Category Archives: Members

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 »

Field Day 2013

Field Day 2013 was held at the QTH of club member Bob, KA4PKB. Our class was 2E and we ran a CW station and a SSB station. We were going to run RTTY and CW, but we needed the Rigexpert on the CW station. It was great fun and we had numerous members on site.… Read More »

Heart of Dixie ARS in the Heartland

Work continues on finalizing travel plans to North Dakota. Club members will gather in Fargo on Thursday, July 14. Setup will begin on Friday morning and if necessary, finish up on Saturday morning. Check back here for any further updates. Work has begun on the QSL card for the expedition, but won’t be finalized until… Read More »

North Dakota Update

Making final plans and lists for the RTTY Expedition to North Dakota for the NAQP. We will do our best to make some contacts outside the contest hours, including RTTY and SSB. We are setting up on Friday, so look for us on the bands then. We will be operating during the practice session Friday… Read More »

June Meeting

The June meeting of HODARS is Tuesday, June 14th. Location is the Health Resource Center on Pepperell Parkway, across from the East Alabama Medical Center. The meeting is in the first room on the right. The meeting begins at 7 PM CT. Meeting will cover Field Day preparation at the home of KI4KUT. We will… Read More »

  IN THE PLANNING STAGES! The Great HODARS RTTY Expedition July 16-17, 2011 The North America RTTY QSO Party Horace, North Dakota From the QTH of W0ZOK Look For W4HOD/0 W4HOD/0 Operators: K9MUG, KA4PKB, AA4YL, W0ZOK  

May Meeting

Dave Morris, W5UP presented a great program Tuesday evening. He explained the beginnings of EQSL, how the system works, the computers and servers that the system is stored, etc. After the program, he offered discounts to the members on the Silver membership with EQSL. Dave also had EQSL hats for sale at a discount. The… Read More »

April Meeting

Pre-meeting supper was at Durango’s in Opelika. As usual Jesus and staff did a great job. Food and service were very good.   The April meeting was great. John Laney, K4BAI presented a slide program on the 2006 Radiosport Championship in Florianopolis, Brazil. John gave a very good presentation as well as funny anecdotes on… Read More »

Thursday Evening VE Test & Happy Hour

Congrats to Ken, KJ4ZYC, from Montgomery for passing his Extra class exam Tuesday evening. Not only did he pass, but did not miss a single answer. This VE has not seen many amateurs accomplish that. After the test, Ken,  VE Hal- KJ4TD, Bob- KA4PKB; and VE Cheryl- AA4YL adjourned to Moe’s Southwest Grill for happy… Read More »

ARRL VE Test Session

ARRL VE test session will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 6:00 PM CDT. Location is the Career Center inside the Goodwill Industries store on Pepperell Parkway in Midway Plaza. Map Link is shown here. We will be giving the Extra Class test to an amateur from Montgomery. Other license tests will be offered… Read More »

CW Web Site

One of the goals of this admin is to get my CW speed back to at least Extra level.  My code is really bad and I am determined to correct that. I have found this web site and it is really helping. http://lcwo.net/    

Members Update

HODARS is up to 20 dues paying members, including family members. Our club philosophy of learning and having fun is spreading. Members enjoy our casual, relaxed atmosphere. We don’t read minutes or bulletins out loud. We spend that time discussing projects or listening to a program. The next meeting is April 12, at 7 PM.… Read More »

2011-2012 Membership Directory

Working on the 2011-2012 membership directory for HODARS. Tweaking it and getting it ready to mail next week. It is up to date and has the newest members in it. I did not include the By-Laws and Constitution, as they are archaic and too exclusive. HODARS will vote and amend them soon to create a… Read More »