Skynet 3-31-18 Calculating Easter & Tour of Leo the Lion (Part 1) 9PM CT

easter-bunny-in-space-123818SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Date Calculation for Easter” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo the Lion”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Day After” (1983)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Calculating the Date for Easter

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Tech Net News 03-31-2018

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Credit; M0AEU

The contest calendar is quiet tonight. Keep in mind, though, that the DARC could still use your participation at an in-person event this weekend. We’ll be out at the Frontiers of Flight Museum tomorrow and we hope you can join us.

The April DARC meeting is coming up soon! Old-Timers’ Night is one of our best programs, and we hope you can join us on Tuesday, April 3rd.

The slow-scan TV station on the ISS should be active this coming April. You can find out more here.

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Microhams Digital Conference 2018 Content

The MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2018 just finished up March 24, 2018.  Looking over the content that was presented it sure looked like a fantastic event.  No surprise that it was sold out.   If you mouse on over to this link: you can get access to the decks and info that was presented  from such contributors like Joe Taylor (K1JT) author of FT8 and Guus van Dooren (PE1PLM) creator of the DVMEGA and several others.

Tech Net News 03-17-2018

House_mouseThe contest calendar for this week shows a couple of bits of excitement: the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group is hosting their annual RTTY contest, beginning at 21:00 local time today.

There’s also a St. Patrick’s Day operating activity going on right now. You can check out their website or Facebook page for more information.

If you’d like to help the club make friends and influence people, your help would be welcome at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on March 31st and April 1st. The DARC will be showing off our trailer and recruiting new members at the “Wings of Freedom” event. If you can help, please email Randy, KE5JIT, at his callsign at We’ll be setting up at about 8:30 in the morning each day, and we’ll be closing down by 5 pm.

Don’t forget that the March Lecture and Lab is coming up this Saturday. The lab will be an extension of the club’s meeting program on digital hotspots, including help with programming your radio to use them. Bring your curiosity and your digital radio!

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Skynet 3-17-18 Voyager Missions (Part 2) & Constellation Cancer 9PM CT

10-cool-facts-on-the-nasa-deep-space-network-voyager-tripSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Voyager Missions (Part 2)” and “Tour of the Constellation Cancer”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Live Video Streams: Facebook & Youtube – Search “DARC” & “Skynet”

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