On Saturday September 16th, 2017 from 10am – 3pm the Dallas Pi Special Interest Group meeting will be held at the Synergy Park North (SPN) building at University of Texas at Dallas
Saturday’s Topic: “What Got You Hooked on Astronomy?” and “Tour of the Constellation Capricornus”
Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Day Mars Invaded Earth”
It’s been a wild week in amateur radio, with many solar flares and geomagnetic disturbances sending the northern lights as far south as Arkansas. We also have at least one unusual contest going on: the Worked All Europe DX Context, sponsored by that other DARC in Germany. The Route 66 special event is going on now, too!
We’ve got several club events coming up, with a radio day in the park planned for the Sept. 17th, our Lifewalk support taking place on October 1st, and a Lecture and Lab taking place on Sept. 23rd. Don’t forget that raffle tickets for the excellent Yaesu FT-991A are available at all our club events, including Lecture and Lab.
Save the date! On Sunday afternoon 1pm Sep 17, 2017 KF5ZBL and KG5EIU will be out at Dreyfus Point at White Rock Lake Park in Dallas TX for Radio In The Park Day. This is a “Shine ONLY” event, if it raining we will not be there. We plan on meeting at 1pm at Dreyfus Point Park (32.836591, -96.714532) on the east side of White Rock Lake in Dallas. This is an open invite and anybody that wants to enjoy an afternoon in the park is welcome licensed or not. Will be working out some kinks in go-boxes, AREDN nodes, home-built batteries, solar setups, antennas – including the home-built buddy pole and of course radios and rigs, D-Star, Fusion, Wires-X. This is the same location that the DARC was at for Winter Field Day 2017. See the map below for details or look for KF5ZBL or KG5EIU-i on APRS. Important – this is a SHINE only event, if there is weather or rain this event will be postponed.
Got an iPhone? Want to locate/find the nearest Wires-X node from your location? Go grab the WiresApp from the Apple App Store and you can locate nodes from your location. Link to the App Store:
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California, is once again hosting the 18th annual ‘Route 66 On The Air’ special event between September 9 – 17th, 2017. During the event period you can try an work 21 stations (2 of them are Rovers) operating in or around the old “Route 66” From Santa Monica CA to Chicago IL.