Skynet “Soviet Space (Part 3)” & Tour Constellation Sagittarius 9PM CT Saturday

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Soviet Space (Part 3)” and “Tour of the Constellation Sagittarius”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie at 10:30: Night of the Comet

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Links to tonight’s Sky Net:

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

Summer Triangle
http://en.es-static.us/upl/2012/07/great_rift_mw_600.jpg

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Tonight’s constellation is Sagittarius!

Skymap Constellation Sagittarius
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13710024_14725254294…

Photo #1 Pistol Star Nebula
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13770395_14725253827…

Photo #2 The Teapot Asterism
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13707693_14725254627…

Photo #3 Sagittarius-A
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13775535_14725254127…

Photo #4 Lagoon Nebula (M8)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13731718_14725253427…

Photo #5 Omega Nebula (M17)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13769578_14725253861…

Photo #6 Triffid Nebula (M20/NGC 6514)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13754201_14725254827…
Photo #7 Sagittarius Cluster (M22/NGC 6656)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13782234_14725254194…

Photo #8 Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24/ IC 4715)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13770245_14725254727…

Photo #9 Globular Cluster (M54/NGC 6715)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13707768_14725253461…

Photo #10 “The Summer Rose Star” (M55/NGC 6809)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13782147_14725253494…

Photo #11 Globular Cluster (M69/NGC 6637)
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13690614_14725253794…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Kepler Hauls in 100 New Planets in its Phoenix-like New Mission
http://www.astronomy.com/…/kepler-hauls-in-hundreds-of-new-…

Planetary Scientists Used a Rare COnjunction to Hunt for Habitability on Two Promising Exoplanets
http://www.astronomy.com/…/planetary-scientists-used-a-rare…

Space Exploration and Space History

WISE image: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/…/imag…/largesize/PIA20699_hires.jpg
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

July 26-A
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 26-B
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 27-A
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 27-B
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 27-C
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 28-A
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 28-B
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

July 28-C
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

W5FC 146.880 Maintenance Completed

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Bernie (K5BP) and David (KG5EIU) completed some maintenance on the W5FC 146.880 repeater stack including the voter and SCOM controller.   New updated SCOM controller code was loaded with some tweeks and some “fancy” test equimpent was used to fine-tune the voter and adjust some signal potentiometers.   Keep us posted on any performance issues or drop us a note here.

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W5FC D-STAR Internet Connected!

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Good News!! After a long wait the W5FC D-STAR repeater stack was successfully reconnected to the Internet today July 17, 2016.   We ran into some issues with the VHF repeater and while that repeater will link and unlink the RF output power is very weak – further troubleshooting will be required at a later time but the UHF and 1.2GHz repeaters should be just fine – please let us know if you have any issues or questions just drop us a note here.

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