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Potomac Valley Radio Club

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



 
 December 2022 Newsletter


The PVRC newsletter is available for download from https://www.pvrc.org/Newsletters/2022_12.pdf

Thanks to Mike W3IP, Jerome K8LF, Alan WA3EKL, Andy K1RA and Frank W3LPL for contributions to this issue of the PVRC 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 improvments or contest war stories please send them in any format to jpescatore at aol dot com.

 73 John K3TN

Click here for the PVRC December Newsletter  
 
5M Contests

The 2022 -2023 5M Contest Rules and events have been posted and are available above.  There are a few additions and changes.
   
Contest details can be found on the 5m Calendar clicking here.

Elections - Ballots are out and due back by December 15th.
Chapter Meetings -  Chapters have been hosting meetings on the air or on line.  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 some chapters while others are starting to meet in person 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. Click here for the PVRC Calendar.
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.
PVRC Scholarship Fund -
PVRC established a Scholarship for distribution through the ARRL Foundation Scholarship.  The Foundation Opens in October of each year. There are three ways to make a Tax Deductable Donation.  1 - Download the form from ARRL, Print it andd submit it with your check. 2- Call the ARRL Fund Director, Melissa Stemmer, and give her your credit card number  (860-594-0348). 3- Send a donation to the PVRC Treasurer via Paypal, noting your donation is for the PVRC Scholarship Fund.
   

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. We are organized in local chapters in order to foster the original local experience across the entire PVRC territory. Over a dozen chapters provide many members easy travel to meetings for the face to face experience that is a 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, online meetings, and social media. We use those e-tools to organize and function as an integral 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' contributions to club competition by granting club points for scores submitted on behalf of PVRC. We award an attractive plaque for reaching 5 million club points, with endorsements for levels beyond. Please explore the PVRC web site to learn more about us. 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 2022
  Check the contacts page for full details:   President -  N4GU Mike Barts, Vice President - AA3S Doug Hart, Vice President -  K3WA Bill Axelrod K3WA,  Secretary -  N3QE Tim Shoppa and Treasurer  WA3AER Ted Bauer