W4OVH, If you are interested in operating during the eclipse, there is a contest. The rules are at http://hamsci.org/seqp-rules. There are lots of bonus points available. The contest exchange is Call Sign, Signal Report, 6-Character Grid Square. If you do not know your 6-character gird square, you can look it up on QRZ by looking up your call and then the details tab and finding ‘grid square. You will have to log onto QRZ to get that info. If you live in the Manassas area, my Grid square and that of Gil, KM4OZH, is FM18GR. and that should be close. There is a special logging option in N1MM logger for this contest. They basically want cabrillo format. If you keep a paper log, I will help you get it into the proper format. Terry’s Eclipexpedition , W4E, is participating in… Read more »
SUNSHINE CORNER Happy August birthday wishes to Kristen / NoCall, John / KK4TCE, Karl / W4KRL, Matthew / KK4SYM, Stu / W4PR, Serge / KK4ZUT, Ronnell / KK4ZUR, Vern / K0LVS, Duane / KK4BZ and Ray / KK4AQR. John KG4NXT and I attended the Berryville Hamfest and saw several OVH members there. Great hamfest weather and it looked like a nice turnout; the tailgate area was completely full. Did anybody win a door prize? Special thanks to the following for their help with getting the trailer scrubbed – John / KG4NXT, Ray / KM4EKR, Sandy / KM4JUS, Dick / WN7S and Terry / KC4DV, great job! Here is our very own Steve N4OGR and his bride Jan KE4TMW. They participated in a square dance performance at the Prince William County Fair on August 15th. Looking good!!!! Wishing my OM KG4NXT… Read more »
Greetings All, I just wanted to announce that the September OVH meeting location has changed. For the next year, OVH’s home will be the Buckhall VFD hall. The September meeting will be held on September 19th from 1930 to 2100. The meetings will be every third Tuesday of the month at Buckhall, from 1930 to 2100 as before. I want to give a very special thanks to Robert Saul in helping making this happen. Also I want to thank Jeff our VP for his fine help in this hunting process. Thank you all for bearing with us as we went through this search. I will try to be on the air tonight, if I can get part of my shack ready for use. One last thing, if I have missed anyone, my apologizes and please pass this info on. Note: the… Read more »
VP’s Corner Jeff Fuller WB6UIE Since many of you will be on travel to view the eclipse or off on vacation with your family, we’ve decided to postpone the club meeting until next month. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 18 September in the Developmental Services Building at the Prince William County Center. Map and details will be posted on the web page. Next month is National Emergency Preparedness Month. This is a good time for everyone to check their emergency kits and portable rigs and make sure your batteries are charged. NOAA is forecasting this year’s hurricane season to be an active one. Speaking of emergency power, how many of you are involved with solar backup or charging? If so, let me know if you would like to give a presentation and demo at one of our club… Read more »
*** IMPORTANT *** Greetings All, Due to the once in a lifetime event, the Solar Eclipse and all of the related QSO parties to work the propagation, a decision has been made. The August meeting of OVH has been postponed until September. We will be looking forward for the reports on how it was. Please be careful out there. 73 Ray KM4EKR
Reprinted with permission, August 2017 QST; copyright ARRL.
Thanks to Rosalie Fuller for these additional W4OVH Field Day 2017 photos. The Field Day was held at the Nokesville Community Park pavilion and a good time was had by all. As you can see, Chef Phil put on an excellent spread of food for his most excellent dinner that kept everyone well fueled throughout the 24 hour operation from Saturday, 24 June through Sunday, 25 June 2017.
This is a short follow up to the recent article posted by John Heartney, KG4NXT, regarding the working of the 4th of July Independence Day “The Original 13 Colonies Special Event. John was kind enough to provide us with a image of his earned certificate for the special event. A number of our Ole Virginia Ham club members worked the Original 13 Colonies special event and earned the respective certificates. As Kevin Utzy, KX4KU responded, Got mine too plus two qsl cards. Only difference between yours and mine is you have NRA endorsement, so we will go with yours! 🙂 The Ole Virginia Hams Amateur Radio Club is fortunate to have members that enjoy working or even hosting events like Terry, KC4DV (Eclipsepedition 2017), and sharing the information with the rest of the club. 73, Andy KJ4MTP