Tech Net News 08-26-2017

If you attended today’s Lecture and Lab, I hope you had fun! If you need a copy of Budd’s original Buddipole plans, you can find them here. My add-on page of changes is available in this file. Some of you also had questions about the choke balun that I use. You can find more information in this “RFI-HAM” document; I followed the bifilar choke instructions on page 37.

Our next club meeting will be on September 5th. NWS radar expert Jason Dunn will present on “Reading Weather Radar.”

Don’t forget to sign up for Lifewalk! Members, check your email! The DARC will be supporting this charity run/walk on Sunday, October 1st. Club members have received sign-up links in their email. Non-members who’d like to help should send us a message using the contact form.

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Skynet 8/26/17 – “Tell Us About Your Eclipse Story” – Partial or Total

7357-eclipse_5f00_ianwardlawWe’d like to hear what you have to say about this past Monday’s Solar Eclipse.  Whether you were in Dallas, or you managed a trip to the path of totality, everyone has a story.

Tell us about it on “Skynet” tonight at 9:00 PM.  We’ll be taking check-ins looking for stories.

The complete topic list is forthcoming later today (Saturday).

146.880 Mhz, PL 110.9

 

 

Lecture and Lab 08-26-2017: What to Bring

We will have several extra sets of parts at the August Lecture and Lab, so don’t panic if you forgot to pre-register. What should you bring with you to the build?

At the very least, you’ll want to bring your choice of feedline connector. For many hams this will be a panel-mount SO-239, but you might prefer a panel-mount N or BNC. You’ll also need to bring some electrical tape, and possibly some coax if you want to test your antenna. A soldering iron and some solder will help you make much stronger connections.

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Tech Net News 08-19-2017: News in Brief

Just a few simple announcements tonight! Don’t forget that if you’re in town, we’re having our full compliment of nets  tonight, including SKYNET at 9:00 PM and an Afterglow Move discussion of The Giant Claw at 10:30. The Meeting on the Air will take place tomorrow at 7:00 PM.

There are several solar eclipse operating opportunities, if you’re interested!

Pre-registration for the August Lecture and Lab is closed, but we’ll have a few extra sets of antenna supplies available on a first-come, first served basis. Come on out to the Dallas Medical  Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 26th, and build a Buddipole with us! Cost will be $25.00.