Tech Net News 05-23-2020

AB-Aurigae
At a little bright spot near the center, there just might be a planet being born. Credit: ESO/Boccaletti et al

Our June 2nd, 2020, club meeting will feature a program written by Jerry Buxton, N0JY, and delivered by Tom Schuessler, N5HYP. Titled “AMSAT’s Future in the Microwave Bands” It will go into a little history on previous uses of microwaves on Amateur Satellites, look at what is being designed for the GOLF satellites and the design efforts to fulfill the ARISS International goal of putting Amateur Radio on the Lunar Gateway.

The contest calendar is perhaps a bit quieter than usual this weekend, but there are two interesting events going on: The Day of the YLs contest, and the Strange Antenna Challenge. Get on out there and electrify your fence, your bird feeder, or your downspouts!

Continue reading

Skynet 5-23-20 “‘Launch America’ Website” & “Vega and Epsilon Lyrae” 9PM CT

cockpit-crew1

SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA’s “Launch America” Website” & “Vega and Epsilon Lyrae”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: They Might Be Giants (1971)

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

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Continue reading