PVRC NEWSLETTER - JUNE 1996

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP ROSTER ISSUE
 
Amateurs Mobilize Against Threat to 2 m, 70 cm !
Our's are among bands wanted by satellites.  See W1AW bulletins &
K1ZZ editorial in July QST.
 
The Officers, Charter Members, & Packet sites lists will be found in the
roster. Editor: K3DI.
PVRC on Internet courtesy of K3SA:
http://www.access.digex.net/~k3sa/pvrc.html
Dues are by donation to N3KTV with checks made payable to PVRC.  Thank
you.
[The roster is not included on WWW copy....See May 1996 issue for QTH's.]
 
Sunday, June 9th, is the joint FRC/PVRC meeting at Wayne (KY3N) and
Leanora (KA3RMG) Kline, RR1 Box 589, Alburtis west of Allentown, PA.
 
From Baltimore take I-95 North through DE into PA and Exit onto I-476
North.  Take I-476 to the end and enter the PA Turnpike. Stay to your left
out of ticket booths and take the Northeast extension turnpike (PA 9)
toward Allentown/Lansdale. 
 
Take the 2nd exit off Rt 9 (Quakertown Rt 663) and bear right after toll
booths onto Rt 663 South.  Go to 2nd stop light at intersection of Rt 663
& Rt 29 (downtown Pennsburg) turn RIGHT.  Travel on Rt 29 North three
lights to intersection Rt 29 and Rt 
100.  Turn LEFT onto Rt 100 South and travel 1.8 mi Rt 100 South.  Turn
Right onto Huffs Church Rd.  (There is a large blue bill board on your
left saying "BENFEILD INSURANCE" and an arrow pointing to your right.)  Go
4.8 mi on Huffs Church Rd, Turn LEFT 
on to Bitting Rd. (Bitting Rd is the 2nd left after you pass Huffs
Church.)  
 
We're the 7th home on your right.  Bring lawn chairs. Time around 1:00 PM.
147.27 and 147.21 MHz.
 
OTHER SUMMER MEETINGS:
July 20th: Open house at KT3Y, 8516 Cluster Ct, Manassas, VA
August 3: Open house at N3RR, 10241 Lakewood Dr, Rockville, MD
August 17: Fowlfest at W3YOZ in West River, MD
Sept. 21: Open house at WR3L in Baltimore
 
Saturday, June 15th, 12 Noon - 6:00 PM.  Open house at W3LPL, Frank and
Phyllis Donovon, 3055 Hobbs Rd, Glendale, MD. (301-854-6619)
 
CJ's Beef Barn will arrive at noon with an excellent BBQ lunch for  an
unlimited number of guests, at $10.00 each. At about 1:00 pm WY3P
will arrive with his famous ice cream truck.
 
Directions from I-95:
Take Rt 32 West (Exit 38B) west towards Columbia and Clarksville.   Follow
Rt 32 for 13 miles and turn left at the 1st traffic signal, Burntwoods 
Rd.  Follow Burntwoods Rd for 1.7 miles and turn right on Hobbs Rd. Park
on the  grass in front of the towers.
 
Directions from Montgomery Co:
Take Rt 97 (Georgia Av) north through Olney and Sunshine and cross the
Patuxent River into Howard county.  Five miles into Howard Co, turn right
onto Burntwoods Rd.  Follow Burntwoods for one mile and turn left on
Hobbs Road. 
 
Directions from I-70:
Take I-70 West to Route 32 (Exit 80).  At the bottom of the exit ramp,
turn left onto Rt 32 South towards Clarksville.  After 1/2 mile, turn
right at the first traffic signal onto Rt 144.  Follow Rt 144 for three
miles and turn left 
onto McKendree Rd (church on left).  Follow McKendree for 1.5 miles and
take the second left onto Hobbs Rd.  W3LPL is one mile ahead on top of the
hill.
 
 
MINUTES OF THE PVRC REGULAR MEETING 5/13/96 VIENNA, VA by Brian
McGinness,
WA3WJD, Secretar
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Rich, KE3Q.  Members and
guests were introduced.  Guests tonight were Ron Sebol W3HXO, Mike Rioux
NW1J/V31RN, and Ed Rose W3IMH/HS0ZAN.  Members present were:  WB2BZR,
AK2P, W3MM, WR3Z, ND3A, N5OKR, 
N3KQY, W2EOS, KC3RN, W3ZZ, WJ1R, KN4ZT, WA3WJD, N3KTV, N3RR, WF3J,
WB3ECU,
W3LPL, W3CPB, W3AZ, K3IXD, KF3P and K3ZO.
 
A draft club roster was produced by K3DI from the club's database, and
distributed at the meeting.  The final version will be mailed out with the
newsletter.  Next year, we hope to merge the roster into the reunion
issue. 
 
Rich, KE3Q, presented the certificate for top club single-op to KF3P for
phone, and KT3Y for CW from the 1995 ARRL sweepstakes.  N3RR re-ceived the
top MDC certificate for their multi-op effort. 
 
Tyler, KF3P, reported that the northwest region voted to recommend that
the club sponsor a WRTC trophy. Ed, K3IXD, moved that the club sponsor a
trophy for any reg-ion was still available.  A lengthy discussion followed
where it 
was agreed that the club would donate $100 to the WRTC sponsors instead of
sponsoring a specific trophy. Ed agreed to amend his motion, and it was
seconded by W3LPL.  The motion passed.
 
Another discussion followed about what plaques the club currently sponsors
in the various contests.
 
A motion was made by Tyler, KF3P, to sponsor the Roanoake and Atlantic
division plaques for sweepstakes phone and CW.  The motion was seconded by
N3RR, for a total expenditure of $200.  The motion passed. 
 
A presentation was given by Brian, WA3WJD, and Tyler, KF3P, on antenna
modelling software.  Brian showed an example of phasing two inverted-L's
on 160 meters, modelling the array using Elnec, and using ON4UN's software
to design a correct matching system using the Christman (cables) method.
Antenna current and sampling probes were also passed around to show some
of the equipment needed to measure the performance of an array. 
 
Tyler presented several examples of yagi modelling and optimization using
K6STI's software, AO and YO.  Tyler showed several examples of optimizing
yagis on the computer, and how you can specify certain design parameters
to favor while optimizing.  He showed an example of how the two meter
vertical yagi in use at K3MQH was designed and optimized.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM, when we were kicked out of the library!
 
 
FREDERICK PVRC PRESENTATION, MAY 14TH BY RICH BOYD, KE3Q 
 
N5OKR and I spoke to the Frederick (Maryland) Amateur Radio Club tonight.
There were approximately 25 there.  About half have HF
capa-bilities and the remainder have never been on HF.  Only one, other
than Greg and I, had heard of W3LPL, even though he has the biggest ham
station in the region and isn't far from there!
 
We explained what contesting is, what PVRC is, and ex-plained we'd be glad
to have them join us.  The talk was well received though revisits may be
needed to keep things rolling.  Of course, we showed the well-traveled
W3LPL videos. 
 
Nice group of guys.  They're busily planning the Frederick Hamfest, which
will be back at the Fairgrounds this year, after 4 years at Walkersville.
It's June 16, Dad's Day, the day after the W3LPL open house.  
 
 
NW REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - MAY 21 BY TYLER STEWART, KF3P
 
The meeting was called to order around 8PM at Legends Restaurant in
Frederick MD.  Members in attendance: KF3P, AA3HM, N3RR, WD3A, AA6DC,
W3ZZ, WB2BZR, W3LPL, W4MYA, K3IXD, N3KTV, and N5OKR. 
 
Introductions were made around the table.  W4MYA happened to be in the
area on business and graced us with his presence.  AA6DC will be going to
A6 and ZD8 land soon armed with a TS450.  WD3A went through the first
SkyWarn class at NIST. 
He reports that the Bureau of Radio Amateur Signal Society (BRASS)
at NIST will be running field day there in the 4E category and are looking
for cool op's!  N3RR will be replacing his F12 80 meter dipole (again)
with the
new improved EF180C soon.  Bill had his 3rd visit from the county "zoning
police" who once again verified that, yes, his paperwork is in order and
zoning requirements have been met.  Apparently the builder of expensive
homes  behind him has been the instigator in the latest round of
harassment.  N5OKR attended his 1st Dayton this year and learned a lot.
He will stay away from the "Grand Banquet" next year, although he'll miss
the HS Prom. Greg was reminded once again that he is the new QSL manager
for W3LPL!  He's going to be a label-stickin' fool!  AA3HM has been
sleeping and QSLing. He's working on 2 radio contesting hardware for this
Fall. 
 
N3RR was the entertainment for the evening, giving us his Dayton Contest
Forum presentation of the building of his 2 tower station.  We gave Billa
whole hour of attention and harassment.  It was a little more
interactivethan at
Dayton!  Bill was made famous at Dayton with his dollar per QSO rate slide
at the very end...people are still talking about that one!  Thanks very
much Bill for fun and informative presentation.
 
That's about it 'til next month.  The next NW regional meeting will be on
June 18th on the 3rd Tuesday as usual.
 
We meet at Legends Restaurant in the Hampton Inn located in South
Frederick at the intersection of I270 and Route 85.  We gather starting at
6PM for dinner, with a meeting at 8 PM.  All are invited to attend!
Meeting adjourned.
 
PVRC Exchange by Ed Steeble, K3IXD steeble@erols.com
Great news, next month AA3HM, Craig, is planing to take orders for PVRC
QSL cards.  Look for the order form in the July newsletter. 
 
To order a PVRC name badge, provide your call sign, your name as it is to
appear on the badge, and $5 (or $7 if mailed instead of picking it up at a
club meeting). Mail a check payable to Brian McGinness (WA3WJD in roster). 
 
I have only one mug left ($11, $15 if shipped).  The mug is white with a
three color logo on both sides and a bronze ring around the top.  No call
sign.  It is microwaveable and dishwasher safe. It is probably 18 to 24
months before we do another order. 
 
The shirts and hats have been distributed. The final tally was: 15
embroidered golf shirts, 6 hats, 12 sweat-shirts, and 16 T-shirts sold. 
 
PVRC REUNION COMMENTS by K3DI (Written Sunday PM before last session)
Please send me your summary sheets (logs not required) via any method.
Scores
will be published in the August issue and again in the 1997 annual reunion
issue.  The following made it into my log during the first two sessions:
AA3HM, DK5AD, K1HTV, K2UFT, K3AV, K3CKT, K3NS, K3RV, K3SA, K3TM, K3ZO,
K4GKD, K4PQL, K4RZ, K4VT, K7SV, 
K8OQL, KC3AG, KE3Q, KF3P, KP4XS, KI5YL, KT3Y, KT5X, N3AM, N3II, N4RP,
N4ZR, N5OKR, N5XA, N6ZO, NH6T, W2RS, W3AU, W3CPB, W3FZV, W3GN, W3HVQ,
W3IUU, W3TMZ, W3UJ, W4BQF, W4EI, W4HM, W4MYA, W4VC, W4YE, WA3WJD,
WB3AVN,
WB4RDV, WR3E, WV3B, and WW3V.
 
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POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
 
Membership Roster  21 May 1996
 
Pres..KE3Q      Vice Pres..KF3P
Sec...WA3WJD    Tres.......N3KTV
Historian & WWW page.......K3SA
Newsletter Editor..........K3DI
 
The PVRC dBaseIII database is maintained by the Secretary who
solicits updated information
throughout the year.  To save space, this roster uses nick names
(labels use first), 5 of 9
digits in the zip, and Pk to replace a full packet address.
 
PVRC Charter Members:
W3GRF (SK), W3IKN, W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), W4KFT, N0FFZ, W4LUE, W7YS,
VP2VI (W0DX).
 
PacketCluster Contest/DX System -MHz
N3RR  Rockville MD 145.510 441.325 p
N4SR  WoodbridgeVA 145.530         r
KE3Q  Bowie MD     145.570 445.375 p
W3LPL Glenwood MD  145.590 441.250 p
WR3L  Baltimore MD 145.610         p
K3NA  Frederick MD 145.630         p
N4OHE Mt.WeatherVA 145.710 440.925 p
K4FJ  Mt.Vernon VA 145.770         r
p  Potomac Valley DX Spotting Net.
r  Rappahannock DX Packetcluster Grp
 
PVRC Regions with chair/contact
C   Central PVRC            KE3Q
NW  Northwest               KF3P
PA  Pennsylvania (p/o NW)  K3TZV
W   West/Shenandoah(p/o NW) W9LT
NE  Northeast               WR3L
E   East   See KE3Q       Vacant
ES  Eastern Shore         WA3WJD
SE  Southeast               W3AZ
S   South         WB4NFS & KO4FM
SW  Southwest  See KE3Q   Vacant
CV  Central VA             W4MYA
TW  Tidewater VA           W4ZYT
SV  Southwest VA           KC4DY
NC  North Carolina         K4PQL
 
Info is listed in this order:
Call  NickName  LastName
   City  State  Zip
   PVRC Region ID
   H:  home telephone
   W:  work telephone
   Pk = member has packet
   email address
 
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The roster has been deleted from this web page edition of the June 1996
Newsletter for two reasons:
  1.  It seems reasonable that the roster should appear as a seperate
document that is easy to find and easily updated so that only the
latest edition is consuming disk space.  This idea has has not been worked
out, as yet.
  2.  One member is concerned that some members may not
wish their personal information, such as telephone numbers, 
available on "the Net."
 
I am looking into these two issues and will attempt to obtain a
resulation of  them this summer.
                      73, Dick Wilder, K3DI (editor)
 
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PVRC SILENT KEYS:
 
K3AO   K3CU   K3HPG  K3RS 
K3TG   K4FRX  K4IYK  K4LB 
K4LPU  K4VWH  K4YF   K4ZA 
K4ZZ   K6MQ   K7SQD  K7ZZ 
KA3DAG KB0ZL  KC8C   LU2DX
N4IH   N4IN   TI2AD  VE3ON
W0AW   W1AAE  W1AY   W1MV 
W2DW   W2GHK  W2HU   W3AFM
W3BKE  W3BKK  W3DAL  W3DVO
W3EB   W3EO   W3FA   W3FRZ
W3FSP  W3FU   W3GRF  W3JID
W3KA   W3KLA  W3KZQ  W3MTQ
W3PS   W3PZW  W3QHF  W3SW 
W3TN   W3UE   W3WG   W3WSF
W3WU   W3WV   W4AAV  W4BMX
W4BV   W4BVV  W4CC   W4DPS
W4EI   W4EZ   W4EZ   W4GF 
W4HQN  W4HZZ  W4IA   W4IYR
W4JFE  W4JK   W4JNE  W4KFC
W4KPK  W4KV   W4LAP  W4NF 
W4NH   W4NM   W4NO   W4NQ 
W4NQM  W4NTZ  W4NW   W4RVE
W4SXE  W4WBC  W4WI   W4WO 
W4ZM   W4ZMQ  W5WH   W6CAA
W6MUR  W6UA   W7DI   W7SH 
W9KBE  W9KBE  W9KO   W9OLU
W9VES  WA4GHV WB2FUN YV3JA
 
PVRC REUNION ON THE AIR
 
Keep in touch by participating in the PVRC reunion each year during
the first week end of
June. Times:
           Saturday 1400-1800 UTC
           Sunday   0000-0500 & 2200-0000
           Monday   0000-0300 UTC
 
Call  CQ PVRC  and exchange serial, your call now, QTH, your call
when you joined and year
joined.  Example:
            NR73 W6XYZ CA W4XYZ 60
 
Frequencies are:
            3547, 7047, 14047, 21047,
            28047, 14247, and 28447 kHz.
 
Two points per QSO.  Multipliers are the sum of all states, DC,
provinces, and DXCC countries counted once; not once per band.
 
Send only the summary sheet to the PVRC Secretary.(Or as announced.)
 
See PVRC Reunion Issue (usually April or May) PVRC NEWSLETTER for the
rules for the current year.