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Special Event Presentation Planned for October 21, 2017

The HacDC Amateur Radio Club is planning for a very special presentation to be held on October 21, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.  This event was originally scheduled for May, but was cancelled on the day of the event due to rain.  We are finalizing our official … Continue reading »

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HacDC ARC Again in Partnership with the National Park Service Through Use of Amateur Radio – International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend / August 19-20, 2017

HacDC ARC Again in Partnership with the National Park Service Through Use of Amateur Radio – International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend / August 19-20, 2017 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 … Continue reading »

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HacDC ARC Again in Partnership with National Park Service Through Use of Amateur Radio at Public Event – May 19, 2017

Fort Hunt Day Flyer 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” … Continue reading »

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***POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER / SPECIAL EVENT FOR MAY 6, 2017 / 1400 HRS (1800 HRS UTC)***

The Special Event and Presentation scheduled for today, Saturday, May 6, 2017 starting at 1400 HRS (1800 HRS UTC) at Rock Creek Park, featuring Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS, has been postponed due to rain local to the event that appears will not clear on time for needed advance set-up. A rain-date will be established and published … Continue reading »

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MAY 10, 2017 / 7:30 PM MEETING MOVED FOR SPECIAL EVENT ON MAY 6, 2017

In lieu of the normal “second Wednesday of the month” club meeting scheduled for May 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM, we will be having a SPECIAL EVENT PRESENTATION occurring on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Rock Creek Park. Stuart Thomas / KB1HQS will be our very special guest. During the 2016 ARRL … Continue reading »

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Coming to the DC Area? Suggested Frequency Listing

If you happen to be traveling to the DC area for any reason, we are providing the attached frequency list as a courtesy reference for hams who may be frequenting the popular tourist area of the National Mall and want to know what frequencies work in the area. Our own club’s repeater (W3HAC) has only, … 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: http://www.arrl.org/news/npota-participation-leads-to-inaugural-communication-detail-for-national-park-

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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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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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