Skynet 2-15-20 “Will Betelgeuse Explode?” & “Orbiting Space Junk” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Will Betelgeuse Finally Explode?” & “Orbiting Space Junk”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Back to the Future” (1985)

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

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Tech Net News 02-15-2020

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Do your part—count me in! Credit: Peter Hart

I hope you’re at, or that you just attended, today’s Dallas County SKYWARN class. If you didn’t, you still have more chances…though they may be farther away.

 

The biggest club news this week is that our popular Lecture and Lab activity is starting back up after taking a break for the holidays. One week from today, on Feburary 22nd, 2020, we’ll be building an internet connected LED Marquee Scroller Clock based on a WeMos D1 Min and a LED matrix panel. It can be configured via WiFi to display/scroll news, local weather, and a lot more. The kit cost will be $10.00, and you should bring your soldering iron and tools, if you can. Don’t have a soldering iron? Don’t have experience? Don’t worry. Almost everyone who attends brings extra tools. Come on out to the Dallas Medical Center at about 10:00 am on the 22nd and have fun!

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Skynet 2-8-20 “Fresh Test for General Relativity” & “Constellation Monoceros” 9PM CT

6356920d-4a3b-442c-82f88363ef7bb2cf_sourceSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Bizarre Cosmic Dance Offers Fresh Test for General Relativity” & “Constellation Monoceros”

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Adventures of Sinbad” (2017)

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

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
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Tech Net News 02-01-2020

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One Puffin coin issued by Martin Coles Harman I, King of Lundy, in 1929.

Our next club meeting presentation—this Tuesday—will be by Jim Eatman, KG5WAW.

What are “standing waves”? What causes them? Why is “high SWR” a problem? How do antennas affect SWR? And, what are the properties of various types of transmission lines (coax and ladder line)? Come find out and see a short standing wave demonstration using a NanoVNA.

Come to the meeting and learn more!

The K5RWK fox hunt may be back on this weekend, on 144.50 MHz…but I haven’t been able to confirm that.

The contest calendar for this weekend mentions several QSO parties, including the a 10-10 phone event,  and state parties for Vermont and Minnesota.

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Skynet 2-1-20 “Finding Life in the Universe” & “Constellation Taurus the Bull” 9PM CT

1350_drank-equation1280SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Finding Life in the Universe” & “Constellation Taurus the Bull”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Curse of the Mayans” (2017)

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

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
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