Tech Net News 02-17-2018

kkmoon signal generator kit
Come to Lecture and Lab, and you too can build a gizmo. You know you want to.

Rescheduled.  We’ll be building the “Mini Tesla Coil Kit”.  See elsewhere for additional information.  

There are two interesting contests going on right now: the ARRL CW DX contest, and the much more relaxed AWA AM QSO Party. Several of my rigs can operate AM,  but I’ve never even tried to make an AM contact. I guess I’d better get to work!

The next Lecture and Lab will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24th. We’ll be building the XR2206 High Precision Function Signal Generator. This kit is easy to build and it’s a useful piece of test equipment. Bring $15.00 and a soldering station to the Dallas Medical Center and meet us in the 3rd floor community room. We’ll be there from about 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a possible break for lunch.

We had a few interesting announcements during the net: The Irving Hamfest is coming up soon…and so is the TESSA conference. The Garland Amateur Radio Club will have technician classes starting on this coming Tuesday, February 20th.

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Skynet 2-17-18 JPL: Voyager Missions (Part 1) & Constellation Monoceros 9PM CT

1280px-voyager_probes_with_the_outer_worldsSKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL: The Voyager Missions (Part 1)”  and “Tour of the Constellation Monoceros”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“The Matrix” (1999)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

No video or audio streams tonight.  They will return next week!

Video Stream:

& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”

Audio Stream:

Yahoo Groups:


Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

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