Arrl Kids Day/National Park Service Centennial Celebration

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HacDC Amateur Radio Club is participating in Arrl Kids Day and National Parks on the Air centennial event on June 18, 2016, 2 PM to 7 PM local time.  This event is fun for kids and adults of all ages.  The object of this event is to introduce kids to amateur radio and to communicate with as many other amateur radio stations all over the world.  We will be activating National Park # DZ10 (The White House)

The President of the United States lives in a National Park

Every president except George Washington has called the White House and its surrounding grounds his place of work, rest, and solitude. Recognizable around the world, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds serve not only as the seat of the executive branch of government of the United States of America, but also as an iconic place for civil discourse.

North Portico of the White House

Arrl Field Day June 25 & 26th

HacDC Amateur Radio Club is participating in Field Day.  Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event — and ALL about FUN!  We will be operating on the grounds of the  Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington DC.  This event begins Saturday, June 25th at 2 pm and ends Sunday, June 26th at 5 pm.  For more information, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required

ARRL Field Day

SKYWARN Presentation by Tom Horne W3TDH May 11th @ 7:30 PM

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Hi my name is Tom Horne, W3TDH.   I will be speaking on How Amateur Radio can best assist the Weather Service Skywarn Program.  I will do a quick review of what weather events meet the criteria for being reported and some examples of reports that are unhelpful.  I will also review what are the positions within the Skywarn Coordinating Team that are always filled by active Skywarn participants who are also Amateur Radio Operators.

Introduction to Linux

This session will have two parts: In the first 60-90 minutes we’ll get everyone connected to a Linux terminal and go through some Linux basics: navigating and managing folders and files, searching for files and within files, finding, installing, updating and removing software packages, managing users, groups and changing passwords, etc. The second 60-90 minutes will be an open Q&A for particular questions or problems. We can also discuss Linux alternatives to popular Microsoft or Apple applications: web browsers, email clients, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, messaging clients, image, audio and video editors.

Note: Please bring a laptop with WiFi or wired ethernet connectivity (Windows, Mac or Linux) as we have a limited number available.

HacDC – 1525 Newton St. NW Suite 212 in St. Stephen’s (lot entrance), Washington, DC 20010