Skynet 5-19-18 JPL Missions: Magellan & Constellation Bootes 9PM CT

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

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL Missions Part 9: Magellan” and “Tour of the Constellation Bootes”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Aliens” (1986)

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.

“The JPL Missions Part 9: Magellan”

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Tech Net News 05-12-2018

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Credit: SpaceX

Don’t forget that our next Lecture and Lab, on Saturday, May 28th, will focus on the low cost software-defined receivers we introduced in April. These things are fun! I’m not sure if we’ll have any more for sale, but they’re easy to get on-line and and they’re addictive to play with.

On the air, you can check out some of the operating activities going on now, including the Arkansas QSO party and the CQ-M International DX contest.

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Skynet 5-12-18 “The TDRSS!” & Constellation Virgo 9PM CT

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

Saturday’s Topic: “The TDRSS!” and “Tour of the Constellation Virgo”

Net Control:
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 05-05-2018

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Credit: NASA

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

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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.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Nova  Outburst V392

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