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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Next CERT Class July 21st 2016

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Dallas CERT promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the citizens of Dallas. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic emergency response skills.

If you are interested in registering for this class please visit www.dallascert.com and click on “how to join.” We will close registration for this class by close of business on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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Moon Day July 16, 2016

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DARC will be at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 16, 2016.

We’ll need at least four people at the table throughout most of the day (10AM – 5PM).  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

If you’ve not been to Moon Day – you’ve are missing out.  This annual event, always held around the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, is designed to inspire kids to explore the sciences.  Dozens of exhibitors will be there extolling careers in the sciences.

We’ll be showing the kids the miracle of radio and how it is important in space communications.  We will demonstrate cross band repeat radio.  We’ll also be working with the AMSAT people (they have the booth next to ours) who will be making amateur satellite contacts.

We will also be bringing the Hexbeam for “Show and Tell”.

There’s plenty to do!  Plus, as an exhibitor, you get into the museum for FREE!

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