2011 Field Day

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One of our club members has offered his home as a Field Day site. He has plenty of land and trees for antennas. We will be operating from two travel trailers. We are operating in 2A category. One station is full time CW. The second station is part time SSB and RTTY.    

June Meeting

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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 […]

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  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  

2011 Alabama QSO Party

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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. […]

May Meeting

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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 […]

April Meeting

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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 […]

ARRL VE Test Session

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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 […]

CW Web Site

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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

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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. […]

Members Update

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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. […]