Happy Spring or Winter (depending on the day) Birthday wishes to Harry, KC9TXL; Harry, KN4IJY; Brian, KK4CBS; Gene, KN4JMB; Gil, KM4OZH; Paul, N4PD; Joe, KI4OHR; Steve, KJ4YHA; Chris, KU4FT; Lillian, KK4MXY; David, KI4AZX; Paul, W4ZB and David, KD4DEE. KG4NXT and I had a great time during the Virginia QSO party! Saturday morning we hit the road early and drove up to Skyline Drive, where we made our first contact. The day was beautiful and the park was in great shape! We left thru the gate in Front Royal and headed to Winchester, then pointed the car towards Manassas. On Sunday afternoon, we went out again to Loudoun County and hit Manassas & Manassas Park. Overall, a great weekend. We operated for the first time as Multiple Operators Mobile, a lot less logging for us and we had a personal best… Read more »
Happy Birthday wishes to Fred, N3KVV; Wayne, N4HCR; Scott, KM4FTD; Gary, K4MRL; Jeff, N1SN; Michael, KO4BCN; Matt and David KO4HIR. Welcome home to Chick, KC1PIA. He has been in Florida with family for the last 2 months and is back in Manassas. I think he is ready for some ham radio! Thank you to everyone that has donated to Steve’s N4OGR memorial scholarship. Enough donations have come in that the club will be choosing a winner in 2021 and 2022. Awesome!!! Thank you to Gordon, NQ4K for his presentation at the February meeting. Gordon filled us in on the Virginia QSO Party that is March 20th & 21st. I noticed during the presentation that there is a youth award so I asked Gordon if the youth needed to have a license. Gordon said he would check it out and get… Read more »
THURSDAY NIGHT NET CONTROLS Every Thursday night at 8 p.m. The Ole Virginia Hams holds their weekly net. This happens on the club repeater at 146.970. Due to the hard work of the technical committee and technology, you can also hear the net at 443.50, 443.500, 53.490, 224.400, and 448.225, DMR at 448.325, TG315148, Echolink 522458 and Broadcastify.com. The net has been active for over 2 decades; the current net chairman is John, KG4NXT. John has been recruiting other club members as net controls and putting together rotating schedules since 2005. Each Thursday the net starts and a script is read by that night’s net control. A recorded ARRL Audio News is transmitted; this covers a wide variety of ham news. Anyone listening is given a chance to call in with announcements, ask for information, sell ham equipment or ask… Read more »
Also affectionately known as OGR June 18, 1950 to January 2, 2021 Steve has been a member of the OVH for decades! He has handled everything from the newsletter, programs for club meetings, ARES, Christmas parades, Field Day, outfitting the club trailer, club Vice President, Ham fest committee member, Quarter Master and all around friend to many. Our hearts go out to his wife, Jan, KE4TMW. RIP Steve, we will miss you.
Happy birthday to our club members celebrating another year this month – Jack, KN4HHQ; Steve, KB4OF; Ken, WB4ZOH; Philip, KI4WCC; Jeff, KM4FTK; George, K4GVT; Sandy, KM4JUS; Rosalie, KN4ZLY; Dwight, N4GSD; Mary, KK4GOW; Jeff, K9VEG; Richard, KJ4ZIH and Luther, WA3FMO. Hope everyone found a way to celebrate his or her special day! Very happy to announce we have a new member of the Heartney clan, Ben was born on June 19th to Elizabeth, KG4TVM & Nick, KG7SOM. They live near Seattle, so if all goes well we will see them in August. Way back in February, we had our last in person club meeting and it was the elections of officers. My intention was to present a plaque to Byron, AK4XR at the March meeting for his service as club president for 2 years. Also, I had engraved travel mugs for… Read more »
Greetings! Happy birthday to our club members celebrating another year this month – Jan, KE4TMW; Jim, KM4SXM; Steve, N4OGR; Derrick, KV4SH; Wayne, AG4ZZ; Gene, N4HEW; and Bob, K4HJF. Doesn’t quite feel like June without our annual Hamfest or Field Day in Nokesville! Don’t forget the Virginia QSO Party Award Ceremony is this Saturday at 9 AM online., This is always held at our Hamfest normally. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the club. Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winner Benjamin. Thanks to Sandy, KM4JUS for organizing and getting the winner announced! Silent key – Russ Stevens WB4HHN passed away on May 24th. Russ was a long time member of club. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. RIP Russ. Next Tuesday, June 16th, is our monthly club meeting also online. Please join in if you can…. Read more »
Greetings! I am sorry I missed putting together a March sunshine corner. Due to the extremely low mortgage rates in February & March, I was completely snowed under at work. I have been working from home for the last few weeks, as I am sure some of you are as well. Thanks to Paul, W4ZB for filling in for me. On that note, belated birthday wishes to the following club members: Fred, N3KVV; Scott, KM4FTD; Gary, K4MRL and Jeff, N1SN. Hope you all were able to celebrate! Happy birthday to our club members celebrating another year in April: Harry, KC4TXL; Harry, KN4IJY; Brian, KK4CBS; Gil, KM4OZH; Paul, N4PD; Joe, KI4OHR; Lillian, KK4MXY; David, KI4AZX; Paul, W4ZB, and David, KD4DEE. Also celebrating her 87th birthday this month is Annemarie, George, K4GVT’s, mother in law. We know her as OMA, a very… Read more »
Happy birthday to those club members celebrating another year in February: Dick, WN7S; Harvey, WB6TTF; Jeff, WB6UIE; Art, W1CRO; Mike, KN4NDI. Best wishes to Dana, Jim’s, KM4SXM’s YL , as she continues to recover from a bad fall. The OVH had a table at Frostfest in Richmond this past Saturday. We handed out lots of flyers and talked up our Hamfest in June. Good to see club members attend the event as well. Virginia QSO Party is coming up in March, more info at the February meeting! Field Day 2020 in in the planning stages and we have just had the first planning meeting. Any help, questions, etc. contact Byron AK4XR. The first meeting was held at Sam & Joe’s on Center Street in Manassas, photo included! Our own hamfest planning meetings are under way, please talk with Don, WA2SWX… Read more »