2011 Alabama QSO Party

The Alabama QSO Party is Saturday, June 4th.The contest runs from 11 AM to 11 PM Central time. Modes are SSB and CW. The QSO Party is sponsored by the Alabama Contest Group. W4HOD will be operating from the home of club member Darrell, K9MUG. Darrell will hold down the CW portion of the contest.… Read More »

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/    

April Meeting – John Laney, K4BAI

John Laney, K4BAI from Columbus, GA, will be presenting the program for HODARS in April. John has promised something interesting for us. With his wealth of contesting and DX experience, I am sure it will be great. The meeting date is April, 12 at 7 PM. Location is the Health Resource Center across from EAMC.… Read More »

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 »

Spudniks and Ice Cream

Tonight  was great fun. Deyl, KD4FD; Tom, KE4TWE; his wife Reta; Darrell, K9MUG; Bob, KA4PKB; and Cheryl, AA4YL met at the HRC to finish up as many Spudniks as we could. We did manage to finish one for Deyl, Darrell, and Tom. We will finish up the rest as soon as we can. Tom, KE4KWE,… Read More »

Spud Gun Construction Finale

Tonight is the Spudnik finale at the Health Resource Center. We will meet at 6 PM to finish up the spud gun construction. We will be meeting in the large room on the left as you come in the front door. This room has a lots of room to spread out. Eat before you come,… Read More »

2011 Dues And Welcome A New Member

2011 club dues are steadily coming in and the Treasurer appreciates that. Thank all of you for your continued support of HODARS. With our new emphasis on the technical and operating principals of amateur radio, we have a very bright future. Please welcome our newest member, John Klingelhoeffer, WB4LNM. John has paid his dues and… Read More »