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Author Archives: jeff dahn

Grabbin’ the Tiger by the Tail…

Many thanks to Arthur Feller – W4ART, who led our first successful group build on the evening of March 22, 2017, of “Tiger Tails”, an antenna accessory to an HT transceiver that greatly improves transmit and receive performance. This is the first of what are planned to be several “practical application” events. In these events, … Continue reading »

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W3HAC and Members Heavily Involved in Inaugural Events in Washington, DC

The ARRL today published a story on their news page about the efforts of W3HAC members during the events of the Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. A link to the story can be found here:

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W3HAC Club Members Finish NPOTA Initiative With Rare Activation

On 12-31-16, several members of the HacDC ARC activated the highly sought after “Sewell-Belmont House” in Washington, DC to finish off the ARRL’s year long “National Parks on the Air” (NPOTA) initiative. This initiative was run in tandem with the Centennial celebration of the National Park Service. By encouraging use of amateur radio operations from … Continue reading »

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[W3HAC] 10/15 Spaceblimp Launch at 09:00 EDT

Hello friends of HacDC and HARC. We are finally launching our first high altitude balloon in several years with callsigns W3HAC-11 & W3HAC-12 on ARPS 144.390@500mW and 433.500@1W respectively at 9am. W3HAC-12’s frequency may change the day of due to conditions which we will announce. There should be a digipeater on W3HAC-12 for the duration … Continue reading »

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All For One…and One For The Mall

Please join HacDC in a National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) activation…with a twist! Question: How do you activate the National Mall without stepping foot on the lawn? Answer: By activating a unit maintained by the National Mall park! You are invited to join the HacDC Amateur Radio Club (W3HAC) as we take amateur radio … Continue reading »

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Watch Jim Talens – N3JT / Television Interview with WUSA Channel 9 Regarding Morse Code (CW)

Club member Jim Talens – N3JT was recently interviewed at his home station by the CBS Washington DC affiliate television station Channel 9 WUSA. He had the opportunity to discuss the history and continued use of Morse Code (CW) as a method of communications and why it is very useful in emergency situations. ¬†Click the … Continue reading »

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HacDC ARC Club Member W7KFI – Susan Meckley – Interviewed for “QSO Today”

Please follow the below listed link to go to the “QSO Today” Amateur Radio Podcast page and listen to Susan as she is interviewed for episode 109 of the program.

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NPOTA Activation by HacDC ARC Member

From KB3ZUK on 8/21/16 Good evening, all. I am happy to report that the family and I arrived safe and sound to Chincoteague Island, VA this afternoon and got the lay of the land. Hopefully, I will have a good nights rest and be ready for a full day of radio madness, activating Assateaque Island … Continue reading »

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