Skynet 2-29-20 “Daylight Saving/Messier Marathon” & “The Phases of Venus” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Daylight Saving Time/Messier Marathon” & “The Phases of Venus”

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Command” (1996)

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

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Tech Net News 02-29-2020

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“The Radio My Father Built” by Josh
Byer, received over HF radio from the Shortwave Radiogram

Our next club meeting will be this Tuesday, March 3rd. John Galvin, N5TIM, will speak about Winlink radio messaging, something that can be pretty challenging. I hope you’ll come on out to learn more.

The contest calendar shows a generous variety of events this weekend, including the North American QSO Party RTTY weekend, and QSO parties for both North and South Carolina.

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Local ARISS contact coming up tomorrow, 2/25/2020

Bill, N5BB reports:

Our Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact is GO for Tue Feb 25 at approximately 11:34 – 11:44 CST local Texas time (17:34 UTC).

Celia Hays Elementary, Rockwall, Texas, direct via W5SO

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Drew Morgan KI5AAA

Contact is go for: Tue 2020-02-25 17:35:18 UTC 31 deg

Watch for live stream at https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=NWM5N

Tech Net News 02-22-2020

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Did bees buzz 100 million years ago, or make a different sound? Credit: George Poinar Jr./ OSU.

That’s a lot of 2s today, isn’t it? There will be even more in a couple of years. Today was a really fun Lecture and Lab, and I hope hams who participated can share their experiences—and share any questions they still have—on tonight’s net.

Our next club meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3rd. John Galvin, N5TIM, will speak about Winlink radio messaging, something I’ve been struggling with lately. I hope you’ll come on out to learn more.

If you check the contest calendar for this weekend, you’ll see a very brief high-speed CW contest coming up on Sunday, and the CQ WW 160-meter SSB contest is in progress right now. Please note that logs are due within five days of the contest, and contacts not in the other station’s log result in a penalty. If you participate, please turn in a log. Speaking of which, if you participated in Winter Field Day, please remember that logs need to be turned in this month. Please do so, if you haven’t already.

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Skynet 2-22-20 “Five Things You May Not Know About Leap Day” 9PM CT

imageSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Five Things You May Not Know About Leap Day”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Ghosts of Mars” (2001)

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

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