Minutes of the OVH Club Meeting
April 17, 2006
John / KG4NXT called meeting to order at 2000
the Pledge of Allegiance, all
present stated their names and call signs.
There were 19 OVH members and
one guest present.
Henry Weidman / K2BFY, of the Loudon County Amateur Radio Society, brought in and showed several
of the electronic kits that he has constructed.
Henry was first licensed as a ham in 1956 and spoke about the electronic
projects that he constructed in the 1950s and 1960s that utilized vacuum
tubes. Henry’s more recent projects use
more modern and compact technology, and many are constructed in Altoids tins. Thank you Henry for sharing your projects and experience with the
Ole’ Virginia Hams.
MEMBERSHIP – John / KG4NXT – Joseph (Joe) Dobes, who is one of the students in the OVH-sponsored
Technician class and was read in at the March 2006 OVH meeting, was voted in
for membership by a unanimous vote.
Welcome to the Ole’ Virginia Ham, Joe.
Bill / N3OH read the Treasurer’s report.
ARES – David / KI4AZX – David noted the upcoming ARES
events, including the NCAC Institute, which takes place next Saturday, April 22. There is a complete listing of upcoming ARES
events on the Prince William County ARES website.
SUNSHINE – Art / W1CRO – Paul Kline, the father
of Wayne Kline / AG4ZZ, passed away on
April 13. Paul was the proprietor of Kline’s Drive In and Kline’s Freeze, which are popular
eating establishments in Manassas. Al /
KB4BHB told a story about Paul
allowing Al’s wife to take clippings of flowers which were planted on the
grounds of the Dairy Freeze. The OVH
sends condolences to Wayne and his family.
REPEATERS – Art / W1CRO – The previous problems with the repeaters
have been repaired and the repeaters are working well. All OVH members should have new ID cards,
which have the new repeater codes which will be updated by the end of April. Art wants to get tone codes for all of the
repeaters to help avoid interference from other repeaters. Art asked that all of us report any and all
interference, including the date, time and nature of that interference, so that
Art can document and keep track of the interference.
The minutes of the March 2006 OVH meeting
HAMFEST – Art / W1CRO – Everything is on track and ahead
of schedule at this point. Art will have
an envelope-stuffing party at his house this week, and asked any who can to
show up. George / K4GVT read a list of the vendors that will be
attending. The vendors include Austin Amateur Radio Supply.
HARRY D. VORHAUER SCHOLARSHIP – Jim / W4JTP – We have not yet received any applications, but expect to receive applications
BPL – George / K4GVT – George and Butch / W4HJL
will meet with U.S. Representatives
Davis and Wolfe to discuss the BPL
Bill / N3OH noted that the OVH will host a
special event on August
26, 2006 to commemorate the 2nd
Battle of Manassas
/ Bull Run. This special event will take place on the Manassas National Battlefield.
Brian / WC4J asked that we participate in the upcoming
VHF / UHF contest which takes place beginning on June 10, 2006.
50/50 – We collected $37, and Steve / N4OGR won. Steve collected $19 and the Club collected
adjourned at 2114 Eastern Time.