Jeff Fuller WB6UJE
Congratulations to Terry, KC4DV, and his team for yet another very successful Hamfest. And many thanks to all the club members who pitched in to help with vendor setup and the myriad of other tasks needed to make the Hamfest go smoothly. After many years as the driving force behind the Manassas Hamfest, Terry has decided to take a well deserved break from the heavy lifting. We thank him for his service as he passes the baton to our new Hamfest Chairman, Don WA2SWX.
OVH has been quite active in a variety of public service roles, such as the Mini Tri communications support organized by Andy KJ4MTP and David KG4GIY. Another opportunity is headed our way on October 22nd. The Marine Corps Marathon typically attracts thousands of runners from all over the nation and world and relies heavily on amateur radio for communications support. Ham volunteers employ a number of repeaters in several bands to provide connectivity for key race stations across the DC and northern Virginia area. If you’re experienced in supporting these kinds of events, ham coordinator Howard Cunningham WDSDBC is looking for volunteers (wdSdbc@arrl.net). More details are available on his web page http://www.mcmham.org.
Our Social Media Group is doing a fine job on the new club web page and expects to have it operational soon. You can check out the developmental version via the link in the Members Only portion of w4ovh.net.
A reminder that the June 19th club meeting will be held from 7-8:30 pm at the Central Library, 8601 Mathis Ave, Manassas.
Hope to see you all at Field Day the weekend of June 24th.