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Potomac Valley Radio Club

The mission of the Potomac Valley Radio Club is to promote excellence in radiosport by:

PVRC 70th Anniversary On-The-Air Celebration!

PVRC announces its 70th Anniversary On-the-Air Celebration!

Try to SWEEP all of our special stations and the six QSL cards form a single image!. Look for our calls N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C, W3AU and W3GRF, on the air the last few days of 2017, between 24 Dec 1700UTC and 31 Dec 2359UTC. We'll be on HF; check the spotting networks for the bands and modes active at the time. We’ll generally be on the 47s so frequencies like 3.047 or 14.247 MHz. All QSLs for all calls via K3LU (US: SASE, DX: $2 or buro via K3LU).

See you on the air - and GET THAT SWEEP!!!

December 2017 Newsletter

This month the newsletter features the President's Letter talking about a VERY BUSY month of contesting in November, a link by Frank W3LPL to research on the next solar cycle, Hams Get Blamed for Everything as we are reminded by Hank K3YDX, a link to the K9LA/W3LPL Propagation Prediction Forecast by Jim W4TMO, some YCCC contest tips from the ARRL Contest Letter (thanks K1VR), and more! Click Here for the Full December 2017 Newsletter

The PVRC Olympics has begun!

Check out our website: http://www.PVRC.org/Olympics-revB.pdf for rules and details.

Introduction to PVRC

PVRC has a rich history going back to its foundation in 1947, with valued traditions defining our club.

"Once PVRC, always PVRC" expresses a positive open-ended membership policy reflecting the many lifetime friendships formed in the club. Many of these friendships now span the US and the globe, with PVRC alumni found in nearly every other major radiosport club.

Though we began as a small local club in the DC metro area, over the years we grew to in-territory membership in six states and DC. To foster the original local experience all across the PVRC territory, we are organized in local chapters. Over a dozen chapters provide members easy travel to meetings for the face to face experience that is the source of tower parties, physical help, elmering, personal encouragement, and just plain fun - the glue that bonds us together.

PVRC members are e-wired, in constant communication via the PVRC e-mail reflectors. We use the reflectors to organize and function as an entire club, schedule club-wide events, set ourselves up for contests, share experience and access the incredible knowledge base of our members. We draw our officers and trustees from all across the club territory, and they largely communicate across this geography via electronic means.

The PVRC 5 Million Award Program recognizes our members' contribution to club competition by awarding points for scores submitted on behalf of PVRC. We award a very neat plaque for reaching 5 million points with endorsements for levels beyond.

Please explore the PVRC web site to learn more about us, and we cordially invite you to contact an officer or a Chapter Chair to begin exploring how membership in PVRC can benefit you as a radiosport player and competitor!

Officers for 2017

Check the contacts page for full details. President is Bud Governale, W3LL, Vice Presidents are Ted Edwards, W3TB and Dan K2YWE, Secretary is Tim Shoppa, N3QE and the Treasurer is Tom Valenti, K3AJ.