Tech Net News 10-27-2018

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Credit: Courtesy of Jeremy Schmahmann

Today is Tech Net on the Hill! This is the nicest day we’ve had in weeks, and we’ve got the nicest, smartest people. Come on over!

The next club meeting will be on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Dr. Tim, N6DIY, will present on different types of code keys.

We have a surprise net coming up this Monday…and we are badly in need of a good surprise. Please contact the club and share your ideas.

It’s time to sign up for Turkey Trot! It’s just about the neatest thing you can do with your holiday morning, and you get to sleep in—we’re not getting started until 6:00 am this year.

In the world of contests, there’s a big one going on right now: the SSB installment of the famous CQ World Wide DX Contest. When you’re not at Tech Net on the Hill, you’d better be on the air. You might even think about bringing a portable HF setup with you wherever you go, so that you don’t miss any contacts.

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Skynet 10-27-18 “Do You Have the Right Stuff?” & Constellation Pisces Austrinus 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Do You Have the Right Stuff?”  and “Tour of the Constellation Pisces Austrinus”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Shape of Things to Come” (1979)

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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Tech Net News 10-20-2018

2018JOTA-Patch-Design-300x297Don’t forget that Tech Net on the Hill is coming up. The details have been posted! Also, Turkey Trot is approaching fast, and you should sign up to help. It’s a really unique way to spend a holiday morning!

The contest and special event calendar has some fun events for this weekend. Jamboree on the Air is going on right now. Have you heard any Scouts on the air?

We also have the 10-10 International Fall CW QSO Party and State QSO parties in New York and Illinois. The biggest contest this weekend, though, is the Pre-Stew: the fall edition of the Stew Perry Distance Challenge, a famously friendly 160-meter contest.

UPDATE: Larry, N5PQO, brought this article to the net on AI speech recognition and amateur radio. “Make amateur radio cool again!”

UPDATE: Bill, KF5ZBL, provided a link with more information about the dish slot antenna that Gus, W5GUS, mentioned during the net.

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Skynet 10-20-18 Mariner 10! & Constellation Perseus 9PM


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Mariner 10!” and “Tour of the Constellation Perseus”

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Mad Max” (1979)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

NO STREAM TONIGHT Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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Tech Net News 10-13-2018

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Credit: Murdo McLeod, The Guardian

Tech Net on the Hill is coming up in just two weeks. We’ll be at the Flag Pole Hill pavilion from 2 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, October 27th.

Winter Dinner is coming up! Remember that you can buy tickets for our Winter Dinner Raffle at all club functions.

And finally, we have a surprise net coming up on October 29th. Do you have a spooky or surprising idea for a net? Let the club know.

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