Meeting Records

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Wednesday 11 June 2014

  Jim Montgomery WB3KAS Maryland/Washington, DC Section Emergency Coordinator presented an introduction to ARES  File:ARES Overview to W3HAC.pdf

Wednesday May 14 2014

   Amateur Broadband on 3.4 GHz 

Wednesday 9 Oct 2013

   Martin presented monitoring aircraft data with an inexpensive DVB-T USB dongle File:Aviation Data Monitoring.pdf

Wednesday 11 Sept 2013

   Hax presented GQRX - a RTL-SDR based radio for linux.  Martin demonstrated SDR# and ADSB decoding with a RT-SDR.

Wednesday 14 Aug 2013

   Lee presented on the Kenwood TM-D700 UHF/VFS radio with APRS TNC

Wednesday 10 July 2013

   Martin presented his "quick and dirty FPGA based FM transmittter" project

Wednesday 12 June 2013

   Field Day planning

Wednesday 8 June 2013

   Narrow-band signaling over VHF link demonstration with David Bern W2LNX of the Montgomery County ARC 

Wednesday 24 April 2013

   Wide-band 801.11 UHF mesh radio network demonstration with David Bern W2LNX of the Montgomery County ARC 

Wednesday April 10 013

   Baofeng uv-3r hacking and radio cart software

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

   Phil S. voted in club Secretary
   Digital modes presentation by Martin KB3UJQ
   Digital Modes

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

   ARES presentation by Jack Gunther KB3KKY - DC ARES EC

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

   USB Dongle SDR presentation by Martin KB3UJQ

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

   APRS presentation by Lee N4TCW and Martin KB3UJQ

Wednesday, 8 August 8 2012

   Small Satellite and Ham Radio by Samudra Haque N3RDX

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

   Amateur Radio Emergency Communications presentation by Lee N4TCW

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

   Project Byzantium presentation by The Doctor, Ben the Pirate and Haxwithaxe

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012:

   00.  We enjoyed a presentation on the Nerves project,
        which uses the BeagleBone ARM board and the Erlang
        language for rapid prototyping and a framework glue.
        High performance in a small, low power and inexpensive
   01.  We amended and approved the proposed constitution
        for HARC.  This will be posted later, or available
        for view in hardcopy.
   02.  We amended and approved bylaws.  This will also either
        be posted, or available for view in hardcopy.
   03.  We amended and approved the application for ARRL
        affiliation, and added more names to the roster.
        Also to be posted later, or available for view
        in hardcopy.
   04.  We elected our first group of club officers:
        President:       Martin R.
        Vice President:  Lee C.
        Treasurer:       Nick B.
        Secretary:       Steve B.
   05.  Current member roster:
        Bill B.           Steve B.         Nick B.
        Lee C.            Chris K.         Bryce L.
        Ben M.            John P.          Martin R.
        Phil S.

Meeting - Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 Topics: building club membership, work on application for ARRL affiliation Bill built a new Off Center Fed antenna for the Roof. Too wet on roof to install Got our sound card interface working. QSO'd over PSK-31 Built a choke balun to reduce RF in the shack. Got Nick's 10m unit fixed. Cut down CB antenna and tuned with Bill's miniVNA show and tell - Martin showed off DM780 super waterfall display of simultaneous contacts

First Meeting - HacDC Amateur Radio Group (W3HAC) Wednesday September 28, 2011 7:30 PM Agenda: starting an amateur radio club setting up a radio station/repeaters/digipeaters/antennas/lightning protection affiliating with ARRL, conducting FCC licensing classes Spaceblimp

HAM CLUB (provisionally "HARC") We met 19:30, Wed 28 Sept.

Founders: Bill B Nick B Phil S Steve Martin R


01. Increasing HacDC membership 02. Hardware building and using focus 03. Licensing new HAMs 04. Meeting regularly (2 Wednesdays per month (2nd and 4th))

Action Items:

01. Bill (WA1IVD) will contact ARRL to start a liason for the group.