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 January 2021 Newsletter


The PVRC January 2021 Newsletter is now up at http://pvrc.org/Newsletters/2021_01.pdf
Thanks to Jim N3JT, Frank W3LPL, Mark N2QT, Jukka OH6LI, Mike VE9AA, Jay W3MMM and Alan WA3EKL for contributions to this issue of the PVRC newsletter. There were many other contributions that I had to hold over until the February issue.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Newsletter in 2021, making my job this year a piece of cake! Thanks to Howie N4AF for his usual web wizardry to start off the new year.
Happy Holidays and a rewarding, healthy and sunspot-filled New Year to all!
73 John K3TN

Click here for the PVRC JANUARY Newsletter  

 
  PVRC 2021 Officer Election Results
 
Below is the official announcement of the PVRC Secretary of the just completed elections for PVRC officers and trustees.  MANY THANKS to VP Mike N4GU for researching and testing electronic ballot technologies beginning in early 2020. Mike educated the PVRC officers about the technologies and his constant attention to detail in the transition to a new trustee structure was crucial as the officers informed chapter chairs and membership and conducted the election. THANK YOU MIKE!
Tim N3QE, PVRC Secretary

The election of PVRC Officers and Trustees for 2021 is now complete.In the PVRC election held in November-December 2020, 252 members made an effort to research officer and trustee candidates. Members then cast their vote using electronic balloting technology.
The results are as follows:
Officers:
President: Dan Zeitlin, K2YWE (K3AU)
Vice Presidents: Mike Barts, N4GU, Doug Hart, AA3S
Secretary: Tim Shoppa, N3QE
Treasurer: Jay Hormann, W3MMM

All officers will serve a one-year term beginning January1, 2021
Trustees:
MD/DC/DE/PA :
Frank Donovan, W3LPL 3-year term
Bud Governale, W3LL   2-year term
Pete Smith, N4ZR  1-year term  
VA/WV:
Kay Craigie N3KN  3-year term
Larry Schimelpfenig, K7SV  2-year term

Bud Hippisley, W2RU (ex-K2KIR)  1-year term
NC:
Guy Olinger K2AV   3-year term  
At-Large:
Brian McGinness, N3OC  2-year term
Tyler Stewart K3MM  1-year term  

All Trustees begin their terms beginning January 1, 2021. Current terms are listed above. In all elections going forward, Trustees will be elected for 3-year terms.

5M Contests The next 5M Contests are:
ARRL RTTY Roundup - January 2nd thru 3rd - logs due within 7 days
NA QSO Party - January CW - January 9 thru 10th - logs due within 5 days
NA QSO party - January SSB - January 16th thru 17th - logs due within 5 days
ARRL January VHF - January 16th thru 18th - logs due within 10 days
CQ 160 CW - January 29th thru 31st - logs due within 5 days
the full calendar can be found by clicking here.

Chapter Meetings -  Chapters have been adapting very well to our new stay at home requirments by hosting meetings on the air or via the computer.  In a lot of cases members from other chapters have had opportunities to participate in meetings that they would normally not be able to attend.  This will continue for the forceable future until it is safe to meet again.  If you do not know when your chapter is meeting then go to the Chapter Listing page and contact the local Chapter Chairman for details on the next meeting.

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 2021
  Check the contacts page for full details:   President K2YWE Dan Zeitlin,  Vice President N4GU Mike Barts, Vice President Doug Hart AA3S, Secretary N3QE Tim Shoppa and Treasurer  W3MMM Jay Horman