Skynet 3-30-19 Great Astronomy Book Series: Turn Left at Orion & Constellation Leo Minor 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: The Great Astronomy Book Series: “Turn Left at Orion”

Kelley K5KTX

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Frequency” (2000)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 03-30-2019

Our next club meeting, on April 2nd, 2019 will be Old Timer’s Night! Come on out and see what makes ham radio keep on ticking.

We now have TWO swap shop items listed, if you’d like a like-new HF rig or antenna.

Texas State Parks on the Air is coming up on April 13th and 14th. Plan your trip, or get on the air from home!

Remember, we’re always looking for more ideas for our Lecture and Lab programs. Got something you’d like to try? Let us know!

UPDATES: Bill, N5BB compiled a list of all the links that were mentioned during the net! Read on below to view them.

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Skynet 3-23-19 NASA: The Analog Missions – The Altitude Chamber Complex 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA: The Analog Missions – The Altitude Chamber Complex

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Journey to the Center of Time” (1968)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 03-23-2019


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Our April 2nd meeting will be our popular Old Timer’s Night, hosted by our president, Tom General, KE5ICX. We’ll here why our longest-licensed members got into the hobby—and why they stayed.

The club has received information about the funeral services and burial of Chuck Thompson, N5IAG. The viewing will be this Sunday, March 24th; the burial will be this Monday. Please see our Silent Key post for more information.

The contest calendar doesn’t show much this weekend. The NA SSB Sprint is taking place from 19:00 to 23:00 Dallas time tonight, if you’d like to try a short, intense contest.

UPDATE: Gus, W5GUS, mentioned the Light Up 2-Meter Simplex event tomorrow night, March 24th, from 18:00-20:00 local time. You can find out more at their Facebook page or this eHam post.

UPDATE: Gus, W5GUS, mentioned a General license class being offered by the Garland Amateur Radio Club. It starts very soon, on March 28th. More information is available from the Garland ARC training page.

UPDATE: David, KG5EIU, would like to encourage all amateurs who use AREDN to update their firmware to the latest version. Their are MAJOR updates to the operating system that underlies the firmware, as well is the routing protocol used.

And don’t forget our swap and sale items listed here.

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Announcements of the Week: 03-20-2019

DARC logo 500X233 no backgroundSorry I’m running late with the announcements! This is a fairly quiet week, except that our next Lecture and Lab is coming up this weekend. We’ll be discussing the Draws Digital Workstation, a tool for interfacing radios with the Raspberry Pi. Don’t worry if you don’t have one! They’re on back-order, and expensive, to boot. But, they’re also very interesting, which is why we’ll be discussing them.

Even the contest calendar is quiet this week. The only contest I’ve heard mentioned is the NA SSB Sprint, which runs for 4 hours this Saturday.

 

Skynet 3-16-19 “One Second After The Big Bang & Constellation Leo (Part 2) 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “One Second After The Big Bang” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo the Lion (Part 2)”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“41” (2012)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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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

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Tech Net News 03-16-2019

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Illustration by Zhao Chuang/courtesy of PNSO

Do you want to have some fun? Help support living history education, show off our hobby, and avoid roaming tyrannosaurs by coming out to the Frontiers of Flight Museum for the Wings of Freedom event. We don’t work…we just have fun with radios. To sign up to help, click here. We’ll be there from about 9:00 AM to, well, some time in the late afternoon. Admission to the museum and parking will be free, but touring the historic aircraft requires purchasing a ticket. We’ll be monitoring the 146.88 repeater during the event, so just give us a call for more information.

Chuck Thompson, N5IAG, has become a silent key. We’ll provide more information about services when it becomes available.

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N5IAG – Silent Key

The DARC family and friends mourns the passing Chuck Thompson N5IAG(SK).

Information on Chuck’s funeral services and burial is now available:

Sunday, March 24th, at Sparkman Funeral Home, 1029 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX  75081
1:00PM to 2:00PM – Public viewing
2:00PM – Funeral Service 
3:00PM to 4:00PM – Reception

Monday, March 25th, at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX  75211
1:15PM – Burial with Military Funeral Honors

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