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  November 2019 Newsletter
 
Thanks to Mike W3IP, Mike N4GU, Mark N2QT, John W4JAM,  Hank K3YDX and Vic W4VIC for contributions to the Newsletter. 
The quality and usefulness of the PVRC newsletter depends on contributions from members. If you have photos from club meetings, screen shots of new contest software, or brief writeups on station improvements or contest war stories, send them in any format to jpescatore at aol dot com.
73 John K3TN

Click Here for the November 2019 Newsletter


  Election Notice
 

In accordance with the process announced at the beginning of September, nominations for the Officers and Trustees for one-year terms term beginning January 1, 2020 are now closed.  We will vote from Nov 1 till Dec 31at Chapter meetings.  Please click here to review the candidates.


2019 By Laws Revision Moving Forward


In accordance with the review process announced, the bylaws committee considered the comments received from the town hall, the e-mail address, and suggestions from PVRC members sent to committee members. Three changes were made to the proposed bylaws revision published at the beginning of the comment period as a result.

Those changes are:
  1. Restored text now in the bylaws: "The PVRC Officers in the event of a vacancy on the Board of Trustees may authorize a special election
  2. Removed capitalization of "active member" in proposed changes for consistency with Article 1, Section 2
  3. Made hyphenation of "At-Large consistent.
The final version of the proposed bylaws and supporting explanatory material may be found in the document titled 2019 PVRC By-Law Revision 10-17-2019B.  Click here to review!PVRC members will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed bylaws revision during the annual PVRC elections, which will be held during November and December at chapter meetings. An affirmative vote by two thirds of those voting in the election is required for approval.We are grateful for the thoughtful and diligent efforts of the Bylaws Team under the leadership of Mark Bailey, KD4D. The Team will be considering some additional bylaws issues during 2020. 

73 Tom K3AJ
President, PVRC

PVRC News
  Doug Hart's "Super Antenna Anaylzer" Presentation.
Doug has combined his two presentations given over two meetings at the Laurel Chapter on this important topic with a inexpensive solution.  You can review it here?


The PVRC 2018/19 Olympic Winners are:

Gold Medal Winners

AA3S  AC3BU  K0OO  K2YWE  K3AJ  K4XL   K5VIP  K7SV  KB3VQC  KE3X  KE4S  N3DPB  N3QE  N4CF  N4GU  N4MM  N4YDU  ND3D  NR4O  W2CDO  W2GPS  W3GVX  W3LL  W3OU  W3UL  W3YY  W4JAM  W4VIC  WA3EKL

Silver Medal Winners

AB3CV  K4GMH  K4MI  K4ORD  K4QPL  KK4R  N3HBX  N3HEE  N3JT  N4CW  N4ZR  N6DW  NR4M  W3EKT  W3FA  W3IP  W4AAW  W4PK  WA3AER  WM3T

Bronze Medal Winners

AJ3M  K2AV  K2WK  K3MM  K3NDM  K3RA  K3TD  K3TN  K3YDX  K4HQK  K4QS  K8LF  KA4RRU  KC4D  KD4D  KG3V  KQ4LA  N1RM  N2YO  N3AM  N3CW  N3DUE  N3KN  N3OC  N3UA  N3UM  N3WD  N4PD  N4UA  N8AID  NC3Y  NN3W  NR4C  NX3Z  W3CB  W3GB  W3IDT  W3LPL  W3MMM  W3YOZ  W4BBT  W4KAZ  W4WWQ  W4YE  W8LYJ  WB4FDT  WR3R  WR3Z  WX3B


PVRC Brochure PVRC Brochure- A new PVRC Brochure to introduce the club to new members was introduced at Frostfest.  You can view a copy of it by clicking here.
Inter PVRC Sweepstakes Awards - A new program is being rolled out to increase participation on the Chapter level as well as offer a little in house competition.  Full details available here!

PVRC Dues - PVRC has chosen not to implement an annual Dues requirement. We depend on the generosity of all our club members to finance our annual budget. In addition, active PVRC members are expected to participate and submit logs for at least two PVRC Club Competition contests per year. When contemplating your donation to PVRC, each member should consider the benefit you are receiving from PVRC and its many opportunities for your personal growth in our wonderful hobby, then donate accordingly. Direct donations to PVRC via Credit Card or PayPal may be made by clicking the "Donate" button above or  below.  Donations to PVRC are not tax deductible.
     

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 2019
  Check the contacts page for full details
President K3AJ Tom Valenti,  Vice President N4GU Mike Barts, Vice President W3MMM Jay Horman, Secretary N3QE Tim Shoppa and Treasurer K2YWE Dan Zeitlin