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Potomac Valley Radio Club

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

  April 2020 Newsletter
Hi, all - I hope you are staying as safe and as healthy as possible through all the biological QRM.  The April issue of the PVRC is available for download at http://www.pvrc.org/Newsletters/2020_04.pdf Thanks to Bob W3YY, Tom K3AJ and Jim WX3B for contributions to this issue of the PVRC newsletter.
I sprayed all the bits in the Newsletter with Old Bay-flavored hand sanitizer - should be safe for download and the motto on the bottle says "You will only touch your eyes ONCE if you use Old Bay."
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 span> jpescatore at aol dot com
73 John K3TN

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  CQ World Wide WPX Contest This weekend, March 28 & 29.  Rules & information can be found here! Please join us around 3747kc Thursday night at 7PM (aka 2300Z) for a PVRC net to check out our microphone levels and recorded contest message.  If the frequency shifts becasue of other nets then I will try to post an update on the reflector.
I may even be able to stream the audio onto youtube
The real WPX SSB starts 8PM Friday night - join us for an entire weekend of fun on the air!
Tim N3QE
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 2020
  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