Some Events From Past Years at the Ole Virginia Hams

From 1999

N4WJN/BBSNVA Packet BBS System Back on the Air!!   Click here for details.

LOTS MORE EQUIPMENT IN THE OVH SWAP SHOP!!

A New Ham's View of EME - Article by Ruth KU4WH

See Pictures and Articles on the 1999 OVH J.O.T.A. - Scouting's Jamboree On The Air - Event

Harry - W4PVA - Celebrates Birthday Milestone!

OVH Field Day 1999 Field Day Results (logs, pictures, etc.)

OVH Newspaper Article from The Manassas Journal Messenger, part 1
OVH Newspaper Article from The Manassas Journal Messenger, part 2



From 2000

NOAA/Ham Radio Special Event 2000

OVH/J.O.T.A. Event 2000

OVH Field Day 2000 Results

OVH Scholarship Donations in 2000, newspaper article

Butch, W4HJL makes it big in print in 2000  Article Part1 Article Part2 Article Part3 



From 2001

OVH's 2001 JOTA Event
  • Complete story and pictures here.

    OVH FIELD DAY
    A Big Success

        
        Bill, K9ZD, shows how it's done
        (from The Prince William Journal, 6-25-01, photo by Rick Kintzel)
        Click here to see some more pictures
        OVH Field Day Results ,  QSO Totals  and  Logs
        Complete ARRL Field Day information at ARRL.ORG

    OVH Presents it's College Scholarships for 2001
  • Presented to Joshua Plitt and Larissa Marple.    Pictures  and Information



    From 2002

    OVH Field Day 2002     
    Field Day Results are in!
  • Click here to see logs, scores, and pictures of our event.



  • OVH Awards 2002 Scholarships!
    N4YIC introduced the 2002 OVH Scholarship winners to club members and club President Bill Hinely, K9ZD presented them with $1,000 checks. The winners were Brian D. Myhre of Thomas Jefferson High School and Miguel L.D. Guerra Potomac Senior High School.



    From 2003


    OVH Christmas Party
    Was Held Saturday, December 20
    Manassas Elks Lodge #2512
    10501 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA
    See the Party Flyer here



    OVH Congratulates it's 2003
    Scholarship Recipient
    Jason P. Burroughs.

    News release.

    OVH/ARRL
    2003 Field Day Event
    Was a Success!
  • Results, logs and pictures can be seen here!!  
    FLASH, MORE PICTURES JUST ADDED!

  • By day,    or by night  
    OVH had a fantastic Field Day event.

    JOTA 2003 in Manassas hosted by OVH members

    Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts join in on Jamboree on the Air fun

    See it here.



    From 2004

    See the fine wood craftsmanship of
    OVH Member Al Dugas, KB4BHB
  • Al created these excellent Straight CW Keys from Cedar and Walnut.
  • Al also created our current club gavel from Cedar; excellete craftsmanship.
    See his walnut and cedar CW keys!

    See Dave Boyd N3ICN
    Bicycle Across America here!


    2004 SKYWARN Recognition Day
    December 4, 2004 (0000 - 2400 UTC.)
    Info at NOAA.GOV

    OVH Christmas Party hosted by John and Teresa, was held on December 18 2004
    Flyer and Pictures

    2004 OVH Scholarship Winners Honored!
  • Read the details about Ben Gelb KF4KJQ and Ashil Farahmand here!


  • OVH/ARRL 2004 Field Day event
    jugded "Club's Most Successful"

    Logs, Pictures, Results here.



    From 2005

    OVH JOTA 2005 Fun for All!
    Pictures.

    OVH Field Day 2005...What a Blast!!
    NOW AVAILABLE! See pictures, logs, etc.
    Order your ARRL Field Day 2005 pins and T-Shirts now.

    2005 ARRL June UHF/VHF contest effort in the
    WC4J Bus a rousing success!

    Team scores 2nd Place S.E. Region Multiop!
    See Brian's web page   here,
    or March 2006 QST page 104 for details.

    2005 OVH/Harry Vorhauer Scholarship Recipient Honored!
  • Read the details about Alexa Jones, 2005 recipient  here!




  • From 2005


    OVH Christmas Party
    Saturday, December 16, 6pm to 9pm
    At the Heartney's
    Contact John / KG4NXT and Theresa / KG4TVM for details
    The party will be pot luck
    Theresa will be accepting unwrapped toys
    for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign





    From 2006


    W4OVH Special Event

    Courtesy NPS
    Commemorated those who sacrificed during
    The Civil War Battle of 2nd Manassas
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Final 2006 log file available to view here
    Historical info on the Battle of 2nd Manassas
    National Park Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park
    See an example of the Special Event QSL Certificate
    Map of location

    Courtesy NPS




    2006 ARRL/OVH Field Day Event
    Pictures
    Main Log  Main Log Summary
    GOTA Log  GOTA Log Summary
    Order Field Day pins/t-shirts from ARRL



    JOTA - OVH 2006 Event
    Fun was had by all!
  • Contact: Theresa Heartney for more info (540) 907-9783 email: kg4tvm@hotmail.com




  • From 2007

    UPDATE-RADIO WON BY MARK, WA4KFZ!
    OVH to raffle HF radio at club meeting
  • LAST CHANCE TO WIN!! Tickets available only at the Jan 08 OVH club meeting
  • HF rig is a very nice Kenwood TS-430-S
  • Raffle will be held at the January 2008 OVH club meeting
  • Proceeds go to the OVH general fund
  • Winner should be present to receive prize
  • Contact any club officer or BoD member for details
  • Photo of the actual TS-430S being raffled.
  • Complete radio specifications
  • Complete owners manual. :This is a large file, 36meg, so be aware.






  • OVH Christmas Party
    Was a huge success!
    At George and Ev's, K4GVTs home
    See pictures here






    Amateur Radio receives praise for Emergency Communications
    As reported in the Department of Homeland Security
    Daily Report, item #28, for  March 2007



    New 2007 Amateur Band Plan Frequency Allocation Chart from the ARRL



    ARRL to Propose New Entry-Level License,
    Code-Free HF Access, as well as other changes.
  • Read the complete proposal  Here.




  • OVH/ARRL Field Day 2007
  • Logs for HF,  VHF, and GOTA now available.
  • Pictures available here now.
  • ARRL Field Day Pins and T-Shirts available here.




  • JOTA - OVH 2007 Event
  • Fun was had by all scouts and hams
  • Contact: Theresa Heartney for more info (540) 907-9783 email: kg4tvm@hotmail.com




  • From 2008


    W4OVH Special Event Station

    Saturday, August 30, 2008

    Bull Run Bridge
    Commemorating those who sacrificed during
    The Civil War Battle of 2nd Manassas
    (The Second Battle of Bull Run )
    August 28-30, 1862
    This year at Signal Hill Park
    In Manassas Park Virginia

    Look for details in the August issue of QST

    Operating frequencies will be the following, +- QRM
    28.462, 21.362, 14.262, 7.262
    Historical info on the Battle of 2nd Manassas
    National Park Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park
    See an example of this year's Special Event QSL Certificate
    Map of Special Event location
    Information on the history of this year's location

    Henry House




    SPECIAL DINNER FOR
    MARY LU AND BUTCH BLASDELL


  • A great time was enjoyed by all present!
  • Pictures of the evenings festivities available HERE!




  • OVH/ARRL Field Day 2008 Event Results
    Pictures of the event
    Main and GOTA logs.
    Order ARRL Field Day pins, t-shirts, etc. today!





    OVH 2008 Christmas Party
    At George and Ev's, K4GVTs home
    Was Saturday, December 13, 2008
    Pictures






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    From 2009

    OVH/ARRL Field Day 2009 Event Results
    Pictures of the event
    Main log file,  GOTA log file,  and VHF/UHF/Satellite log file
    ARRL FD Entry Form
    Order ARRL Field Day pins, t-shirts, etc. today!





    OVH 2009 Christmas Party
    Was at George and Ev's, K4GVTs home
    Saturday, December 12, 2009
    View pictures here






    From 2010

    OVH Winter Field Day 2010
    Rules at the SPAR web site
    Was held Saturday January 30, 2010 through 1700 UCT Sunday January 31
    See photos here.



    Become a Ham Radio Operator!
  • Technician Class course is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, 20 October 2010
  • Held at the Red Cross Training Center 9930 Liberia Avenue, Manassas
  • Classes will run for four weeks, from 7-9PM
  • More information in this flyer.
  • Contact Mark, WA4KFZ at wa4kfz@cox.net for details





  • 2010 W4OVH Special Event Station

    Was held Saturday, August 28, 2010


    Bull Run Bridge
    Commemorated those who sacrificed during
    The Civil War Battle of 2nd Manassas
    (The Second Battle of Bull Run )
    August 28-30, 1862
    Was held again this year at Signal Hill Park
    In Manassas Park Virginia
    A beautiful QSL Certificate will be provided
    Historical info on the Battle of 2nd Manassas
    National Park Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park
    See an example of the Special Event QSL Certificate
    Map of Special Event location
    Information on the history of this year's location
    Check back here for logs and photos

    Henry House




    ARRL/OVH Field Day 2010
    Was held 26-27 June 2010
    Nokesville Community Park, Aden Road, Nokesville
    Photos here.
    Check back for Logs soon!
    Order Field Day T-Shirts, mugs, etc. here




    Note New OVH Monthly Meeting Location
  • All monthly OVH meetings now held at the
    Prince William Red Cross Chapter, 9930 Liberia Avenue, Manassas, Virginia.
  • This is in the shopping center, North-West corner of the intersection
    Liberia Avenue, Wellington Road/Prince William Parkway
  • Map location here.
  • Building front looks like this.




  • OVH Winter Field Day 2010
    Rules at the SPAR web site
    Was held Saturday January 30, 2010 through 1700 UCT Sunday January 31
    See photos here.



    From 2011