Monthly Archives: November 2019

Gil with 80 M mobile for VAQP

OVH Member scores HIGH on June VHF Contest

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Our own Gil Thompson, KM4OZH, came in second as a Limited Rover in our Roanoke division.   The Roanoke division consists of the states of Virginia, West Virginia,  North Carolina and South Carolina.   In addition, Gil came in fifth in the Southeast Region which consists of Delta, Roanoke and Southeast Divisions of the ARRL.   You can find him listed as KM4OZH/R on page 80 of the December 2019 QST. A Limited Rover is limited to the lowest four bands  – 6M, 2M ,  220 and 440.   In addition,  a Limited Rover has the same power limits as the single operator low power category: 200 watts on 6M and 2M and 100 watts on 220 and 440. Gil also operated in the September VHF contest and expects to place high in that contest also.   He is adding 2M SSB capability to boost… Read more »

Sunshine Corner

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Happy birthday to the following club members:   Wayne, N7QLK; Kevin, KX4KU; Baofang, KK4JFK; Theresa, KG4TVM; Butch, W4HJL; Greg, KM4CCG; Jeff, WB4TT; Gene, KD4RHC; Charlie, WA4YGI and Joe, AB4QV. Special birthday wishes to Butch, W4HJL as he celebrates his 80th!!! Happy Veterans Day to our military, we do appreciate your service. Congratulations to Rosalie on passing her Tech exam, so this will be a change in her call from W1FE to KN4ZLY. JOTA was on a beautiful Saturday in October, very well attended by scouts and some OVH members. Thank you to everyone who helped with the scouts. The Manassas Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 7th.  Ray, KM4ER has volunteered to pull our club trailer in the parade. Thanks Ray!    If you would like to help decorate the trailer, please let me know. The club’s Holiday Party is Sunday, December 8th. … Read more »

VP’s Corner

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The approaching holiday season and year’s end are traditionally a time for reflection and giving thanks for our many blessings. This Veterans Day, let’s take a moment to express thanks to our veterans – the young ones who are in harm’s way today defending our freedoms, and those who have gone before, sometimes giving all.   I know my fellow vets and I have had those occasional days when we felt like just a small cog in a big machine and wondered if we were making a difference. In honor of Veterans Day, here’s a story about a young service member who made a difference by using his ham radio skills as a springboard to help create one of America’s WWII war winning capabilities. Young Radioman Harry Kidder took an interest in ham radio while stationed with the U.S. Navy… Read more »