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W4OVH Member Wins a Virginia QSO Plaque

Congratulations to David Morris, KK4ZUU David Morris, KK4ZUU ,  was the first OVH member to win a Virginia QSO Plaque. David and his son  won the High Multiple Operator Single Transmitter plaque plaque in VAQP this year and they only operated on Saturday! 2017 Virginia QSO Party Awards Ceremony Apparently it’s the first time anyone from OVH has won a plaque from the VAQP effort per the sponsor’s statistics (2006-2017) here: 2017 Virginia QSO Party Awards Brief OVH did better for log submissions in 2017, 15 logs vs 11 in 2016. David wants to mobile OPS next year with my son (and his license) and we can get more people involved from the club. 73, John Heartney KG4NXT

W4OVH Field Day 2017

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Another Successful Field Day… A successful 2017 OVH / ARRL Field Day event took place at the Pavilion at the Nokesville Community Park, 12560 Aden Road, Nokesville, Virginia on Saturday / Sunday June 24/25, 2017 attended by many OVH members with family members and other visitors. An excellent technical training program about coaxial cables, SWR and designing and implementing matching networks was presented by Ken / KE2N.

Tri-It-Now Kids Event and Manassas-Mini-Tri

Tri-It-Now Freedom Center Triathlon Event Road Course Safety Last week Sunday, members of W4OVH met at 0630 in the morning to provide the Freedom Center Tri-It-Now events scheduled for that morning with Amateur Radio volunteers to provide road course safety and participate safety for all who participated in the multiple events. Ole Virginia Ham members have extensive experience in event support communications, event course marshal and communications support and event course participant safety support for events like the Manassas Freedom Center Tri-It-Now triathlon events, the Manassas Half-Marathon, the Marine Corp Marathon organization which holds a multitude of race events in addition to its full Marathon, and the Old Dominion Endurance Ride 25/50/100 mile events. An OVH member is assigned as the lead to coordinate with your event staff and write up an operations plan for the event that details what… Read more »

The 2017 Harry Vorhauer Scholarship OVH Scholarship Award

Theresa / KG4TVM, Butch / W4HJL and Bob / K4HJF served on the OVH’s Scholarship Award Committee this year and went through the many scholarship applications received. At the end, the Committee selected Marina Kun as the Awardee and she received a scholarship check of $1,000 at the May 15th OVH Meeting.  She was accompanied to the meeting by her very proud father and Jitin Krishman, one of her teachers. Marina Kun has an impressive background of accomplishment and achievements to date: Patriot High School class rank 4 of 677 also attended the Governor’s School in Manassas, GPA 4.523, Accepted to University of Virginia, plans to enter the Computer Science Program to become a software developer.  Her high school activities; Math & National Honor Societies; Red Cross Volunteer; Participated in the VCU High School Programming Contest; Participant in the Prince William County Science Fair and awarded First Place for Biochemistry; participated in the Virginia State Engineering &… Read more »

Presidents Letter June 2017

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PRESIDENTS LETTER: Now that the 43rd Annual Hamfest is in the books, time to start planning for next year. First though, I would like to commend Terry (KC4DV) and the committee on another great hamfest.  As you may know, Terry has decided to pass the baton over to Don WA2SWX for next year.  I am sure that the OVH can do attitude will continue. Due to the fairgrounds modifying their policy on vehicles in the building, OVH had to change the way vendors set up. For the first time,  OVH assisted with the unloading and loading of vehicles. This surprised all of the vendors. We had a lot of complements on this action. Most everyone said that we are one of only a very few to do this. This could have only been accomplished by a group of committed club… Read more »

VP’s Corner

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VP’s Corner Jeff Fuller WB6UJE Congratulations to Terry, KC4DV, and his team for yet another very successful Hamfest. And many thanks to all the club members who pitched in to help with vendor setup and the myriad of other tasks needed to make the Hamfest go smoothly. After many years as the driving force behind the Manassas Hamfest, Terry has decided to take a well deserved break from the heavy lifting. We thank him for his service as he passes the baton to our new Hamfest Chairman, Don WA2SWX. OVH has been quite active in a variety of public service roles, such as the Mini Tri communications support organized by Andy KJ4MTP and David KG4GIY.  Another opportunity is headed our way on October 22nd.  The Marine Corps Marathon typically attracts thousands of runners from all over the nation and world and… Read more »

Sunshine Corner June

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy Birthday wishes in this June for: Jan / KE4TMW, Jim / KM4SXM, Emma (No Call), Steve / N4OGR, Derrick / KV4SH, Doris / KI4DAL, Rosemary / KI4SND, Wayne / AG4ZZ, Gene / N4HFW and Bob / K4HJF. Best wishes to Jeff / WB4TT whose mom who took a bad fall and is recovering. Special thanks to Butch / W4HJL and Bob / K4HJF for helping me with the scholarship this year. Congratulations to our 2017 winner Marina Kun, she will be graduating from Patriot High School and will be attending UVa in the fall. Marina was able to attend our May meeting with her dad, and computer science teacher, Mr. Krishnan. See elsewhere in this Newsletter for more information about this. Thank you to Andy / KJ4MTP and the Mini Tri volunteers from the OVH for another great event… Read more »