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Author Archives: k6zo

About k6zo

I am an amateur radio operator since the age of 14 years old. I enjoy dxpedtions and dx contests. My travels have taken me to East Africa and Islands in the Indian Ocean, South America, the the Caribbean. Visit me at www.iletromelin.blogspot.com and www.k6zo.blogspot.com

YOTA 2018 SOUTH AFRICA August 8-15

HacDC Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring two youngsters from Malawi and two youngsters from Uganda, who will be participating in “Youngsters on the Air” Summer Camp in South Africa.  This is a week long event providing youngsters between the ages of 16-25 the opportunity to learn more about amateur radio and to meet other young … Continue reading »

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Malawi Amateur Radio operator visits HacDC Amateur Radio Club

We had the opportunity to host Junior Nyirongo, 7Q7JN from Malawi Republic.  This picture was taken at the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club dinner in Rockville, MD.  Junior works at Embangweni Mission Hospital in Northern Malawi.

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Visiting the “Goat Farm” Contest station NR4M Presentation Wednesday, March 14th @ 7:30pm

I will be giving a presentation on my trip to “The Goat Farm” Contest Station, which is located on a 60+ acre ranch in Locust, VA.  Visit NR4M.com       

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Silver Spring Maker Faire September 25, 2016 –Noon to 5PM–

HacDC Amateur Radio Club is partnering with Montgomery Amateur Radio Club and the Kid’s Museum at the Silver Spring Maker Faire September 25, 2016.   This event runs from 12PM to 5PM. This event is held at the SILVER SPRING CIVIC CENTER, 1 VETERANS PLACE, SILVER SPRING, MD, 20910 Maker Faire Silver Spring: Maker Faire Silver … Continue reading »

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Check out our seven element 6 meter yagi

  HacDC Amateur Radio Club will be qrv on six meters with a M2 seven element 6 meter mono band yagi beam.   Our station can be accessed online using remotehams.com client software.

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National Parks on The Air at “The White House” Park “W3H” 100th Birthday

HacDC Amateur Radio Club activated NPOTA #DZ10 ” The White House”.  This event was held on August 25, 2016, celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.  A special call sign “W3H” was issued for this event.  Pictured (left to right) Pat K0OO, John KB3EBN, Phil KC3HMY, and Scott KI4YOE.  

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National Parks On The Air @ The White House-Centennial Celebration

HacDC Amateur Radio Club will be “on the air” from President’s Park (NPOTA #DZ10) August 25, 2016.  We will be making contacts on 40-10 meter cw, ssb and digital modes from 14:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC.  (10 am to 5 pm local time).  We have been issued the special one by one call sign of … Continue reading »

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Spaceblimp Tuesdays @ HacDC 7PM

Spaceblimp Tuesday is a weekly gathering at HacDC and remote web conferencing where we invent and build the next HacDC high altitude balloon.  

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Sid NH7C speaking at HacDC August 10th @7:30pm

Sid NH7C  will be presenting on “Amateur Radio integration in Disasters”.  Sid is with the Department of Interior.

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Buddi-Pole Antenna and Elecraft K3 Mini Demonstration- July 27th @ 7:30pm

This is a show and tell meeting.  We will be demonstrating the Buddi-Pole Antenna and how to tune it using a MFJ Antenna Analyzer.  We will also be demonstrating the Elecraft K3-Mini remote control head, using the W7DXX online remote base.  The RF deck, 1.5kw amplifier, 100 ft tower and log periodic antenna is located in New … Continue reading »

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