Skynet 4-14-18 Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope & Constellation Leo Minor 9PM CT

a8_saomauiSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo Minor”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: WarGames (1983)

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

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.


Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope!

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Tech Net News 04-14-2018

Map projection of Charon
Credit: NASA/New Horizons/IAU

It’s a busy weekend in the world of Ham Radio. The ARRL Rookie roundup will be taking place from 13:00 to 18:59 local time tomorrow, and the Yuri Gagarin International Contest runs until 16:00 local on Sunday. There are also QSO parties taking place for Georgia, North Dakota, and New Mexico.

Our next Lecture and Lab will be about a really fun software-defined receiver. To participate, just bring $20.00 and any computer—even a Raspberry Pi—to the 3rd-floor community room of the Dallas Medical Center at 10:00 am on April 28th. You’ll leave with a  wealth of knowledge and a neat, metal-cased USB receiver with an adapter to connect it to a PL-259. If a USB-powered receiver isn’t your thing, the North Texas Mentorfest will be taking place in Rowlett on the same day; I hope you’ll visit one or both!

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