Monthly Archives: June 2018

FIELD DAY – JUNE 23-24 2018

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W4OVH Members We will again have Field Day at Nokesville Community Park on June 23 and 24 2018 at the Nokesville Community Park.  All of the details including a map to the Nokesville Community Park Pavillion is on our calendar event at – http://w4ovh.net/event/arrl-field-day-2/ Setup starts 9:00 am on Saturday, June 23th Potluck dinner on June 24th at 5:00 pm – bring something and enjoy a great dinner Fox hunt follows Potluck dinner – bring your HT – some yagis will be available or bring your own Various events :  Shoot lines for antennas – at park on Friday June 22 at 3 pm.   Call KG4NXT at 703-789-6449 if you are coming. Field Day setup  – at park on Saturday June 23 at 9 am.   We could use your help. Operations begins at Saturday June 23 at 2 pm.   You can… Read more »

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2018 Manassas Hamfest

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On June 3rd, 2018 the Ole Virginia Hams had their 44th annual hamfest at the Prince Williams Fairgrounds.  Although the weather was less than agreeable we had a good vendor turnout with 38 vendors who rented 80 tables necessitating us to even place a couple of additional vendors in the building housing the program sessions.  Sandy KM4JUS did a wonderful job in managing a very dynamic situation.  Additionally, we had 51 tailgaters and a gate attendance of approximately 345 brave individuals undaunted by the weather. A big thank you goes out to Theresa KG4TVM and all others for managing the club table out in the rain and cold.  Theresa and her team managed not only the table but prize drawings and announcements as well.  In addition, Jeff Fuller WB6UIE ran interesting program sessions to include discussion of software defined radio and… Read more »

VP’s Corner

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I’ll begin this month’s column with a thank you to Hamfest Chair Don, WA2SWX, and his team of volunteers. They worked tirelessly to fill the vendor hall, provide a top notch series of drawing prizes, and schedule some interesting presentations like the wireless weather station by OVH member W4KRL(http://www.w4krl.com). Those who helped carry those big wooden tables during setup and cleanup can testify that there was also quite a bit of physical labor involved. Unfortunately this year there was one obstacle we couldn’t clear – the weather. Pouring rain most of the day really put a damper on attendance and resulting revenue. We’ll hope for better luck next year. Recruiting is up with several new members joining the club over the last two months. Some, like myself, started hamming as youngsters and are returning years later to enjoy the hobby… Read more »

Pinkie’s Corner

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Pinkie Pig here!  The last few weeks have been rather hectic.  The hams have been assisting at various events around the area, and then there was Hamfest! We had a light turn-out at the May meeting.  Don M. gave a great presentation on UBITX, which went right over my little pink head. So, don’t ask me any questions!  (I thought it was a new breed of dog, but what do I know?   I’m only a pig!)  Peaches did not attend, as usual.  It was raining, and I think she’s afraid of rain!  Perhaps it was for the best because I heard some talk about “bacon”! We also read in another club member for my fan club! Hamfest was upon us before I could pry Peaches off the couch.  The day started off dry, and then It rained, and rained, and… Read more »