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 January 2022 Newsletter

The January edition of the PVRC newsletter is available for download at http://pvrc.org/Newsletters/2022_01.pdf
Thanks to K2YWE, KK4ODQ, N1RM, N4ZR, W3IP, W3UL, WX3B, W3LPL and K4HQK for contributions to this issue of the PVRC newsletter. 
This edition of the newsletter has lots of great hints and tips for maximizing your use of contesting software. If you have any we did not mention, send them in for the next issue.  The quality and usefulness of the PVRC newsletter depends on contributions from members. If you have photos from club meetings, screen shots of new contest software, or brief writeups on station improvements or contest war stories, send them in any format to jpescatore at aol dot com.

73 John K3TN

Click here for the PVRC January Newsletter  

5M Contests The next 5M Contests are:
  ARRL RTTY Round Up January 8th - 9th
  NA QSO Party -  Jan CW - January 15th - 16th
  ARRL January VHF - January 15th - 17th
  NA QSO Party - Jan SSB - January 22nd - 23rd

Contest details can be found on the 5m Calendar clicking here.

PVRC and our members are constantly winners in various contests.  From State QSO Parties to International Contests.  So we want start celebrating these winners.  Basically any member that receives a plaque, trophy or certificate for winning a contest or being the highest scorer in a region, state or zone then send us a photo of your prize. 
PVRC Election Results:
President - Mike Barts N4GU
Vice President - Doug Hart AA3S
Vice President - Bill Axelrod K3WA
Secretary - Tim Shoppa N3QE
Treasurer - Ted Bauer WA3AER
The officers start on Jan 1, 2022 for a one year term.
Trustees elected:
MD/DC/DE - Tyler Steward K3MM
VA/WV - Dick Allardyce N4RA
At Large - Bud Hippisley W2RU
The trustees start on Jan 1, 2022 with three year terms

PVRC wins the 2021 CQWW WPX RTTY Contest & Tennessee QSO Party

It gives me great pleasure to present the 2021 WPX RTTY Club Competition plaque won by PVRC to N3QE for his top contribution of 3,699,124 points, with due recognition to AB3CV who was less than 4% behind Tim with 3,567,000 points. Thanks to everyone that made this PVRC win possible.
73, Dan.

I am pleased to announce the award of the Tennessee QSO Party club competition plaque to WX4G for his outstanding contribution of 63,168 of the 179,664 points winning PVRC total. Congratulations to all PVRC members who participated in the winning Tn QP effort.
73, Dan.

Chapter Meetings -  Chapters have been hosting meetings on the air or on line.  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 some chapters while others are starting to meet in person 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. Click here for the PVRC Calendar.
2021 - 2022 OLYMPICS - The new rules have been posted and can either be pulled down on the menu above or clicking here.  Many changes for the upcoming year.
PVRC Dues -
PVRC has chosen not to implement an annual Dues requirement. We depend on the generosity of all our club members to finance our annual budget. In addition, active PVRC members are expected to participate and submit logs for at least two PVRC Club Competition contests per year. When contemplating your donation to PVRC, each member should consider the benefit you are receiving from PVRC and its many opportunities for your personal growth in our wonderful hobby, then donate accordingly. Direct donations to PVRC via Credit Card or PayPal may be made by clicking the "Donate" button above or  below.  Donations to PVRC are not tax deductible.

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. We are organized in local chapters in order to foster the original local experience across the entire PVRC territory. Over a dozen chapters provide many members easy travel to meetings for the face to face experience that is a 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, online meetings, and social media. We use those e-tools to organize and function as an integral 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' contributions to club competition by granting club points for scores submitted on behalf of PVRC. We award an attractive plaque for reaching 5 million club points, with endorsements for levels beyond. Please explore the PVRC web site to learn more about us. 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 2022
  Check the contacts page for full details:   President -  N4GU Mike Barts, Vice President - AA3S Doug Hart, Vice President -  K3WA Bill Axelrod K3WA,  Secretary -  N3QE Tim Shoppa and Treasurer  WA3AER Ted Bauer