Skynet 11-17-18 Cepheid Variables & Constellation Auriga 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Cepheid Variables” and “Tour of the Constellation Auriga”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Firefly: The Train Job” (2002 – S01E02)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Mike KG5P

Cepheid Variables

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Tech Net News 11-17-2018

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Credit: James Montgomery Flagg and Anthony Mendina

Turkey Trot is less than a week away. Sign up on-line or get in touch with Randy, KE5JIT. We need your participation, and you’ll have a great time. You could make this your first public service event, and then graduate right away to working at the “big one,” the Dallas Marathon.

Yep, that’s right: the Dallas Marathon is coming up soon, too. Please sign up for that event; there are lots of great jobs still open. The Marathon was the first public service event I participated in. It might not sound like an easy way to get started, but there are tons of other amateur radio volunteers around to help you out and guide you—it’ll be easier than you think.

And don’t forget: there’s a Chili Cook-Off tomorrow afternoon!

There’s one contest going on right now, and it’s a big one: The ARRL SSB November Sweepstakes.

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Fusion Repeater Upgraded

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W5FC 442.425 DR-2X Repeater

On Nov 17, 2018 upgrades have been completed on the W5FC 442.425 Fusion repeater.   The older DR-1X was upgraded and replaced with a new Yaesu DR-2X. Special thanks to K5BP for his hard work and effort on “tweeking” the controller codes to work with the new hardware.   The repeater is also Wires-X attached – operators can talk around the world.