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 »

[W4OVH] Radio Support to Horseback Ride in GW National Forest

Want to operate your radio in the field? Want to work with some truly professional operators at a complex event? Want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Virginia and WV? Why not do it all at once? The Old Dominion Endurance Rides is hosting a series of long distance horseback races in June. On Friday, June 9th riders and horses will compete in 25 mile and 50 mile races. On Saturday, June 10th will be a 100 mile race. Competitors have 24 hours to complete the 100 mile course and will finish in the early hours on Sunday morning. The start and finish will be at the base camp in Orkney Springs, near the Bryce Ski Resort in Bayse. Most of the trail is in the George Washington National Forest extending from base camp up to the… Read more »

Finally!  Sample club polo arrived UPS and it looks like they got it right this time … navy blue, gold embroidery, 60/40 breathable cotton/poly, stain release … pocket version for men, no pocket for women… Hopefully the rest of our order will be here in time for the Hamfest.

73,

Jeff

VP’s Corner

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VP’s Corner Jeff Fuller WB6UJE As many of you are already aware, the May meeting will be our last one at the current location.  NOVEC, who had been kind enough to lend us their conference room, needs to reclaim that space for use as a computer training lab.  I was able to reserve the Community Room at the Manassas Central Library for our June and July meetings. It’s located at 8601 Mathis Avenue, not too far from NOVEC.  Meeting time will be 7-8:30 pm based on available reservation slots. June & July Club Meeting Location The library is a good short term fix, but for a variety of reasons won’t work long term. Ray and I are busy knocking on doors of Prince William County public conference rooms, schools, churches, and a number of other organizations in search of a new… Read more »

Presidents Letter May 2017

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER: Hello to all and I hope this message finds you all healthy and well. It has been a roller-coaster for weather so far.  Now it is time to get active and prepare for an exciting and prosperous year. Let the OVH activities begin!! First of all, the May 15th meeting will be the last one at the Manassas City Public Works Building for about a year.  They will be using the space to do computer training for some of the city employees. We are hoping to be back as it is a great place to hold meetings. Also on the down side, OVH did not take part in the 2017 Manassas Air Show. A number of factors came into play that did not bode well for us. On the upside, the weather didn’t cooperate that much. All in… Read more »