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Potomac Valley Radio Club

The mission of the Potomac Valley Radio Club is to promote excellence in radiosport by:
  July/August 2018 Newsletter  
Newsletter This month the newsletter features the President's Letter, A new 5M year begins, Sports Page updates, and Moonbeam bounce with Jim/AB3CV.

Click Here for the Full July/August 2018 Newsletter


PVRC Regional Events
  Berryville Hamfest August 4th
     - We will have a table at the Berryville Hamfest on August 5th.  Please stop by and chat or to learn more about PVRC.
  Pigfest September 15th
     - NR4M Goat Farm, 6480 Governor Almond Rd, Locust Grove, VA 22508
  Fowlfest - September 15th
     - Seneca Creek State Park Pavillion, 11950 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg MD, 20878
11:30 AM is the start time in the Bob White pavilion. The park is accessible from exit 10 off of I270. A fee of $3.00 /pp for MD residents and $5.00/pp for out of state residents. This is an NCDXA and PVRC Regional event. There are private shaded areas with room for chairs outside of the pavilion. Electricity for radios along with towering pines 80 feet tall for hanging antennas. Plan on festivities ending at 3 pm. However, the pavilion is rented for all day. This is a Rain or Shine event. Funding is provided by Fred K3ZO for food costs excluding the pavilion. Todd WB2ZAB will again be procuring, preparing, and cooking the meal! The RF Connection is sponsoring rental of the pavilion and the NW chapter of PVRC is providing the advertising. Look for WX3B's announcements.
  The 2018-19 PVRC Olympics starts on July 1st!  
  olypic medals

A new year to participate in the PVRC Olympics starts on July 1st.  Check the rules for the Olympics to participate in our new year.  The key is participation — in contests, across modes and in other PVRC activities.

Check out our website: http://www.PVRC.org/Olympics-revB.pdf for rules and details.
  Facebook & YouTube  
  Most PVRC'ers use the  Reflector to send messages and comments but are you aware that we also have a Facebook page and a YouTube Channel.  The FB page allows not only messages but pictures and video.  It is a closed group which means that you must be approved by the Manager to become a member and post items.  This controls who and what can post on the page.  Click the FB button on the left or on the main menu above to go there.  

Also all of our seminars and powerpoints have been moved to YouTube on the PVRC Channel.  So when you click on the reference button from the pull down menu and click a seminar to look at you are taken to the Youtube channel.  We will add all such videos, presentations and powerr points to this site in the future.  Click on the YouTube button on the left to check out the start.

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!

  Prospective PVRC Member Map  
  Please check out this map - it shows contesters in circle who submit logs for contests but are not yet PVRC members. Move your mouse over each pin in your area, to see prospective members info. Also one of the additional qualifiers in the PVRC Olypics is to sponsor a new member so here is your opportunity to "check that box".  Click Here for Prospective Member Map  
  Officers for 2018    
  Check the contacts page for full details. President is Bud Governale, W3LL, Vice Presidents are Jay Horman W3MMM and Dan Zeitlin K2YWE, Secretary is Tim Shoppa, N3QE and the Treasurer is Tom Valenti, K3AJ.