Minutes of the OVH Club Meeting
February 20, 2006
KG4NXT called meeting to order at 2010
the Pledge of Allegiance, all
present stated their names and call signs.
There were ?? OVH members present.
Gordon Miller / NQ4K gave a presentation on the Virginia QSO party. The party is March 18th & 19th
and will operate for 36 hours. More
information is available at www.qsl.net/sterling. Participation requires you to submit a log
to NQ4K@arrl.net with $1.00 for processing
and to receive a certificate. There will
be 500 bonus points for contacting K4NVA.
ANNUAL OVH OFFICER ELECTION – John / WA1STU and Butch
/ W4HJL passed out
ballots for the annual election.
MEMBERSHIP – John / WA1STU - Morgan Jones, who is taking the OVH technician class and does not
yet have a license, and Daniel Herschler / KG4CFQ were voted in as OVH members
unanimously. Welcome Morgan and Daniel
to the Ole’ Virginia Hams.
REPEATER – Art / W1CRO – A receiver is being repaired, George / K4GVT fixed an amplifier, and
another is ready to install. Art has
some other repeater projects in the works.
HAMFEST – John / KG4NXT – All is going well with planning at this point. The Hamfest Committee will have a meeting
this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. We need OVH
members to step up to volunteer for the event.
Brian / WC4J has agreed to
head up security, Doc / W1IMX will head up the back gate, and John / KG4NXT will head up the front
gate. They are looking to others for
assistance. Steve / N4OGR noted that tables are the same price, but the truck
is cost a bit more.
ANNUAL OVH OFFICER ELECTION –
The following were elected unanimously as OVH officers for the term from February 2006 through February 2007:
President – John / KG4NXT; Vice President – George / K4GVT; Treasurer – Bill /
N3OH; and Secretary – Phil / AC4PL.
EDUCATION – John / WA1STU – The class started last weekend
with six students. There could be seven
by next weekend. Al / KB4BHB, John / KG4NXT
and Bob / KI4IST were at the first class to help out. Special thank once again go to Bob / KI4IST
for arranging for an excellent classroom at Strayer University. A Technician exam will take place on April 22, 2006
for the students in the class and anyone else interest. This will be a Technician-only exam.
The 50-50 drawing was won by Al / KB4BHB.
Bill / N3OH read the Treasurer’s report.
Bill / N3OH and Al / KB4BHB noted that key personnel at the Manassas National Battlefield Park have been contacted regarding
the day and location for the upcoming Special
Event. The will occur on August 26, 2006 to commemorate the 2nd battle of Bull Run / 2nd Battle
(depending on one’s perspective).
The location will be on Brownsville Road. Those who participate and who do not have
hold an annual National Parks Pass or annual Manassas National
pass will be charged the usual Park entry fee of $3.00. Brian
/ WC4J will bring his bus and tower, as well as Club equipment. We are planning to issue participation
certificates as we did for the special event in 2001.
Bill / N3OH has five new computers that were
donated to the OVH by Bill’s company.
Thank you Bill and Bill’s company for this generous donation..
meeting adjourned at 2138 Eastern time.