Tech Net News 09-15-2018

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Don’t forget to sign up for the October 7th Lifewalk by using the contact us form or by reaching out to Randy Patterson, KE5JIT, directly. The club needs your participation!

And if you need a public service event right now—you just can’t wait until October 7th—the Plano Balloon Festival could use your help. You can sign up and find out more at their website. The festival is coming up next weekend, so you’ll need to get moving.

Next weekend—Saturday the 22nd, to be exact—also marks our next Lecture and Lab. Come out to the Dallas Medical Center from 10 am to 3 pm and you can join in the DARC RTL-SDR Roundup: a chance to get technical help, show off your skills, share your discoveries, and indulge in all things SDR.

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Skynet 9-15-18 “How Long Does it Take to Get to Mars?” & Constellation Cassiopeia 9PM CT

1200px-a_trip_to_mars_aka_himmelskibet_advertisement_1920SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “How Long Does it take to Get To Mars?” and “Tour of the Constellation Cassiopeia”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Mission Mars” (1968)
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.

How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

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Tech Net News 09-08-2018

csm_waedc_2b3afa5c0dOur next Lecture and Lab will be an RTL-SDR Roundup. Club experts will help you solve software problems and guide you to get the most from your RTL-SDR dongle.

The club still needs volunteers for the 2018 Prism Health Lifewalk on Sunday, October 7th, 2018. Please contact the club and sign up!

We could always use a few more presenters for Tech Net on the Hill on October 27th. Let us know if you could share your skills!

There are a couple of very cool things on the contest calendar this weekend: the ARRL September VHF Contest is going on now, and the “other DARC” is sponsoring a major event, the Worked All Europe DX Contest. European stations get points for working non-European stations, and you can get extra points for sending message traffic—excerpts from your own station log. Please check out the rules for full details.

UPDATE: Bill Brady, KF5ZBL, would like to remind us that the W9IMS Indianapolis Motor Speedway Special Event is almost done for 2018! Because of poor propagation conditions, they’re also on FT-8.

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Skynet 8-8-18 Flying the X-15 & Constellation Cepheus 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Flying the X-15” and “Tour of the Constellation Cepheus”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “X-15” (1962)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Afterglow Movie: “X-15” (1962) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhrv1EFbQIw

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.

“Flying the X-15”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_X-15

Photos
https://gizmodo.com/the-best-photos-of-the-x-15-fastest-manned-aircraft-ev-1675268839

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Skynet 9-1-18 Two Comets & Constellation Aquarius 9PM CT

21p-aug22-michael-jaegerSKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Two Comets”  and “Tour of the Constellation Aquarius”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Menace From Outer Space” 1954

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.

“Two Comets”

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