Skynet 4-14-18 Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope & Constellation Leo Minor 9PM CT

a8_saomauiSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo Minor”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: WarGames (1983)

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

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Discussion topic of the evening.

Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope!

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Tech Net News 04-14-2018

Map projection of Charon
Credit: NASA/New Horizons/IAU

It’s a busy weekend in the world of Ham Radio. The ARRL Rookie roundup will be taking place from 13:00 to 18:59 local time tomorrow, and the Yuri Gagarin International Contest runs until 16:00 local on Sunday. There are also QSO parties taking place for Georgia, North Dakota, and New Mexico.

Our next Lecture and Lab will be about a really fun software-defined receiver. To participate, just bring $20.00 and any computer—even a Raspberry Pi—to the 3rd-floor community room of the Dallas Medical Center at 10:00 am on April 28th. You’ll leave with a  wealth of knowledge and a neat, metal-cased USB receiver with an adapter to connect it to a PL-259. If a USB-powered receiver isn’t your thing, the North Texas Mentorfest will be taking place in Rowlett on the same day; I hope you’ll visit one or both!

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Skynet 4-7-18 “Icarus, A New Star” & “Tour of Constellation Leo (Part 2) 9PM CT

1140-2001-space-odyssey-imgcache-rev278823b0c1bf72f5e081bfaa0a5af451SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Icarus, A New Star” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo (Part 2)”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“1984” (1984)

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

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2

& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”

Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

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

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Tech Net News 04-07-2018

10_Rouble_2001-2Our Vice-President, David, KG5EIU, has won the Whit and Anne Griffith Community Service Award!

Our next Lecture and Lab will be all about using a cool, inexpensive software-defined receiver based on the RTL2832. Bring $20.00 and any computer—even a Raspberry Pi—to the 3rd-floor community room of the Dallas Medical Center at 10:00 am on April 28th, and be prepared to learn. We’ll be in the main hospital building. And, if you don’t like having fun on the cheap, the North Texas Mentorfest will be taking place in Rowlett on the same day.

In contesting, there are several operating events going on right now. The NA SSB Sprint runs from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm tonight; a band change rule will keep everyone moving and active. Texas State Parks on the Air runs tonight until 9:00 pm, and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm tomorrow. There’s a Florida State Parks on the Air event this weekend, too. DXers can enjoy the Italian QRP Club’s Quarterly Marathon, which ends tomorrow afternoon.

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