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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

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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Arrl Exam Session Monthly at our “Ham Shack”

HacDC Amateur Radio Club has a team of nine volunteer examiners.  Exam sessions are on the second Saturday of each month at 11 am.  Doors open at 10 am for coffee and conversation.  

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Anthony Stevens (DC CERT) speaking July 13th at 7:30 PM

Anthony Stevens from the DC Government will be speaking about the CERT program.  Serve DC’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program trains citizens to be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can  provide critical support to first responders, immediate assistance to victims and can help organize … Continue reading »

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Arrl Field Day June 25-26

HacDC Amateur Radio Club is participating in Arrl Field Day June 25, 26.  Join the fun as we set up an amateur radio station at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington DC.  Set up begins Saturday June 25th at 11 am.  Contact us at w3hac.hacdc@gmail for more information.

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Arrl Kids Day/ National Parks on the Air at President’s Park (White House)

  K6ZO and KC3CIF operating from Presidents Park DZ20. HacDC Amateur Radio Club is celebrating Arrl Kids Day and the 100th centennial of the National Park Service.  This event takes place June 18th, 2016.  Look for us on 14270, 7270, 14042 and 7042 khz from 1800 to 2300 utc (2 -7 pm) January 18th, 2016.  NPOTA  activation … Continue reading »

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2016 CW Weekend June 3-5

CWops Team Members — VP8ORK South Orkney Islands DXpedition Tom (ND2T #110), Wes (W3WL #868), John (VE3EJ #513), Jerry (WB9Z #707), Ralph (K0IR #519), James (9V1YC #66), Don (N1DG #2), Nodir (EY8MM #815) The 2016 CW Weekend will take place June 3-5 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia.  This is open to … Continue reading »

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Tom Horne, W3TDH speaking about “SKYWARN” May 11th @ 7:30 pm

Hi my name is Tom Horne, W3TDH.   I will be speaking on How Amateur Radio can best assist the Weather Service Skywarn Program.  I will do a quick review of what weather events meet the criteria for being reported and some examples of reports that are unhelpful.  I will also review what are the positions within the Skywarn … Continue reading »

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CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest May 25 to 27

   HacDC Amateur Radio Club is participating in the CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest.  The objective of this event is to contact as many amateur radio stations and call sign prefixes as possible during the contest period.  The contest period is 48 hours, beginning Friday,  May 25 at 8 pm local time and ends … Continue reading »

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CQ World Wide WPX Ssb Contest this Weekend (March 26-27)

Please join us this weekend in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest. HacDC Amateur Radio Club will be operating as a multi operator, single transmitter low power station.  Join us for the FUN. I. Objective: For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the contest period. II. Period … Continue reading »

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Marty Pittinger, ARRL Section Manager speaking March 9th

ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the … Continue reading »

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