Don’t forget that our next club meeting is coming up on July 10th. I’ll be presenting on simple alternatives to the portable j-pole for VHF and UHF, including an easy antenna that uses nothing but coax. You’ll are encouraged to bring your own portable, non-j-pole antennas, and they don’t have to be omnidirectional or even dual band.
Think Dallas Field Day 2018! Think Excitement! Think Fun! Think Food! That is what you have rolled into one event when you come and attend Dallas Field Day 2018! The Dallas Amateur Radio Club will have Field Day 2018 operations at the Pavilion at Flagpole Hill. Field Day actually starts on the air at 1 PM, Saturday, June 23rd , and ends 1 pm, Sunday, June 24th.Continue reading →
We 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.
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.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/wb6ilw-ic-7300-300×225.jpg