Tech Net News 05-05-2018

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Calling all hams! The next DARC Radio in the Park event is tomorrow at Custer Park in Richardson!

On the air, we have a few operating opportunities going on: the 10-10 International CW Spring Contest is in progress, as are QSO parties for the 7th call district, Indiana, Delaware, and New England. There’s also a group of special event stations on the air to celebrate Europe Day.

In ham radio news:

Have you tried FT8, the digital mode that was discussed at the last club meeting? The new DXpedition mode was tested again today.

A digital interoperability test between hams and the military went very well last month in Iowa. It took advantage of the fact that the antiquated 300-baud speed limit on HF digital communications doesn’t apply on the 60-meter band. If you’d like to join in a more traditional cross-band communications test, the annual Armed Forces Day exercise is next weekend!

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Skynet 5-5-18 Solar Outburst of V392 & Constellation Coma Berenices 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Solar Outburst of V392”  and “Tour of the Constellation Coma Berenices”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Yesterday Machine” (1963)

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

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Nova  Outburst V392

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