The HacDC ARC is very pleased and honored to announce that we will again be in partnership with the National Park Service through use of amateur radio technology at a public service event. The George Washington Memorial Parkway Section will be hosting the, “History and Heritage Day at Fort Hunt Park” on May 19, 2017, from 2:00 PM-10:00 PM.
This park has a rich history of having served in secret operations during World War II, where amateur radio and Morse code technology were used at the facility. Because of our club’s relationship with the NPS in the National Capital Region, we were asked to help educate the public about amateur radio during this event. We are going to set up a working HF station and “activate” the park under the World Wide Flora and Fauna Parks on the Air Program (WWFF), unit number KFF-0670, and make contacts on various bands / modes / as conditions, operator availability and interest dictate. We will be trying to get as many “guest operators” on the air as possible to generate interest in the hobby.
We will be utilizing either call sign “W3HAC” or “KB3ZUK” in making our contacts, and anticipate running the station from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM local time (2000-2300 HRS UTC). We will post updates on spotting clusters and on Facebook groups for the WWFF Program if mobile coverage is available.
Additional information about the event may be found on the above listed link for the attached flyer, or by going to the link to the NPS website for the event, listed below. We look forward to either meeting you at the event or hearing you on the bands!
73 de Jeff Dahn / KB3ZUK – President
HacDC Amateur Radio Club