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Author Archives: k6zo

About k6zo

I am an amateur radio operator since the age of 14 years old. I enjoy DXing and the study of radio propagation. My travels have taken me to East Africa and Islands in the Indian Ocean, South America, the the Caribbean. Visit me at www.K6ZO.com

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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Check out our seven element 6 meter yagi

  HacDC Amateur Radio Club will be qrv on six meters with a M2 seven element 6 meter mono band yagi beam.   Our station can be accessed online using remotehams.com client software.

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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. http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/w7kfi

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National Parks on The Air at “The White House” Park “W3H” 100th Birthday

HacDC Amateur Radio Club activated NPOTA #DZ10 ” The White House”.  This event was held on August 25, 2016, celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.  A special call sign “W3H” was issued for this event.  Pictured (left to right) Pat K0OO, John KB3EBN, Phil KC3HMY, and Scott KI4YOE.  

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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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National Parks On The Air @ The White House-Centennial Celebration

HacDC Amateur Radio Club will be “on the air” from President’s Park (NPOTA #DZ10) August 25, 2016.  We will be making contacts on 40-10 meter cw, ssb and digital modes from 14:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC.  (10 am to 5 pm local time).  We have been issued the special one by one call sign of … Continue reading »

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Spaceblimp Tuesdays @ HacDC 7PM

Spaceblimp Tuesday is a weekly gathering at HacDC and remote web conferencing where we invent and build the next HacDC high altitude balloon.  

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Sid NH7C speaking at HacDC August 10th @7:30pm

Sid NH7C  will be presenting on “Amateur Radio integration in Disasters”.  Sid is with the Department of Interior.

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