Tech Net News 12-07-2019

Stentor roeseli, which is smarter than you think. Credit: Proyecto Agua/Flickr

The Dallas Marathon is coming up one week from today, on Sunday, Dec. 15th. Most positions have probably been filled, but if you haven’t signed up, please head over to and register.

I didn’t get a chance to try this, so for everyone’s benefit I’ll repeat this one: If you’d like to try something really different, you could get on the air using FT-8 on 2 meters! The North Texas Microwave Society is holding informal FT-8 nets on 144.174 USB each Monday at 19:30 local. Any antenna you have will be better than nothing, but a horizontal antenna is preferred.

Nothing really stands out on the contest calendar this weekend. The ARRL 160-meter contest is taking place today and tomorrow morning, and, surprisingly, the ARRL 10-meter contest will be taking place next weekend. Good luck!

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Skynet 12-7-19 “The Parker Solar Probe” & “The New Constellations” 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Parker Solar Probe” & “The New Constellations”

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “War of the Satellites” (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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