Exciting Times!!! Keep your eye on the W5FC.ORG site for an exciting update regarding DSTAR – progress was made today July 16, 2016 with Internet access to the repeater site. Next will be installation of the server which will re-link the W5FC DSTAR stack to the internet.
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.
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!
After a few weeks of downtime the W5FC 220 repeater (224.880) was put back into service and is now available for general Amateur use. It was taken down for integration with the new SCOM controller running the 146.880 repeater. With the new controller and integration the Club will be able to link the repeaters as needed. Special thanks to K5BP, KE5JIT and KF5ZBL for helping with the updates this evening July 7, 2016.
July 7, 2016 – After some maintance, additional features/functions were added to the VHF W5FC (146.880) repeater stack. A new SCOM controller was added and the voter was put back online. Check out the video overview from DARC VP Bill KF5ZBL.