Skynet 8-17-19 “Mission Control: Then and Now” & “The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “Mission Control: Then and Now” & “The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“My Science Project” (1985)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
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Tech Net News 08-17-2019

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Rocket buffs should all know where *this* lighthouse is. Credit: en.wikipedia.org

Our next Lecture and Lab is coming up on Saturday, August 24th. We’ll be building a 2-element 2-meter Yagi, suitable for use with your HT or base rig. You could even use it to get started in fox hunting! The cost of the build will be $5.00. And of course, the K5RWK foxhunt series is continuing.

If you enjoyed the RTTY presentation that Ken Hansen, N2VIP, gave at our last meeting, you should put your interest to work. The ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY event will be going on tomorrow afternoon.

Remember, it’s never too early to sign up to help at Lifewalk on Oct. 6th, 2019. We’ll need your participation to help make the event a success.

Oh, and if you know of a nonprofit with some space available, NASA has scrounged up the first stage booster for an original Saturn I rocket (not even a IB…very vintage!). It’s free to a good home…but shipping will be $250,000, and after decades of outdoor storage it probably needs a bit of restoration.

UPDATES: Calvin, W7KYG, mentioned the exiting—or worrying—news that tardigrades have been carried to the moon on an Israeli space probe. Bill, N5BB, reported that more of the mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space have been discovered to repeat, with decreasing frequency at each repetition.

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Tech Net News 08-10-2019

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Credit: T. H. Worth, et al.

Our next Lecture and Lab is coming up on Saturday, August 24th. We’ll be building a 2-element 2-meter Yagi, suitable for use with your HT or base rig. You could even use it to get started in fox hunting! The cost of the build will be $5.00.

And speaking of fox hunting, the Richardson Wireless Klub’s fox hunt series is continuing, with two foxes this weekend. The easier one is on 144.5 MHz. More details are at their website.

The contest calendar doesn’t look too exciting this weekend, but there is a Maryland/DC QSO Party in progress, and you should always check the calendar yourself to see if any of the less-famous events catch your interest.

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Skynet 8-3-19 Landsat: A Better Sense of Where We Are 9PM CT

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

Saturday’s Topic: “Landsat: A Better Sense of Where We Are” & “Constellation Hercules” 9PM CT

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1983)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 08-03-2019

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Artist’s impression of a super-hot Neptune, received over HF from the VOA.

Our next club meeting on August 6th, 2019, will feature a presentation on RTTY by our very own Club Secretary, Ken Hansen, N2VIP.

The contest calendar has got one notable event, the 10-10 International Summer QSO Party.

As we look forward to the heat breaking at the end of summer, there are a couple of public service events coming up. The DARC would love to have your help with the Lifewalk, and the Plano club would appreciate your participation at the Balloon Festival.

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