|October 2020 Newsletter|
The October issue of the PVRC newsletter is now available at https://www.pvrc.org/Newsletters/2020_10.pdf
Thanks to Dan K3YWE, Rick N0YY, Aian AD5XI, Bill K3WA, Alan WA3EKL, Frank W3LPL and ???? The Mystery PVRCer for their great contributions this month.
As usual, send write-ups, ideas, rants or noodles to jpescatore at aol dot com - the quality of the PVRC newsletter is driven by your inputs.
73 John K3TN
Click here for the PVRC October Newsletter
|PVRC 2021 Officer Elections|
The new 2020-2021 PVRC Olympics Rules are available for download at
One optional requirement is the MD QSO Party which is Aug 8th 1400 UTC - 0400 UTC.
Click here for MD QSO Party contest details.
The next 5M Contests are:|
CQWW SSB is Octobers 24th thru the 25th - logs are due within 5 days
ARRL SS CW is November 7th thru the 9th - logs are due within 7 days
WAE RTTY is November 14th thru the 15th - logs are due within 7 days
ARRL SS SSB is November 21st thru 23nd - logs are due within 7 days
CQWW CW is November 28th thru 29th - logs are due within 5 days
the full calendar can be found by clicking here.
PVRC Scholarship Program -
PVRC is pleased to announce its newly established PVRC Scholarship. Our
scholarship provides funding towards the educational
expenses of a young Amateur
Radio operator who is pursuing a post-secondary
education. There are no requirements as
to field of study. Applicants must be pursuing full-time
studies at an accredited
is funded entirely by PVRC member donations paid direct to the ARRL
no involvement of PVRC in the scholarship's
administration. An annual administrative feeis
assessed by the Foundation at less than
of the scholarship value. See the newsletter for details.
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 Brochure PVRC Brochure- A new PVRC Brochure to introduce the club to new members was introduced at Frostfest. You can view a copy of it by clicking here.
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!
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 2020
|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