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Byron (AK4XR) and Duane (KK4BZ) at Deep Cut turnaround

UPCOMING HALF MARATHON

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On Sunday, September 29,   the OVH will again be running communications for the 4th Annual Prince William Half Marathon.    Last year,  the race had 1400 runners and an additional 500 runners for an included 5K race.    The OVH had 18 members participating.     The event can be done either with a 2 meter handheld or with a mobile.   Loaners are available.   Please save the date and volunteer to Wayne Phillips , N7QLK at (571) 237-0520 or at w99phi@gmail.com.

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OVH Does Maker Faire

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On a weekend already busy with Virginia QSO party and Winterfest,   the OVH also presented “Amateur Radio in the Maker Spirit”.   The Faire included such exhibits as telescope making, The Thomas Jefferson Group making a cubesat and high power rocket stabilization.  see more at https://nova.makerfaire.com/makers-exhibitors-2018/ Headed by Don Meyerhoff, WA2SWX, the OVH exhibit included 1) an eco friendly crystal radio; 2) a SDR cw rig; 3) a 2 meter Fox transmitter built from a rasberry pi and emitting voice; 4) a uBitx 10 watt SSB transceiver with a case 3D printed by son-in-law Nick , KG7SOM; 5)  Tuna tin cw transmitter;  6) ICOM 7610 with LED display running FT8. Our exhibit was well received and we had lots of visitors.   We allowed hands on operation of the SDR  radio, the Fox transmitter and the 7610.    When we showed one pair… Read more »

Tri-It-Now : Du It

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This race is a great place to try a multisport event this fall. No swimming in a du, so we don’t have to worry about the cold weather. Just dress for the weather and run-bike-run. Anyone ages 10 through adult is welcome to participate. Awards ceremony and snacks following the race. T-shirts or another exciting premium to all entrants. Your season’s not over yet! Before you pack up your bike for the season come out and get in one last race! Sprint Duathlon (run-bike-run) on the Manassas Freedom Center’s ultra-fast course. Race and start the winter right with a new PR! ages 10 through adult

Tri-It-Now : Spirit Run

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We’re FALLing for the calling of October… with pumpkins and ghosts all around, we’re holding a SPIRIT RUN, a 5K with spirit along the campus roads and nature trails at the Freedom Center in Manassas. Share the course with our Du It duathletes, also competing that morning. Come run with us and feel free to get in the Halloween spirit wearing your best orange & black– or maybe your favorite ghastly, ghostly get up (and go!). Live DJ for moving and grooving A 5k with SPIRIT!  This run will be held alongside Du It on the campus and trails at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center in Manassas. ages 10 through adult

Prince William Half Marathon

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About the Prince William Half Marathon The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a uniqueracing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue in Prince William County in Bristow, VA. Here runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing, welcoming you back after YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE and more importantly…personal victory! Features: plenty of free parking close to the race start beautiful paved and closed course through the Manassas National Battlefield fantastic finisher’s medal and race t-shirt awards without a long drawn-out… Read more »