Category Archives: Sunshine Corner

Sunshine Corner August

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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 »

Sunshine Corner July

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy middle of the summer Birthday wishes for: Steve / KB4OF, Ken / WB4ZOH, Philip / KI4WGC, Jeff / KB4TT, George / K4GVT, Michael / KC4ZNQ, Sandy / KM4JUS, Dwight / N4GSD, Bob / KI4IST, Mary / KK4GOW, James / AA4KG, Jeff / K9VEG, Richard / KJ4ZIH, Luther / WA3FMO and Tony / KK4YZK. Congratulations to the whole OVH club for a great participation during June – which is always the busiest “ham” month of the year for the club! Hamfest, meetings, Mini-Tri, Field Day, these events would not have been so successful if so many club members did not actively participate; during June, you all came out in great numbers. Thanks to everyone including the Chairperson for each event! Special thanks to Phil / AC4PL for feeding everybody at during Field Day, master chef Phil again did a tremendous job, certainly no one… 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 »

Sunshine Corner May

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy birthday wishes this May to OVH club members: John / KM4VCJ, David / KG4GIY, Bill / WA4FIC, Jack / N4YIC, Carl / KK4ZYX, Craig / WA3UFY, Richard / KM4UXE, Susan / K3SSP, Terry / KC4DV, Don / WA2SWX, Robert / KJ4EOR and last but not least, John / KG4NXT. Hope you all have a wonderful day! Wayne / N7QLK was unable to make the March meeting, the first meeting with the OVH’s new president, Ray / KM4EKR, presiding – so we went to Wayne! John / KG4NXT, Al / KB4BHB and your Sunshine Corner correspondent took an appreciation Plaque to for his great work as OVH President to Wayne at his residence. See picture. Another Mini-Tri is coming up fast on Sunday, May 14th; please let Andy / KJ4MTP know if you can help with this event… Read more »

Sunshine Corner April

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy birthday wishes in April to: Brian / KK4CBS, Robert / KJ4SZJ, Jeff / KB4IWD, Gil / KM4OZH, Paul / N4PD, Joe / KI4OHR, Lilly / KK4MXY, Paul / W4ZB, David / KD4DEE and Harry / KC9TXL. Wayne, N7QLK was unable to make it to the March meeting so we went to Wayne! John / KG4NXT, Al / KB4BHB and I took an appreciation plaque over to Wayne for his great work while he was President of the club. (Picture in the newsletter) You still have a day or two left to get your Virginia QSO logs submitted, please make sure you put the OVH as your club on the log! Please send me a picture when you get your certificate would really like to see where everyone placed! First Mini-Tri of the season was in March; Andy… Read more »

Sunshine Corner March

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy birthday – it could be a spring or winter day – Fred N3KVV, Russ WB4HHN, George NT4DX, Scott KM4FTD, Lisa, Gary K4MRL and Jeff N1SN, enjoy your day! So here we are into March, you have a great choice for ham related activities – Virginia QSO Party, Vienna Hamfest,  Hamfest planning meeting, monthly club meeting, Field Day planning meeting, Technician Class, Cert training and the Mini Tri.  I am sure I have missed something but you get the idea, so grab a radio! Congratulations to our club officers for 2017 – President Ray KM4EKR, Vice President Jeff WB6UIE, Treasurer Terry KC4DV and Secretary Byron AK4XR, thank you for your dedication! Reminder – Please do turn in your log for the Virginia QSO Party, the log has a space for your club name, please make sure you include… Read more »

Sunshine Corner February

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy birthday to Roland WB4NWG, David W5DRR, Scott KK4GWU, Gavin KK4MXT, Dick WN7S, Stephen KK4UZC, Patty KI4FQF, Norman KK4HDL, Art W1CRO and Katie, best wishes for a warm, happy day! Good to see some of our club members at the Richmond Frostfest the first weekend in February, looked like there was a great turnout! Congratulations to Robert KK4MXU, he is the President of the Buckhall Fire Department. Congratulations to Bill KM4KWX and his family on the birth of his 2nd grandchild. Special thanks to our officers as their current term of office ends, Wayne N7QLK, Ray KM4EKR, Terry KC4DV and Byron AK4XR, great job! Hamfest & Field Day planning meetings are under way, jump in and help make it another great event! Happy Valentine’s Day! 73 Theresa KG4TVM

Sunshine Corner January

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SUNSHINE CORNER Happy birthday wishes in January to Justin KJ4LAS, Elizabeth KG4NXV, Chuck W4XP, John WA1STU, Ken KE2N, Milt N4SN, Ed WD4AVU and Woody N4MQ, hope you all have a warm and exciting day! Thank you again to everyone who attended our Year End Holiday party at the Yorkshire Restaurant on December 11th, I think it was a great way to wrap up our busy year! Please keep Terry / WA5NTI in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from the effects of his stroke. Check for details about Terry on the OVH’s email reflector. Special thanks to Mark / WA4KFZ for putting on and completing the Technician Licensing course in early December for 8 attendees, all of whom have by now successfully passed the Technician licensing exam. Thank you too to our now large VE Team for holding another VE test session on December 19th…. Read more »