Tech Net on the Hill -Oct. 22, 2016

Mark your calendar and join us for the DARC Tech Net on the Hill Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 3PM to 9PM at the Pavilion at Flag Pole Hill – 8100 Doran Cir, Dallas, TX 75238

Tech Net on the Hill – Saturday, October 22, 2016 starts at 3P and will have scheduled events and drawings hourly until 9PM.

When you arrive, make sure and sign in and you will be given a ticket for a change to win one of the items that will be given away hourly. One ticket per person and you must be present to win.

Tech Net on the Hill – Schedule

03:15P to 08:45P Antenna and Radio Analyzer by Mike AE5IV

  • Mike will have his equipment there to test your antenna and/or radio.

03:00 – 04:00 PM – Tech Lab Build by Tom KE5ICX

  • We will be building the Anderson Power Pole Expansion Kit.  This “park friendly” kit can be built within an hour providing you with fused power to your radios and associated digital interfaces.  Please bring $20 to pay for the kit (at cost).  We are getting discount, but I don’t have the final, per unit cost.  Bring $15, plus ones!  (I’ll show you the final invoice!)  Bring your soldering iron for this easy build!
  • Here’s the kit! (A total of 15 kits will be available)

04:00 – 04:45 PM – Go Kits by Bill KF5ZBL

Go Kit fundamentals

  • Function
  • Power
  • Design
  • Assembly
  • Antenna

Bill will be bringing examples

05:00 – 05:45 PM – ARRL NTS by Herman KE5HYW

The history, structure, and operation of the NTS and RRI.

06:00 – 06:45 PM – Antennas by Tony NT5TM

  • Participants will learn how to build an inexpensive clone of the popular Alpha Tactical Multi-Band Antenna, an efficient bow-tie vertical for 40-6 meters, and a couple of other antennas good for playing radio in the park.

07:00 – 08:00 PM – Tech Net on the Hill – Live from the Pavilion by Tony NT5TM

08:00 – 08:45 PM – Arden by Patrick KM5L

  • The purpose of AREDN is to deliver quality, high-speed data communications for Emergency Communications using 2.4, 3.3 and 5.8 GHz amateur radio frequencies not shared with Part 15 WiFi users. Amateur developed software is loaded into commercial off-the-shelf equipment, which is then used to create a mesh data network.
  • We will have a short demonstration on 3 or more portable mesh deployments. Our demo will include full soup to nuts equipment and portable battery power.

Hope to see you there for fun, learning and enjoying amateur radio!