Skynet 1-27-18 Soviet Space History & Constellation Lepus the Hare 9PM CT

5556174159SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Soviet Space History” and “Tour of the Constellation Lepus the Hare”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Star Trek: The Original Series” (1966-1969)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Soviet Space Continued

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Tech Net News 01-27-2018

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Credit: VE7TIL

The sun is shining and the DARC is on the air! Our Winter Field Day site is operational…call us on HF, on 146.88, or come out and see us in person. Just a reminder: our operation must end not later than 10 PM, but we might end sooner; be sure to call us on the repeater if you’re planning on a late visit.

There are two well-known contests in progress right now: the CQ WW 160-meter CW contest, and Winter Field Day! I hope you’re participating in one or the other.

Fox 1-D (AO-92) is now commissioned and open for use! But, if you listen for the “squawks” from the packet radio on the ISS to remind you when it’s overhead, you’ll be out of luck: the ISS packet system is off-line for now.

The ARRL Board of Directors  announced that theye will be reviewing some rules that were causing controversy in the amateur radio community.

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