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.

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.

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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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Skynet 3-9-19 Russia’s Passive Agressive Reaction to SpaceX & Constellation Leo 9PM CT

spacex-crew-dragon-splashes-into-atlantic-completing-test-flights-return-legSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Russia’s Passive-Aggressive Reaction to SpaceX” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo the Lion”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Moontrap: Target Earth” (2017)

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 03-09-2019

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We need your help! Well, sort of. We need you to come out and goof off with us…but in a way that promotes amateur radio. Our club will be participating in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas on March 16 and 17th. At this event, we don’t work hard; we just show off our radio hobby to the interested visitors at the event while get free admission to the museum. We need help on both days, so sign up now. Admission to the museum is free, but visiting the WW II aircraft requires a fee and riding in them while they fly requires both a significant fee and a reservation.

Don’t forget to check the contest calendar for this week. This weekend will features QSO parties for Oklahoma, Idaho, and Wisconsin, among others.

The next club Lecture and Lab on Saturday, March 23rd, will focus on the “DRAWS Digital Work Station”. You don’t need to have one…but you do have to be interested in talking about it.

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Announcements of the Week: 03-04-2019

DARC logo 500X233 no backgroundOur next club meeting, on Tuesday, March 5th, will focus on the most popular of all radio antennas, the dipole. Jim Eatman, KG5WAW, will discuss the electrical characteristics of dipoles and how to use them effectively. The next club Lecture and Lab on Saturday, March 23rd, will focus on the “DRAWS Digital Work Station”. Look for more details in future announcements!

We also have a fun event that’s coming up fast: our club participation in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas on March 16 and 17th. We don’t provide public service; we don’t work hard. We just show off our radio hobby to the interested visitors at the event while get free admission to the museum so that we can admire the historic aircraft! We need help on both days. A sign-up form will be coming soon. For now, please use the “contact us” form to let us know if you can help.

Finally, don’t forget to check the contest calendar for this week. The Novice Rig Roundup will be going on all week, and this coming weekend will feature QSO parties for Oklahoma, Idaho, and Wisconsin, among others.