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Potomac Valley Radio Club

The mission of the Potomac Valley Radio Club is to promote excellence in radiosport by:
  December 2018 Newsletter  
  This month the newsletter features a tribute to Bud W3LL, N3ST winning a RTCA Award and Chapter pictures from Roanoke-Blacksburg, Over The Hill and Tidewter.  Please support our advertisers.

Click Here for the Full December 2018 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 Notes - We will post the results as soon as they are available.
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!

  The 2018-19 PVRC Olympics started on July 1st!  
olypic medals

A new year to participate in the PVRC Olympics starts on July 1st.  Check the new rules for the Olympics to participate in our new year.  The key is participation — in contests, across modes and in other PVRC activities. Click the logo or here:PVRC_Olympics_2019.pdf for rules and details.

  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 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.