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

MAY 2001

Next meeting: May 21, 2001

MANASSAS HAMFEST

JUNE 3, 2001

Message From the President

 

Greetings to All OVH Members:

This is the final newsletter before our OVH Hamfest on Sunday June 3. (Yes! It's that close!) The Hamfest is the only way our club raises funds to meet our annual expenses, support the repeaters and packet, provide scholarships, and keep membership dues so low. Other clubs have much higher dues.

I urge all OVH members to help out. There is set-up on Saturday morning/With a free breakfast), coordinating the tailgate area parking, ticket sales at the gates, staffing the OVH table, and so forth. If you can help out even for a few hours it would be useful and appreciated.

Contact Jack McDermott if you have any questions or can volunteer. And please attend the monthly meeting on May 21 when we will discuss the overall Hamfest plans and present this year's scholarships.

Thanks and I'll see you there.

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

Blaine KB4RKL 369-2877

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

16 April 2001

The meeting was called to order at 20:01 by President Jeff Poulin/KV4AP.

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

Attendance: 16 Members and 3 Guests

The Treasurer's report and the past month's minutes were passed.

Committee Reports

Repeaters: Art Whittum/KW4AW - A fact-finding letter went out to the Repeater Trustee of the York, PA repeater. There has been no response as of yet. The 440 repeater is drifting and a new crystal is on order. An upgrade has been put on the 2M repeater in the way of putting of the modem on battery backup. Tone is pending on 220 and 440 machines.

Membership: Susan Poulin/KG4JBD - The membership drive is getting into gear. 216 membership flyers went out and there have been few bounced. Ron Perry/WS1B was voted in. Welcome Ron. The following were read in: Keith Coghill/WB4ZOH, Charlotte Coghill/No call, and Phil Colling/KG4MJR. They will be voted on at the next meeting.

ARES: David Lane/KG4GIY - Upcoming events:

Hamfest: Jack McDermott/N4YIC

Presidential Initiatives: Jeff Poulin/KV4AP

Scholarships: Jack McDermott/N4YIC - The first one for this year is in. We had 17 last year. The deadline is May 1st.

Insurance: Jack McDermott/N4YIC - The repeater and associated gear has been added to the Insurance coverage.

Red Cross Statement of Understanding: Jeff Poulin/KV4AP

Dick Miller/WD4AZG/SK: Art Whittum/KW4AW - Art has the sad duty to report the passing of Dick Miller. As a member of OVH he was very involved with the club and with Amateur Radio in general. He is credited with creating the Total Ham program. His family asks that a donation instead of flowers be sent in Dick's name. The club voted to donate $100 to the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He died of cancer.

Evening Program

The evening program was a brief introduction to the National Traffic System, give by our local NTS guru Jeff Poulin/KV4AP. For those who are interested, the local Northern Virginia traffic net can be heard nightly at 7:30pm on the 147.300 (Skywarn) repeater. [Sec's Note: The ARRL has a created two PDF files for download that contain the official Radiogram form. I will pass both on to Bill South/N4WJN for posting on the OVH web site].

The meeting was adjourned at 2130. The next meeting is May 21st 2001 at 2000 EDT.


SUNSHINE CORNER

Thanks, and 73 de Jan KE4TMW

"HELP WANTED"

Mr. Sam Adams, a Hamfest vendor from Lynchburg, Virginia is looking for two 15/16-year-old teenagers to help him during the weekend of our Manassas Hamfest.

You will assist Mr. Adams in setting up his inventory when he arrives on Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2001. Then you will assist Mr. Adams during the Hamfest on Sunday. When the Hamfest concludes Sunday afternoon, you will assist in returning any remaining inventory back into Mr. Adams' truck. The entire inventory is on wheeled racks, and the truck is equipped with a hydraulic lift.

Mr. Adams will pay each person $75.00, plus lunch on Sunday. Also, as vendor staff, you will be provided with free Hamfest entry tickets. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Jack McDermott at 703/335-9139, or email N4YIC@arrl.net if you prefer.

Jack McDermott/N4YIC