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 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 »
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: 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 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 »