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Thursday Happy Hour

Thursday night happy hour was great fun. Darrell-K9MUG, Bob-KA4PKB, Gene-KI4EEY, Mike-KI4TWB and Cheryl-AA4YL gathered at Locos in Auburn for food and drink. Antennae for the Alabama QSO Party and Field Day, the newly crafted Spud Gun, the extensive beer list at Locos, and politics were a few of the topics covered, along with lots of… Read More »

DRCG Long Distance Contest (DLDC)

The DRCG Long Distance Contest (DLDC) is June 12-13, 2010.  The rules are here. The BARTG Sprint 75 will occur on June 12, 2010 during one of the DLDC off-times.  Rules here. This is a pilot contest to see if there is sufficient interest in 75 baud RTTY contesting.

May Meeting

The May meeting of HODARS featured a program on software controlled radios, presented by member, Dick Jaeger, K4IQJ.Thanks Dick for sharing with us. Nathan, KD4OWY, was a guest at the meeting and it was great seeing him at our meetings again.

Alabama QSO Party

The first weekend of June means it’s time for the Alabama QSO Party. This year it’s on June 5 and 6 UTC. Heart of Dixie ARS will be operating the AQP from Notasulga in Macon County, Alabama. We have access to a sturdy building with two adjoining lots with lots of trees for antennas. We… Read More »


Several members of HODARS went to the BirmingHAMfest on Saturday. Those seen by AA4YL were KI4KUT, K9MUG, and KA4PKB. Also seen were KE4KWE and wife Reta, KJ4TD and WB4BYQ, from EAARC and KC4HW, WA4WLI, K4ZGB, and others from the Alabama Contest Group. KA4PKB and AA4YL helped man the ACG booth so Tom and Jim could… Read More »


The RTTY NAQP contest is next weekend, February 27-28. Empty your chad box and get ready for this 12 hour contest. Rules are posted here.

Thursday Lunch Think Tank

The HODARS Thursday Lunch Think Tank gathered at Firehouse Subs in Aubun this week. Great fun and laughter was enjoyed by all. Present was Michael Wegner, KI4TWB, Bob Schafer, KA4PKB, Gene Harlin, KI4EEY, Don Huey, KA4NDY, and Cheryl Whitlock, AA4YL. Darrell Penrod, K9MUG and Ken Sullivanne, W4KDS were not able to make it and their… Read More »

HODARS at Montgomery Hamfest

Several HODARS members gathered for lunch with the Alabama Contest Group after the Montgomery Hamfest last November. The barbecue at Country’s was delicious and the air was filled with great DX stories and fellowship. Shown are HODARS members: Front Row: Kim Huey, KG4CQZ, Cheryl Whitlock, AA4YL, and Darrell Penrod, K9MUG Back Row: Don Huey, KA4NDY… Read More »

February Meeting and 2010 Officers

Great meeting  for HODARS tonight. I would like to offically welcome Michael Wegner, KI4TWB back into our membership. Also our club chairman Ken Sullivanne, W4KDS was present after a brief illness. It is great to have both of them back with us. Their great wit has been sorely missed. A very productive meeting and great… Read More »

2010 Dues and a New Member

2010 club dues are due by January 31. Dues are still $24 and should be mailed to Cheryl, AA4YL. HODARS has a new member for this year. Dick Jaeger, K4IQJ mailed his dues this week and is now officially a member of our club. It is great to have you with us Dick. Dick Jaeger,… Read More »