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Potomac Valley Radio Club

The mission of the Potomac Valley Radio Club is to promote excellence in radiosport by:
  January 2019 Newsletter  
  This month the newsletter features a introduction by the new President K3AJ Tom, Frostfest luncheon details, Fast S & P Operating by N4ZR as well as other articles by members.  Please support our advertisers.

Click Here for the Full January 2019 Newsletter


5m Note - For this year we will give Double Points for the SS, NAQP and RTTY contests.  This will be for all modes.
Election Results - The elected officers for 2019 are:
President K3AJ Tom Valenti
Vice President N4GU Mike Barts
Vice President W3MMM Jay Horman
Secretary N3QE Tim Shoppa
Treasurer K2YWE Dan Zeitlin
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!
Lowband Antenna Presentation - Frank Donovan's, W3LPL, Easy to Build Lowband Receiving Antenna Presentation is now available for PVRC Members.  Click here to review!

  ARRL introduces a new Contesting Website  
  ARRL logo The ARRL is creating a new dedicated Contesting pape on its website to handle all information related to ARRL contests from dates, submissions and results.  Visit the site at: http://contests.arrl.org/  
  PVRC Trophy Page    
  We have created a history page of PVRC's wins & losses in various contests throughout the history of the club.  You may click here to access it.  It will be permanently available on the Contesting Pull Down menu at the top of the page. 
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 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