The OVH ARC Newsletter
"OLE VIRGINIA HAMS" AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
Post Office Box 1255, Manassas, Va. 20108
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OLE VIRGINIA TIMES

MARCH 2001

Next meeting: March 19, 2001

Committee Chairperson's!!!! Need your input for the Newsletter!!!

(Editor)

Message From The President

 

Greetings to All OVH Members:

Welcome to my first column as OVH President. I hope the coming year will provide fun and learning opportunities for our membership. The February meeting minutes in this newsletter mention some activities for the OVH in the next several months. If you have ideas for programs or club functions, please let me know. (Phone 361-5865 e-mail KV4AP@arrl.net) Do you have questions about operating or technical matters? Let's try to provide some answers.

Please remember that March 30 is the end of the renewal period. If you haven't renewed your membership by then, you won't receive the 2001 membership card with the new repeater codes. I urge you to send in your dues before the end of the month. Better yet, come to the meeting on March 19 where you can renew and participate in our OVH plans.

73,

Jeff/KV4AP

 

"OLE VIRGINIA HAMS"

Post Office Box 1255

Manassas, VA. 20108

 

OFFICERS

President: Jeff Poulin KV4AP 361-5865

Vice Pres.: John Palcer K4KGU 540-347-3391

Secretary: David Lane KG4GIY 361-3042

Treasurer: Bill South N4WJN 590-9562

DIRECTORS

Don (Butch) Blasdell W4HJL 369-2877

Art Whittum KW4AW 791-4330

John Fritsch N4YOB 791-5995

WEEKLY NETS

Thursdays - 8:00 PM KV4AP (Jeff) 361-5865

HAMFEST 2001

Jack N4YIC 335-9139

FIELD DAY 2000

Butch Blasdell W4HJL 369-2877

CLUB ROSTER

Blaine KB4RKL 369-2877

EDUCATION

Bill K4WRG 754-7913

CLUB EMERGENCY COORDINATOR

Brian KE4NFK 257-9545

ARES AREA EMERGENCY COORDINATOR

Erv KT4DS 335-1029

F.A.R. REP.

Ruth KU4WH 331-1234

Mary Lu KB4EFP 369-2877

FINANCE

Mike WV3H 753-9346

Pete KB4RME 369-2436

Mary Lu KB4EFP 369-2877

Bill N4WJN 590-9562

GENERATORS

Tommy KA4AFU 369-2741

HISTORIAN

T B D

HOME PAGE

Bill N4WJN 590-9562

J.O.T.A. (Scouts)

John N4YOB 791-5995

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN

Susan Poulin KG4JBD 361-5865

NEWSLETTER

Steve Meade KB4OF 368-6901

NEWSLINE

Jeff Poulin KV4AP 361-5865

PACKET

Alan KD4KBX 330-8844

Bill N4WJN 590-9562

PICNIC

Ellie KF4NBO 361-8059

PROGRAM’S

TBD

PUBLICITY

Steve Frick N4OGR 361-0008

Q’ MASTER

Jim N3ODZ 361-2543

REPEATER CONTROLLERS

Art KW4AW 791-4330

Butch W4HJL 369-2877

Milt N4SN 369-7265

Mike WV3H 753-9346

Steve N4OGR 361-0008

Alan KD4KBX 330-8844

Steve KB4OF 368-6901

REPEATER TRUSTEE

Art KW4AW 791-4330

SCHOLARSHIP

Jack N4YIC 335-9139

SUNSHINE

Jan KE4TMW 257-0897

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Art KW4AW 791-4330

Alan KD4KBX 330-8844

Bill N4WJN 590.9562

Butch W4HJL 369-2877

Mike WV3H 753-9346

Jimmy WA2QEJ



The OVH Times is the official publication of the "Ole Virginia Hams" ARC, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of Amateur Radio. The OVH ARC meets at 8:00 PM every third Monday of the month at the NOVEC Tech Center in Gainesville. Prospective members are invited.

Local information can always be obtained, at any time, through the usage of the OVH repeaters (146.97- & 224.660- Mhz). All are welcome.

Permission is hereby granted for the reprinting of articles and quotations in this letter, provided full credit is given to the OVH ARC, and the author of the article. Contribution of printed articles by both members and non-members is encouraged. The deadline for submissions is the 5th of each month. Submissions should be forwarded to OVH TIMES EDITOR: Steve Meade KB4OF, PO Box 1418, Manassas, VA 20108-1418, or to sameade@erols.com

Letters to the Editor and Classified Ads are accepted and welcome. Approx. Circulation - 170

Minutes of the OVH Meeting

19 February 2001

The meeting was called to order at 2000 by Don "Butch" Blasdell/W4HJL acting as chair.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs.

Attendance: 20 members and 2 guests

The past month's minutes were passed. The Treasurer was unable to attend.

Committee Reports

Repeater: Art Whittum/KW4AW - Need to install the lightning arresters.

Education: Bill Hinely/K4WRG - Request is in to Stonewall Jackson High School for use of the room. Classes are scheduled to start Tuesday March the 20th and run through the 29th of May. This includes a week for spring break. Also, the club received an email asking about the availability of Morse Code training. The club has the ARRL tapes available and will loan them to any member that asks.

Membership: Jeff Poulin/KV4AP - Two applications were voted on: Dan Roberts/WB4KLC and David French/N7FAN. They were accepted unanimously - welcome!

Banner: David Lane/KG4GIY - The final selection was made and a size was decided on (3 feet by 5 feet) and a motion to get the banner made was passed.

WinterFest: Dave Warrington/WW4MM - Two speakers of note at the Vienna WinterFest - Randy Hollingsworth, FCC Enforcement Office, and Mike Martin/K3RFI. Expecting a good turnout. VE session is Saturday morning rather than the day of the hamfest.

Publication: Brian Cochran/KE4NFK - The local Comcast channel is 23 that we can post "announcements". Steve/N4OGR will look into it.

T-MARC Meeting: Art/KW4AW attended the T-MARC meeting - they are the frequency coordinators for our area. The T-MARC president, Larry D'Anna/WA3KOK was reelected. Art is a serving another term on the board. More information at http://www.t-marc.org .

Elections: Don "Butch" Blasdell/W4HJL - The following officers were elected to serve a one year term: President: Jeff Poulin/KV4AP, Vice President: John Palcer/K4KGU, Treasurer: Bill South/N4WJN and Secretary: David Lane/KG4GIY. Congratulations to all. Butch also announced that the club has received a certificate from the ARRL for our donation to the 2001 frequency retention campaign.

Scholarships: Jack McDermott/N4YIC - We are awarding two $1000 scholarships this year. Forms will be going out to the 15 schools in the county and are due back by May 1st.

Hamfest: Jack McDermott/N4YIC - In Jack's words - we are on track. Some highlights include:

Membership: Jeff Poulin/KV4AP - As his first official act, Jeff turned over membership duties to Susan Poulin/KG4JBD.

New Business

Presidential Initiatives: Jeff Poulin/KV4AP Jeff introduced the following initiatives:

Meeting adjourned at 2130. Next meeting is Monday March 19, 2001.


SUNSHINE CORNER

Happy March Birthday to Henry/N4AZC, President Jeff/KV4AP, Russell/WB4HHN, Scott/KE4LYN, and Rita/KE4TMU. May each of your birthdays be a great day!

Good news! Mary, wife to Ken/W5AOC, is home from the hospital!

More good news! Idee, wife to Bob/N4RL, is back in Annaburg Manor. Call Bob to schedule a visit -- 703-361-7335.

Also plan to visit Dick/WD4AZG at home. He has a busy schedule, so please call first -- 703-791-3839.

Have a great Ham month!

73 de Jan/KE4TMW

 

IN BRIEF

All In Brief items from The ARRL Letter, Vol 20, No 10