Monthly Archives: December 2021

Lynn, KX4HC, Norma, John KG4NXT, Theresa KG4TVM, Don WA2SWX, Edith, Julie, Bill AF4LL

OVH Holiday Party 2021

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On Sunday December 12, we had our annual OVH Holiday party organized by Theresa, KG4TVM at the Yorkshire Restaurant. We had an excellent Club turnout with over 35 attendees. No tables were empty in our section of the restaurant. We had a renewed emphasis on the potluck part of the dinner with many wonderful dishes. Al, KB4BHB and Wayne, N7QLK worried that they would not be able to provide venison for the dinner. However, they suddenly were lucky and harvested two deer and then there was plenty of venison for the chili. Gil, KM4OZH made lemon cake which was so popular that Gil did not get a taste. Gil has previously made lemon cake for the Fauquier Club’s party and did not get to taste his own cake there either. Many other dishes were brought and were quite tasty. Theresa… Read more »

Tony KM4KLB receives award for his work on the tailgate

Sunshine Corner

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Happy Birthday wishes to Marwood, KL7AW; Rob, W4FSK; Tony, KM4KLB; Ed, KK4PHP;  Jay, NQ4T; Dianne, KI4FVV; Bill, N4SV; Alan, KY4DN; Bryon, AK4XR; David, KK4ZUU and George, N4XSL – have a great end of year celebration! On Saturday, December 4th, the City of Manassas held their 75th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. As we have done in the past, the club has supported this event by providing  radio communications facilitated by a dozen spotters along the parade route and at the Judges’ stand. We also had our Club Trailer entered into the parade as a unit. Special thank you to Gene, KN4JMB for using his truck to drive the trailer thru the parade. Gene also helped get the decorations on the trailer and his truck! Thank you to everyone that came out and helped, we had a beautiful weather morning and… Read more »

Michael, KO4HBU, Unity High School - Member Spotlight

Local (OVH) Boy Makes Good

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VP OVH OK, so Michael, KO4HBU, is not a boy. He is in fact, a Prince William County Public Schools science teacher. He is also a new ham and a new Ole Virginia Hams member. He was licensed at OVH’s VE Session @ the Nokesville Park on 8/15/20. All of us with children and grandchildren know that raising them and teaching them is difficult. But when you add-in teaching them during the age of COVID, and all of those inherent problems, this becomes much more formidable. We are talking about Michael, not just because he teaches physics, chemistry, biology, and earth sciences at Unity Reed High. We are also talking about what may very well be his greatest accomplishment in 2021. Michael was able to win a $5,000 grant from the Toshiba Corporation for his school. Specifically, for equipment for… Read more »

Christmas Parade 2021

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The Ole Virginia Hams supported the 2021 Christmas Parade in two ways. First, our trailer was decorated and became a float in the parade. Second, the club provided communications support for the event. Theresa, KG4TVM spearheaded the float effort.  She noticed the deadline and filed the paperwork – we got in the parade at no cost. Theresa, Ron, K3FR;  John, KG4NXT and Andrea, KI4SXM helped with the lights and decorations. Finally Gene, KN4JMB  pulled the trailer in the parade with his truck which was also decorated. Gene also helped decorate the trailer and the truck. George, K4GVT was our liaison for communications support with the parade.  We gathered for breakfast before the parade. The OVH members working the parade were John, KG4NXT; Theresa, KG4TVM; George, K4GVT; Ken, KN4DD; Dick, KM4UXE; Gene, KN4JMB; Andrea, KI4SXM; Sandy, KM4JUS; Ray, KM4EKR; Lynn, KX4HR;… Read more »