OVH VE EXAM

We are holding an open air VE session on October 2nd, 2021 from 8 AM to 12 PM (noon) at Nokesville Park.  This is where we usually have field day.   The address is 12560 Aden Road in Nokesville.  Look for the covered Pavilion. You will need your FCC Registration Number (FRN). If you don’t have one, you can get it here : https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn   Click here for a flyer on the VE session  

OVH VE EXAM

We are holding an open air VE session on May 8, 2021 from 8 AM to 12 PM (noon) at Nokesville Park.  This is where we usually have field day.   The address is 12560 Aden Road in Nokesville.  Look for the covered Pavilion. You will need your FCC Registration Number (FRN). If you don’t have one, you can get it here : https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn Click here for a flyer on the VE session  

ARRL Field Day

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  in the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends tooperate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the … Read more >>

OVH At The Manassas Airshow

Members of the Old Virginia Hams participated in the Manassas Airshow on May 5th, 2018 at the Manassas airport by setting up a booth to show off some of the many activities in amateur radio to the attendees. There is much cross over between air enthusiasts and amateur radio. The club saw this as an opportunity to introduce the hobby to those who may not fully understand the various aspects and opportunities in the hobby. This public outreach was also provided a chance to not only educate but to make the community aware of our club and what we do. The club displayed five different items: A homemade crystal radio using soda cans as capacitors, made by Al, KB4BHB SDR CW radio built by John, KG4NXT 2 meter Fox and … Read more >>

OVH at the Manassas Airshow

Members from the Old Virginia Hams will have a display at the Manassas Airshow to inform the public of all things amateur radio!

OVH Does Maker Faire

boy sending morse

On a weekend already busy with Virginia QSO party and Winterfest,   the OVH also presented “Amateur Radio in the Maker Spirit”.   The Faire included such exhibits as telescope making, The Thomas Jefferson Group making a cubesat and high power rocket stabilization.  see more at https://nova.makerfaire.com/makers-exhibitors-2018/ Headed by Don Meyerhoff, WA2SWX, the OVH exhibit included 1) an eco friendly crystal radio; 2) a SDR cw rig; 3) a 2 meter Fox transmitter built from a rasberry pi and emitting voice; 4) a uBitx 10 watt SSB transceiver with a case 3D printed by son-in-law Nick , KG7SOM; 5)  Tuna tin cw transmitter;  6) ICOM 7610 with LED display running FT8. Our exhibit was well received and we had lots of visitors.   We allowed hands on operation of the SDR  radio, the Fox … Read more >>

W4OVH Online Technician Class License Preparation Course

Its 2018 and the Ole Virginia Hams want to help you start the New Year off right by helping you  join an exiting hobby and technology venue by helping you both learn and test for your own Amateur Radio Technician Class License. The W4OVH club will continue our offering of free Technician Class license preparation courses starting on January 29th at 7PM. There will be a total of 8 weekly sessions of 1 hour each. This year we are introducing new innovations to the course delivery. The course will be conducted by video teleconference so that you have the convenience of attending from your computer at home. We have class availability for 9 students using this format. The specific class schedule and dates will be added to this event calendar … Read more >>