Announcements of the Week: 1/27/2019

apollo_1_patchFor the club’s February 5th meeting, Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB, will give a presentation about amateur radio direction finding, also known as fox hunting, a skill set useful for finding transmitters, jammers, and sources of interference.

Don’t forget to pay your dues if they’re due! And please consider helping with set-up and take-down for the Irving Hamfest on March 2nd, 2019. The DARC supports this event and it brings a financial benefit to the DARC and IARC.

There are a few contests coming up next weekend (Feb. 1st-3rd): The 10-10 International Winter QSO Party (SSB), and state QSO parties for Vermont, Minnesota, and British Columbia.

Skynet 1-26-19 NASA Analog Missions: Parabolic Flight & Constellation Monoceros 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA Analog Missions: Parabolic Flight”  and “Tour of the Constellation Monoceros”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

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.

NASA Analog Missions: Parabolic Flight

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Tech Net News 01-26-2019

polar-bear22.jpgFor the club’s February 5th meeting, Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB, will give a presentation about amateur radio direction finding, also known as fox hunting, a skill set useful for finding transmitters, jammers, and sources of interference.

Our Winter Field Day special event station, K5M, is hopping with activity! Join in the event from home or come out and join us.

Don’t forget that all our weekly nets will be taking place as scheduled, even though it’s a special event weekend. Tonight’s Afterglow Movie is Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Don’t forget to pay your dues if they’re due! And the Irving Hamfest will be taking place on March 2nd, 2019. The DARC supports this event; if you can help with set-up or take-down, please contact us.

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Announcements of the Week: 01-20-2019

polar-bear22.jpgWinter Field Day is just a few days away! The event begins this Saturday, January 26th. For more details about the 3-club special event station that the DARC, IARC, and MARS will be organizing, you can see our information post here. You can also sign up and let us know you’re coming—but don’t worry, the event is open to all, whether you’ve signed up or not, even if you’re not a licensed ham yet.

If you enjoy contesting but aren’t interested in Winter Field Day, the CQ WW 160-meter CW Contest is coming up on the 25th-27th of this month.

Winter Field Day won’t mean that we won’t have our usual, scheduled nets. TechNet and SKYNET will meet as planned, and the next Afterglow Movie will be Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

There will be no Lecture and Lab this weekend. Instead, the next Lecture and Lab will be on February 23rd. We might be building a neat digital meter kit, or we might be learning about the DRAWS Rasperry Pi hat and software.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has cancelled the Tarrant County SKYWARN class for this weekend (Jan. 26th).

Skynet 1-19-19 The Nature of Light (Part 2) 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Nature of Light (Part 2)”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Pioneer One: Reentry S01E01”

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”

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Tech Net News 01-19-2019

As we mention on all our nets at this time of year, please remember to check on-line and make sure your dues are paid.

Winter Field Day is this coming weekend! 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.

Tonight’s afterglow movie will be the pilot from the un-bought series Pioneer 1: Earthfall.

In the world of contesting, don’t forget that the popular SSB edition of the North American QSO Party is going on this weekend, as is the National Collegiate Club Championship and the ARRL January VHF Contest.

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