Tech Net News 01-25-2020

1c7085_9394caeaaf2f4d5292d3f03fb469870amv2Are you having fun yet? Winter Field Day begins today! Participate with a club if you can, or at home if you prefer…but this is a great day to be on the air. The DARC is participating in the K5T special event station at Alford Media Services in Coppell, Texas. This is a one-day only operation; if you get the urge to join up with a club in the small hours of the morning, the Richardson Wireless Klub will be operating for the full 24 hours.

The only other contest I noticed this weekend is the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest. There’s no reason you can’t do both.

UPDATES: Tom, N5HYP, reports that some more technical information about the satellite with the battery problems can be found here. Larry, N5PQO, reports that you can find more information about the web SDR that lets you listen to the Qatari geosynchronous satellite at this site: https://eshail.batc.org.uk/nb/

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