February meeting was fun. We enjoyed a Taco/Burrito/Nacho buffet, with coconut layer cake for dessert. After supper, we watched Bob, KA4PKB; Mike, KI4TWB, and Ken, W4KDS start construction on a Tenna Dipper Deluxe, a small antenna analyzer. Bob manned the soldering iron, while Mike and Ken performed inspection duties. http://www.qrpkits.com/deluxetennadipper.html The three of them […]
John Glenn: “From our founding days, Americans have been motivated by curiosity about the new and the unknown. That curiosity…coupled with an education system that let all our citizens benefit and contribute, were the twin engines of progress.” Photograph of our +Fragile Oasistaken by +NASA astronaut John Glenn February 20, 1962, as he piloted the Friendship 7 spacecraft […]
February meeting is February 21 at 7 PM at the Health Resource Center, across from East Alabama Medical Center, on Pepperell Parkway. Meeting room is the Dogwood, which is straight back when entering. We will have a Mexican dinner in the meeting room beginning at 6 PM. As usual, price is $5.00 per person. Dinner […]
The January meeting of HODARS was very interesting. Dick, K4IQJ presented a program on controlling his remote receiving antennas via the Ethernet port on his Ten Tec Omni VII. Dick has his Omni VII and a Beverage on Ground (BOG) at the QTH of KA4PKB east of Auburn. Dick explained the planning, photos of the […]
Admin sends sincere apologies from for lack of current postings of late. Due to schedule conflicts at the usual club meeting place, future meetings will most likely be held on nights other than our usual 2nd Tuesday. I will keep the club updated on dates, times etc.
The HODARS site has been down for a few days. I moved the hosting account to a new company,. QTH.COM is now hosting our web site. QTH is owned by hams and the customer service is outstanding. In the beginning, I had problems with the domain transfer and Scott at QTH.COM was always there to […]
September 28, 2011 #19: Martin Jue, MFJ EnterprisesHuntsville Hamfest, Martin Jue’s career, analog Volt-Ohm meters, and more. September 21, 2011
September 21, 2011 #18: Leo Works A 20-Meter Pile-UpWorld Trade Center antennas, insurance for portable gear, DVOM vs. AVOM, remote calling, and more.
Received an email from W0ZOK, our host for the NAQP. Gene has finished installing the second tower and beam for the contest. The first contact he made was UY2UA in the Ukraine. A photo of the new installation is shown below.
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 […]
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 […]
The countdown to Heart of Dixie RTTY in North Dakota has begun. Air travel plans made, check. Hotel rooms booked, check. Writelog programmed on laptop and contest set up, check. RigExpert installed on laptop and working, check. W0ZOK has promised us a cookout while we are there. He said he likes brats and beer. Sounds […]