Tech Net news 12-15-2018

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Credit: Sky and Telescope

Save the date! Winter Field Day will be coming up on January 26th-27th, 2019.

And if your dues are due, do you know where to pay them? Do pay dues!

The contest calendar has few well-known events on it, but if you’re a new amateur and you’d like to try your hand at CW, you could try the ARRL Rookie Roundup tomorrow afternoon.

There’s been plenty of news from the world of Ham Radio, though.

Broadcasters have been interfering with the 40-meter amateur band, and high-frequency stock traders have been trying to use high-frequency radio to save microseconds off of their trade times…but in violation of their experimental license.

The FT-8 Roundup was a success, with 1,300 logs turned in despite short notice and competing contests.

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Skynet 12-15-18 “Space Navigation by Pulsar!” & Constellation Eridanus 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Space Navigation by Pulsar!”  and “Tour of the Constellation Eridanus”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Missile to the Moon” (1958)

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.

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