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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Tech Net News 06-02-2018 is it—the big month. Ham-Com is just around the corner, and Field Day is coming up fast. Our next club meeting is going to be all about Field Day, and we’ve got plenty to do to make sure our event at Flag Pole Hill is a success. I hope you’ll join us!

But before we get to Field Day, there’s Ham-Com. The DARC always hosts an informational table, and we could use your help. There’s also a Wouff Hong ceremony coming up on Friday night…Jay, W5GM, needs your help to make it happen. Please sign up on-line. Note:  this link is now corrected!

In ham news, Field Day is the big story; there’s not much going on on the air, but you might enjoy the Kentucky QSO Party or the 10-10 PSK QSO Party.

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Skynet 6-2-18 “Vanishing Sunspots” & Constellation Corvus the Crow 9PM CT

why-do-sunspots-occur_137661SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Vanishing Sunspots” and “Tour of the Constellation Corvus the Crow”
Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018)

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.
“Vanishing Sunspots”

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