Skynet 4-25-20 “Space and Astronomy in the Time of COVID-19” & “Astronaut Tips on Handling Isolation” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Space and Astronomy in the Time of COVID-19” & “Astronaut Tips on Handling Isolation”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “A Scanner Darkly” (2006)

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Tech Net News 04-25-2020

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Happy 146th Birthday! Credit: en.wikipedia.org

I don’t have any major club announcements today. Be sure to watch this website and the club Facebook page for updates about upcoming activities.

And unfortunately, I goofed up this morning and missed the Lecture and Lab. But, if you participated, please share what you did and learned. Have you tried a new digital mode today?

The contest calendar is offering plenty of was to have fun while you stay at home this weekend. In fact, did you know there’s an award for contacting “stay home” amateur stations? The RSGB Hope QSO party is still going on, and the 10-10 International Spring Digital QSO Party is trying to add excitement to the 10-meter band. The Florida QSO Party is also this weekend, and it offers a unique bonus opportunity: the chance to spell LOVEBUG with special event callsigns.

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Skynet 4-18-20 “The NASA Twins Study: The Kelly Astronauts” 9PM CT

scott-kelly-twinSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA Twins Study: The Kelly Astronauts”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“This Island Earth” (1955)

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

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Tech Net news 04-18-2020

iaruThe next Lecture and Lab will take place one week from today, and it isn’t cancelled—it will be a virtual event, focusing on using digital modes like FT8 and FT4. The Lab will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 25th. Please see our post about virtual meeting information for instructions on how to participate.

Today is World Amateur Radio Day. I’ve hope you’ve been on the air having fun!

The contest calendar has quite a few entries for this week and this weekend, but please not that Texas State Parks on the Air has been cancelled. Instead, you could try your hand at the RSGB Hope QSO Party, still ongoing, or the Michigan or Ontario QSO Parties. If you’re a new ham or you’ve never made an SSB contact before, the ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup will be taking place tomorrow. Please note that in-person mentoring is strongly discouraged.

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Skynet 4-11-20 “Apollo 13 – Movie vs. Reality” & “Capella, Castor, Pollux and SkySafari 6” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Apollo 13 – Movie vs. Reality” & “Stars of the Month, Capella, Castor, Pollux and SkySafari 6 Pro Cellphone App.”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Apollo 13” (1995)

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

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