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HacDC Amateur Radio Club (W3HAC)

Regular meetings 2nd Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm

Please check the Meetup Calendar for next meeting agenda

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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

Past events

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: 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.

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.

Radio Station W3HAC Information Ongoing and Proposed Projects Meeting Records

Links: Our new 20m (14MHz) rooftop vertical antenna Rooftop antenna

Our space program Spaceblimp

Your friendly local ARRL: info on everything radio - license preparation, etc. local test times

Technician class Q & A's Starts on page 7 Prepping the Ham Exams

Take your ham exam at HacDC!


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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