HacDC Amateur Radio Club (W3HAC)
Regular meetings 2nd Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm
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HARC inaugural simplex net Wednesday, July 2 at 7:30 on 146.550 MHz
Keith Elkins presentation on "Local Broadband Radio Networks" Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm
HacDC ARC second annual Field Day June 28-29, 2014
HARC will be participating in the 2014 ARRL Field Day from Saturday,28 JUN 2014 at 1400L until Sunday, 29 JUN 2014 at 1400L. HARC's Field Day will be held at HacDC, 1525 Newton St. NW. Detailed location/contact info at: http://www.hacdc.org/visit/. We can also be contacted on 146.550 (simplex) during the and will be visible on APRS as W3HAC.
Field Day is a "contest" that entails contacting as many other participating Amateur Radio Stations. The emphasis is practicing communications in emergency situations and getting prospective or new hams on the air. http://www.arrl.org/field-day http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2013/2013%20FD%20Flier.pdf
All are invited to drop by at any time during the event to check it out, get on the air, hang out, or see HacDC. We are planning to be there the whole 24 hour period (and setup/breakdown before/after) but go ahead and contact us at 202-556-4225 (phone at HacDC) or 146.550.
Amateur radio licensing exam Saturday June 21, 2014 more info UPDATE 21JUN2014-We had 9 exam candidates and they all passed at least 1 exam. We have 6 new Technician Class licensees, 2 upgrades to General Class, and 1 upgrade to Extra Class.
Links: Our new 20m (14MHz) rooftop vertical antenna Rooftop antenna
Our space program Spaceblimp
Member interests/activities: creating interest & education in amateur radio (getting HacDC members licensed) emergency operations equipment design, building, and tinkering (setting up HacDC station/repeater) APRS (antenna tracker, spaceblimp microcontroller tracker/digipeater) spaceblimp/nanosat/cubesat (tracking, attitude control system, photography) HF digital modes & beacon systems spread spectrum software defined radio microwave/broadband networking direction finding & fox hunting
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