Skynet 7-20-19 “The Director’s Cut – er – Loop!” & Coma Berenecies 9PM CT

1965_04_gene_kranz_nasa_photo_s-65-22203SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Landing on the Moon: The Director’s Cut – er – Loop!” & Asterism Coma Berenecies

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Destination Moon” (1950)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 07-20-2019

Buzz_salutes_the_U.S._FlagI hope you come out and see us at Moon Day! We’re all here, and we’ll probably need some extra help this afternoon after 14:00 local, if you can make it.

Our next Lecture and Lab will focus on a DIY Mini UPS suitable for use with a Raspberry Pi or charging your phone. It has 5v and 12v outputs and uses only 1 18650 Battery.  The kit from the link above will be $10.  Bring your Soldering iron, hot glue gun, clippers and screwdriver.  If you don’t have any of the above, we will have extra on site.

The contest calendar is pretty quiet, but this is the season for sporadic-E and for the CW WW VHF Contest.

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Help Needed – Moon Day 2019

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DARC will be at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 20, 2019. Come join us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

If you are coming to “Moon Day” to assist DARC and have not signed up – that’s okay – we’ll take your help. 

Please come to the museum wearing some club or radio identification and say you are VOLUNTEERING and helping the DARC when you arrive.  Museum staff should let you in (SKIP the long line).  Do NOT pay to get in.  We will be monitoring 146.880Mhz Pl. 110.9, and say you need assistance at the front door.  

Please expect to stay for an hour or two.  There’s plenty to do and we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to view the exhibits, lectures, and activities.  It’s that much fun!

 

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Winter Dinner 2019 Drawing

The DARC will have a Winter Dinner 2019 drawing for two radios the evening of Dec 5, 2019. At our annual DARC Winter Dinner. Tickets are available now at any DARC event and if any are left over at the day of the event – there are only 500 tickets so get your tickets early to ensure a chance to win the Grand Prize: A brand new Yaesu FT-3DR HT or a chance in a 2nd drawing for an Icom ID-4100A Mobile Rig. Each ticket is $5.00 or better yet get 5 tickets for $20.00

Tech Net News 07-13-2019

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Ferrari the lovebird during flight training in the bird wind tunnel in David Lentink’s lab. Credit: L.A. Cicero

Our next Lectue and Lab will focus on a DIY Mini UPS suitable for use with a Raspberry Pi or charging your phone. It has 5v and 12v outputs and uses only 1 18650 Battery.  The kit from the link above will be $10.  Bring your Soldering iron, hot glue gun, clippers and screwdriver.  If you don’t have any of the above, we will have extra on site. And don’t forget that Moon Day is this month. This is the big one: the 50th anniversary…and we’ll be celebrating it on the actual day of the anniversary! Moon Day is a great opportunity to get young people interested in amateur radio and science, so please save the date. More details about how to volunteer for the DARC and AMSAT will be coming soon.

The contest calendar is quiet…everyone must be recovering from the Fourth of July. Don’t forget to send away for your 13 Colonies certificate. You don’t need a clean sweep—and it’s how they support the event.

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Skynet 7-6-19 The Tunguska Event & Death from Outer Space! 9 PM CT

tunguska-event-wideSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Tunguska Event & Death From Outer Space”

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Somewhere in Time” (1980)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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