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Byron AK4XR with Plaque and Coffee cup

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Field day meeting

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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 »

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Happy birthday to the following club members:   David, KK4ZUU; Tony, KM4KLB; David, KJ4EPF; Ed, KK4PHP; Jay, N4QT; Dianne, KI4FVV; Bil,l N4SV; and Charles, WA1FFX.  Hoping you all are able to enjoy your special day during this Holiday season! Please keep Bill, KM4KWX in your thoughts as he is recovering from surgery. Thanks to all the club members that helped at the Manassas Christmas parade.  Special thanks to Ray, KM4EKR for pulling our club trailer in the parade. Thank you to everyone that attended our Holiday Party on December 8th.   A very huge thank you for your tremendous donations to Toys for Tots; the amount of toys donated was very heart warming.  It is always an extra nice addition to our party when we have an active duty Marine attend to collect the toys.  This year “DJ” attended and had the… Read more »

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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 »

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Happy birthday to the following club members:   Doc W1IMX, Robert KK4MXU, Ray KM4EKR, Scott KB8NUM, Bob KC4TNC and Phil AC4PL Wedding Bells were ringing at the beginning of September for Art W1CRO, congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple! Congratulations to the Club for helping at the Prince William County Half Marathon on Sunday, September 29th.  Wayne N7QLK chaired this event and pulled together over 20 club members to be out on the course.    I was at mile 1 and 12, I did receive many thank you’s from participants for being on the course.   The runners/walkers do appreciate us being there.    Great job everybody! Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) is coming up on Saturday, October 19th.   We will be working with the scouts for this event.  Rob W4FSK  presented a program at the September meeting on this.   We will… Read more »

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Happy birthday to the following club members: Gus N4MLE, Al KB4BHB, Maury W4HYB, Ron N4RDZ, and Mark WA4KFZ. Here we are at the end of summer!   Hard to believe but I have been out of the loop for the past 2 months due to a very heavy work load at the paying job I have. So I am behind in catching up with everyone. Hoping that Jim KM4SXM is feeling much better after his adventures the last few months, I am hearing he is back to work.  Best wishes on continued recovery. Summer storms were not very nice to club members this summer.  George K4GVT and Jay KM4JOJ both had lightning strikes at their homes and lost equipment. Thank you Ken KE2N for your work on getting DStar up and running. Hamfest & Field Day – we survived both events… Read more »

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