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W4OVH Eclipsepedition 2017

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I am mounting an Eclipsepedition August 21 to Lexington SC. Special Event Call Sign W4E has been requested. The center of Solar Eclipse Totality passes directly over Lexington.  Eclipse QSO Party, HF Operation will be from a Public Parks or School. Planned Operation is from 11:00am to 4;06 EDST, details to follow.  Checking Travel Velocity, I found a Limited number of budget Hotels in the Columbia Lexington area. Aiken SC currently has the best availability of Business Class rooms and Suites. I booked a room at the Aiken Hampton Inn for $84.  Aiken is only 45 miles from the Eclipse Totality Center. Planned operation is on 20 meters and 40 meters. I provide the rigs and antennas.,  I encourage everyone travel to Lexington SC to witness the 2017 Great American Eclipse The last American Transcontinental pass was in 1918. General… Read more »

W4OVH Photo Gallery from Field Day

Thanks to Rosalie Fuller for these additional W4OVH Field Day 2017 photos. The Field Day was held at the Nokesville Community Park pavilion and a good time was had by all.  As you can see, Chef Phil put on an excellent spread of food for his most excellent dinner that kept everyone well fueled throughout the 24 hour operation from Saturday, 24 June through Sunday, 25 June 2017.

W4OVH Eclipsepedition 2017

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Eclipsepedition 2017 I am mounting an Eclipsepedition August 21 to Lexington SC.  Special Event Call Sign W4E has been requested. The center of Solar Eclipse Totality passes directly over Lexington.  Eclipse QSO Party, HF Operation will be from a Public Parks or School. Planned Operation is from 11:00am to 4;06 EDST, details to follow. Checking Travel Velocity, I found a Limited number of budget Hotels in the Columbia Lexington area. Aiken SC currently has the best availability of Business Class rooms and Suites. I booked a room at the Aiken Hampton Inn for $84.  Aiken is only 45 miles from the Eclipse Totality Center. Planned operation is on 20 meters and 40 meters. I provide the rigs and antennas.,  I encourage everyone travel to Lexington SC to witness the 2017 Great American Eclipse The last American Transcontinental pass was in… Read more »

W4OVH in the 13 Colonies Special Event

13 Colonies Special Event 1300 UTC on July 1 until 0400 UTC on July 7 OVH was well represented in the 13 Colonies special event.    I probably do not have a complete listing but wanted to recognize those who I know about.  The object of the  13 Colonies special event is to contact designated stations in each of the original 13 colonies.   Each State has it own special 1 by 1 call – Virginia was K2B. I believe the following stations had a “Clean sweep” : Al, KB4BHB,  Byron, AK4XR,  Terry,  KC4DV, and Gil, KM4OZH.   Other club members participating were John , KG4NXT,  David, KK4ZUU,  Kevin , KX4KU, and Wayne N7QLK.   Some of the members were actively sharing spots on the difficult to work stations. Our own David, KK4ZUU, was one of the official Virginia stations – K2B.    David went out… Read more »

W4OVH Member Wins a Virginia QSO Plaque

Congratulations to David Morris, KK4ZUU David Morris, KK4ZUU ,  was the first OVH member to win a Virginia QSO Plaque. David and his son  won the High Multiple Operator Single Transmitter plaque plaque in VAQP this year and they only operated on Saturday! 2017 Virginia QSO Party Awards Ceremony Apparently it’s the first time anyone from OVH has won a plaque from the VAQP effort per the sponsor’s statistics (2006-2017) here: 2017 Virginia QSO Party Awards Brief OVH did better for log submissions in 2017, 15 logs vs 11 in 2016. David wants to mobile OPS next year with my son (and his license) and we can get more people involved from the club. 73, John Heartney KG4NXT

OVH’s annual OVH / ARRL Field Day

Saturday / Sunday – June 24 / 25, 2017. OVH’s annual OVH / ARRL Field Day to be held event at the Pavilion at the Nokeville Park. This is a major club combined operating and social event; all members should plan to attend at least some of the time. Excellent food will be provided, there will be an educational program and everyone (including non-ham) will have an opportunity to make radio contacts on the HF bands (using several different operating modes) with other Field Day stations located all over the USA and Canada. Byron / AK4XR is chairing this event again this year and is very well organized for it – be sure to save the date(s). Setup starts 9:00 am on Saturday, June 24th Potluck dinner on June 24th at 5:00 pm – bring something and enjoy a great… Read more »