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Meeting was called to order at 1:35PM by Larry K7SV. Old business – none; New business – none; Business meeting was adjourned followed by comments from Commodore Bud W3LL. Bud thanked Steve NR4M for his gracious hospitality and commented on the great attendance and excellent food.

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY (2017)

Had some 'down time' with about 2 hours to go when a double female panel feed-thru connector had finally gotten hot enough for the center pin to lose tension and no longer make a solid connection to the PL-259 center pin. Was just *a bit* discolored...

WAE DX Contest, CW 2017

WAE DX Contest, CW

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M, K7SV, W7IY, KN4DEB, N2YO
Station: NR4M

Class: M/S HP
QTH: va
Operating Time (hrs): 41

Band QSOs QTCs Mults
80: 117 23 112
40: 563 572 132
20: 884 993 98
15: 25 0 40
Total: 1589 1586 382 Total Score = 1,212,850

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Thanks for the Q's


North American QSO Party, CW - August 2017

Was Arnie's, KN4DEB, second ever contest. Very new ham.
The late hours really killed me. Got bed after 2 AM and back up at 6 AM!

CQ WW WPX CW M/M (2017)

As sometime happens with CQWW WPX CW following Hamvention, there was some international flair to the NR4M operation this year. We had Mattieu CE3MVW and Andy YO3JR join us. Add to that KO8SCA, K4GMH, N3UA, CE2MVF, N3AIU, KN3DEB, N2YO, KG3V, KA4RRU, K4GM, W7IY, K7SV and NR4M to round out the list of great ops.

Russian DX Contest, SO CW HP (2017)

Russian DX Contest

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M
Station: NR4M

Class: SO CW HP
QTH: va
Operating Time (hrs): 6:00

NAQP RTTY de NR4M (2017)

Started a bit late due to a total crapout of my Flex radio. Then, had to shut down because of lightning and hail! After some time off, I got back on later and worked some on 80.

ARRL DX International CW (2017)

This was a pleasant change. In the past, I've lamented because they're a bunch of guys that operate from with varying abilities and we just never could get a good, solid team together. I guess the stars were in alignment, as we could not done any better with the number and abilities of the ops that participated. At the end, we still had 7 ops sitting in front of radios. This was the first time most of the ops dealt with the two stations on a band.


Beside the fact that 10 meters was 'stink-o', propagation was OK. As you would expect, the 15 opening was much shorter than the recent past, but did hang in there with QSO's all day long.
40 meters is almost a 24 hour band now, which is always a good thing. I found the low bands to be very quiet, which was nice.

CQ 160 CW CONTEST (2017)

Steve NR4M, Larry K7SV and Ken, K4ZW, split operating time. Steve ran from 22Z until around 03Z and then 10Z until after sunrise both days. Larry ran from 03Z until about 10Z both. Ken came by Saturday evening and operated some of Steve's shift. Noise on the band was very minimal with the transmit antenna being very effective on receive. Conditions were very good within the US both days and west coast signals were


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