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Monthly Archives: October 2014

W3HAC Contacts 102 Countries in CQ Worldwide Contest

CQWW SSB Summary Sheet Start Date : 2014-10-25 CallSign Used : W3HAC Operator(s) : W3HAC (K6ZO OP) Operator Category : SINGLE-OP Assisted Category : ASSISTED Band : ALL Power : LOW Mode : SSB Default Exchange : 05 Gridsquare : FM18LW Name : Don Jones ARRL Section : MDC Club/Team : Band QSOs Pts ZN … Continue reading »

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Announcing the CQ World Wide CW DX Contest November 29-30.

W3HAC hopes to be ready for this event.  We have some work to do first.  We must configure N1MM logger software and interface it with the Icom IC-718 transceiver.  This will allow us to use the computer keyboard to send morse code.

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CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest—October 25-26, 2014

  Coming this weekend is the “world famous” CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest October 25-26.  This event starts Friday evening at 8 pm eastern time (0000 UTC Saturday) and ends 48 hours later.  The CQWW contest is the largest Amateur Radio  competition in the world, with over 30,000 participants from 200+ DXCC countries.  W3HAC will be … Continue reading »

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Gaetano KC3DCE roof install

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Scouting’s 57th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) October 18-19.

The annual event links Scouts and Guides around the world via Amateur Radio each third weekend of October.  According to the World Scout Bureau, JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world, with nearly 750,000 Scouts participating from 6000 stations in 150 countries around the world.  Visit for more information on this event. … Continue reading »

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AMSAT Symposium and General Meeting-This weekend in Baltimore!

The 32nd Space Symposium and Annual Meeting is October 10-12, 2014.  It will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton–Baltimore–BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum, Maryland  21090.  Telephone:  410.859.8400 *   Technical presentations on satellite design/operating begin the afternoon of October 10 and continue October 11. *   Satellites on display. *   … Continue reading »

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Tromelin Island Dxpedition coming October 30 to November 10, 2014

  ‘ Tromelin Island is #8 on the “most wanted” list of DXCC countries.  Tromelin Island is a remote island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.  The population of Tromelin Island is six people, who work for TAAF, which is the French Southern and Antarctic Territory.  There is a weather station and airstrip on … Continue reading »

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W1AW/3 Centennial operation this weekend from our club space

  Picture above- Pat, K0OO (in blue) and Don, K6ZO (in red). We have been given permission to operate using the call sign W1AW/3 from October 1 to the 8th. Pat Benson, K0OO is our point of contact for this event.  Contact Pat at 202.620.8201 or at    

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