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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 and

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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St. Lucia Island Dxpedition Presentation February 10th @ 7:30 PM

David Bern, W2LNX will be speaking about his amateur radio Dxpedition to Saint Lucia Island.  This trip was sponsored by BUDDIPOLE Antenna Manufacturing Company. Don Jones, K6ZO will be speaking about “What is a Dxpedition”.

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Straight Key Night New Years Eve to January 1

Straight Key Night starts at 0000 utc January 1 (December 31 at 7 pm est and runs 24 hours) Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night. Enjoy CW as it has been sent and enjoyed since the earliest days of Amateur Radio. About Objective: This … Continue reading »

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J6/W2LNX St. Lucia Island Dxpedition December 6-12th.

David Bern, W2LNX is operating from St. Lucia Island in the Caribbean.  He will be on the air using digital modes.  Look for him on 14.070 mhz psk31.  Also find him by logging into This Dxpedtion is sponsored by Buddipole Antennas

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HacDC welcomes Susan Meckley, W7KFI

We welcome Susan Meckley, W7KFI who has be sailing “solo” for the last 23 years in the Pacific.  Susan has been licensed since 1952.  She is quite the CW operator.  We are honored to have Susan as a part of HacDC Amateur Radio Club.  Visit for more information about Susan.

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10 Meter Contest December 11-13

Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.  This one starts Friday evening at 7 pm and runs 48 hours.  Most of the ten meter activity at this time of the sunspot cycle, will be from Sunrise to Sunset.  We expect to contact stations from … Continue reading »

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Annual Election and Holiday Dinner Meeting Wednesday December 9th at HacDC

Join us this Wednesday, December 9th as we elect new officers for HacDC Amateur Radio Club.  Food and beverages will be served at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  This is a social and dinner meeting.  Join the fun as we discuss and plan next years events at HacDC Amateur Radio Club.  … Continue reading »

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CQ World Wide DX Contest CW

This is my favorite event of the year!   Starts Friday, November 27th at 7 pm local time and runs 48 hours.  We hope to beat last years score of 653,000 points (700 contacts in 48 hours).  All CW operators are welcome to participate!  Visit for details and rules.

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Arrl Sweepstakes (ssb) Nov 21 to 22.

HacDC Amateur Radio Club is participating in the Arrl Sweepstakes (ssb).  This event starts Saturday, November 21 at 4 pm and ends Sunday, November 22 at 10 pm.  Our entry category is multi operator, single transmitter, low power.  The object of this event is to contact as many stations from the USA and Canada during … Continue reading »

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Repeater propagation mapping presentation by Mike Benonis, KI4RIX – Nov 11 at 7:30 pm

Mike Benonis, KI4RIX will be teaching us how to use RF Propagation Mapping software, which uses digital terrain information and a mathematical model to simulate radio transmissions between two fixed sites or between a fixed site and a mobile.

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