Announcements of the Week: 01-13-2018

earthfall_caption_from_tomIts January, so please remember to check on-line and make sure your dues are paid. If you’re past due, please pay your dues.

Winter Field Day is coming soon: it’s the 26th of this month. You can sign up to participate using the form from the right-side menu of our website. More details are available from a post here on the club website or from the MARS website, KB5A.org.

Our next afterglow movie will be the pilot from the un-bought series Pioneer 1: Earthfall. Have a look, and be ready to discuss it on the next Afterglow Movie Net.

And finally, don’t forget that the popular SSB edition of the North American QSO Party is coming up this weekend!

Skynet 1-12-19 The Story of Quantum Mechanics (Part 1): The Nature of Light & Constellation Gemini 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Story of Quantum Mechanics: The Nature of Light (Part 1)”  and “Tour of the Constellation Gemini the Twin”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Presenter: Mike KG5P

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Star Trek Continues: Fairest of Them All” (2008)

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

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Tech Net News 01-12-2019

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Computer simulation of the Earth’s magnetic field in a period of normal polarity. Dr Gary A. Glatzmaier/Los Alamos National Laboratory US Department of Energy.

Remember to check on-line and make sure your dues are paid. If you’re past due, please pay your dues.

Please don’t forget that Winter Field Day is coming up on the 26th of this month. You can sign up to participate using the form from the right-side menu of our website. More details are available from our official post here on the club website.

And of course, Tech Net is not our only net this Saturday. SKYNET will be meeting at 9:00 PM, and the Afterglow Movie discussion will take place at 10:30 PM local time. The movie for the 12th will be an unusual fan-made Start Trek episode, “The Fairest of Them All.”

On the contest calendar, we have two main events listed for this weekend: the Italian QRP Club Quarterly Marathon might still be in progress and open to all modes, but their website is out of date. The NCJ North American QSO Party (CW) is this weekend…the SSB edition of this famous event will be next weekend.

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Tech Net News 01-05-2018

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Humans are tasty! They look so funny after I disembowel them, too. Credit: en.wikipedia.org

The next club meeting is this Tuesday! I’ll be presenting on knots and ropes in amateur radio, also known as “why not to buy rope from a home improvement store,” and why dyneema—or even paracord—is amazing. Don’t worry about being bored! We’ll all practice some fun and important knots right there at the meeting.

And don’t forget to pay your dues. Check Ham Club Online to see if they’re due.

And after you pay your dues, why not sign up for Winter Field Day? It would be great if we knew you were coming.

The contest calendar is fairly quiet, but the Linc Cudnall Memorial CW contest—where you get points for using pre-1950 gear—is still going on.

I’m not clear on the dates, because their website is out of date, but the Italian QRP Quarterly Marathon might be going on now. Some sites put the dates as 0800Z, Jan 7 to 2000Z, Jan 13, 2019.

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Skynet 1-5-19 China and the Moon Missions & Constellation Lepus 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What’s Up with China and the Moon Missions?” and “Tour of the Constellation Lepus the Hare”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Destination Space” (1959)
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

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