DARC ARRL Field Day 2021

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada and is open to all license classes. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends and family to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!  However, due to the on-going COVID pandemic the DARC/W5FC will NOT be hosting a club/group event for 2021.  Instead, in accordance with the ARRL guide lines for 2021 you can work as an individual station such as a 1D NTX, or 1E NTX and have your individual score count towards the DARC club score. We hope that you will participate as this is such a fun event and the more stations on the air the more fun it will be. Stay tuned in on this web frequency we will have more information coming – or drop in on DARC Discord Channel and say hello and join the Discord DARC Field Day 2021 channel for even more interaction, fun and giveaways.

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Skynet 6-12-21 “What Are Gravitational Waves? (Part 2)” & Constellation “Virgo, the Maiden” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What are Gravitational Waves? (Part 2)” & “Virgo, the Maiden” 

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Galaxy Quest” (1999) 

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Quantum Astronomy Could Create Telescopes Hundreds of Kilometers Wide” & “Coma Berenices” and Canes Venatici” 

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Flight That Disappeared” (1961)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Surprise Net 05-31-2021: Plan Bee

Drone bee with new dual-band amateur radio antenna. Credit: Joseph Woodgate

Plan A just wasn’t good enough, so surprise net tonight will feature Plan Bee! There will be no math and nothing too difficult. Join us on tonight at 19:00 local time on the 146.88 repeater.

I’ll probably add more links after the net…but here’s a great one to get started with if you’d like to help carry out Plan Bee: https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator.org/assets/generalFiles/pollinator-garden-cards_texas.pdf

And if that one was too simple for you, a more comprehensive guide is here: https://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/PrairieParklandSubtrp.rx3.pdf

Skynet 5-29-21 “What Are Gravity Waves?” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What are Gravitational Waves?” 

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Radius” (2017)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Getting Started With Discord

Getting Started With Discord

The DARC has established a public Discord Server with several public Text Channels and a voice and video channel titled “DARC Lounge” – This is a handy resource to use – drop in anytime it is always on (in the cloud) use the #darc-public channel to share ideas, links ask questions or anything top of mind. The public channel is great to hang out on during some of the DARC Nets – a lot of the Internet links can be shared more easy. Access to the DARC Discord server is easy – you don’t even have to make an account or use an app if you don’t want – a Chrome browser works great. Details below

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Skynet 5-22-21 “Great Wagers in Physics History” & “Ursa Major & Ursa Minor” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Great Wagers in Physic’s History” & “Ursa Major, the Big Bear and Ursa Minor, the Little Bear.” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Minority Report” (2002)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Skynet 5-15-21 “What’s UP with the Webb Space Telescope” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What’s UP with the Webb Space Telescope?” & “Crater, the cup and Corvus, the crow or raven” 

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “2:22” (2017)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

DARC Lecture And Lab May 2021

Field Day Logging Options

QRUQSP Field Day Logger Site

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab May 22, 2021 from 11am until 2/3pm Central Time virtually via Google Meet. (The virtual meeting ID/Link is always on the W5FC event calendar) During this lecture and Lab, we’ll be helping all participants learn how to use the free QRUQSP.org Field Day logger. This is an online logging system designed for Field Day and Winter Field Day and all you need is an internet connection and any device with a web browser with access to the https://qruqsp.org site.

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