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Presidents Letter: I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and is recovered from all the festivities. We tend to overdo it so if you are like my family, you were probably looking forward to going back to work or school. It being a new year I want to remind you to send in your membership dues. It completely slipped my mind and I just recently sent them in. I also wanted to mention that elections are coming up next month and you need to be a paid member to vote or to run for office. Since I am also the Field Day chairman I wanted to mention that we will be holding our planning meetings starting next month. Check on the reflector for the upcoming meeting dates. We already have our location reserved thanks to Butch / W4HJL. On the radio… Read more »

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Presidents Letter: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family members. I wanted to get that in first! And please don’t forget to renew your OVH membership for 2019 now! Use the form at the end of this Newsletter or do it online at w4ovh.net.   Speaking of forgetting, every time I try to get on the air with the “new” FT8 mode, I have to try to remember what I did last time which didn’t work. One of these days I’ll get it working; and now I see that a new FT8 version has come out so I will have to download that and get up to speed with it. The recent, big FT8 contest with a lot of FT8 activity on HF provided a good incentive for me to get this working at last!   I… Read more »

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Presidents Letter: What a month it has been since our last club meeting! The OVH’s participation at the Manassas Airshow May 5th went extremely well. The weather was almost perfect for an airshow – not too hot, light winds and a very high overcast; the forecast rains held off until after the Airshow was over. Overall attendance estimates for the Airshow were around 10,000. It was a great opportunity to get our club out into the public view and hopefully interest more folks people in becoming hams. A bunch of the club’s new “how to contact us” business cards were taken. Thanks to the OVH volunteers for putting it all together and for the long hours they put in to make it successful. Check out the article on the Manassas AirShow later in this newsletter and on the club web… Read more »

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Presidents Letter: Greetings to all and I hope this message finds you all healthy and well after all of the Christmas and New Year activities. Well, it is that time again where I’d like to remind all OVH members who have not done so already, to renew his / her club membership(s) for 2018.  The club needs the support of all of its members.  A mail-in form to accomplish membership renewal appears later in this Newsletter; you can also renew (and pay) online at http://w4ovh.net under the Membership Application tab; or, you can pay at the upcoming meeting. OVH officer nominations are now being received; there will a vote for a new slate of officers for 2018 at the February, 2018 OVH meeting.  So please be thinking of the best candidates for our club and if you are personally interested,… Read more »

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Presidents Letter: Greetings one and all, I hope everyone is getting into the holiday season in their own way. For those who missed the holiday party, we had a lot of fun. We had a good turnout. First of all, I want to say thanks to Theresa, KG4TVM, for once again putting on a great event. The food was great and the company even better. Thanks to Sgt Tucker Renckert and Lance Corporal Sydney Ally coming on behalf of Toys-For-Tots. Thank you for your service. Just to stop all of the rumors, yes it is true that Pinkie the Pig does exists. From random sighting to appearing in the Manassas parade, it became clear that the myth is a reality. To reinforce this, Pinkie surprised us at the party. What a real ham bone. She looked like she had a… Read more »

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Presidents Letter:   Greetings All, I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Halloween. Oh, all of the left over candy. Are your batteries charged??  Is your radio configured properly??  If not, then this may be the time to ensure they are.  With the weather getting colder, and the recent hurricane season, this is the perfect time to check the functionally of them.  For the newer members, don’t hesitate to ask someone for assistance if you need it. Also, December 2nd is For those that are D-Star folks, stay tuned for updates. I want to pass this along. It is from the ARRL Virginia Section Manager, Dr. Joseph G Palsa, K3WRY. “ SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will take place this year on Saturday, December 2 from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on the evening of Friday, December 1, in… Read more »

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Presidents Letter: Welcome to September, it has been a busy time since our last club meeting. From The Marine Corp Triathlon/12K, to the upcoming Freedom Center Tri-It-Now “THE 14.06”. The Solar Eclipse that had all of us watching or looking at. Let us not forget about Butch and his surgery. That is just to name a few. There are others that I have not mentioned. While I am on the subject of activities, let us not forget that this is National Preparedness Month. Are you ready in case something should happen?? If you would like to volunteer, there are local organizations that could use you such as CERT and ARES. These are just a couple of ways that you can make a difference to your community. As we have recently witnessed, the powerful force of Mother Nature is not to… Read more »

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Presidents Letter: Hope everyone has had a good summer so far. Many thanks to Andy for his continuing support of the Tri-it now events. These are enjoyable events to assist with. If you would like to help out on a Sunday morning for a couple of hours, you can’t beat this. Also, don’t forget that there is the Prince William ½ Marathon coming up on October 1st. Watch for further details and hope you can participate. Well, the club has a clean trailer once again! Special thanks to Theresa, KG4TVM, for organizing this outing. The members that were there were, John, KG4NXT, Dick, WN7S, Terry, KC4DV, Sandy, KM4JUS, and myself. Almost ready to decal the trailer, again thanks to Theresa. Looking forward to seeing it wrapped. The new website is up and running, and it looks fantastic!! Many thanks to… Read more »