcopal Church, Route 5, 
                  Temple Hills, MD
Oct 12     Tue    Central Virginia at First Mennonite Church, 
                  Staples Mill Road
Oct 19     Tue    Northwest meeting, Tully's Grill, 1080 W. Patrick St, 
                  Frederick, MD at 7:30 pm
Oct 19     Tue    Tidewater Colony.  The Golden Corral in Chesapeake. VA.  
                  Meeting with VA-DXCC.
Oct 30/31         CQWW DX Contest.  Club competition (5 Mil award).

TREASURER REPORT (9/26) by Dave Baugher, WR3L

PVRC would like to thank N4MO, K8OQL, K1SO, N3RR, KE3Q, N3WK, N4QQ,
W3PP, KB4AUG, and K3SKE for the donation in September.  Four ARRL
renewals were received and forwarded.  Please continue your
support.

CENTRAL MEETING MINUTES 9/13/99  by Rich Boyd, KE3Q, Sec

K4VV, K3ZO, K4YT, W0CN, KE3Q, N3RR, WR3L, and W3DQ were present at
the central meeting at the Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA on
Monday, September 13th.  Most were also present at the Outback
Steakhouse beforehand.  We had an interesting discussion of PVRC
affairs, the merits of having officers, in coming years, from
different regions rather than just the traditional PVRC area to
have increased involvement and participation on club decision
making from all the regions.  W0CN told us of several weeks spent
in Slovenia recently, and K4YT talked about some of his travels --
he's now back home in northern Virginia.

FARfest (Bowie) MEETING MINUTES ON 9/26/99 by Rich Boyd, KE3Q, Sec

Present at the Bowie Hamfest "general" meeting were:  N3AM, K3SA,
KE3Q, W3IO, NA1DX, K3GEG, K3MLA, K3HH, K2YWE, K3DSP, N3YUG, AA3LE,
AA3KY, K4YT, W3CQH, W3OU, W3PP, W3OR, N3HUV, W3LEO, W3UJ, K3TM,
K3WX, N3GB, W3NRS, K3SKE, W3HXF, KF3BE, K3PG, N4ZR, K8OQL, N3RR,
N3YDT, W1ZT, W3CP, W3CB, K4FPF, N3II, AJ3M, K3IXD, N3WKE, KA4RRU,
N4QQ, K1HTV, K3ZO, W3DAD, W3YD, N4QY, N3JT, K4SO, W3ZZ, N3WK,
W3IRE, K3XZ, N3AFT, WR3Z, N1WR, K3DI, N3FZB, N3GM, N3OC, N3NRH,
K2PLF, W3MR, NV3V, AF4NT, W3YOZ, KG4DEX, K3IZ, NR4M, K3AN, N4MM,
W2YE, KB3AUG, WI2T, N3WZV, K1DQV, WR3L, K3UT, W4BA, KI4HK, K3ACG,
KC3VO, K3LP, AND K3UG.

We met under the Budweiser tent out near the left field foul pole
at the Baysox stadium, which was a nice shady spot.  The only
problem was the loud PA announcements going on.  Next year we may
meet in the restaurant, which is where the ham exams were given,
and apparently would have been a nice, quiet, spot.  Or...we could
work things out so that the PA announcements have a moratorium long
enough for our meeting.

We ran around introducing ourselves by callsign -- pretty hard to
hear.  And we voted in K3DSP and N3YUG, two more recruits from
southern Maryland brought in by N1WR and WR3Z.  Keep 'em comin'!

The majority was satisfied to keep things simple, and we adjourned
without much ado.

NOTES FROM SWVA PICNIC by John Mitchell, K4IQ

On August 28, the SWVA PVRC Chapter convened at the annual Chapter
Picnic at K4IQ's QTH.  Guests attending included PVRC Central
member W3YOZ, Marty, as well as guests K3RUQ, Tinsley, and his XYL,
Cheryl, who traveled from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to be with
us.  Chapter members present were K1GG, Gordon, along with his XYL
Debbie, N4SBK and daughter Missy, K4KAT; N4GU, Mike; N4EL, Nat;
WA4BKW, Bill and his XYL, K4EP, Phil; and K4IQ, John, and his
family.  This was the second meeting for Randy, KC9LC, who attended
with his family, and for John W4JAM, and Susanne, W0MAN.  All three
were voted into Chapter membership, and will submit applications
through the Central Chapter.

It was a pleasant, if warm, afternoon, and the "guys" all trooped
to the ridge top to view the 100 ft tower several of them had
helped put up last fall, and scouted out a location for a second
tower on a neighboring knoll.  K3RUQ examined the tower
installation and pronounced it satisfactory, which made K4IQ happy. 
W3YOZ envisioned a row of phased verticals along the long ridge top
running NE/SW.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, K1GG's wife Debbie had come through
with a giant platter of shrimp cocktail, which the guys took bets
on lasting until we got back from the hike.  The food was all still
there, of course, along with plenty more, and the feast commenced
just before sunset.

Afterwards, the group sat about the front porch and enjoyed lively
conversations until well into the night.  N4GU, Mike talked of his
new Force 12 C4S going up, and talked with W3YOZ about his new
(commercial) antenna patent which is being manufactured.  Nat eyed
the K4IQ house-bracketed tower with 3el 20M and rotatable Force 12
40M as he plans a house-bracketed tower this Fall.  Everyone
enjoyed John and Suzanne's tales of their life in the Florida
contesting circles.

The formal meeting concluded with the decision to hold the first
regular season meeting around the end of September, place and time
to be announced.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the occasion and take
something with them to whet the appetite for the new contest season
almost upon us.


PVRC SOUTHERN MD REGION by Barry Shapiro, WR3Z

The regional meeting took place Monday September 1999 at the QTH of
Wayne, N1WR.  Attendees included members N1WR (Wayne), WR3Z
(Barry), and N3AFT (Mike), as well as guests N3YZU (Dave), K3DSP
(Tom), and N3YUG (Jason).

After brief introductions and summary of summer activities, time
was spent introducing the guests to PVRC and discussing the
different aspects of ham radio that club members are exposed to
(contesting, DX, VHF, antennas, propagation etc).  Also discussed
was the history of PVRC, where we're at now with the various
regions and diversification amongst its members.

Discussion then centered on contesting and how various contests can
help sharpen ones operating skills in both CW and SSB (such as
Sweepstakes).  Dave, Tom and Jason were participants in this year's
Field Day.  Since upgrading to Advanced class recently, K3DSP has
been more active on the HF bands and is now pursuing DX on a
regular basis, while sharpening his CW skills.

WR3Z will be operating CQWW Phone at W3GNQ's and CW at WR3L's
homes.  N1WR will be operating either single op or multi-single in
both this fall.

The meeting ended with the group viewing the ZL9CI video from the
Dxpedition earlier this year.  The next meeting will take place in
December (or sooner if requested).


REPORT FROM CENTRAL VIRGINIA

(Bob Morris, W4MYA, sent info for the reference page and the
following excerpts from the Prez column by John Youell, WA4QDM,
which will be in the October 1999 issue of the CVCC Newsletter,
"599VA". -editor)

Notes from the September 14, 1999 meeting.

Certificates were everywhere!  Ronnie (WU4G) distributed the
certificates from Manassas for the Va QSO Party  for the operators
at W4MYA's and W4ML's M/M efforts.

Certificates for WU4G #1 USA in IARU for 1998 to W4MYA, W4HJ & WA4QDM.
W4MYA distributed certificates for the 1996 "2 man" M/M CQWW DX CW
USA WINNERS (W4MYA and WA4QDM ) and the 1998 ARRL SS CW 4th CALL
AREA M/S WINNERS (and 8th in the USA) (W4MYA and WA4QDM).

In attendance were W4DR, AC4OB, W4MYA, KF4QQY, KB4DI, W4HJ, W4HZ,
WU4G, KD4DRZ, N4EKD, K4BAM, W4ML, and WA4QDM.

For the program,  Bob (W4MYA) did a slide show of his station,
featuring the new shack (with indoor plumbing!) and the aluminum
forest of Goochland.  (Also a shot or two of the MYAn ruins - aka
the boneyard). Good job, Bob!

Also, Jim Green (W4ML) (entertainment committee) offered to reserve
the "Bull and Bear" tentatively the 14th of December for the Xmas
dinner.  This is at the James River Center on the 21st floor near
9th street and there is free parking.  Jim read some of the menu
items and it sounds great.  Jim estimates dinner and a drink will
run about $30 a head.  A show of hands  from those present
indicated this may be the place.  How about some response from the
rest of the membership about this venue?

Bill Whittle (K4BAM) visited an antique radio museum over the
summer and brought us some pictures and literature.  He also told
us about the history of "pulling the switch".

W4HZ, Jon had occasion over the summer to stop by W1AW and was
impressed by the friendly nature of the staff and the elegance of
the operating positions.  The visit is highly recommended if you
ever have occasion to be in Newington.

Dennis Pinner (N4DEN) has lined up the Vepco RF man for the October
program and tentatively W4DR will line up 3DA0CA for the second
FRIDAY in November.  With the Xmas dinner in December, it looks
like the programs for the rest of the year are booked!  See y'all
Oct 12th.

SHORT NOTES by the editor, K3DI

John Sherrick, W3HVQ, submitted his unique antenna design to the
ARRL and it was published in Volume 6 of "The ARRL Antenna
Compendium."  ($20)  Here is a truly amazing piece of mechnical and
electrical work; John's multi-band antenna features three-element
Yagis on 40 and 30 meters, together with a log-periodic design from
20 through 10 meter coverage and it even folds down for protection
against nasty weather.  His design was featured on the lower right
of the cover page. 

Stations who submitted electronic entries for the 1998 ARRL
10-Meter Contest can receive a detailed report of the results of
the log checking process of their log. Just send a request via 
e-mail to Dave at K8CC@contesting.com. In the subject line of your
email please give your call sign, and the words "10 Meter Log
report." We will email you back a copy of your report. Once you
have a chance to review the results, we welcome feedback and
comments to help us improve the process for 1999.  (Excerpt from an
article by K8CC and K9TM via ARRL web site)

N3RR made 4th place in the 3rd call area, single op assisted, all
band CQWWCW in spite of the fact that I went into the hospital at
8:00 AM on Sunday, the last day of the contest!  He was in the
hospital for 2.5 days, received a blood transfusion of 4 units and
is fully recovered.  The cause of the blood loss is uncertain.

Everybody is requested to give me feedback to keep the reference
page infomation exactly correct and up to date.  A thank you goes
to Joe Shuey, NE3H, for letting me know that his node has been on
for many years but not listed.  I should have caught this omission
because I have used his fine node (located in Camp Hill) several
time when visiting Harrisburg, PA.  Another oversight I am guilty
of is not catching something reported in regional minutes that
should result in a change on the reference page.  Please message me
for even smallest errors found on the reference page.  Thank you!

Please notice that the September VHF QSO Party has been added to
the 5M competition.  There are now 14 club competition contests in
which you can earn points for the PVRC 5Mil award.  The total
scores for each member are listed on the page.

The club contest scorekeeper, W2GG, lost his FT-736 and FT-990 in a
severe lightning storm recently.  Bob is no longer able to receive
packet messages.  Please forward all scores by email
(w2gg@arrl.net) or U.S. mail.  Bob hopes to have things back
working again by Sweepstakes.  You can also send scores to K3DI via
packet to be forwarded to Bob via email.

Members may request an ASCII text version of the PVRC NEWSLETTER
from wilder@clark.net.  You will continue to receive the paper
version with advertisements.


FIVE MILLION AWARD

PVRC awards plaques to members who have achieved 5 million points 
based on a calculation described in the rules found at www.pvrc.org.
Also, you may send an SASE to K3DI (QTH on reference page) for a copy.
Basically, get as many points as you can in any club competition 
contest listed on the reference page and send your score to W2GG 
and either ARRL or CQ.  Below are calls and total points awarded 
since 1997 as of 9/9/99.

K3MM  19,471,624
K3ZO  17,058,849
W4MYA 13,627,123
KE3Q  13,337,411
N3OC  13,026,439
K4MA  12,424,924
W9LT  11,290,971
N4RV  10,492,814
AA4NC  9,472,136
W3LPL  8,665,646
K1HTV  8,275,655
K8OQL  7,963,781
W2GG   7,349,474
N4AF   7,197,899
ND3F   6,490,037
K3RA   6,277,811
W3PP   6,012,861
K3LP   5,995,001
KT4W   5,980,777
K3SV   5,768,537
N4CW   5,508,882
WA4QDM 5,190,836
K3MQH  5,138,063
N8II   4,876,846
K3DI   4,700,467
K2UOP  4,398,134
AI3M   4,327,963
K4IQ   4,307,615
KD4D   4,286,700
N4ZR   4,273,178
WR3Z   4,272,623
K4ZW   4,241,080
N3NT   4,221,906
K1RZ   4,206,416
W4YE   4,165,740
W3HVQ  4,143,826
KT3Y   4,085,855
NT4D   4,039,475
N3RR   4,016,800
N3II   3,938,694
WR3L   3,792,592
K4FJ   3,595,417
K3KO   3,577,888
W3AZ   3,283,903
K3OSX  3,267,965
W3UR   3,158,654
W3UJ   3,126,286
K2AV   3,036,418
WA4JUK 2,792,872
W3MC   2,788,470
NR4M   2,778,411
K7SV   2,778,410
W3ZZ   2,760,846
K3KY   2,749,262
W8ZA   2,679,606
N4MO   2,658,627
K4HA   2,631,672
K4EC   2,584,983
NX9T   2,544,531
K1RA   2,501,923
ND3A   2,501,078
K3NA   2,486,664
K4VV   2,410,767
W4DR   2,384,032
W4SD   2,341,488
N3HBX  2,333,719
KS4XG  2,305,272
N3AM   2,299,512
K4GMH  2,276,661
W4ZYT  2,231,782
N5OKR  2,206,416
K3SA   2,197,711
N1WR   2,193,906
K4SO   2,183,647
K3DNE  2,172,984
WF3T   2,134,993
K4PB   2,064,822
K1SE   2,057,732
K3IXD  2,050,703
WK3I   2,029,290
W4RM   2,012,517
W3GN   2,011,500
W4NF   2,010,779
N4GU   1,917,683
WD3A   1,843,077
WI2T   1,793,990
K0DQ   1,780,322
K3ZJ   1,708,936
AA3KX  1,696,641
W4RX   1,683,605
W3GNQ  1,640,962
KB3AUG 1,616,611
W4CE   1,606,594
K2YWE  1,571,718
K3FT   1,548,785
WU4G   1,528,338
W6HZW  1,454,339
K4QPL  1,439,330
W3EKT  1,398,112
W3CP   1,347,908
N4ZJ   1,313,467
W3GG   1,309,397
W0CN   1,258,551
N4MM   1,248,034
W4HJ   1,240,196
W2CS   1,213,375
KE3ZR  1,192,129
KB4DI  1,150,191
K5OF   1,138,697
W3DA   1,111,812
K1GG   1,080,145
K4BAM  1,076,998
K1DQV  1,049,145
N3GB   1,046,538
N3UN   1,041,958
W4PRO  1,039,255
N4EHJ  1,012,589
W8LRL  1,009,588
N3QYE    998,151
KM3V     995,794
KF4ARS   971,193
K3RV     963,762
W3TMZ    961,048
N3YHC    955,420
WM2H     954,438
NW3K     877,548
KC3TL    868,925
K4IX     860,484
WV3B     847,406
NY3M     831,605
W4HIR    808,649
N4RA     802,636
K4EU     794,316
AJ3M     783,451
N3EYB    716,358
N3JT     709,812
K3SX     706,259
K4ZAM    686,756
N3KTV    678,822
WD3P     678,297
W4XP     671,621
W3ICM    669,890
N3RC     653,503
K3SKE    634,549
KO4PY    629,731
K3AN     619,955
K7GM     596,513
N2QT     547,125
W2BZR    528,587
W3DAD    526,709
WB4DNL   526,382
W3KN     503,384
KU3M     503,016
W4JVN    502,211
KC3EK    501,476
N4DEN    495,723
WB4GVZ   494,510
K3SW     492,641
NV3V     491,956
W3MR     482,084
K6LEW    478,059
W3CB     474,274
N3TG     467,996
W3XY     460,677
WD3I     447,598
W4BQF    445,982
N3AFT    441,579
N3WZR    441,579
WD8ISK   420,000
W4VC     405,360
K7CMZ    404,059
K3UT     398,870
K4GE     379,604
WX3B     370,369
K3HH     350,234
AA4KD    342,553
AC4ZO    337,386
NE3H     334,670
N3GPU    328,182
KO4NX    325,276
NF3I     314,996
AF4CD    302,752
WF3J     293,906
KF4MOK   289,544
KA3QPG   285,954
N3OPM    273,409
KA4RRU   273,256
AC4OB    263,754
KC4AUF   263,754
KS4RX    263,754
K1EFI    261,966
N3HUV    252,769
W3LEO    248,396
W7CAV    237,939
WJ9B     236,774
W1HIR    228,306
WG3U     217,636
W3YD     210,375
N3GM     203,474
W4JLS    200,000
W3DQ     194,411
KO4MR    179,497
WA0QII   179,367
N3HRT    168,984
W4IF     152,148
N3WK     151,792
K3SWZ    146,436
KA3EJJ   142,838
W2YE     131,956
K6IR     126,541
W3DF     123,941
NA1DX    121,092
K3XZ     120,186
K3MLA    117,239
W3GCG    116,101
W4LIP    115,203
KC3VO    113,941
W4HM     110,924
N4TL      99,297
KC4B      95,006
N4EL      91,054
W4DHZ     88,757
K4EP      86,369
W4YV      85,791
N3UMA     84,477
W3JRY     82,122
WX4DX     82,117
K4TMC     81,290
W3LM      77,967
K3TM      74,147
W3IKE     66,552
W3EMH     64,881
W3ECU     50,557
K3VQ      49,442
AA3NM     44,714
N3SB      43,229
W3OR      34,786
AA3LE     28,077
K4UX      27,306
W3FG      24,548
W1WTG     17,431
K3IC      16,872
W3XG      10,913
K3GEG      8,884
K4HOT      8,347
W3AMY      5,435
W3CQH      5,206
K7LU       3,477
N3NPQ      1,478

*  S C O R E S  *
by Bob Dannals, W2GG

* Changes/additions/deletions to W2GG via   *
* w2gg@arrl.net only. (W2GG packet is down) *
         ### = missing information

ARRL VHF SS RESULTS (#5 9/27/99)
CALL      BND  QSO MULTS    TOTAL

SINGLE OPERATOR
K3DNE      6   488  165    122,430
K2UOP/8    #   393  147     89,376
K3ZO       2   318   84     26,712
K4SO       2   125   37      4,625
KC4B       2    86   29      2,494
K3DI       1     9    1          9

ROVER
W3CQH      5   107   39      5,187

MULTI-OP
K8GP      13  1809  414  1,114,902
K3MQH      #  ####  ###    798,000
W3YOZ      4   297  109     39,022

  10 LOGS       TOTAL    2,202,757

Operators:
K3MQH   K3MM W3EKT W3SST K3RA W2GG
        AI3M N3EYB K3VQ K3SUI K3MQH
K8GP    K1RA K1TR K1HTV KA1TB W3ZZ
        W4XP K6LEW K8ISK Mandi
W3CQH   W3CQH K3JAY
W3YOZ   WR3Z KA3EJJ K4VV WX3B W3YOZ

REFERENCE PAGE.  Please send corrections to the editor.   Changes
made during September are underscored.

PVRC Officers
  President             
  K3MM        Tyler Stewar        301-414-5444       k3mm@erols.com
  Vice President      
  N3OC        Brian McGinness     301-652-6768       n3oc@wirelessinc.com
  Secretary             
  KE3Q        Rich Boyd           301-464-8014       ke3q@erols.com
  Treasurer                                     
  WR3L        Dave Baugher        410-DX1-WR3L       wr3l@erols.com
  Historian             
  K3SA        Steve Affens        301-774-0558       k3sa@ari.net
  Membership Sec                
  W2GG        Bob Dannals         410-472-2004       w2gg@arrl.net

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
WR3L    Baltimore MD  145.610 440.950
N3RR    Rockville MD  145.510 441.325
K3SKE   Frederick MD  144.930
N4OHE   Mt.Weather VA 145.710 440.925
NE3H    Harrisburg PA 144.970
K3MQH   S Mountain PA 145.630
N4SR    Woodbridge VA 145.630 *
K4FJ    Mt. Vernon VA 145.770 *
W4XP    Bull Run Mt " 144.990

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 N4AF)
     Get latest scores & activities info here
     To post: pvrc@qth.net 
     To join* send email to:
     majordomo@qth.net  
     Text: SUBSCRIBE PVRC
*Members only.  If your call is not within your URL, then send msg
to N4AF@QSL.NET.

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 wilder@clark.net.  The
Newsletter deadline is normally ABOUT the day after the third
Friday of each month.  The FAR deadline is 60 days prior to the
issue date.

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 n5okr@aol.com.  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, k4ma@mindspring.com;
Sec: Pete Soper, KS4XG, ks4xg@pagesz.net, hm: 919-362-4635, wk:
919-481-6874.  Activites: Jim Stevens, K4MA.  POC is K4MA & KS4XG. 
Howie Hoyt, N4AF, n4af@qsl.net 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.

TIDEWATER (VA) COLONY OF PVRC:
Don Lynch W4ZYT 757-486-0728 dlynch@picard.evms.edu.  Meetings are
the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of every month are held jointly with the VA
DXCC at The Golden Corral corner of Battlefield Blvd and Volvo Dr
in Chesapeake, VA. Easy access from I-64 at Rte 168 exit. Dinner at
1830 and meeting at 1930.

SOUTHWEST VA CHAPTER: Coordinator: John Mitchell, K4IQ, Catawba, VA
540-384-7377, jbmitch@vt.edu.  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, w6axx@erols.com

OVER-THE-HILL LUNCH BUNCH:  Rotating hosts announces meeting info. 
Ben Shaver, AA4XU, 703-534-4740;  Andy Anderson, W3XE,
301-384-7771, andyw3xe@aol.com, Holiday Inn, College Park MD; and
Bill Leavitt, W3AZ, 301-292-5797, Ramada Inn, Oxon Hill

PENNSYLVANIA:  Steve Cutshall, K3TZV, k3tzv@paonline.com,
717-763-0462.

RAPPAHANNOCK: Steve Bookout, NR4M (ex-NJ4F)   NJ4F@erols.com.  
Also, Larry Schimelpfenig, K7SV, lvschim@1bigred.com

WOODBRIDGE:  Jack O'Mara W4NF, wb4nfs@erols.com 703-680-4106 and
Cliff Deel W4CE, w4ce@aol.com 703-491-0841 

CENTRAL VA:  Bob Morris, W4MYA 804-457-9011
rsmorris@worldnet.att.net. CVCC/PVRC monthly meetings are held the
2nd Tuesday at the First Mennonite Church on Staples Mill Rd at
7:30 PM.  Optional 6PM-ish dinner at the Crazy Greek Rest, Staples
Mill Rd.  Talk-in is 145.430 MHz.

SOUTHERN MD:  Chair: Barry Shapiro, WR3Z.  H:301-862-2466
ShapiroBJ@navair.navy.mil
Usually on the first Monday of Sep, Dec, Mar, and May at N1WR's.

EASTERN-SHORE (DEL-MAR-VA):  Dallas Carter, W3PP 302-875-0550
ludal@dmv.com

SHENANDOAH: Bill Hinkle  KB3AUG kb3aug@juno.com  304-567-3138

NORTHEAST: WR3L  See info above.
ANNAPOLIS: K3DI. See info at left column.

OTHER MEETINGS based on prior year(s):
May.       Meeting at Dayton Hamvention
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
Sep 2             ARRL VHF QSO Party
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

Standings at        http://jctc.org/pvrc5m.htm
Roster updates at:  http://www.pvrc.org/pvrcmm98.htm

A FREE (SHAREWARE) COPY OF CT 6.26 (with updated files) is
available from K3DI.