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 NOTE:  The December meeting will be held on Dec. 8, 2016.  Elections of directors will be held at this meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30pm at the Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Speaker tbd
  • Friday, December 8, 7:30pm, at the Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  NOTE THAT THIS IS OUR ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, where directors are elected.  Please plan to attend this meeting!
  • Monthly meetings will be held at the Dolley Madison Library , 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, VA.  Meetings are open to non-members, consider yourself invited. Monthly meetings are reserved for technical talks
  • Saturday luncheons (also known as Tacos) are held every week around Noon at Tippy’s Taco House 8632 Lee Highway (US Rt 29) near Cedar Lane, Merrifield, (Fairfax), VA (Map and directions) Everyone is invited. There is no format: demonstrate your latest project, ask for technical assistance, or simply eat a taco.

 Recent Meetings

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016.  HacDC will be launching Spaceblimp 6, a high altitude balloon.  Ethan Waldo KF5UFH talked about reviving a dormant high altitude balloon legacy with no personal prior ballooning experience.5index
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016,  Howard Cunningham, WD5DBC gave a presentation on Amateur Radio support for the Marine Corps Marathon
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016, there was a discussion of club projects and activities
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016, A presentation on the Vienna Wireless Society’s Field Day 2016 operation was given.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016, A presentation was given by Rob Williams, KJ4LWN on High Tech Radio, such at MLAT and ADS-B.  More information can be found here: June 2016 Presentation
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  • Thursday, May 12, 2016.  Dave Skolnick, KO4MI, discussed Maritime Mobile communications including marine VHF, HF/SSB, Email via Pactor and Winlink
  • Thursday, April 07, 2016.  Bluetooth wireless technology, what it is, how it works, and how we can use it.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016.  Frank, K0BRA, discussed LF antennas and plans for the AMRAD LF antenna.  Board members also elected officers.
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016. Ken, KE2N discussed the MAIPN (Mid-Atlantic IP Network) and his experiences using on-line tools to find microwave paths for wireless broadband. Check out the website at:
  • Monday, January 11, 2016.  Note that this was a special, business meeting for various annual reports and to hold elections.  Some discussion was held about future AMRAD directions and interests, including the repeater.

Upcoming Events

  • WINTERFEST will be on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Northern Virginia Community College,  Annandale campus.