Tech Net News 01-04-2020

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Strain in a figure-8 knot, courtesy of Joseph Sandt.

The holiday season is now just a fond memory, and real life has returned. If you need a break, come on out to the next club meeting, this Tuesday, January 7th. We’ll hear a presentation from Dr. Tim Holzheimer, N6DIY, about HF amplifiers, and from our club leadership about our plans for Winter Field Day on January 25th. We’ll be participating in K5T, a multi-club special event station sponsored by the DARC, IARC, and MARS. The station will be in the same location as our previous Summer Field Day, Alford Media at 296 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019.

Don’t forget that the FT-8 2-meter Monday night nets are still going on at 7:30 local time on 144.174 USB. Give them a try if you can!

UPDATE: Bill, N5BB, reminded us that the Cowtown Hamfest is coming up on January 17th and 18th, 2020. The Irving Hamfest will be taking place on March 7th, 2020. Gus, W5GUS, let us know that the Garland Amateur Radio Club will host a 5-week Technician licensing class starting on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020. Also, the 2020 SKYWARN class schedule was posted today.

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