HODARS Communications Van

Thanks to the efforts of Ted, W4DUF arranging things with a generous benefactor, HODARS is now the owner of a 1988 Ford E350 Econoline van. It has slightly over 29,000 miles. Includes a generator and all sorts of bells and whistles. Has a flat platform on top with ladder on the back door. We are… Read More »

Finally back!

It has been a busy, hectic year and few months for Admin. Health issues, work, etc. Lots has happened, our club lost one of our dearest members and one of Admin’s close friends in October 2014. Darrell Penrod, K9MUG passed away suddenly and he is so very missed. HODARS has added another tower and antenna,… Read More »

Fun Meeting

Great to see Dick, K4IQJ; John, WB4LNM; Tom, KE4KW; Reta; Darrell, K9MUG; Bob, KD4PK; Richard, AI4RU;  Bob, KA4PKB; Gene, KI4EEY; John, KI4KUT and guest, Scott, KC4Z. Good meal at Outback prior to meeting, with a fascinating program later with Dick, K4IQJ at the Health Resource Center building. We briefly discussed the W1AW/4 operation and future… Read More »

Antenna Projects in Poka

Dick, K4IQJ is presenting the program this month. He will be  discussing the improvements to his beverage antennas at KA4PKB’s QTH in Loachapoka. Also improvements to the club antenna system over the last few months. The current beverage length is 500 feet and mounted above ground. Dick plans on installing a beverage on ground in… Read More »

February Meeting

Due to schedule conflict with Dick, K4IQJ, our meeting is on February 18th. Location: Dogwood Room at Health Resource Center on Pepperell Parkway, across from EAMC. Time: 7 pm…supper at 6 pm at Outback, which is about 2 blocks from HRC. Program: K4IQJ on antenna projects in Loachapoka.

W4HOD Will Operate as W1AW/4 During AQP

The Alabama Contest Group has asked HODARS to use the W1AW/4 callsign during the Alabama QSO Party this year. This is indeed a great honor for our club and we are looking forward to the event. We will be operating CW, SSB and RTTY and in process of lining up members to operate. More updates… Read More »

Moseley PRO 67-C

Bob says HEY!  HEY to Bob!   Many thanks to club member Dick, K4IQJ for the use of his Moseley Pro 67-C. He had no room to install it at his QTH, and let us put it up outside the club house. We have used it in several contests and it works very well.  … Read More »

Wiregrass ARC Tailgate

Beautiful Saturday morning and afternoon in South Alabama October 26 at the Wiregrass ARC tailgate at the city square in Headland. Darrell, K9MUG; Bob, KA4PKB; and Cheryl, AA4YL travelled down for the event and then visited Jim, KC4HW at his home in Slocomb. Jim has a great station and antenna system. Great to meet other… Read More »

2014 ARRL Centennial QSO Party

In 2014 ARRL and its volunteers will activate W1AW/portable stations in each of the 50 states, territories and possessions. The goal is for the W1AW/ portable operations to be as active as possible during the Tuesday night local to Wednesday time frames 0000Z Weds to 2359Z Tuesday).  All bands and modes may be used. ARRL… Read More »

July Meeting Program

Richard C. Jaeger, K4IQJ   As promised, Dick, K4IQJ presented a great program on “Advanced Beverage Antenna Designs”. Dick covered the origin of the Beverage antenna and the design and operation of various models. A PDF of his program can be printed from  the link below. http://w4hod.org/K4IQJ Beverage Talk.pdf Dick has presented several programs on… Read More »

DRCG DL-DX RTTY Contest

2013 DL-DX RTTY contest is July 4 weekend. 6 am local time Saturday morning to 6 am Sunday morning. http://drcg.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=36&lang=en Glad to have another contest coming up. It has been a few weeks and we are READY!

July Meeting

Club member, Dick, K4IQJ has offered to do the program for July meeting. He found a new beverage antenna at this years Dayton hamfest and he will be presenting info on it. BBQ supper in the meeting room before Dick’s presentation. $5.00 per person. Date:   July 9th Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm Place:… Read More »