Tech Net News 06-16-2018

field day 2018 small mapField day is next weekend! Where will you be? How will you participate? Get ready now. Please bring announcements about area field day activities to the net.

The contest calendar has only one well-known event for this weekend, but it’s big contest for big amateurs with big antennas: the Stew Perry Topband Challenge.

Remember that we’re also looking for Tech Net net controls. If you’d like to try it—no long-term commitment required—please email w9ve, that’s whiskey nine voice of excellence, at netzero dot net.

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Skynet! 6-16-18 “The JPL Missions: Galileo (Part 1) & Tour of Draco the Dragon 9PM CT

galileo_91SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The JPL Missions: Galileo (Part 1)” and “Tour of the Constellation Draco the Dragon”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Puppet Masters” (1994)

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

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The JPL Missions: Galileo (Part 1)

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Tech Net News 06-09-2018

1920px-2ChocolateChipCookiesWe have a special SKYNET tonight! Don’t forget that special guest Dr. Steve Townes will be interviewed by our very own Kelley K5KTX this evening. Be there!

And don’t forget that HAM-COM is still going on. Please come on out tomorrow and visit the club table, even if you haven’t signed up. You can also support the vendors who’ve stuck it out all three days–and there’s lots of good stuff for sale, including embroidered DARC shirts, jackets, and hats.

On the air, we’ve got one of the most laugh-inducing QRP contests coming up tomorrow: the Cookie Crumble! It’s fun, unique, and tasty. Invented by two SOTA/NPOTA enthusiasts, the Cookie Crumble sounds like some goofy fun. The ARRL June VHF contest is in progress now, too.

We’re also looking for Tech Net net controls. If you’d like to try it—no long-term commitment required—please email w9ve, that’s whiskey nine voice of excellence, at netzero dot net.

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Skynet 6-9-18 Interview with Dr. Steve Townes (WB4ILW), JPL & Constellation Draco 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Interview of Dr. Steve Townes, JPL” and “Tour of the Constellation Draco the Dragon”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Time Machine” (1978)

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

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

1. Discussion topic of the evening.

Kelley, K5KTX’s interview with Dr. Steve Townes, Chief Technologist, Interplanetary Network Directorate from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Barring any Echolink technical issues, Kelley will be interviewing Dr. Townes (WB4ILW) about his work with the Deep Space Network and about the history of the JPL Amateur Radio Club (where he is currently President).

Dr. Steve Townes, Chief Technologist, Interplanetary Network Directorate, JPL (WB4ILW)https://w5fc.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/wb6ilw-ic-7300-300×225.jpg

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SKYNET Special Guest 06-09-2018

wb6ilw-ic-7300-300x225We’ll have a special guest from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the June 9th SKYNET.

No, it won’t be Dr. Sheldon Cooper or Dr. Leonard Hofstadter on the air. But, on June 9, 2018 during Skynet, Kelley Miller K5KTX will be live from Pasadena, CA with Dr. Steve Townes, Chief Technologist, Interplanetary Network Directorate from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Barring any Echolink technical issues, Kelley will be interviewing Dr. Townes (WB4ILW) about his work with the Deep Space Network and about the history of the JPL Amateur Radio Club (where he is currently President). So, be sure to tune in to the DARC repeater on Saturday night, June 9, 2018 at 9:00pm CDT. Be there AND be square!

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