Monthly Archives: August 2017

Additional Eclipse Operating Information

W4OVH, If you are interested in operating during the eclipse, there is a contest.   The rules are at http://hamsci.org/seqp-rules.  There are lots of bonus points available. The contest exchange is Call Sign, Signal Report, 6-Character Grid Square. If you do not know your 6-character gird square, you can look it up on QRZ by  looking up your call and then the details tab and finding ‘grid square.  You will have to log onto QRZ to get that info. If you live in the Manassas area,  my Grid square and that of Gil, KM4OZH, is FM18GR. and that should be close. There is a special logging option in N1MM logger for this contest.   They basically want cabrillo format.    If you keep a paper log,  I will help you get it into the proper format. Terry’s Eclipexpedition , W4E,  is participating in… Read more »

Sunshine Corner August

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy August birthday wishes to Kristen / NoCall, John / KK4TCE, Karl / W4KRL, Matthew / KK4SYM, Stu / W4PR, Serge / KK4ZUT, Ronnell / KK4ZUR, Vern / K0LVS, Duane / KK4BZ and Ray / KK4AQR. John KG4NXT and I attended the Berryville Hamfest and saw several OVH members there. Great hamfest weather and it looked like a nice turnout; the tailgate area was completely full. Did anybody win a door prize? Special thanks to the following for their help with getting the trailer scrubbed – John / KG4NXT, Ray / KM4EKR, Sandy / KM4JUS, Dick / WN7S and Terry / KC4DV, great job! Here is our very own Steve N4OGR and his bride Jan KE4TMW. They participated in a square dance performance at the Prince William County Fair on August 15th.   Looking good!!!! Wishing my OM KG4NXT… Read more »

New W4OVH Monthly Meeting Home and Schedule

Greetings All, I just wanted to announce that the September OVH meeting location has changed. For the next year, OVH’s home will be the Buckhall VFD hall. The September meeting will be held on September 19th from 1930 to 2100. The meetings will be every third Tuesday of the month at Buckhall, from 1930 to 2100 as before. I want to give a very special thanks to Robert Saul in helping making this happen. Also I want to thank Jeff our VP for his fine help in this hunting process. Thank you all for bearing with us as we went through this search. I will try to be on the air tonight, if I can get part of my shack ready for use. One last thing, if I have missed anyone, my apologizes and please pass this info on. Note:  the… Read more »

VP’s Corner

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VP’s Corner Jeff Fuller WB6UIE Since many of you will be on travel to view the eclipse or off on vacation with your family, we’ve decided to postpone the club meeting until next month.  Our next meeting will be held on Monday 18 September in the Developmental Services Building at the Prince William County Center.  Map and details will be posted on the web page. Next month is National Emergency Preparedness Month.  This is a good time for everyone to check their emergency kits and portable rigs and make sure your batteries are charged.  NOAA is forecasting this year’s hurricane season to be an active one. Speaking of emergency power, how many of you are involved with solar backup or charging?  If so, let me know if you would like to give a presentation and demo at one of our club… Read more »

Presidents Letter

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Presidents Letter: Hope everyone has had a good summer so far. Many thanks to Andy for his continuing support of the Tri-it now events. These are enjoyable events to assist with. If you would like to help out on a Sunday morning for a couple of hours, you can’t beat this. Also, don’t forget that there is the Prince William ½ Marathon coming up on October 1st. Watch for further details and hope you can participate. Well, the club has a clean trailer once again! Special thanks to Theresa, KG4TVM, for organizing this outing. The members that were there were, John, KG4NXT, Dick, WN7S, Terry, KC4DV, Sandy, KM4JUS, and myself. Almost ready to decal the trailer, again thanks to Theresa. Looking forward to seeing it wrapped. The new website is up and running, and it looks fantastic!! Many thanks to… Read more »

The Club Trailer Gets A Bath

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After waiting for some time,  the OVH trailer decals  which we approved at a general membership meeting are here!    We are told that preparation of the trailer surface is very important before applying the decals.   Theresa arranged with the city of Manassas to use their facilities to wash the trailer for the first time in 5 years. After a post on the reflector, several members washed the trailer.   The members that helped are Dick, WN7S, Terry, KC4DV,  Theresa, KG4TVM,  John, KG4NXT,  Sandy , KM4JUS,  and Ray , KM4EKR. Now that the trailer has been washed, we need to schedule a decal party and we should do additional surface preparation before attaching the decals.  importantly,  the OVH pig decal came out looking very nice. 73, John KG4NXT

August Meeting Location

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The next club meeting will be on Monday August 21st from 7:30 to 9:00PM at the Prince William County Government Center (McCoart Center).  We’ll be in room 202 of the Development Services Building.  As always, OVH meetings are open to the public. Remember that all club events such as meetings and  club interest events will be in the web site event calendar accessible via the Home page right side menu and on the main menu under the “About the Club” option.