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


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. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link:

Yahoo Groups:
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).

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