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Happy birthday wishes to our club members celebrating this month – Kenneth, KI4EOH; Lynn, KX4HR; John, KM4VCJ; David, KG4GIY; Bill, WA4FIC; Jack, N4YIC; Carl, KK4ZYX; Craig, WA3UFY; Roberto, KM4RIE; Dick, KM4UXE; Susan, K3SSP; Bruce, KN4GDX; Don, Wa2SWX; Robert, KJ4EOR and John, KG4NXT It’s crunch time! Hamfest is on Saturday, June 4th. Still time to volunteer to help on that day! In addition, tables are still available for inside sales. Please contact our Chairman, Don, WA2SWX if you can help with this event at wa2swxdm@gmail.com. Thank you to those that have already volunteered to help. Field Day 2022 planning meetings are under way; contact Byron, AK4XR for information at ak4xr@dillonelectric.com During the April meeting, Jay, NQ4T, was presented with an award for serving as the club president the last 2 years … Read more >>

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March Hamfest planning meeting, held at Sam & Joe’s Pizza & Subs Left to right Wayne N7QLK, Ken KN4DD, Ron K3FR, John KG4NXT, Gill KM4OZH, Lori KC0EWN, Don WA2SWX, Wayne W4HCR, Tony KM4KLB and not seen Theresa KG4TVM (taking photo).

Happy birthday wishes to our club members celebrating this month – Mark, KN4OGC; Shaun, KC9TXL; Harry, KN4IJY; Brian, KK4CBS; Gene, KN4JMB; Gil, KM4OZH; Paul, N4PD; Joe, KI4OHR; Lillian, KK4MXY; David, KI4AZX; Paul, W4ZB and David, KD4DEE. Thoughts and prayers to the family of Ruth, KU4WH.  Ruth was a very active member of our club and held the office of President for 2 years.  She had moved to Strasburg, VA and passed away at home.   No information is currently available on services. Continued best wishes to Ev, the xyl of George, K4GVT as she recovers from surgery. Hamfest planning sessions are in progress, please contact our Hamfest Chairman, Don, WA2SWX if you can help with this event. You can reach Don at  wa2swxdm@gmail.com .  Thank you to those who have already … Read more >>

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hamfest planning meeting

Happy birthday wishes to our club members celebrating this month – Michael, KO4BCN; David, KO4HIR; Matt, Wayne, N4HCR; Scott, KM4FTD; Gary, K4MRL and Jeff, N1SN. Our new club president Ken, KN4DD will be holding his first club meeting this month! Thanks to Ken for taking over the reins from Jay, NQ4T. Very grateful for Jay’s last 2 years as President and taking us thru the pandemic! Our officers for 2022 are President, Ken, KN4DD; Vice President, Tony, KM4KLB; Treasurer, Don, WA2SWX and Secretary, John, KG4NXT. Thanks to all for your leadership! Reminder – the Virginia QSO Party is on March 19th and 20th. The key is to include the OVH as your club on the log sheet. Anyone that attended our January club meeting was able to see all the … Read more >>

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Happy birthday wishes to our club members celebrating in February – Tyssen, W8ZM; Scott, KN4ZMC; Gerald, KN4DWT; Dick, WN7S; Harvey, WB6TTF; Jeff, WB6UIE; Art, W1CRO and Mike, KN4NDI. Winter Field Day has come and gone and it didn’t let us get thru the weekend without a weather event! It was definitely a winter weekend but it was also beautiful at Shenandoah River State Park. Thanks to those that came out to visit with us. I think we will try it again next year, same time, same place! Reminder – the Virginia QSO Party is on March 19th and 20th. Hope to hear many club members on the air for this event! The key is to include the OVH as your club on the log sheet. Any one that attended our … Read more >>

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Starting the New Year with a birthday are John, KI4OWH; Justin, KJ4LAS; Elizabeth, KG4NXV; Joseph, KM4UYA; John, WA1STU; Ken, KE2N; Ken, KN4DD; Woody, N4MQ; John, KG4HZC; Fred, WD4ASP and Cat, KM4PBD. Hope you all were able to have a special celebration! Winter Field Day is January 29th & 30th this year, John, KG4NXT and I will be at Cabin #5 at Shenandoah River State Park just south of Front Royal. If you can come out and visit with us, please let us know ahead of the event. We will have our youngest grandson with us and he is not vaccinated due to age, so we want to keep him safe. Also, we don’t want him spreading something to anyone that might not be vaccinated. Any questions, or if you need … Read more >>

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Tony KM4KLB receives award for his work on the tailgate

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 … Read more >>

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Happy Birthday wishes to Wayne, N7QLK; Kevin, KX4KU; Baofang, KK4JFK; Theresa, KG4TVM; Butch, W4HJL; Greg, KM4CCG; Jeff, WB4TT; Gene, KD4HRC; Charlie, WA4YGI; James, N5TE; James, KA4BOL; Paul, K4GZR and Allan. To all our Veterans, we thank you for your service, The Manassas Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 4th. We will need some help decorating our club trailer for the parade and George, K4GVT needs volunteers to provide radio support during this event. George can be reached at george@k4gvt.com We will be having the club Holiday Party on December 12th (Sunday) at Yorkshire Restaurant, 6 to 8 PM. This is a family event and we ask that you bring a covered dish to share. We will collect new and unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots and I have received … Read more >>

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Happy Birthday wishes to Doc, W1IMX; Robert, KK4MXU; Ray, KM4EKR; Phi,l AC4PL; Chris, KN4IJF and Richard. Congratulations to our VE Team led by John, KG4NXT and his band of examiners at the beginning of October. They had a very nice turnout for testing and picked up some new hams and upgraded the licenses of others! Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) is coming up on Saturday, October 16th at Camp Snyder in Haymarket. We will start operating at 9 AM. If you are on the radio and hear a CQ, please help us out with the scouts by answering! Please send lots of thoughts and prayers to Bill, KM4KWX, as he is battling some serious medical issues right now. The Manassas Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 4th. This was … Read more >>