Monthly Archives: May 2017

[W4OVH] Radio Support to Horseback Ride in GW National Forest

Want to operate your radio in the field? Want to work with some truly professional operators at a complex event? Want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Virginia and WV? Why not do it all at once? The Old Dominion Endurance Rides is hosting a series of long distance horseback races in June. On Friday, June 9th riders and horses will compete in 25 mile and 50 mile races. On Saturday, June 10th will be a 100 mile race. Competitors have 24 hours to complete the 100 mile course and will finish in the early hours on Sunday morning. The start and finish will be at the base camp in Orkney Springs, near the Bryce Ski Resort in Bayse. Most of the trail is in the George Washington National Forest extending from base camp up to the… Read more »

Finally!  Sample club polo arrived UPS and it looks like they got it right this time … navy blue, gold embroidery, 60/40 breathable cotton/poly, stain release … pocket version for men, no pocket for women… Hopefully the rest of our order will be here in time for the Hamfest.

73,

Jeff

VP’s Corner

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VP’s Corner Jeff Fuller WB6UJE As many of you are already aware, the May meeting will be our last one at the current location.  NOVEC, who had been kind enough to lend us their conference room, needs to reclaim that space for use as a computer training lab.  I was able to reserve the Community Room at the Manassas Central Library for our June and July meetings. It’s located at 8601 Mathis Avenue, not too far from NOVEC.  Meeting time will be 7-8:30 pm based on available reservation slots. June & July Club Meeting Location The library is a good short term fix, but for a variety of reasons won’t work long term. Ray and I are busy knocking on doors of Prince William County public conference rooms, schools, churches, and a number of other organizations in search of a new… Read more »

Presidents Letter May 2017

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER: Hello to all and I hope this message finds you all healthy and well. It has been a roller-coaster for weather so far.  Now it is time to get active and prepare for an exciting and prosperous year. Let the OVH activities begin!! First of all, the May 15th meeting will be the last one at the Manassas City Public Works Building for about a year.  They will be using the space to do computer training for some of the city employees. We are hoping to be back as it is a great place to hold meetings. Also on the down side, OVH did not take part in the 2017 Manassas Air Show. A number of factors came into play that did not bode well for us. On the upside, the weather didn’t cooperate that much. All in… Read more »

Sunshine Corner May

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy birthday wishes this May to OVH club members: John / KM4VCJ, David / KG4GIY, Bill / WA4FIC, Jack / N4YIC, Carl / KK4ZYX, Craig / WA3UFY, Richard / KM4UXE, Susan / K3SSP, Terry / KC4DV, Don / WA2SWX, Robert / KJ4EOR and last but not least, John / KG4NXT. Hope you all have a wonderful day! Wayne / N7QLK was unable to make the March meeting, the first meeting with the OVH’s new president, Ray / KM4EKR, presiding – so we went to Wayne! John / KG4NXT, Al / KB4BHB and your Sunshine Corner correspondent took an appreciation Plaque to for his great work as OVH President to Wayne at his residence. See picture. Another Mini-Tri is coming up fast on Sunday, May 14th; please let Andy / KJ4MTP know if you can help with this event… Read more »