Tech Net News 03-03-2018


On the contest calendar, I see that there are two operating events this weekend. The ARRL DX Phone Contest, and the Novice Rig Roundup! Crystals aren’t required, but mechanical keying is strongly encouraged for the Roundup…which is, of course, a CW event.

Don’t forget that your club dues are due! If you haven’t paid your dues by the 31st, your membership will end and you’ll have to apply again. Just head over to Ham Club Online to take care of things, and you’ll be all set.

Our next club meeting will be this Tuesday, March 6th. The DARC President and Vice-President, Bill and David, will present a program on digital radio hot spots.

And if you bought (or saw) anything cool at the Irving Hamfest, be sure to mention it during tech net tonight!

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Skynet 3-3-18 Story of Alvan Clark & Tour of Constellation Puppis 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Story of Alvan Clark, Telescope Maker” and “Tour of the Constellation Puppis”

Net Control:
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream:
YouTube “DARC Skynet”
Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
Audio Stream:
Yahoo Groups:

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Story of Telescope Maker Alan Clark

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